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 Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management is a three-year undergraduate degree programme where students develop the ability to apply management theory in practice. Apply the analytical skills and knowledge gained in the programme to a specialised research area of project management. Support and apply leadership practices in the role as a Project Manager within both emerging and advanced markets.

The value of project management is recognised amongst mult-national companies across all sectors, and its inclusion is now considered necessary to stay commercially competitive and in order to consistently deliver top-quality business results. MANCOSA offers one of the best project management management courses in South Africa. Learn how to go about leading a team to achieve goals within time and budget.


Upon successful completion of the BCom Project Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Understand the basics of Project Management theory, practices and its application in business;
  • Align Project Management with strategic business goals in order to create a value chain that gives organisations their competitive advantage.
  • Support and apply leadership practices in the role as a Project Manager within both emerging and advanced markets.
  • Utilise team building techniques to make teams in matrix environments more cohesive and successful.
  • Manage a Project Management Office in order to ensure efficient resource utilisation.
  • Manage project management risks to ensure the project is delivered within scope, time and cost constraints.
  • Utilise communication skills and strategies to manage the expectations of the customer and stakeholders.
  • Manage competing expectations of stakeholders to ensure a positive influence on the project.
  • Monitor and report on the performance of projects.
  • Implement research methods and designs relevant to project management in order to make informed decisions that lead to project success; and
  • Apply the analytical skills and knowledge gained in the programme to a specialised research area.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • End-User Computing/Digital Transformation in the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Economics 1A

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Project Scope and Time Management
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Economics 1B

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
  • 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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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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