Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management

Develop financial and managerial skills with an accredited financial management degree. This will equip students to meet the demand for specialists and leaders in the financial sector.

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
  • BCom Financial Management distance learning


The Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management is a specialised undergraduate degree programme that prepares students for the management of monetary resources in an organisation. This programme is primarily aimed at developing financial and managerial skills, to equip students to meet the demand for specialists and leaders in the financial sector.

The programme examines financial concepts such as capital, cash budgets, analysis of financial statements, taxation, commercial law and provides a comprehensive overview of financial management. In this way, while primarily gaining specialised financial skills, students consider and evaluate different factors in making informed decisions for continued financial growth in an organisation

Who Should Apply?

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in financial management.
  • Finance specialists who wish to become finance managers.


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:
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Financial Analyst/ Planner/ Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Financial Administrator

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Economics 1B
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Introduction to Information

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Cost Accounting
  • Taxation 2A
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Taxation 2B
  • Commercial Law

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Financial Markets and Regulations
  • Working Capital Management

Semester 2

  • Operations Management in Supply Chain
  • Budgeting and Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk 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

The area of Financial Management is a thriving field in the business world so there are plenty of possible opportunities from which to choose. Graduates with a Financial Management Degree can get entry-level positions as a Junior Accountant, Bookkeeper or Financial Administrator, which will put them on the path for more senior managerial positions in the future.

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