Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management

A BCom Project Management qualification succeeds in developing learners to be able to function in a wide range of financial and accounting tasks and to be able to function and add value in private and public sectors.

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 Project Management distance learning


The purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills and applied competence (including the development of graduate attitudes and qualities) in Project Management that provides opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and rewarding contributions to society.

The Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management provides opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, enhanced marketability and enhanced employability whilst opening up new access routes to additional education and training opportunities. The Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management will also provide access to higher education to those wanting to make careers in the fi eld of commerce and will complement the existing accredited MANCOSA qualifications.

Who Should Apply?

  • School leavers looking to pursue a career in Project Management.
  • Individuals aiming at a career in Project Management and Project Coordination.
  • Individuals intending to occupy middle management positions.
  • Managers of Projects.


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:
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Operations Manager

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Microeconomic Essentials

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • End User Computing
  • Digital Transformation in the Business Environment

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Project Scope and Time Management
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Essentials

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Business Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Project Quality Management Processes
  • Fundamentals of Organisational Behaviour

Semester 2

  • Project Cost and Procurement Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Communication Management

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Project Risk Environment
  • Project Strategy and Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Project Performance Management and Reporting

Semester 2

  • Project Finance
  • Project Information Management
  • Capstone for Project 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

Generally speaking, Project Managers are responsible for planning and executing the completion of work-related tasks and projects. They need to ensure that their projects are completed on time, within budget and within the agreed scope of work. Project Managers often work within certain departments, like Finance, Operations, Human Resources or Marketing.

A project life cycle is characterised by having five distinct stages of progression. These processes include: the initiation phase, planning phase, execution phase, monitoring or control phase and the closing phase.

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