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Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Leadership and Business Administration SAQA ID No. 84948 NQF 7 375 Credits 3 Years Register Online

With global business challenges becoming more demanding, the Bachelor of Commerce Degree offers students an updated and quality learning experience in the rapidly changing business and commercial environments.

The qualification prepares students for the increasingly challenging and complex demands they are likely to be exposed to in the professional, business and commercial environments.

Successful graduates can excel in the commercial environment resting assured that they have the necessary foundational and theoretical knowledge, supported
by strong problem-solving, critical thinking, decision making, information technology and strategic skills. Key career possibilities include general management,
entrepreneurship, marketing management, human resource management and financial management.

This programme is accredited with the Council on Higher Education and not aligned with professional bodies in South Africa.

Bachelor of Commerce Degree is designed to provide graduates with leadership development in a business, governmental or community organisation. A wide range of Leadership, Managerial and Business Skills are developed. The bachelor’s degree equips students with a solid theoretical knowledge, supported by strong problem solving, critical and analytical thinking as well as decision making skills. A key programme objective is to provide students with the perceptual and
analytical skills necessary in decision making, policy evaluation and an understanding of the social, economic and regulatory business environment.

Section 1

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an endorsement to a Degree coupled with appropriate combinations of recognised subjects and levels of achievement; or
  • The National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with appropriate combinations of recognised subjects and levels of achievement; or
  • Further Education and Training (FET) NQF Level 4. Mature age exemption for people above the age of 23 years as set out in the Higher Education Regulations; or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Section 2

Module Breakdown

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) – Module Breakdown Year 1

Year 1 Total Credits: 130

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

BET500A
Business Ethics 500
5
10
ECO511A
Economics 511
5
10
ACC511A
Accounting 511
5
10
BUS511
Statistics 511
5
15
INS511G
Information Systems 511
5
10
HRM511A
Human Resource Management 511
5
10
MKM511A
Marketing Management 511
5
10

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

ETR500A
Entrepreneurship 500
5
10
ECO512A
Economics 512
5
10
ACC512A
Accounting 512
5
10
BUS512
Statistics 512
5
15
INS512G
Information Systems 512
5
10
HRM512A
Human Resource Management 512
5
10
MKM512A
Marketing Management 512
5
10

Module Breakdown Year 2

Year 2: Total Credits: 90 for non-AGA, 130 for Associate General Accountant

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

ECO612A
Economics 621
6
15
STR621
Stakeholder Relations 621
6
10
CLW621A
Commercial Law 621
6
10
HRM621A
Human Resource Management 621
6
10
MKM621A
Marketing Management 621
6
10
ACC601A
Accounting 621
6
10
PMA621A
Principles of Management Accountant 621*
6
10

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

ECO622A
Economics 622
6
15
STR622
Stakeholder Relations 622
6
10
CLW622A
Commercial Law 622
6
10
HRM622A
Human Resource Management 622
6
10
MKM622A
Marketing Management 622
6
10
ACC602A
Accounting 622
6
10
PMA622A
Principles of Management Accountant 621*
6
10

Module Breakdown Year 3

Year 3: Total Credits: 125 for non-AGA, 180 for Associate General Accountant

Subject code

Semester 1

NQF level

Credits

STM731A
Strategic Management 731
7
15
MKR700
Market Research 700
7
10
ENT700
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 700
7
10
CIR700
Contemporary Issues in Industrial Relations 700
7
10
HRM731A
Human Resource Management 731
7
15
MKM731A
Marketing Management 731
7
15
ACC731A
Accounting 731
7
15
AUD731A
Auditing 731*
7
15
ICT731A
Income Tax 731*
7
15
MAC731A
Management Accounting 731*
7
15

Subject code

Semester 2

NQF level

Credits

STM732A
Strategic Management 732
7
15
TAD700
Training and Development 700
7
10
TQM700
Total Quality Management 700
7
10
WIL700B
Work Integrated Learning 700
7
15
HRM732A
Human Resource Management 732
7
15
MKM732A
Marketing Management 732
7
15
ACC732A
Accounting 732
7
15
AUD732A
Auditing 732*
7
15
ICT732A
Income Tax 732*
7
15
MAC732A
Management Accounting 732*
7
15
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