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FAQs

What is free business education?

Free business education is an opportunity for you to realise your potential by accessing credible free business education at no cost. Regenesys, as a world-leading business school, offers free high quality materials online for accredited business qualifications in partnership with MTN. You can access these materials from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and study from your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Why is Regenesys offering free quality higher education?

Regenesys Business School believes education is a fundamental human right that underpins all other human rights. Education will equip you to harness opportunities, improve your lot in life and advance your developmental ambitions professionally, personally and socially.

Empowering you through free business education is one of the ways in which Regenesys Business School lives our values, which are premised on emotional and spiritual intelligence, gratitude, human development, and giving.

How will free education benefit me?

Free business education will help open doors to better business and career prospects by exposing you to innovative tools, techniques and thinking. You will receive free access to business education materials of Regenesys Business School, including study guides, videos, Pearson e-texts, Regenesys Business School newsletters and e-mailers, invitations to selected livestreamed events. You can also network with students from around the globe through one-on-one student chats.

What courses can I get free material for on Regenesys free business education?

Regenesys Business School offers the following business qualifications. Access to this material is included at no charge:

MBA9 – Professional Master of Business Administration
MBA8 – Master of Business Administration
PDBM – Postgraduate Diploma in Management
BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration
HCBM – Higher Certificate in Business Management

Please note that the Master of Business Administration, which is set at NQF level 8, is being phased out as a qualification, and will be replaced with the Professional Master of Business Administration programme, which is set at NQF level 9.

The courses in this programme remain valid for your own study purposes, but you will not be able to use any assessments you do to count towards a full qualification.

Should you wish to at some point to convert to a full master’s qualification, you are advised rather to enrol yourself in Professional Master of Business courses, which will be rolled out on this portal as they become available.

You can, in addition, also treat each course module as a short learning programme.

If you wish to concentrate, for example, on project management, you could do only project management courses, starting with one at fundamental level (HCBM), one at an intermediate level (BBA3), one at an advanced level, and then cap your learning with one at strategic level (Masters).

Are Regenesys qualifications accredited?

Yes, all Regenesys Business School qualifications are accredited with the relevant South African regulatory authorities. Regenesys Business School qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and recorded by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Regenesys Business School is also internationally recognised with ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. Regenesys Business School qualifications are internationally accepted for further studies graduates decide to embark on.

What if I require a formal qualification?

If you would like to formalise your education with a recognised and accredited qualification, it is essential that you view the entrance requirements for the relevant course. If you satisfy all the entrance requirements and submit the relevant documentation, you may enrol for the chosen qualification, pay the requisite fees and study formally submit assignments and write examinations towards obtaining a full qualification.

Can I register for any qualification on offer?

You will need to have the appropriate entry requirements for the particular qualification you wish to study towards. For example, should you wish to study towards a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, you will be required to have an appropriate school-leaving certificate with university exemption, and should you wish to do a post-graduate diploma, you require a qualifying undergraduate qualification.

What do I have to do to get the full qualification?

You will have to enrol and pay for the particular course or qualification. Admission is offered to students who have successfully met the minimum entry requirements or pre-requisites for the qualification they seek. Full qualifications are awarded to students who successfully meet all the academic requirements, and complete all examinations and assignments for each module in the programme. The MBA programme includes the successful completion of a mini-dissertation.

What would I be paying for, if I wanted a qualification?

You will be paying for the full formal study programme, which includes the assessment of assignments and examinations, tutor support, and certification of the qualification.

How much, and when, would I be required to pay if I wanted a qualification?

You will be required to pay the full price of the selected qualification. Regenesys Business School offers you flexibility, by offering friendly payment options such as upfront, annual, quarterly, and even monthly payment. To find out more, please e-mail us at free.edu@regenesys.net.

What component of the programme is actually free?

All the knowledge, information and learning materials provided on this website are free.

What requirements will I need to satisfy to apply for a formal qualification?

You will be required to submit certified copies of your highest qualification and your identification document or passport, which will be used by the Academic Committee to consider your application. The Academic Department will request additional information from you if necessary.

How can I apply for sponsorship or a bursary?

The Regenesys Foundation is the non-profit arm of Regenesys Business School and considers bursary applications as and when funds become available. However, only South African born students may apply for bursaries at Regenesys. Refer to www.regenesysfoundation.co.za for further details on bursaries and other funding announcements.

What sort of technology and connectivity will I need to access free education material?

You can access free education material from anywhere in the world on your smartphone, tablet or PC if you have access to the internet.

As a free education student, will I have access to study guides and tools?

Yes, you will have access to all study guides and short online assessments. You will not, however, be able to submit assignments or write formal exams unless you register for the relevant formal qualification.

Do I have to complete assignments and write examinations, as a free education participant?

No Free business education participants may not submit assessments nor write exams. You may study the course material to develop your personal knowledge base, and can do the course activities and digital assessments wherever they are available.

Is there a way to collaborate with other participants who are registered for the same course?

There is a messenger service, which enables participants to interact with fellow students for academic and study related issues on a one-on-one basis.

How long will it take to complete each module?

As a free business education participant, you may study at your own pace, and it does not matter how long you take.

Do I have to attend classroom lectures?

Classroom lectures are not available to free business education participants.

Where do I seek advice about what to study?

As a free business education participant you can receive advice from one of our advisors by e-mailing free.edu@regenesys.net.

How do I access free education material?

You may sign-up for free access to all Regenesys’ high-quality study materials at any time on this portal.

Who do I contact if I wish to register for a formal qualification?

Please e-mail us on free.edu@regenesys.net. www.mtn.education.regenesys.net.

I have signed up online, what is the next step?

Now that you have signed up, you can begin accessing your material. Once you have logged in:
1.Click on 'Free Material',
2.Choose 'All Qualifications'.
3. Select the relevant qualification material e.g. Higher Certificate in Business Management;
4.Select the relevant module e.g. Marketing; and
Click 'Enrol me'. Now, you can begin your online learning.

When do I receive exams and assignments?

Free business education participants may not submit assessments or write exams. You may study the course material to develop your personal knowledge base, and can do self-assessments by completing quizzes.YOU WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE QUIZZES FOR YOUR MODULES. Exams and assignments are not included free of charge. If you would like to write exams and receive the full qualification, which is accredited, you will need to enrol in the full qualification and pay the required fees.

Is there a certificate for completing the course?

You will receive a certificate of participation once you have completed the quizzes for the modules you have studied.

How will I receive material with limited internet access?

You will need internet access to access material. However, you may download the PDF files of study guides while you have internet and save or print them to use offline.

What do I get free? What are the hidden costs? Is this really free?

Yes, this is completely free.

You will receive access to ALL of Regenesys’ main qualification material (HCBM, BBA, PDM AND MBA) completely free plus quizzes for each module for which you will receive a certificate of participation showcasing the Regenesys course you have participated in.

How do I download e-texts?

Pearson supplies e-texts. Under modules for which e-texts are available you will find a code for the e-text. Follow the link on the course page to Pearson’s website. The required code and use the code to download the text book.

Do I have to attend classes or tutorials?

No, you do not need to attend classes. Free education is intended for you to use the material on your own and is available online only. Should you wish to attend classes, you need to register for the full course. You may do this on a course-by-course basis.

Is there a discussion forum?

Yes, we offer an interactive and engaging forum where we will keep you informed, motivated and up to date with interesting articles, motivational quotes and comments and let you know of the latest events that you will be invited to at Regenesys Sandton.