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 by 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 BCom in Entrepreneurship, 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.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Economics 1A
  • Business Mathematics

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Entrepreneurship within the Economic Environment
  • Economics 1B
  • 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
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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