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BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

Bachelor of Commerce for 2024

Why study the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)?

This IIE Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree offered at IIE MSA allows you to shape your study to match your career goals and interests. It is a degree that gives you highly-valued, globally-relevant skills, increasing your local and international opportunities.

The IIE BCom degree provides graduates with a broad-based business qualification that is invaluable in forging a career within the world of business. The degree offers students a quality learning experience in the contemporary, dynamic and interesting field of Business with the opportunity to choose a core discipline in Strategic Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management or Finance and Accounting. This Bachelor of Commerce degree is designed to prepare students for the increasingly complex demands that they will face in the professional business environment. Graduates will enter the business world with solid theoretical knowledge; supported by strong problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making and strategic skills. This degree gives students a highly marketable balance of knowledge, practical application and skills.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree is aimed at students who are keen to study a broad-based commerce degree along with the opportunity to choose one of the following core disciplines: Strategic Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management or Finance and Accounting. This choice is made after having received a solid foundation in the theoretical knowledge associated with key management and business disciplines in the first year.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

IIE Bachelor of Commerce Career opportunities

This bachelor degree in commerce will open up an attractive range of career options; this BCom degree is a perfect stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business related career opportunities, depending on which core discipline you choose.

Marketing Management core discipline

  • New Business Developer/ Account Manager
  • Business Consulting
  • Market Research
  • General Management
  • Sales Advisor

Strategic Management core discipline

  • Junior Strategist
  • New Business Developer/ Account Manager
  • Business Consulting
  • General Business Management

Financial Management core discipline

  • Financial Planning and Advisory
  • New Business Developer/ Account Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Business Consulting

Finance and Accounting core discipline

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Business Consulting
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Duration

3 years full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 84706

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Intake

First Semester (February)

Attendances
  • On-campus, full-time
Programme code:

BM0701

Admissions information for domestic students
IIE Bachelor of Commerce

BCom Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (40%) or Mathematical Literacy (60%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (50%) or Mathematical Literacy (60%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics HG (40%) or Mathematics SG (60%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics HG (40%) or Mathematics SG (60%)

Additional Notes

Accounting
No Accounting on NSC (Students who meet the minimum entrance requirements but did not complete Accounting in Grade 12 will need to register onto the extended module for Accounting 1A - applicable only to contact students.)

Economics
No Economics on NSC (Students who meet the minimum entrance requirements but did not complete Economics in Grade 12 will need to register onto the extended module for Economics 1A - applicable only to contact students.)

Accounting and Economics
No Accounting and Economics on NSC (Students who meet the minimum entrance requirements but did not complete Accounting and Economics in Grade 12 will need to register onto the extended modules for Accounting 1A and Economics 1A - applicable only to contact students.)

Alternate Admission

(Should minimum admission requirements not be met at NSC Grade 12, then entrance may be granted based on additional requirements being fulfilled)

English
NSC: 40-49% (If achieved 50% min in final Grade 11 results - applicable to contact and distance students)
Mathematics
NSC:30-39% (Register for an extended version of Accounting 1A and Economics 1A - applicable only to contact students)
Mathematical Literacy/ Technical Maths
NSC: 50-59% (Register for an extended version of Accounting 1A and Economics 1A - applicable only to contact students).

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

Admissions information for international students
IIE Bachelor of Commerce

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

An USAf Exemption Certificate is required as well as meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements.

A cognate Higher Certificate OR cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma or Degree may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.

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

Study areas for the Bachelor of Commerce

Strategic Management

If you are interested in a business degree you will probably want, at some point in your career, to move into a management role. Managers plan, organise, lead, and control. Good managers are essential to the successful running of any business no matter what its size.

Marketing Management

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.

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