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Since our inception in 1996 we have committed ourselves to providing recognised South African qualifications to contribute to the body of managerial talent.

 

FAQ
What qualifications can I register for at Southern Business School?


Answer

You can register for any of the following qualifications:
  • Higher Certificate in Management (NQF 5)
  • Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies (NQF 5)
  • Diploma in Management (NQF 6)
  • Advanced Diploma in Management (NQF 7)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (NQF 7)
  • Bachelor of Policing Practice (NQF 7)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Honours (NQF 8)
  • Bachelor of Policing Practice Honours (NQF 8)
  • Master of Management (NQF 9)
  • Master of Policing Practice (NQF 9)

 


I want to find out more about Southern Business School. Who should I contact if I want more information?


Answer

You can contact us as follows:


SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:     +27 (0) 11 662 1444
Email:    info@sbs.ac.za
Fax:    +27 (0) 86 586 6969


NAMIBIA
Tel:    +264 (0) 61 308 781
Email:    naminfo@sbs.ac.za
sbsnamibia@sbs.ac.zaFax:   
+264 (0) 61 308 782

 


Is Southern Business School a registered Institution?


Answer

Southern Business School is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution. Registration Certificate number: 2002/HE07/015.
All our programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

 


Are Southern Business School’s qualification recorded by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)?


Answer

Yes, all qualifications are recorded by SAQA as follows:

 

  • Higher Certificate in Management - 36197
  • Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies - 94864
  • Diploma in Management - 57222
  • Advanced Diploma in Management - 79586
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - 59850
  • Bachelor of Policing Practice - 59226
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Honours - 71930
  • Bachelor of Policing Practice Honours - 61630
  • Master of Management - 90908
  • Master of Policing Practice - 93611

 


Are Southern Business School’s qualifications recorded on the National Qualification Framework (NQF)?


Answer

Yes, all of Southern Business School’s qualifications are recorded on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

 


I live in the Northern Cape, do I live too far away to register?


Answer

Not at all. Southern Business School has Examination Centres throughout South Africa, Namibia and a number of centres in other countries.

 



I reside in Namibia. Do you have an office in Namibia?


Answer

Southern Business School has an office in Windhoek, Namibia.

 


Do you offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?


Answer

Yes, we do. Where a student did not acquire appropriate learning in a formal or structured non-formal manner, s/he may apply for recognition of prior learning.

 


What if I have completed some subjects in a similar qualification at a different Institution. Will they count?


Answer

You are welcome to submit a certified copy of your Academic Record to us. The Academic Board will evaluate your previous studies and grant you subject exemptions if you qualify. The Academic Board’s decision is final.

 


How many subjects can I be exempted for?


Answer

A maximum of six subjects may be exempted on degree/diploma level, a maximum of two subjects on Higher Certificate level and three on Advanced Diploma level. A maximum of 65 credits may be exempted on Honours Degree level.

 


What documentation do I need to register?


Answer

The following documentation is required for registration:
  • A certified copy of your South African Identity Document or equivalent document (in the case of non-SA citizens); and
  • A certified copy of your Grade 12 (matric) Certificate, National Senior Certificate or any other qualification obtained.

If Conditional Admission is granted, the following document must be submitted, in addition to those listed above:
A letter from the student’s employer verifying a minimum of two years work experience in the field of study.

 


What email address can I use for Southern Business School?


Answer

SOUTH AFRICA
info@sbs.ac.za


NAMIBIA
naminfo@sbs.ac.za
sbsnamibia@sbs.ac.za

 


What student support services are available to me?


Answer

1. Interactive study guides with built in application exercises serve to reinforce and supplement prescribed textbook
2. Prescribed textbooks are the basis and primary source of information in the programme.
3. Study guides include:

 

  • Explanatory notes.
  • Assessment tasks.
  • Self-assessment exercises designed to test the student's knowledge and progress.
  • Solutions to exercises.
  • Subject content additional to the prescribed textbook(s).
  • References to additional reading.

