Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management

Designed to cater for the rapid pace of business and the continued integration of world economies.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 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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It has become necessary to understand the field of supply chain management as it touches on major issues such as the rapid growth of multinational corporations and strategic partnerships; global expansion and sourcing; impact of fluctuating oil prices and environmental concerns where by each of these issues dramatically affects corporate strategy and the bottom line. Because of these emerging trends, supply chain management is the most critical business discipline in the world today. Supply chain management is increasingly important to government, organisation and companies in a competitive market across a variety of sectors.

 This qualification is designed to meet the industry need for purchasing, supply chain and operations managers in all sectors. It is designed to provide the student with generic management, human relationships, financial, and specific supply chain and operations knowledge and skills which can be applied in different sectors. It provides the students with skills to become competent supply chain and operations workers and managers on both functional and strategic levels.


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

  • Gather process and record relevant information and compile basic financial statements.
  • Display knowledge of basic economic problems in different economic systems..
  • Develop a fundamental knowledge base of psychological processes in the work context that contribute to the improvement of interpersonal work relationships and organizational effectiveness.
  • Solve basic problems relating to the general principles of the law of contract.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the individual functional areas of business management.
  • Provide knowledge, applied competence and skills related to supply chain management principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field of purchasing management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of an integrated approach to the management of the supply of materials and services to organizations and insight into the impact of this.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1


  • Business Communication 101
  • Business Statistics 102
  • Accounting 1
  • Business Management 1
  • Economics 1

Year 2


  • Business Information Systems 202
  • Commercial Law 201
  • Business Management 2
  • Supply Chain Management 2
  • Logistics Management 2

Year 3


  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management 3
  • Logistics Management 3

Admission requirements

National senior certificate with minimum Bachelor’s Degree admission or relevant NQF4 qualification or equivalent; ‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificates.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the respective undergraduate programme, but have appropriate work experience, may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as a form of alternative admission to the programme. Admissions via the RPL route are based on candidate’s prior studies, age, work and management experience. All admissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.

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