SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

PROGRAMME

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN ECONOMICS

Period of study: 3 Years

The purpose of the Bachelor of Commerce in Economics (BCom in Economics) is to provide students with extensive economic and quantitative competencies through learning approaches that emphasize the use of technology throughout the programme.

Graduates will acquire sound economics knowledge and will become critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and forward thinkers, capable of functioning in diverse multi-cultural environments and teams.

Graduates will further be able to carry out sophisticated economic analyses and communicate the analysis to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. These attributes contribute to the ability of graduates to be advisers in both the public and private sectors.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Sol Plaatje University sets the minimum academic requirements for admission into study programmes. The institutional regulations of the University  in respect of admission to degree study (General Rules) are applicable for admission to the BCom in Economics degree.

The specific rules applicable to this degree are as outlined below:

National School Certificate (NSC) pass with degree requirement and the following:

  • English HL – NSC level 4 OR English FAL – NSC level 5
  • Mathematics – NSC Level 3 OR Mathematical Literacy – NSC level 5
  • Minimum APS score of 30

RPL may be used as per the University’s  Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of 2014.

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Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Module Name

SAQA

Credits

PERIOD OF STUDY / YEAR LEVEL 1

Semester 1

Core Curriculum 1A

08

Business Management 1A

12

Principles of Microeconomics

12

Financial Accounting 1A

12

Mathematics for Economists A

08

Business Statistics A

12

Semester 2

Core Curriculum 1B

08

Business Management 1B

12

Principles of Macroeconomics

12

Financial Accounting 1B

12

Mathematics for Economists B

08

Business Statistics B

12

PERIOD OF STUDY / YEAR LEVEL 2

Semester 1

Intermediate Microeconomics

16

Statistical Analysis and Applications A

16

Economic Indicators and Big Data

16

Commercial Law A

12

Semester 2

Intermediate Macroeconomics

16

Statistical Analysis and Applications B

16

Development Economics

16

Commercial Law B

12

PERIOD OF STUDY / YEAR LEVEL 3

Semester 1

International Economics

16

Econometrics A

20

Public Economics A

16

Monetary Economics

16

Semester 2

Econometrics B

20

Public Economics B

16

Environmental Economics

16

Investment Analysis

16

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Graduates will seek opportunities in both the private and public sector as economists, researchers, analysts, forecasters, economic programmers, managers, financial risk analysts, financial planners, investment analysts, entrepreneurs and consultants.

For more information, contact the School’s Academic Administrator:

Boitumelo Mabija
Telephone (053) 491 0157
Email boitumelo.mabija@spu.ac.za

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