4. DVD-based Lectures:
Lectures in key subjects have been recorded on DVD and provided to students to assist them in mastering subject content.

5. Formative Assessment Tasks:
Formative assessment tasks are compulsory with the aim of assisting students to participate actively in the programme.
In conjunction with the exercises provided in study guides, at least one comprehensive formative assessment task provides a comprehensive test of the students' learning experiences.
Formative assessment tasks are designed in such a manner that they not only test the theoretical understanding of the material by the student, but also their ability to apply the theory in practice. Students may apply for a remark.

6. Feedback on Formative Assessment Tasks:
When formative assessment tasks are assessed, lecturers are required to provide specific written feedback to students. The specific feedback is supplemented by general feedback in tutorial letters.

7. Summative Assessment Tasks:
Each subject will have at least one summative assessment task.

8. Tutorial Letters:
Subject-specific tutorial letters constitute in many ways an extension to the study guide. It provides generalised feedback on formative assessment tasks, while assuring relevance through updating course material with recent research findings or articles. It is also a supporting mechanism in the student's preparation for summative assessment.

9. Newsletter:
The geographical distribution of our students makes it essential to facilitate some form of contact between them. The “New Horizons”, our newsletter issued twice per annum, is one of the mechanisms we use to promote informal contact and discussion between students. In the newsletter, students are provided an opportunity to air their views on issues affecting them, and debate is encouraged.

10. Online Support:
Southern Business School provides extensive online support through the Google Apps for Education platform, which has been designed using sound pedagogical principles. The platform provides each student with a private Southern Business School email address (student number@sbs.ac.za), which makes for very effective communication with students individually as well as in groups (such as a specific programme or subject).  Each student is divided into at least a programme group, a number of social groups and a subject group for every enrolled subject, and the SBS group consisting of all current students. The subject lecturer, who can communicate directly with all the students in his or her group, leads the subject group. In addition, each group has shared resources where students can draw from a pool of relevant documentation, such as tutorial letters, articles and other valuable resources. Surveys and live chat opportunities further enhance the capabilities of this system.

In addition, students are provided with free Google Apps, which include word processing, spreadsheet, design and other software needed to complete any assignment.
It is compulsory for all students that register for any programme to have access to a computer and the Internet.
Students are encouraged to email lecturing staff with their questions or queries. Students are encouraged to use the Internet as a medium for research and use the SBS library service and online sources, such as Sabinet and Ebsco.


11. Smart Board:
Smart Board transmissions are conducted twice per annum to various centres countrywide and in Namibia. Lectures are transmitted live and students can interact with the lecturer discussing problem concepts.

12. Telephone:
The contact details of lecturers are provided in the study guides.  Students are encouraged to contact them.

13. Personal Contact:
Students are encouraged to visit lecturers by appointment. Because our students are spread over a wide geographical area, we aim to combine distance education techniques with personal contact where possible (such as email and MySBS).

14. Study Week:
A study week is held in April and September of every year in South Africa and Namibia respectively. The study week is an important additional mechanism for student support.
The study week allows students to:

  • Ask general queries.
  • Meet with their fellow students.
  • Confer on contentious issues.
  • Find explanations for problematic study content.
  • Form study groups.
  • Have the opportunity to meet their lecturer and other staff members at Southern Business School in person.
  • Enhance their educational well-being.
  • Receive examination guidance.



15. Opportunities for Feedback:
Feedback is encouraged, not only through the various mechanisms listed above, but also through:

  • Evaluation of study week presentations and lecturers.
  • MySBS.
  • Facebook.
  • Administrative surveys conducted on MySBS.

16. Administrative Services:
Core administrative services, such as enquiries, admissions, progression, fees and graduation are carried out efficiently and effectively within a student-centred ethos. It is supported by an integrated learner management information system that is efficient, accessible, comprehensive and user-friendly.

