Bachelor of Commerce

Designed to give the student a strong foundation and the essential skills required for a successful career in business management.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key features

  • An understanding of management functions within the business environment.
  • A greater ability to communicate effectively, manage human resources and handle labor relations functions.
  • A proficiency at interpreting and using numerical and statistical knowledge.
  • Expertise in the use of conventional accounting processes.
  • An appreciation of ethical behavior within business practices.
  • Insight into the computerised business information systems environment and its essential management functions.
  • A knowledge that is relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • An ability to perform research in the field of business management.
  • Skills that will boost their career and improve performance.

About

The BCom Degree equips students with both theoretical and practical exposure preparing them for a professional, commercial environment. The BCom Degree will empower learners with skills and competencies necessary to function in both the private and public sector environments. This qualification will also cater for the career and economic needs of learners who are in employment and prepare learners for further post-graduate study.

Learners are given an opportunity to choose a focus area in the following career paths:

  • Economics 
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Health Management
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Managemen
  • Risk Management
  • Retail Management

How is the programme delivered?

REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL is a dedicated distance and supported learning provider, offering a focused, student-orientated approach. Each student receives a comprehensive study pack for all their courses which is supplemented by ongoing tutor access and support via telephone or email. The programme delivery is sensitive to the diverse needs of the learners, especially those who intend to work whilst studying via supported distance learning.

There are 2 options available to BCom students:

Option 1

This option is for students who prefer to work independently. The modules are a mix of self-directed reading, case-study analysis, and discussion at workshops. Workshops are held over two weekends for every semester and are voluntary. These workshops give the student the opportunity to interact with tutors and fellow students in a practical setting. Workshops are held in regions where there is adequate demand.

Option 2

This option is for students who prefer to have considerable contact with tutors and fellow students, whilst benefiting from the freedom of self-study. Students opting for this mode of delivery will have the benefit of a formal classroom situation with an interaction between tutors and students. This option offers small classes, individual access to tutors with daily lectures. Because of the increased interaction and additional benefits, this format of distance learning is called rich-distance. Rich-distance is an excellent choice for students who want the support of conventional lectures at a cost usually comparable with distance education.

Outcomes

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

  • Display the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and applied competence to enable the demonstration of administrative proficiency.
  • Display knowledge of management in general.
  • Apply skills of rational judgement and planning.
  • Recognise and appreciate changes within and around organisations.
  • Make appropriate use of information technology.
  • Analyse and solve operational problems.
  • Display skills for the recording and processing of information.
  • Display ethical behaviour in a corporate management context.
  • Possess the functional competence of a graduate to proceed to middle management level within an organisation.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester Modules

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

Year 2

Semester Modules

  • Commercial Law 201
  • Information Systems 202
  • 2 Elective Modules

Annual Modules

  • Business Management 2

Year 3

Semester Modules

  • International Business 302 or Taxation 302
  • Entrepreneurship 301
  • 2 Elective Modules that follow from year 2
Annual Modules
Business Management 3

Electives Modules

  • Economics 2 & 3
  • Accounting 2 & 3
  • Marketing 2 & 3
  • Project Management 2 & 3
  • Health Management 2 & 3
  • Information Technology 2 & 3
  • Supply Chain Management 2 & 3
  • Human Resource Management 2 & 3
  • Risk Management 2 & 3
  • Retail Management 2 & 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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