Bachelor of Commerce (Part Time)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Commerce (Part Time) next start date Next start date: 2 October 2023
Next Orientation Date: 26 September 2023
Bachelor of Commerce (Part Time) study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Claremont
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Commerce (Part Time) duration Duration:
• Minimum: 3 years 
• Maximum: 5 years
• Minimum: 5 years
• Maximum: 7 years
Bachelor of Commerce (Part Time) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Commerce and Law | Part Time Study | SAQA ID 80730
The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in any area of business.

You will cover the broad principles of commerce and management with a focus on business management, human resource management and marketing.
You will also develop a sound foundation in accounting, financial management, project management, economics, research methodology and organisational behaviour.
Because of our unique teaching and learning approaches, you will also develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analytical thinking, effective decision-making, working in teams and
communicating confidently.

We use a blend of face-to-face Lecture-Based Learning (LBL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).
Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs.
You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. 

During your studies, you complete practical case studies, conduct individual and group research projects. These projects and assessments ensure relevant business experience and further prepare you for the real world of work.

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• Alternatively, a prospective student should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the relevant foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

• Alternatively, a prospective student should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification.
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) of South Africa.
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
• Internally and externally moderated by subject matter experts
Possible career options
Are you excited by anything to do with business?
The career choices for a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, are varied and employment options include:
Business management
Business consulting
Human resource management
Marketing management
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
Year 1
First year-level subjects are aimed at introducing students to the core subject
areas of a general Commerce qualification. They are equipped with the
fundamental principles of the following subject areas:
• Accounting 1A
• Accounting 1B
• Business Management 1A
• Business Management 1B
• Economics 1A
• Economics 1B
• Human Resource Management 1A
• Human Resource Management 1B
• Marketing 1
• Marketing 1B
• Organisational Behaviour
• Public Relations and Communications
Year 2
Second year-level subjects are built on the foundation developed
through the first-year subjects, and start exploring the following modules
at a higher cognitive level:
• Accounting 2A
• Accounting 2B
• Business Management 2A
• Business Management 2B
• Business Law
• Human Resource Management 2B
• Marketing 2A
• Marketing 2B
• Entrepreneurship (optional module)
• Human Resource Information Systems (Optional Module)
Students who passed the Human Resource Information Systems exams with 75%+ will receive a SAGE payroll certificate.
Year 3
Third year-level subjects are designed to provide students to specialise in Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Business Management.

The modules of Research Methodology and Financial Management also contribute to making students work-ready.
• Business Management 3A
• Business Management 3B
• Financial Management
• Human Resource Management 3A
• Human Resource Management 3B
• Marketing 3A
• Marketing 3B
• Research Methodology 3A
• Research Methodology 3B