BAdmin (Public Management and International Relations)

University of Pretoria
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

BAdmin (Public Management and International Relation)

This program undertakes a scientific study of the managerial and administrative functions performed in the public sector. It further aims to capacitate students to participate in and contribute to managerial functions through policy-making, human resource management, organisational restructuring and ensuring accountability. The School of Public Management and Administration at the University of Pretoria is one of the best institutions in offering public sector education in South Africa and on the African continent.

This is the only program in the Faculty that combines public sector management with specialisations such as politics and international relations. The composition of the program not only exposes students to the management environment within both the public and private sectors, but enhances their understanding of what it means to be a good and responsible citizen.

Who is the ideal candidate? People who have the desire, commitment and dedication to serve their community, their city and/or their country. People who believe in and want to be part of the moral and legal obligation that the state has towards creating a better life for all. Which organisations employ BAdmin graduates? Government departments, Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Parastatals, non-governmental organisations, private sector companies that work extensively with government contracts.

Admission requirements

You will be considered for final admission to degree studies if space allows, and if you have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification with admission to bachelor's degree studies, and comply with the minimum subject requirements as well as the APS requirements of your chosen program.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to the Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2023: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB

International students:

Transferring students

A transferring student is a student who, at the time of applying at the University of Pretoria (UP) is/was a registered student at another tertiary institution. A transferring student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance. Students who have been dismissed from other institutions due to poor academic performance will not be considered for admission to UP.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 37 000 - 48 000 + 15 % VAT
  • 2nd year: 52 000 - 58 000 + 15 % VAT
  • 3rd year: 48 000 - 62 000 + 15 % VAT

Career paths

Diplomats, political analysts, managers in the public sector, local government and the private sector, non-governmental organisations, international organisations and embassies. Graduates are often employed in human resourcse sections and planning and general administrative divisions.

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About this institute

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Economic and Management Science

The Faculty comprises eight departments, namely Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Financial Management, Economics, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Business Management, and the School for Public Management andAdministration. Together, the departments and school present all the BCom and BAdmin degrees offered...

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Why study at University of Pretoria - Faculty of Economic and Management Science

In the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, UP was ranked in the 251–300 band for graduate employability.

International Rankings: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Accounting and Finance: 101–150
  • Economics and Econometrics: 251–300

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Business and Economics (includes business and management, accounting and finance, economics and econometrics, and public administration): 301–400

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

  • Economics: 201–300
  • Finance: 151–200

Contact info

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Economic and Management Science

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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