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Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE)

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law aims to equip learners with a well-rounded, broad education to produce graduates
equipped with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of commerce and the general rules of law. Graduates will be
familiar with the relationship between various aspects of commerce and the general rules of law.

Graduates will hold in high regard their duty to contribute meaningfully to the development of the local and global
society and economy. The qualification will equip the learner with specialised knowledge in certain law modules,
whilst the commerce modules will allow the learner the ability to develop a specialisation in tax, accounting or
governance and compliance.

This qualification will also impart general skills and competencies in numeracy management, literacy and
articulation. The qualification is an ideal first degree grounding for a variety of careers in law, business and
government. It furthermore enables graduates to articulate to the two-year advanced Bachelor of Laws qualification,
which is also offered on this campus.

What is this Degree’s accreditation status?

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law (BCom Law) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is
registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a
360-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 97915).

Who is the Bachelor’s degree aimed at?

This IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law (BCom) degree is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and
critically analysing fundamental legal and business concepts, principles, theories and their relationship to values.
The students will also be afforded skills to Identify, categorise, analyse and critically evaluate information and
evidence from a legal and business perspective. Importantly, graduates are equipped with the ability to communicate
correctly, coherently and successfully within a legal and business setting by means of written, oral, persuasive
methods and sustained discourse.

How is this Bachelor’s degree structured at The IIE MSA?

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November.
The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday
to Friday. 

Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE’s curriculum is reviewed annually thus changes may
occur in module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level
outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual
basis.

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law

YEAR 1:

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 1

NQF
Level

Credit value

Semester 2

NQF
Level

Credit value

Business Management 1A

5

15

Information Systems for Lawyers

5

15

Ethics and Critical Thinking for Lawyers

5

15

Intro to micro and macro economics

5

15

Introduction to Law

5

15

Law of Persons

5

15

Accounting 1A

5

15

Accounting 1B

5

15

YEAR 2:

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Management

6

15

Business statistics

6

15

Constitutional Law

6

15

Bill of Rights

6

15

Introduction to Taxation Law

6

15

Compliance and Risk Management

7

15

Labour Law

6

15

Law of
Enterprise Structures

7

15

YEAR 3:

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Research

7

15

Research Practice

7

15

Law of Contract

7

15

Criminal Law

7

15

Strategic Management

7

15

Governance and Ethics

7

15

Family Law

7

15

Administration and Deceased Estates and Wills

7

15

What about timetables?

Our full-time programmes are aimed at students wishing to dedicate themselves to full-time face-to-face studies for
the duration of their qualification. This means that students are expected to be available throughout the day for
class in the academic year depending on how the timetable is structured. Students may also be required to write
assessments or submit coursework or assignments outside of normal class-time.

Students must understand that timetables remain subject to change throughout the year. Unfortunately, we cannot
guarantee that timetable structures will remain the same during each year of your studies with us. In addition, where
students are repeating modules, these modules may be offered in the evenings or on weekends.  Students are
required to attend classes in order to remain up to date with the academic programme. Students who would like to
pursue part-time employment opportunities outside of the academic programme must prioritise their studies and
avoid committing to work schedules until after they have received their timetables and academic calendar from the
institution.

What must I pass in order to graduate with this Bachelor’s degree?

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%)
for each module of the programme.

How long do I have to complete this qualification? 

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this qualification.

With what qualification will I graduate?

You will graduate with The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree (SAQA ID: 97915).

Career opportunities: what career areas can I pursue once I have completed this Bachelor’s degree?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce in Law will be able to enter into a variety of careers in law and business, be
it in the private or public sector. Alternatively, graduates may also continue to an advanced law qualification and
ultimately follow a career in law, whilst armed with a firm grasp of sound business skills or become entrepreneurs by
starting their own businesses.

Would it be possible to study further and obtain a postgraduate qualification once I have completed The IIE Bachelor
of Commerce in Law degree?

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered
with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at level 7 – the
same level as other equivalent undergraduate degrees at both private and public South African institutes of higher
education.  The opportunity to apply for a postgraduate certificate/diploma or Honours degree at any South African
university or higher education institution exists subject to meeting their specific programme entrance criteria.

It is important to remember that your academic results remain a key factor when applying for further studies.

Call the IIE MSA campus to discuss your career options with one of our Student Advisors.
Tel: +27 11 950 4009 or email enquiries@iiemsa.co.za    

Disclaimer:  Please note that this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent
Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration
due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.