Bachelor of Commerce




Prof Andrew Maredza

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Commerce (General) which was launched in 2018 is currently the only qualification on offer. The BCom (General) is a 360 SAQA credits and HEQSF level 7-degree qualification with a minimum duration of three (3) years to complete.

The purpose of the BCom is to provide the graduate with a good academic grounding in the core areas of commerce. The curriculum provides for specialisation up to third year level in two of the fields of Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Commercial Law, Human Resource Management or Industrial Psychology. The programme intends to equip students with skills, knowledge and experience needed to pursue a career within the business, government and non-profit sectors. It focuses on the factors that drive economic behaviour at both individual and organisational level and equip students with the analytical, communication and problem-solving skills to effectively identify issues, source information and find efficient and practical solutions. The course is structured to reflect the changing world of commerce and to provide a firm foundation for the world of work, including the necessary skills. At the end of the programme, the graduates will be able to effectively manage resources at their disposal according to contemporary economic, business management and technological trends; carry out research with a view to finding solutions to contemporary problems affecting business development at various scales; appreciate the complex relationship between the national economy and global economic trends; and have acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes for pursuing further studies in Commerce.
 
 

Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate;
  • Admission point score (APS) of 32;
  • Mathematics: Level 4 (50-59%). Mathematical literacy is not acceptable;
English (Home or First Additional Language): Level 4 (50-59%).
 

Career Opportunities

A BCom (general) gives you an opportunity to study the general degree initially before choosing your stream or major. This allows you to know where your strengths are and what stream or major interests you the most. A BCom degree is a great degree to prepare you to work in the public or the private sector and equips you to work for a company or as an entrepreneur running your own business. Career opportunities are not limited and that means that you have many opportunities as a BCom graduate.  These career opportunities include, inter alia Economic analysts; Management consultants, Financial consultants; Human resource personnel, Development manager, Project managers; Government jobs and Entrepreneurs managing own businesses. Students who successfully complete the BCom (General) will also able to apply for admission into BCom Honours programmes at UMP or other tertiary institutions.
 

Curriculum, Credits & Fees

Study period Code Description Compulsory Major Subjects Pre-Co Requisites
 
Credits Course Fee
Y/N Y/N
YEAR 1
Semester 1
             
 
 
ECN101 Microeconomics 1A Y Y   12 R4217.45
 
 
ACC101 Accounting 1A N Y   12 R4217.45
 
 
BMN101 Business Management 1A N Y   12 R4217.45
 
 
IPS101 Industrial Psychology 1A N Y   12 R4217.45
  EUC101 End User Computing Y N   10 R2811.63
  CLW101 Commercial Law 1A N Y   12 R4217.45
    TOTAL       58  
Semester 2              
  ECN102 Macroeconomics 1B Y Y   12 R4217.45
  ACC102 Accounting 1B N Y   12 R4217.45
  BMN102 Business Management 1B N Y   12 R4217.45
  IPS102 Industrial Psychology 1B N
 
Y
 
  12 R4217.45
  BCL102 Business Calculations Y N   12 R2811.63
  BCM102 Business Communication Y N   10 R2811.63
  CLW102 Commercial Law 1B N Y   12 R4217.45
 
 
  TOTAL       70  
    TOTAL CREDITS       128  
Study period Code Description Compulsory Major Subjects Pre-Co Requisites Credits Course Fee
Y/N Y/N
YEAR 2
Semester 1
             
 
 
ECN201 Macroeconomics 2A N Y ECN102 15 R5887.64
  ACC201 Accounting 2A N Y ACC101 ACC102 15 R5887.64
 
 
BMN201 Business Management 2A N Y BMN101 BMN102 15 R5887.64
 
 
ENTR201 Entrepreneurship 2A N Y BMN101 BMN102 15 R5887.64
  IPS2B1 Industrial Psychology 2B1 N Y   15 R5887.64
  CLW201 Commercial Law 2A N N CLW101
CLW102
15 R5887.64
    TOTAL       60  
Semester 2              
 
 
ECN202 Microeconomics 2B N Y ECN101 15 R5887.64
 
 
ACC202 Accounting 2B N Y ACC101 ACC102 15 R5887.64
 
 
BMN202 Business Management 2B N Y BMN101 BMN102 15 R5887.64
 
 
ENTR202 Entrepreneurship 2B N Y BMN101 BMN102 15 R5887.64
  IPS2B2 Industrial Psychology 2B2 N Y   15 R5887.64
  CLW202 Commercial Law 2B N N CLW101
CLW102
15 R5887.64
    TOTAL       60  
 
 
  TOTAL CREDITS       120  
Study period Code Description Compulsory Major Subjects Pre-Co Requisites
 
Credits Course Fee
Y/N Y/N
YEAR 3
Semester 1
             
Economics ECN301 Introduction to Econometrics Y Y ECN201 ECN202 15 R5887.64
ECN312 International Economics N Y ECN201 ECN202 15 R5887.64
ECN311 Development Economics N Y ECN201
ECN202
15 R5887.64
Accounting
 
ACC301 Financial Accounting 3A Y Y ACC201
ACC202
15 R5887.64
TAX301 Taxation N Y ACC201
ACC202
15 R5887.64
AUD301 Auditing N Y ACC201
ACC202
15 R5887.64
Business Management
 
BMN301 Supply Chain & Logistics Management N Y BMN201 BMN202 15 R5887.64
MKT301 Marketing Management N Y BMN201 BMN202 15 R5887.64
Entrepreneurship
 
ENTR301 Feasibility Analysis & Business Modelling N Y ENT201 ENT202 15 R5887.64
ENTR303 Business Innovation N Y ENT201 ENT202 15 R5887.64
Industrial Psychology IPS301 Training & Development 3A N Y IPS201 IPS202 15 R5887.64
IPS311 Consumer Behaviour N Y IPS201 IPS202 15 R5887.64
Commercial Law CLW301 Commercial Law 3A N Y CLW201
CLW202
15 R5887.64
For those intending to major in commercial law please select one (1) third year module from the four (4) chosen in year 2.
    TOTAL       60  
Semester 2              
Economics ECN321 Public Economics N Y ECN201 ECN202 15 R5887.64
ECN302 Labour Economics N Y ECN201 ECN202 15 R5887.64
ECN322 Monetary Economics N Y ECN201 ECN202 15 R5887.64
Accounting
 
ACC302 Financial Accounting 3B N Y ACC201 ACC202 15 R5887.64
TAX302 Taxation N Y ACC201 ACC202 15 R5887.64
AUD302 Auditing N Y ACC201 ACC202 15 R5887.64
Business Management
 
BMN302 Strategic  Management N Y BMN201 BMN202 15 R5887.64
MKT302 Marketing Management 3B N Y BMN201 BMN202 15 R5887.64
Entrepreneurship
 
ENTR302 Small Business Management N Y ENT201 ENT202 15 R5887.64
ENTR304 Business Innovation N Y ENT201 ENT202 15 R5887.64
Industrial Psychology IPS302 Training & Development 3B N Y IPS201 IPS202 15 R5887.64
IPS312 Research Methodology N Y IPS201 IPS202 15 R5887.64
Commercial Law CLW302 Commercial Law 3B N Y CLW201
CLW202
15 R5887.64
For those intending to major in commercial law please select one (1) third year module from the four (4) chosen in year 2.
    TOTAL       60  
    TOTAL CREDITS       120  
 


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