More About the Programme

In this comprehensive commerce degree you will cover the broad principles of commerce and management with a focus on business management, human resource management and marketing. You will also develop a sound foundation in accounting, financial management, project management, economics, research methodology and organisational behaviour. Because of our unique teaching and learning approaches, you will also develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analytical thinking, effective decision-making, working in teams and communicating confidently.

We use a blend of face-to-face Lecture-Based Learning (LBL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi.

During your studies, you complete practical case studies, conduct individual and group research projects and you participate in an online business strategy game. These projects and assessments ensure relevant business experience and further prepare you for the real world of work. In your second year of study you become a member of the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA).

Through innovative and efficient use of time and timetabling, Pearson Institute, students are able to complete this degree programme within the duration of two years. This saves you time, a year of study and allows you to enter the job market a year earlier.

Admission requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF)

Alternatively, a prospective student should have successfully completed a relevant Higher Certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

  • Qualification Accreditations

    Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

    Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

    Internally and externally moderated by subject matter experts.

    Quality assured (externally moderated) by Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales; the degree is of equivalent standing to a UK degree. If you have a CTI degree you will therefore be eligible to apply for postgraduate degree studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Metropolitan University is a registered UK university and not a conferrer of any qualifications in South Africa.

  • Career options

    The career choices for a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, are varied and employment options include:

    Financial accounting
    General management
    Human resource management
    Marketing management
    Project management