SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (GENERIC) B.COM.

Period of study: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Commerce exits at HEQSF level 7 and the minimum duration is three years. A student needs to obtain a total of 416 SAQA credits in order to obtain the degree.  There is a strong focus on core functional areas of Business Management with majors offered in Business Management and other disciplines. The B.Com intends to develop skilled graduates who are able to engage critically with the world and apply disciplinary content to the resolution of problems.  Business Management and Communication are compulsory 1st year modules.

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements for admission to the programme:

  • NSC pass with Bachelor’s Degree requirement
  • English LOLT or HL: NSC Level 4; OR English 1st Additional Language: NSC Level 5
  • Mathematics: NSC Level 4 (50%). (Mathematical Literacy is not acceptable.).
  • A National Certificate Vocational with relevant subjects will be considered for entry into this programme.
  • APS: Minimum 30 points.

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Career opportunities

The demand for commerce graduates is high, as they fit into a variety of jobs. There are numerous options for B.Com graduates, including becoming accountants or taxation specialists. The job may include administration, credit control, hospitality, production planning and control, purchasing, quality management and marketing.

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B.Com graduates have a fundamental knowledge of finance, marketing, operations and systems, budgeting and business planning and are preferred in most departments. The qualification enables you to work in management, development, investment, sales or valuation.  Commerce Graduates have good employment prospects and there is almost no area of business today where their analytical, accounting, human resources and research skills cannot be used.

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