Bachelor of Commerce

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Designed to give the student a strong foundation and the essential skills required for a successful career in business management.

NQF Level 7


SAQA - 71778

Fulfilled By

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WHY study towards a BCom Degree?

The BCom Degree equips students with both theoretical and practical exposure preparing them for a professional, commercial environment. The BCom Degree will empower learners with the skills and competencies necessary to function in both the private and public sector environments. This qualification will also cater for the career and economic needs of learners who are in employment and prepare learners for further post-graduate study.

What CAREER PATH's can I choose after completing this QUALIFICATION?



Project Management

Health Management

Information Technology

Supply Chain Management

Human Resource Management

Risk Management

Retail Management

Digital Marketing

Digital Leadership

Business Intelligence





Semester Modules

Business Communication 101
Statistics 102
Annual Modules
Business Management 1
Accounting 1
Economics 1

Semester Modules

International Business 302 or Taxation 302

Entrepreneurship 301

Annual Modules

Business Management 3
2 Elective Modules that follow from year 2

Semester Modules

Commercial Law 201
Information Systems 202
Annual Modules

Business Management 2
2 Elective Modules


Display the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and applied competence to enable the demonstration of administrative proficiency.
Display knowledge of management in general.
Apply skills of rational judgement and planning.
Recognise and appreciate changes within and around organisations.
Make appropriate use of information technology.
Analyse and solve operational problems.
Display skills for the recording and processing of information.
Display ethical behaviour in a corporate management context.
Possess the functional competence of a graduate to proceed to middle management level within an organisation.

ADMISSION requirements

A national senior certificate with minimum BACHELORS DEGREE admission or relevant NQF4 qualification or equivalent; ‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificates.


Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the respective undergraduate programme, but have appropriate work experience, may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as a form of alternative admission to the programme. Admissions via the RPL route are based on the candidate’s prior studies, age, work and management experience. All admissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.