Bachelor of Commerce Honours

This programme develops the capacity in managers or persons who are aspiring to hold management responsibilities within the commercial sector.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  •  Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage

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The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom Hons) degree is a 1 year programme that seeks to develop capacity in managers or persons who are aspiring to hold management responsibilities within the commercial sector.

The programme enables students to develop integrated functional and reflective competences in business and general management by examining issues relating to Marketing Management, Human Resource and Industrial Relations Management, Strategic Management, Financial Management, as well as undertaking research directed towards business and management.

This provides students with cutting-edge advanced management skills by exposing them to the functional areas of business and management at a postgraduate level and ensures that they are prepared for the challenges of the global economy.


Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Analyse and solve managerial problems
  • Demonstrate competency in the management of private enterprise, departments or sections to the benefit of all stakeholders in the multi-cultural business environment
  • Interpret and critically evaluate evidence objectively
  • Articulate vertically to REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree
  • Demonstrate competency in the execution of the tasks of planning, organising, leading and controlling in the different fields of strategic management, marketing, finance, human resources, research and operations management
  • Demonstrate competencies in research including data collection, analyses, interpretation and recommendations
  • Display research and communication skills
  • Undertake research in key business fields

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1:

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

    – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
    – Financial Management
    – Healthcare Management
    – Investment Management
    – Operations Management
    – Purchasing Management
    – Managerial Economics

Semester 2:

  • Marketing Management
  • Research Project
  • Strategic Management

Admission requirements

  • A three-year undergraduate commerce degree or equivalent qualification (for example an Advanced Diploma); AND

  • The achievement of an average of at least 55% in the major
    (third year) subjects in the undergraduate qualification.

  • Students wishing to offer 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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