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


The International Business Degree will prepare and equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to understand the link between political, economic, socio-cultural and environmental factors to multinational organisations. The BCom (International Business) degree will allow for students to gain a broader and more in-depth understanding of the role and importance that a government plays; not only at a national level but an international level too.

The course work on the programme facilitates a sound understanding of the key business theories, methodologies and practices. The course work provides a balance of theoretical and practical aspects of international business.

With the scarcity of Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and the current shortage of expertise and skills in this area, this programme aims to produce graduates who are in possession of the following attributes:

• Critical thinking;
• Fundamental problem solving skills;
• Communication skills;
• Ethical and legal conduct;
• Global awareness;
• Cultural sensitivity.


Upon successful completion of the International Business Degree programme, the student should be able to:
  • Understand the role of management and leadership in multinational organisational success;
  • Employ integrated knowledge to solve complex problems in an organisation;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of intercultural behaviour and sensitivity;
  • Understand the key aspects of globalisation so as to manage multinational organisations;
  • Understand the interdependence of multinational organisations;
  • Display an understanding of marketing, finance, supply chain, politics and law principles and practices;
  • Assess problems in organisations and propose viable solutions;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of ethics, accountability and corporate social responsibility;
  • Apply the concepts of economics and data analysis to process information for decision making.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

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