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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics for 2021

Why study the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics?

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Economics degree offered at IIE MSA is aligned to industry, with well-defined priorities to guarantee relevance while addressing the needs of African economies. There is a growing need for multi-dimensional graduates with the ability to participate in an increasingly complex and dynamic local and global economy. The Economics Honours programme provides students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of economics and to develop the necessary skills to tackle the economic issues and challenges that they will encounter throughout their careers. Emphasis is placed on attaining competence in economic analysis and its application to real-world issues. The programme also recognises the importance of research skills to economists and introduces the student to the major issues and practices in undertaking a research project. As such the research module offered in the programme develops students’ essential research skills for both professional and academic contexts alongside the ability to present and defend research to an expert audience. Placing emphasis on independent and critical thinking, analysis, research design and methods, as well as academic discourse.

Career Opportunities

The careers open to economists are challenging and dynamic, more so in the present environment of globalization. Therefore, the BCom Economics Honours degree is highly desirable for students seeking employment as professional economists (employers may value a level of specialisation that is not provided by a three-year Bachelor’s degree); for students who want to do postgraduate work in economics or for students who simply want to signal relatively high academic achievement. The BCom Economics Honours programme will prepare graduates to take jobs and internships in the Banking and Financial Markets, the Public Sector, and International Economic Affairs, such as the World Trade Organization, United Nations, the World Bank and the Regional Development Banks.

Successful completion of this economics honours programme leads to an IIE qualification.

Duration

1 year full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 99595

Fees for 2021

Students are advised to pay their deposit on/before registration and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative a payment arrangement can be applied for before the 28 February 2021.

International students registering for the first time at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R6,500 (421.10 USD) payable upon registration.

2021 Annual Fee:

R76,200 (4,936.53 USD)

* Note that fees are subject to an annual increase.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure.

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.

Payment Methods

For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Attendances

Blended: On-campus and Online Support

Programme code:

HBCE412

Minimum Admission Requirements

A relevant NQF 7 with an average of 60% or more in the third-year modules in the subject in which the student wants to specialise.

Those with a final year average of 55 - 59% will be admitted if they attained an average of 60% or higher for the designated cognate/core discipline module at final-year (NQF L7) level.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for admission via alternate means such as RPL. Please enquire at the campus for assistance.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

International Students

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for admission via alternate means such as RPL. Please enquire at the campus for assistance.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply