Bachelor of Commerce – BCom

Study for an accredited commerce degree with MANCOSA. Commerce is the system of the economy and a specialised degree in this discipline will equip you with the skills needed to make a positive contribution to the modern business world.

Key features

  • Fully-accredited and registered
  • Flexible learning environment
  • Remote accessibility with online support (Ask-the-Tutor platform)
The Bachelor of Commerce is an undergraduate degree that typically takes three years of study to complete. Graduates can articulate onto a Postgraduate Diploma, cognate Honours Qualification or Masters BCom Degree, following the completion of their undergraduate degree.

About the Bachelor of Commerce

The modules covered in a BCom form the foundational theories of business and are focused on modules specific to economics, business management and finance. Students are advised to select a particular stream to follow based on their interest, such as Accounting or Business Management.

A graduate can work in a number of diverse environments, from multinational corporations to government departments or even run their own company. 

Graduates are able to apply practical knowledge and ideas, using proven methodologies and theoretical frameworks to identify, evaluate and resolve complex problems within an organisation.

What are the requirements to study a BCom Degree?

In order to qualify for admission into an undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce degree programme, you will need the following:
  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with mathematics or,
  • An equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English or,
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma
In order to qualify for admission to an Honours or Masters Degree in Commerce, you will need to have completed an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma. For admission into a Masters Degree in Commerce you need to have completed a relevant Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma. Find out if you have the minimum requirements by contacting one of our learning centres.

Outcomes of a BCom

  • Apply basic mathematical and statistical skills necessary for a range of applications in the fields of economics, accounting, marketing, finance and/or supply chain management
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major theories relating to the general study of commerce
  • Develop an understanding of domestic and international economics, and be able to compare the international context of these issues using a critical lens
  • The ability to apply practical solutions to organisational, financial or economic challenges based on the current academic research and best practice
  • An understanding of the concepts, principles and theories as it relates to their specific field of study
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic theories at it relates to markets, commercial organisations and the government sector

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Types of Bachelor of Commerce Programmes

MANCOSA is a highly-respected higher learning institution with a focus on business studies. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate commerce degrees, with specialisations. The type of BCom modules that you take will depend on the programme specialisation you choose. For instance, the BCom Accounting Degree includes modules like auditing, taxation and economics; while the BCom in Project Management includes modules such as business law and project risk management.

Bachelor of Commerce Degrees

MANCOSA’s undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce Degrees articulate into the respective postgraduate degrees, should you wish to enhance your degree with advanced study.

BCom Degree: Honours

MANCOSA also offers the following specialisation areas for a BCom Honours degree:

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no one Bachelor of Commerce degree that can be identified as the best type. This question can best be answered by looking at the area of commerce in which you would like to specialise. Currently, MANCOSA has a variety of BCom Degrees with different specialisation areas, such as Accounting, Human Resources and Marketing.

A BCom Degree is an excellent choice of study because it is highly career-centric. The qualification enables the ambitious graduate to pursue a lucrative career in both the commercial and corporate sector, which usually offers excellent salaries. The acquired knowledge and training that you gain provides you with the skills relevant to a number of industries, making the Bachelor of Commerce graduate a highly-skilled and valuable professional prospect.

There are a host of work opportunities for a commerce graduate who can become an accountant, auditor, marketing specialist, HR  manager or supply chain expert. You could choose to work for an organisation or you could even start your own business. Depending on the type of BCom specialisation, you could find employment in any of the following fields:

  • Investment, commercial or retail banking
  • Sales and marketing
  • Public accounting
  • Supply chain management<
  • Financial planning, analysis and management
  • Human resources
  • General management

Find out more about MANCOSA’s Bachelor of Commerce Degrees. View our prospectus here. Choose to invest in your future with a BCom Degree from MANCOSA.