Programme Code: SAQA-97907 - NQF level 7 - Credits 360

Entrepreneurship is the process of identifying, creating and realising opportunities for new business or social ventures. The Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship is an undergraduate degree that aims to provide knowledge, skills and acumen to those aspiring to start their own business or those wishing to contribute to successful entrepreneurial ventures. The Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship responds to the needs of students and the community through providing appropriate training in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial development.

The programme content is designed to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills and applied competence (including the development of graduate attributes and qualities) in the field of entrepreneurship, the programme provides opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and rewarding contributions to society.

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

  • Define the concept of entrepreneurship;
  • Describe the entrepreneurial process;
  • Understand the theory behind creativity and innovation;
  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities;
  • Describe the context in which entrepreneurial activity occurs;
  • Understand the legal and information technology framework in which businesses operate;
  • Explain the domains of entrepreneurship, financial management and management;
  • Display knowledge of the functional areas of management;
  • Apply accounting principles in managing a business;
  • Evaluate growth strategies for entrepreneurial ventures.

Duration: 3 years

Year Semester Description
1 1 Entrepreneurship 1A
Economics 1A
Business Management 1A
Business Mathematics
2 Entrepreneurship 1B
Economics 1B
Business Management 1B
Business Communication
2 1 Entrepreneurship 2A
Business Management 2A
Management Accounting
Business Law
2 Entrepreneurship 2B
Business Management 2B
Computing Applications
Financial Accounting Principles
3 1 Entrepreneurship 3A
Business Management 3A
Business Management 3B
Entrepreneurship 3B
2 Entrepreneurship 3C
Entrepreneurship 3D
Statistical Techniques in Business
Information Management

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English; or
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma.