Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management (HEQSF Aligned)

National Qualification | Full-Time and Part-Time

SAQA ID
96417

NQF
Level 7

Credits
360

Individuals meeting the requirements of this qualification will be positioned to assume entry-level responsibilities within the business and commerce environment in a chosen area of specialisation, enabling a valuable contribution to business through the integrated use and application of business, commerce and financial theory and practice.



Furthermore, individuals who successfully complete the qualification will be positioned to further their learning in other aspects of the broader disciplines of commerce from a vantage point of a solid foundational understanding of the structures, operations, and legislative framework specific of the business environment. The qualification thus aims to provide individuals working in, or interested in working in the field of commerce with the knowledge, skills and competencies expected of individuals functioning in areas where related business skills and competencies will support employment in a highly competitive environment.



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+Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Market Research
  • Marketing Management
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Business Management

+Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Business Management degree.

+Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Degree endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-secondary school experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and English at NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

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Year 1: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits
Business Management 1*
20
Business Practice and Administration
10
Economics 1 (Macroeconomics)*
15
Economics 2 (Macroeconomics)*
15
Business Communication
10
Business Ethics
10
Financial Accounting 1*
20
Commercial Law
15
End User Computing**
5
Total Credits
70
Total Credits
50
Total Credits Year 1: 120


**Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.


Year 2
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits
Business Management 2
20
Principles of Governance
15
Financial Accounting 2
20
Corporate Law
15
Quantitive Techniques
10
Research Methodology
10
Quantitive Techniques
10
Research Methodology
10
Management Information Systems
10
Elective (Semester 1)
10
Elective (Semester 1)
10
Total Credits
70
Total Credits
50
Total Credits Year 2: 120


YEAR 2 ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Risk Management
Compliance Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 1

Credits

Principles of Organisational Risk Management

10

Corporate Governance Practice 1*

10

Supply Chain Alignment

10

Semester 2

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

Investment Management

10

Regulatory Compliance Framework

10

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

10

Year 3
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits
Strategic Management
20
Total Quality Management
15
Operational Risk Management
20
Compliance Auditing
10
Knowledge Management and Administration
10
Experiental Learning (Project)
15
Elective (Semester 1)
15
Elective (Semester 2)
15
Total Credits
65
Total Credits
55
Total Credits Year 3: 120


YEAR 3 ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Risk Management
Compliance Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 1

Credits

Risk and Financial Management Techniques

15

Corporate Governance Practice 2

15

Supplier Management and Development

15

Semester 2

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

Risk Assessment Models and Methodologies

15

Compliance Risk Management

15

Supply Chain and Logistics Systems

15