 



GENERAL QUESTIONS

When was Southern Business School founded?


Answer

Southern Business School was founded in 1996.

 


Can I find Southern Business School on Social Media?


Answer

Yes, you can. We have a Facebook and Twitter account.

Facebook:    SoutherBusinessSchool
Twitter:         @SouthernBSchool

 


What is Southern Business School’s BEE status level?


Answer

Currently it is BEE Status Level 2 (125%)

 


I want to deposit my student fees. What are the Southern Business School banking details?


Answer

South Africa
STANDARD BANK
Account number:    401-394-506
Branch:            Westgate
Branch code:        016 641
Account name:        Southern Business School


Namibia
BANK WINDHOEK
Account number:    800-248-1319
Branch:            Windhoek
Branch code:        481 972
Account name:        Southern Business School

 


Does Southern Business School have a website?


Answer

Yes, we do. Visit us at http://sbs.ac.za

 


What is the physical address of Southern Business School?


Answer

SOUTH AFRICA
Plot 10
R28 Service Road
Diswilmar
Krugersdorp


NAMIBIA
24 Wagner Street
Windhoek West
Windhoek
Namibia

 


What is the postal address of Southern Business School?


Answer

SOUTH AFRICA
Private Bag X03
Helderkruin
1733


NAMIBIA
Private Bag 13026
Windhoek
Namibia

 



IT RELATED QUESTIONS

How do I sign in to MySBS?


Answer

Signing into MySBS is detailed in the activation email sent to your captured email address during registration. Didn’t receive the email? Send an activation request to mysbs(@)sbs.ac.za.  You can log into any Gmail portal using studentnumber(@)sbs.ac.za as the username and your ID Number as the password.

 


How do I access my Subject Groups on MySBS?


Answer

Once you have successfully signed in to MySBS, you will see a  3 x 3 square icon on the top right hand corner of the webpage, if you hover over this icon with your mouse you will see it is called “Apps”.  If you click on this icon, a drop-down menu will appear with one of the items being “Groups”.  If you cannot see the icon, click “More” to reveal it. Using MySBS.

 


Why do I get the error “The email or password you entered is incorrect.“?


Answer

There are one of two reasons this could happen:
1    You could either have typed your credentials incorrectly, so check your username is correct (studentnumber(@)sbs.ac.za)  and type your password (ID Number) again.
2    Your account may not have been created yet.  Account creation typically takes 2-3 working days after registration has been finalised.  Please keep checking your personal for an activation email.

You can send an email to mysbs(@)sbs.ac.za, for a password reset in the event that you cannot log in.

 


How do I access Sabinet Journals, EBSCO Journals and eBooks?


Answer

Once your registration has been processed and your MySBS account is created, you will be able to access our Electronic Journals portal, which will give you details and links which you will use to access these resources.  Remember that you have to log in to access this portal as it requires valid MySBS credentials.  You can access the portal HERE.

 


Why does the document I want to print from MySBS come out blank?


Answer

The simple answer may be that your connection cannot transfer all the data to the printer fast enough if you are trying to print directly from MySBS.  Simply, download the document and print it locally from your computer.

 

Quality
The QUALITY of our programmes and student services is the product of internal quality assurance processes that are continuously monitored. Quality assurance is further enhanced through regular peer reviews that include 
affordability
AFFORDABILITY is paramount to the development of a country such as ours to contribute to lifelong learning. We pride ourselves that we are (continuously) able to meet the demand for quality education at a reasonable price
Recognition
RECOGNITION is reflected in Southern Business School’s status as a Private Higher Education Institution and endorsements from public and private Higher Education Institutions. We recognise previous learning experiences.
Customer
Service
Our students are special to us and we honour them as the focus of all our actions. At Southern Business School we strive to offer our students a superb learning experience through exceptional CUSTOMER SERVICE

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