TSiBA, the leap to your success

2017-09-14 06:00
Lundi Mkosi from Langa is completing the final year of his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at TSiBA.

Lundi Mkosi from Langa is completing the final year of his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at TSiBA.

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If any local youngsters currently in Matric need any reason to keep studying hard for final exams then they should read this story about Lundi Mkosi from Langa.

Lundi left school just a few years ago and, at the time, he was not sure if he would be able to study business.

Fast forward four years later and Lundi is completing the final year of his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at TSiBA, an accredited private tertiary institution founded in 2004, and will graduate in October.

Lundi remembers the day “TSiBA came to our high school in 2012, telling us about scholarship opportunities and my principal nominated me as a candidate as he knew I had good marks and potential.”

Lundi’s journey begun in 2013 when he was awarded a TSiBA scholarship, but didn’t stop there.

This year Lundi won a prestigious work internship at top global financial services company, Credit Suisse, in Zurich Switzerland. Now back on South African soil Lundi shares this experience of a lifetime which almost didn’t happen.

Tragically, the day before the interview, his mother lost her battle with cancer. Luckily he didn’t give up drawing on his TSiBA leadership values of resilience and a few weeks later he was accepted into the programme.

TSiBA’s industry-targeted curriculum includes a work internship as one of the last steps leading to graduation.

This ensures that graduates hit the ground running when they start working and explains why TSiBA graduates are virtually guaranteed a job with 93% employed compared to 47% youth unemployment in South Africa.

TSiBA graduates work at top Corporates like Capitec, Santam, Allan Gray, Curo, Woolworths, Unilever. TSiBA’s success is due to the well-rounded learning environment with many extra offerings including mentorship, student support and leadership development.

TSiBA students are not required to pay back their scholarships, but to Pay It Forward into their communities.

Lundi recalls that “I was so grateful for the opportunity; I knew I would make my mother proud. It was my first time flying overseas and I experienced a bit of culture shock. It was blistering cold and there were copious amounts of strange cheeses everywhere! My host family was extremely welcoming and we had a great cultural exchange.

I’ve learnt so many things about the Swiss culture and they were fascinated by my stories of South Africa.

At Credit Suisse I acquired new skills in investment solutions, clients and portfolios and my characteristics were sharpened.

I learnt the importance of punctuality, being prepared, how to be articulate and stand out from the crowd. In the future I’d like to complete my MBA and establish myself as an entrepreneur in social development.”

If you are interested in studying a business degree in 2018, applications close 30 September 2017. Visit www.tsiba.ac.za to apply online, or contact us Kwanele for more information on 021 532 2750/study@tsiba.ac.za.

TSiBA entry requirements for the bachelor degree include: Matric with Bachelor Pass, Maths & English are compulsory. Economics and/or Accountancy are advantageous.


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