Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship

The BCom in Entrepreneurship provides knowledge, skills and acumen to those aspiring to start their own business or those wishing to contribute to successful entrepreneurial ventures.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


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 programme 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.

Who Should Apply?

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in Entrepreneurship.
  • Persons wishing to become entrepreneurs or start up their own business.
  • Existing business owners wishing to improve their entrepreneurial skills.


A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum entry requirement for admission onto a Postgraduate Diploma or a cognate Honours degree.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered through online learning and digital support.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:
  • Business Owner/ Management/ Consultant
  • Advisor for SMMEs
  • Analyst for SMMEs
  • Business Development Manager

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Microeconomic Essentials
  • Business Mathematics

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Entrepreneurship within the Economic Environment
  • Macroeconomic Essentials
  • Business Communication

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Strategic Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • Family Business and Corporate Enterprising
  • Marketing
  • Computing Applications
  • Financial Accounting

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Financial Strategies for Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Globalisation
  • Organisational Strategy

Semester 2

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Management in Supply Chain
  • Statistical Techniques in Business
  • Information Management

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • A Higher Certificate; an Advanced Certificate or Diploma
  • Applicants that did not achieve a Bachelors pass in Matric and are over the age of 23 years will be considered via mature age exemption
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 23 years.
For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA‘s institutional rules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A BCom in Entrepreneurship is a good career move for the ambitious self-starter. Some of the main benefits in being an entrepreneur is the freedom of developing your own business vision. Given recent social and financial developments in the country, self-employment has become a more lucrative option for many enterprising South Africans.

It really depends on where your passion and expertise lie. Once you have the business acumen and skills acquired from our BCom in Entrepreneurship, a graduate will be in a better position to find a gap in the market and make a successful career in their particular field.

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