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Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education

The Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education facilitates the professional development of teachers, lecturers and trainers of higher learning as reflective practitioners in tertiary education. The programme achieves this by developing their knowledge of higher education as a field of study and enabling them to enhance their ability to facilitate, manage and assess students’ learning.

What we offer

As an online student of Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education you will:

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of studying whenever and wherever it suits you thanks to an easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform which you can access from your desktop or mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
  • Access the same student benefits as on-campus Botho University students, such as a student ID card and eligibility to apply for an NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification identical in title and quality to that of an on-campus Botho University student.

Whom this course is for

Our Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education course is a great fit if you are:

  • A good communicator with the relevant traits to thrive in this business such as patience, empathy and adaptability.
  • A good orator and skilled at making presentations.
  • Inclined towards mentoring, instilling knowledge or teaching.
  • Flexible, adaptable and can work in a multi-cultural environment.

Career Prospects

  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Educational Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Researcher in Higher Education
  • Curriculum Developer

Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Instruction (MEDCI)

The master of Education in Curriculum Design and Instruction focuses on training learners to become teachers in schools and lecturers at institutions of higher learning, curriculum designers and developers, curriculum reviewers, analysts, evaluators, researchers and curriculum experts in any education-related organisation. The programme is made up of eleven core modules and six elective modules.

What we offer

Graduates of this programme can:

  • Develop appropriate learning and teaching content that resonates with the advocated outcome-based learning and teaching
  • Facilitate learning and teaching in secondary schools and tertiary institutions
  • Develop curricular that address the current needs of society
  • Execute knowledge of educational technology and e-learning to develop and implement activities that promote open, distance and
    mobile learning
  • Apply knowledge of Microsoft Windows to manage electronic files and folders, PowerPoint and other tools for learning and teaching
  • Implement different principles and practices of curriculum and assessment to effective implementation of curriculum and assessment of students’ learning
  • Apply different models of curriculum evaluation in their evaluation of different curricula
  • Analyse curriculum in terms of how it is unpacked into its component parts
  • Apply research processes and procedures applicable to curriculum development and instruction
  • Design processes of assessment and moderation of students’ work
  • Evaluate quality assurance issues in education as well as the contemporary issues in curriculum development

Whom the course is meant for

Skills needed

  • Innovation, creativity and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Computer skills
  • Flexibility in carrying out functions and duties
  • Possession of essential psychosocial competency
  • Adaptability to changing educational environment
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Good planning and analytical skills
  • Good writing and evaluation skills
  • Good research skills

Career Prospects

  • Lecturer at relevant institutions of higher learning
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Curriculum designer
  • Curriculum developer and implementer
  • Curriculum analyst
  • Curriculum evaluator
  • Policy maker in education
  • Educational technologist
  • Researcher in education
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Curriculum expert at the local, regional and national curriculum education offices

Masters of Education in Higher Education

The Master of Education in Higher Education (MEDHE) programme is designed to train learners who aspire to teach in Institutions of Higher Learning and those who are already teaching without a teaching qualification. The programme encompasses the cross-sections of education, educational technology, theory and practice of education, policy and management, human services and research which are generic and can be studied by national, regional and international candidates.

What we offer

The MEDHE programme at Botho University offers the following contemporary modules designed to train the 21st learners and student teachers: Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Professional Academic Practice in Action 1, Educational Technology and E-Learning, Curriculum Design and Development, Research in Higher Education, Quality Frameworks in Higher Education, Professional Academic Practice in Action 2, Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, Governance and Management in Higher Education, Research Proposal, Principles and Techniques of Counseling in Higher Education, Organisational Behaviour, Globalisation in Higher Education, Dissertation.

Whom the course is meant for

This course is for those who possess the following minimum entry requirements;

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field of study for anyone who is interested in acquiring a teaching qualification to teach and work at the tertiary education level
  • A Post-Graduate Diploma (NCQF Level 8) in the same or cognate field of study may also meet the requirements
  • Applicants that do not meet the above requirements but possess relevant industry experience may be considered through recognition of prior learning (RPL) The programme aims at producing graduates who are internationally recognised and capable of operating at the tertiary institution level. The programme is offered in Distance Learning mode which makes it globally accessible to prospective students.

Career Prospects

  • Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Strategic Managers
  • Administrators
  • Assessors
  • Policy Maker
  • Moderators
  • Education Planners in Educational Institutions, Ministries and related Organisations

MSc in Computer System Management

This programme aims to impart the skills required to manage complex computer systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This includes selection, installation, maintenance and support of a wide range of computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended computing technologies. Graduates can set off their careers in software houses, IT companies or departments companies, financial services organizations, government IT agencies or as defence contractors.

What we offer

As an online student of MSc in Computer System Management you will:

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of studying whenever and wherever it suits you thanks to an easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform which you can access from your desktop or mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
  • Access the same student benefits as on-campus Botho University students, such as a student ID card and eligibility to apply for an NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification identical in title and quality to that of an on-campus Botho University student.

Our MSc in Computer System Management course is a great fit if you are:

  • Skewed towards a career in Computer Science and understanding the moving parts of a computer system.
  • Keen on delving into the makings of computer systems and what makes them run.
  • Inclined towards innovation in the realm of Computer Science and hardware maintenance.

Career Prospects

  • Business Analyst
  • Computer System or Management Consultant
  • Computer System Specialist
  • Computer System Entrepreneur
  • Computer System Manager
  • Computer Services Divisions of Companies
  • Financial Services Organizations
  • Defense Contractors or Government IT Agencies
  • Researchers

Bcom in Risk Management

This qualification provides basic, technical and advanced skills in risk management and insurance. It covers areas such as economics, information technology, accounting, research, risk management, insurance and management which are vital for success by risk professionals. It develops the knowledge, skills and competencies of risk practitioners who would be employed anywhere in the world. It’s targeted at those wishing to enter the financial sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, corporate finance, insurance sector, investment banking, multinational companies, public sector companies and accounting firms as financial analysts, financial planners, financial consultants, venture capital professionals, etc.

What we offer

As a graduate of Bcom in Risk Management and Insurance you will:

  • Obtain a qualification that is competitive the world over and be able to share their competencies within the global village. 
  • Receive instruction from academic and industry professionals coupled with opportunity for student exchange programmes that give you an edge in your career 
  • Receive knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable you to combine the various finance, insurance and risk management  skills and you become proficient in developing finance policies and apply them in line with your profession. 
  • Gain access to opportunities for continuous personal development, growth in intellectual capacity, economic activity and contribute to the economy in general. 

Who is this course for?

Our Bcom in Risk Management and Insurance is a great fit if you’re:

  • Looking into developing your understanding of modern finance theories and applications.
  • Want a career as a risk consultant, Risk Manager, Compliance officer and educationist.
  • Drawn to the multifaceted Finance and insurance sector which always has a need for new professionals with different skills and interests.

Career prospects

  • Chief Risk Officers / Takers
  • Underwriters
  • Financial Advisors
  • Educationist
  • Financial Risk Managers
  • Compliance and Governance Managers
  • Insurance Brokers/ Insurance Adjusters 
  • Investment Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Captive Insurers

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

BCom in Accounting

BCom in Accounting helps develop your understanding of accounting with a deeper look into taxation, auditing, assurance, commerce, finance, strategic management, etc. It is targeted at those who would like to permeate the accounting sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, work in public sector companies or accounting firms.

What we offer

As an online student of BCom in Accounting you will:

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of studying whenever and wherever it suits you thanks to an easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform which you can access from your desktop or mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
  • Access the same student benefits as on-campus Botho University students, such as a student ID card and eligibility to apply for an NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification identical in title and quality to that of an on-campus Botho University student.

Our BCom in Accounting course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Looking to establish your career in the accounting, finance, investment, commercial banking sectors.
  • Have a keen attention to detail and possess an interest in banking systems.
  • Ready to gain an understanding in finances, taxation, business assets management, auditing and management of investment portfolios.

Career Prospects

  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Manager
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Tax Consultant
  • Asset Manager
  • Economist

Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management

The programme consists of 11 core (required) modules and 4 Elective Modules. The Research Methodology is a pre-requisite for the Dissertation in the Masters of Commerce in Human Resource Management Programme. The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student. The Business Research Methods is the only pre-requisite module for Dissertation in the Programme Structure. The Masters in Human Resource Management Programme will be Block Release and Distance Learning.

What we offer

As an online student of Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management you will:

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of studying whenever and wherever it suits you thanks to an easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform which you can access from your desktop or mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
  • Access the same student benefits as on-campus Botho University students, such as a student ID card and eligibility to apply for an NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification identical in title and quality to that of an on-campus Botho University student.

Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management course is a great fit if you’re:

  • If you are in human development, human resource planning, knowledge of social and political contexts of developments, integration of theory into practice and research.
  • If you are keen on leadership roles in a range of settings to achieve effective human resource development priorities of emerging economies.

Career Prospects

  • Human Resource Managers
  • Human Resource Planner
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resource Development Executive
  • Researcher
  • Clients Relationship Manager
  • Prospective Business Managers

Master of Business Administration – (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) facilitates the professional and corporate development of business leaders and aspiring Business Managers, prospective Business Managers and Entrepreneurs as reflective corporate practitioners in the business field. The programme achieves this by developing graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to manage business organizations at national, regional and international levels.

What we offer

As an online student of MBA you will:

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of studying whenever and wherever it suits you thanks to an easy-to-use, intuitive online learning platform which you can access from your desktop or mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
  • Access the same student benefits as on-campus Botho University students, such as a student ID card and eligibility to apply for an NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification identical in title and quality to that of an on-campus Botho University student.

Our MBA course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Interested in working in either the client or agency side of business, in administration, in critical thinking or strategy as a freelancer or contractor or with the aim of developing your own business.
  • Keen to hone your planning skills as they pertain to project management roles within the business industry, in administration or in the strategy and critical thinking industry.
  • Intent on developing initiative and self-reliance in a fast-moving and competitive marketplace.

Career Prospects

  • Business Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate Branding Specialist
  • Corporate Managers
  • Researcher
  • Policy Maker
  • Prospective Business Managers