BCom: course requirements

Be sure you are familiar with the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce programme as you will need to meet these in order to graduate.

For students first enrolled from 2011 

The BCom degree requires a minimum of 360 points (24 courses) and consists of:

Part I

Core: 105 points (7 courses)

BUSINESS 101 Business and Enterprise 1
BUSINESS 102 Business and Enterprise 2
ACCTG 101 Accounting Information
COMLAW 101 Law in a Business Environment
ECON 191 or Business Economics (see Course advice below) or
ECON 101 or Microeconomics (see Course advice below) or
ECON 111 Macroeconomics (see Course advice below)
INFOSYS 110 Business Computing
STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce

For details on the courses in Part I, please see our Course outlines database.

Part II

  • At least 180 points (12 courses)  above stage I, including at least 75 points at stage III.
  • The requirements of at least one of the prescribed majors.
  • 30 points (2 courses) in General Education (GENED) courses approved for this degree.

Course advice 
BCom students intending to major in Economics will need to complete ECON 101 and ECON 111.

Students intending to major in Accounting should enrol in ECON 191 unless they are transferring into the programme and have already been credited with a pass in ECON 101. Students planning to complete the requirements to become a Chartered Accountant are advised that the professional bodies are likely to require a pass in either ECON 191 OR both ECON 101 Microeconomics and ECON 111 Macroeconomics.

Students can include up to 30 points from courses offered by other faculties.