Faculty of Commerce and Administration

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE HONOURS (BUSINESS MANAGEMENT)

Offering Place      :   NMD Site   

Offering Type       :   Day  

 

Overall Purpose of the Qualification  

It prepares learners for a career in Management, Marketing, Finance, Research, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and any other related business function by equipping them with advanced skills in Business Management and enabling them to conduct basic research.   

Entrance Requirements  

Students who register for this programme must have B Com Degree majoring in Business Management from WSU or any other recognised institution.  Ideally students should have an average of at least 60% in Business Management III.

Alternatively, students with less than 60% may be required to undertake a project before commencing with the programme.  This requirement will be left to the discretion of the Department.        

International students who have completed Business Management 3 (with relevant \course outlines) will be accepted to the programme. Students who do not have Business Management 3 will be able to complete it at WSU before registering for the Honours programme.  

Underpinning knowledge  

Students must have a good knowledge of business related disciplines, e.g. Business Management, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, and Information Systems at the undergraduate level. Also required are good language and numeracy skills.

Entry Points  

B Com Degree from any recognised institution.           

Exit Points  

An Honours degree after having completed the programme and having obtained 126 credits.               

Exit Level Outcomes  

After completion of the programme, a learner will be able to practise as a Functional or a General Manager in specialist areas undertaken for the degree.  They will gain managerial and leadership skills and be able to conduct primary research independently.  They will also be empowered in decision-making and problem-solving skills.      

Assignment of Credits  

Study Level 1:  CREDITS 126 (NQF level 8)

Recognition of Credits  

Not more than 50% of subjects in the Honours Programme will be exempted in this way. See also General prospectus Rule

G15 & G16.       

Career opportunities  

On successful completion, students will be able to pursue careers as Managers in any of the functional areas chosen by students. Education students (educators) will be able to pursue careers as subject advisors in the Economic and Management Sciences.    

Subject Categorisation for B Com Honours in Business Management  

In consultation with the Head of Department, select five papers OR four papers with a Research Project.                  

              

( S/Y = Semester/year; F/C = Fundamental/Core )   

MODULES                                       

MODULE CODES

                     

 CREDITS

                     

S/Y         

F/C          

Electives                                         

                     

                     

                     

                     

Advanced General Management                                   

BMA4101                  

24              

Y                

C                

Strategic Management                                   

BMA4102                  

24              

Y                

C                

Human Resources Management                                   

BMA4103                  

24              

Y                

C                

International Management                                               

BMA4104                  

24              

Y                

C                

Advanced Marketing Management                              

BMA4105                  

24              

Y                

C                

Advertising Management                              

BMA4106                  

24              

Y                

C                

Marketing Research                                         

BMA4107                  

24              

Y                

C                

Retail Management                                          

BMA4108                  

24              

Y                

C                

Sales Management                                          

BMA4109                  

24              

Y                

C                

Services Marketing                                           

BMA4110                  

24              

Y                

C                

Advanced Financial Management                                 

BMA4211                  

24              

Y                

C                

Credit Management                                         

BMA4212                  

24              

Y                

C                

Investment Management                             

BMA4213                  

24              

Y                

C                

Operations Management                              

BMA4214                  

24              

Y                

C                

Project Management                                      

BMA4215                  

24              

Y                

C                

Entrepreneurship                           

BMA4216                  

24              

Y                

C                

Tourism Management                                    

BMA4217                  

24              

Y                

C                

Capita Selecta                                 

BMA4218                  

24              

Y                

C                

Research Project (Topic to be  selected  in

consultation with Head of Department)

                     

  BMA4219               

30              

Y                

C                

  

Integrated Assessment  

On-going assessment will be conducted by means of assignments, tests, seminar presentation and projects.      

Articulation  

Qualifying students will be able to proceed to a Masters level at Walter Sisulu University or at any other accredited higher learning institution.      

  

Criteria for the Registration of Assessors  

All assessors must be in possession of at least a Master’s degree and preferably also be registered with relevant professional bodies.              

Moderation  

External examiners who are experts in their field will be appointed.        

Promotion Rules  

Please see the Faculty Prospectus in your year of registration for the required number of credits.                  

Completion  

All courses and modules must be completed with a minimum mark of 50% each. Students who obtains an average of 75% for the entire programme may graduate with a Distinction.  

Exclusion  

Students who do not pass a single course in a year will be excluded. Students who do not complete the programme within the prescribed times set out in the Prospectus, will also be excluded. Full-time students are allowed an additional two years to complete the degree and part-time students are allowed three additional years.