Bachelor of Commerce in International Business

Gain critical knowledge in commerce, enhanced by an in-depth understanding of the business and commercial practices relevant to multinational organisations with a Bachelor of Commerce International Business.

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
  • International Business Degree distance learning


In an ever-changing global business and economic environment, studying business from an international perspective is vital for graduates who are ambitious to work across international boundaries and cultures. This programme will prepare and equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to understand the link between political, economic, socio-cultural and environmental factors which impacts on multinational organisations.

The Bachelor of Commerce in International Business degree will allow students to gain a broader and more indepth understanding of the role and importance that governments play, both in a global context. The programme facilitates a sound understanding of the key business theories, methodologies and practices. The programme work also provides a balance of theoretical and practical aspects of international business.

Who Should Apply?

Students who have a passion for business and finance and are interested in learning about the various types of currencies and laws by which businesses operate on at a global level. This programme will provide students with the necessary knowledge which is required to understand how national and multinational businesses operate.


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 Development Manager
  • Data Scientist/ Marketing Executive
  • Financial Trader/ Human Resources Officer
  • Public Relations Account Executive

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

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

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • End User Computing
  • Digital Transformation in the Business Environment

Semester 2

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

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Business and Society
  • International Trade Theory
  • Business Law

Semester 2

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Environment
  • Value Chain Management
  • Business Statistics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Global Political Economy
  • International Trade Law
  • International Strategy Management

Semester 2

  • International Finance
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • International Marketing Environment
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain

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

An international business degree will enable a graduate many opportunities within multinational companies and industries. Graduates could expect to specialise in a particular role, such as supply chain management, business development or financial management.

Yes, MANCOSA’s International Business Degree is a distance learning programme, which means you can keep working while you study. The programme also offers top-quality online support.

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