Online Part-time qualifications offered by Pearson Institute of Higher Education

The part-time qualifications that we offer are flexible enough, through our Online Learning Environment, to adapt to various schedules (like studying while working) and are all designed to fast track your progress in your career.

Bachelor of Business Administration

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management.

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Accounting is the language of business and the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares you for many a career in the challenging world of accounting and finance.

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering)

This qualification bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. It will help you develop your programming ability and hardware skills to ensure that you are ready for the world of work, especially in the IT industry.

Short Learning Programme in Basic Programming

This Short Learning Programme gives you a basic theoretical foundation of and practical experience in the basics of: one programming language, one database language and the use of one main operating system. The emphasis throughout is on application.

Why study at Pearson Institute of Higher Education?

Individualised and personalised

Our classes are smaller, supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, which allows us to focus on you and exactly what you need to learn. We also offer a range of support programmes for students to ensure your academic success.

Qualified and experienced staff

We value both academic qualification and real-world experience and our hands-on academic staff are experts at bringing theoretical information to life in the classroom, enabling practical application. Our lecturers and tutors will offer you the support you need to succeed.

Approach to learning

Our courses provide enough flexibility to support our students’ needs. We offer a supportive Virtual Learning Environment that paves the way for success and prepares each student for the fast-changing working world. Our unique approach to learning encourages critical, creative and strategic thinking and goes beyond theoretical knowledge.

Global heritage

Pearson Institute of Higher Education is a part of Pearson – the world’s learning company operating in over 70 countries. Pearson has the ability to make change happen on a global scale and is committed to creating positive social impact by supporting causes and issues that help remove the barriers to achieving better learning outcomes. As a part of this dynamic organisation, we also operate on the belief that wherever learning flourishes, so do people and economies.

About Pearson

As a learning company, with more than 35,000 employees in over 70 countries, Pearson is passionate about making change happen on a global scale. We are committed to creating social impact in everything we do. Through a combination of our quality products and services, external and internal campaigns, sustainability initiatives and social innovation, we support global and local educational causes and issues that help remove barriers to achieving better learning outcomes.


As part of the company’s organic growth in the direct delivery of learning, Pearson South Africa has acquired the Pearson Institute of Higher Education (formerly known as Midrand Graduate Institute) and CTI Education Group. Today, this group has 12 campuses, over 8 000 students and 35 different nationalities represented across our campuses in South Africa.


At Pearson Institute of Higher Education, we are committed to building successful communities through partnerships across the educational landscape – with ministries of education, industry, students, parents and teachers – to help people make progress in their lives through access to and enjoyment of learning. For we believe that wherever learning flourishes, so do people and economies.