Southern Business School (STADIO) application, courses, fees, requirements 2024

Southern Business School (STADIO) application, courses, fees, requirements 2024

If you want to pursue higher education in business-related fields in South Africa, you might consider enrolling at the Southern Business School (SBS). The school has earned a reputation for churning out successful business leaders for the private and public sectors. Southern Business School recently merged with three other prestigious schools, Embury, LISOF, and Prestige Academy, to form STADIO.

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Like numerous other institutions of higher learning, Southern Business School has a well-defined structure that defines how student enrolment, teaching, and graduations are conducted.

Everything you need to know about Southern Business School

The Southern Business School has been in operation for over two decades. Its services are anchored on the four qualities of business: customer service, quality, recognition, and affordability. Some of its programmes are offered on a distance learning basis.

SBS college is a fully accredited and registered higher education institution. It is based in South Africa but has a branch in Namibia. The institution has six faculties, each with various schools and numerous courses under it.

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Faculty of Arts, Fashion & Design

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The Faculty of Arts, Fashion & Design has three schools and numerous courses to select from. Here is a look at the arts, fashion, and design courses offered at SBS college.

School of Fashion

  • Adobe Illustrator for Fashion: Beginner
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fashion
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Fashion
  • Basic Elements of Creative Design
  • Design Studio
  • Designing a Sustainable Fashion Future for Southern Africa
  • Diploma in Clothing Production
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Certificate in Fashion
  • Introduction to Make-up 01
  • Introduction to Pattern Design
  • Textiles
  • The Fundamental Principles Of Garment Construction
  • The Principles of Styling
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Merchandising

School of Media & Design

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in 3D Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts in Visual Communication Design
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design

School of Architecture & Spatial Design

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  • Biomass Concrete Workshop
  • How to Conceptualize a Design Portfolio: Entry Level
  • How to Conceptualize a Design Portfolio: Graduate Level
  • How to Freehand Architectural Presentations
  • How to Map Your Architectural Journey
  • How to View the Landscape Through New Eyes
  • Introduction to Theories for Spatial Design: Designing for Nature
  • Introduction to Theories for Spatial Design: Designing for People
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Faculty of Commerce, Administration, & Management

This faculty has three schools. Here is a quick look at the Southern Business School courses under this faculty.

School of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Business Marketing
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Marketing
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Higher Certificate in Business Accounts Administration
  • Higher Certificate in Digital Marketing Practice

School of Administration & Management

  • Advanced Diploma in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bridging Programme in Thesis Success
  • Budgeting
  • Business Etiquette
  • Communication for Managers
  • Decision Making
  • Diploma in Management
  • Doctor of Management
  • E-commerce in South Africa
  • Entrepreneurship in South Africa
  • Getting The Job
  • Higher Certificate in Management
  • Hospitality Management in South Africa
  • Master of Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Professional Skills & Work Readiness in South Africa
  • Project Management in South Africa
  • The Rise of Social Media
  • The Role of the Financial Manager
  • Understanding Credit Agreements

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School of Policing and Law Enforcement

  • Bachelor of Policing Practices
  • Bachelor of Policing Practices (Honours)
  • Bridging Programme in Thesis Success
  • Diploma in Policing
  • Doctor of Policing
  • Master of Policing Practices
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Faculty of Teacher Education

The Faculty of Teacher Education has only one school, the School of Education, which offers distance learning, and contact learning. Here are the various SBS teaching courses.

  • Advanced Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching
  • All Risk Management First Aid Course
  • Bachelor of Education Honours in Inclusive Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching
  • Diploma in Grade R Teaching
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) Course One - Introduction to Childcare Practices in the South African Context (From Birth to Five Years)
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) Course Two - Daily Activities in a Pre-school/Baby Care Centre
  • Fraction Concepts and Computation: A Conceptual Approach for Intermediate Phase Teachers
  • Geometry: A Conceptual Approach for Intermediate Phase Teachers
  • Higher Certificate in Pre-school Education
  • Higher Certificate in Pre-school Education
  • Holistic Education for Deaf and Language-Delayed Children
  • Mentoring a Student Teacher
  • Movement Play for Babies, Toddlers, and Young Children
  • Natural Science and Technology in The Intermediate Phase: Energy and Change
  • Natural Science and Technology in The Intermediate Phase: Life and Living
  • Natural Science and Technology in The Intermediate Phase: Matter and Materials
  • Physical Education for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase, Further Education and Training Teaching
  • Practising Inclusive Education: Course One - Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (Sias)
  • Practising Inclusive Education: Course Two - Responding to Barriers to Learning
  • The 21st Century Educator

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Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law also has one school for contact and distance learning courses. Here is a look at the different SBS law courses.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Law
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies
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Faculty of Policing

The School of Policing and Law Enforcement is under the Faculty of Policing. In addition, all Southern Business School courses offered in this category are on a distance learning basis. Here are the various SBS University courses under the faculty of policing.

