Bachelor of Commerce Honours

Designed to develop the skills and capacity of professionals and managers aspiring to attain high-level management positions within the commercial sector

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Course Overview

Are you interested in having a senior management career in the lucrative, ever-evolving commercial sector? 

This future-focused and innovative course allows professionals to build their management skills within the commerce industry to gain higher-paying, more meaningful career opportunities. 

The Bachelor of Commerce in Honours enables students to develop integrated functional and reflective business skills to work as organisational leaders. 

It provides students with cutting-edge advanced management skills by exposing them to several functional business areas at a postgraduate level. This ensures that they are ready and fully equipped to deal with the challenges of the global economy in a business context.

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  • Provides students with an advanced and in-depth understanding of general management and business functions.
  • Teaches students to examine marketing, human resource, industrial relations, financial, and strategic management issues. 
  • Gives students the skills to analyse and solve managerial problems in several business sectors. 
  • Equips students with advanced skills to objectively interpret and critically evaluate evidence. 
  • Offers students the expertise to manage private enterprises, departments, or sections in a way that benefits all stakeholders. 
  • Provides students with forefront knowledge and expertise in business systems. 
  • Teaches students to plan, organise, lead, and control different management fields. 
  • Equips students with data collection and analysis skills so they can effectively interpret the data and make excellent business development recommendations.  
  • Teaches students how to effectively listen and communicate to make better business decisions. 

Course details

The BCom in Honours is a one-year distance learning course with a highly student-focused approach. It gives students with diverse needs and various responsibilities the opportunity to study even while working full-time. 

It takes on a distance learning approach, perfect for students who want to work independently. Modules for the distant learning option incorporate workshops, case-study analysis, and self-directed reading. 

Every semester, these optional workshops take place over two weekends and allow students to interact with their professors and classmates in real-world situations. 

Workshops are held in areas with a sufficient level of demand.

Course structure and modules

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours runs over one year with six modules.

Semester 1:

  • Human Resource and Labour Relations Management
  • Business Research 
  • Elective: (choose 1 of the following)

  1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  2. Financial Management
  3. Healthcare Management
  4. Investment Management
  5. Operations Management
  6. Purchasing Management
  7. Managerial Economics


Semester 2:

  • Marketing Management
  • Research Project
  • Strategic Management


Upon completing this honours degree, students will have the skills and expertise to pursue the following careers: 

  • Account Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Development Trainee
  • Business Executive
  • Business Manager
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Stock Broker
  • Tax Consultant


Entry requirements

Admission requirements for the BCom Honours are as follows: 

  • A three-year undergraduate commerce degree or equivalent qualification; AND
  • The achievement of an average of at least 55% in the major
    (third year) subjects in the undergraduate qualification.

Students wishing to select an elective such as Managerial Economics or Investment Management must have appropriate cognate subjects in their undergraduate qualification that will ensure preparation for the postgraduate requirements.

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