  • Bachelor of Policing Practices
  • Bachelor of Policing Practices (Honours)
  • Bridging Programme in Thesis Success
  • Diploma in Policing
  • Doctor of Policing
  • Master of Policing Practices

Faculty of Science & Technologies

The Faculty of Science & Technologies has one school named the School of Information Technology that offers a single course, namely the Bachelor of Information Technology in web design and development.

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Here is a quick look at the basic requirements for the various courses at SBS.

SBS higher certificate courses

The minimum requirement for any of the higher certificate courses is a National Senior Certificate with a score of at least 30% in English.

SBS diploma courses

For diploma courses, one is required to possess a National Senior Certificate with a score of at least 30% in English and an achievement rating of 3 or more in not less than 4 of the recognized credit subjects.

Degree courses

For degree courses, an applicant should have a National Senior Certificate with a score of at least 30% in English and a rating of 4 in any four of the designated subjects.

Additional admission requirements

Besides the requirements listed above, applicants who wish to pursue Higher Certificate or Diploma courses are also required to have the following documents:

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  • A certificate of matriculation from the Matriculation Board.
  • If one does not possess a matric certificate, one could use educational documents with equivalent qualifications endorsed by the South African Certification Board.
  • If not, one could rely on their certificates only if they have been registered by NQF and confirmed to be equivalent to the required qualification.
  • The National Senior Certificate should have at least five subjects or a set of five subjects in the higher or standard grade.
  • If an applicant happens to have passed any of the official languages with a lower grade, they will be required to apply for conditional admission.
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Southern Business School registration documents

All applicants will be required to have the following documents.

  • A certified copy of your South African ID.
  • Non-South African applicants will be required to present an equivalent identification document.
  • A certified copy of your Grade 12 certificate, National Senior Certificate, or any equivalent qualification document.
  • If an applicant qualifies for conditional registration, they will also be required to present a letter from their employer to prove their two years of working experience.

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How to get the Southern Business School application form

Prospective students can apply by filling out the online application form or downloading the offline form, filling it out, and sending it to the institution.

  • Diploma: dmnnewreg@sbs.ac.za
  • Higher certificates: hcmnewreg@sbs.ac.za
  • BPP / BPP Honours & Advanced Diploma: bppnewreg@sbs.ac.za
  • BBA & BBA Honours: bbanewreg@sbs.ac.za
  • Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies: lawadmin@sbs.ac.za
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Law: lawadmin@sbs.ac.za
  • Master's degrees: masteradmin@sbs.ac.za

Please note that these downloadable application forms are only available for specific courses. Contact the institution if your preferred course does not have a downloadable application form.

Southern Business School fees

The institution charges fees depending on the program that one is pursuing. The fees range from R2,350 per module for the higher certificate courses to about R100,000 for an entire doctorate course.

Payment details

Here are the banking details for all payments made to the institution.

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  • Bank: Standard Bank (Current)
  • Bank code: 016-641 (Westgate)
  • Account number: 401-394-506
  • Payment reference: Student number/Identity number

Southern Business School's contacts

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Here are the different ways one can reach SBS.

  • Address: Plot 10, R28 Service Road, Diswilmar, Krugersdorp 1739
  • PO Box: Private Bag X03, Helderkruin 1733
  • Email: hello@stadio.ac.za
  • Telephone: 087 158 5000

Who owns STADIO?

STADIO is owned by STADIO Holdings Limited, an investment holdings company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Is Southern Business School legit?

SBS has been in operation for over 20 years. It is a legally registered private institution.

Is SBS accredited?

SBS is a fully accredited and registered higher education institution.

Does SBS accept NSFAS bursaries?

No. NSFAS funding is available only to students who want to study at public universities. The South African government does not fund students who want to study at private higher education institutions.

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How many campuses does STADIO have?

STADIO has eight campuses in South Africa and two support offices in Namibia.

Does SBS offer bursaries?

Yes, there are limited bursaries offered to students on an annual basis. These bursaries are awarded based on, inter alia, financial need and academic merit.

Is SBS publicly owned?

No, the institution is privately owned.

The Southern Business School has an excellent record as a reputable institute of higher learning. The school is renowned for its top-rate facilities, excellent tutors, and multi-talented and high-achieving students. The institution's recent merger with other higher learning institutions raised its profile even higher.

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