Faculty of Commerce and Administration

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE HONOURS (ECONOMICS)

Offering Place      :   NMD Site       

Offering Type      :    Day 

 

Full time Offering to be completed over a year subject to the availability of relevant staff members. Part time offering is for students who are working.  Academic activities to be completed over a period of two years and attending classes. 

Overall Purpose of the Qualification  

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the students on an advanced level in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods. 

The programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the context of Economics as a social science and prepare them for further study in Economics as a Science.  

Entrance Requirements  

Students taking Honours courses in Economics will be expected to grasp work, normally demanding proficiency in Mathematics at Matriculation higher level.  

An average of 60% or above in Economics 111 in B Com or B degree. 

A pass in Econometrics undergraduate. 

On its own discretion, the department may consider students who do not obtain the required minimum. 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning is given priority  

Prior learning shall be recognized subject to the requirements of each programme as per WSU’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (RPL). 

Entry Points  

A B Com or B degree from any recognized institution.  

Specific Exit Level Outcomes  

On completion, learners may practice as professional Economists, Academics or Analysts in private or public sectors. Should be able to contribute or influence the policy making process in general in the economy. 

Assignment of Credits The course consists of: a weekly seminar on Contemporary Economic Issues a maximum of 120 credits.  a project paper or mini-dissertation is compulsory. 

Offering Place      :   NMD Site       

Offering Type      :    Day 

 

Full time Offering to be completed over a year subject to the availability of relevant staff members. Part time offering is for students who are working.  Academic activities to be completed over a period of two years and attending classes. 

Overall Purpose of the Qualification  

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the students on an advanced level in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods. 

The programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the context of Economics as a social science and prepare them for further study in Economics as a Science.  

Entrance Requirements  

Students taking Honours courses in Economics will be expected to grasp work, normally demanding proficiency in Mathematics at Matriculation higher level.  

An average of 60% or above in Economics 111 in B Com or B degree. 

A pass in Econometrics undergraduate. 

On its own discretion, the department may consider students who do not obtain the required minimum. 

Recognition of Prior Learning is given priority  

Prior learning shall be recognized subject to the requirements of each programme as per WSU’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (RPL). 

Entry Points  

A B Com or B degree from any recognized institution.  

Specific Exit Level Outcomes  

On completion, learners may practice as professional Economists, Academics or Analysts in private or public sectors. Should be able to contribute or influence the policy making process in general in the economy. 

Assignment of Credits The course consists of: a weekly seminar on Contemporary Economic Issues a maximum of 120 credits.  a project paper or mini-dissertation is compulsory. 

A student may choose as follows:  

  

Module Categorisation for B Com Honours (Economics) MT5021   

  

CORE MODULES  AND COMPULSORY  

MODULE CODES  

CREDITS  

Advanced Microeconomics  

ECO 41M1 

15 

Advanced Macroeconomics 

ECO 41M2 

15 

Research Methods                                  

  ECO 41M4 

15 

Time Series Econometrics 

ECO 41M5 

15 

Research Project                                   E  CO 42M12                      30 

  

Electives (Choose two modules) 

Advanced International Economics  

ECO 41M3 

15 

Advanced Development Economics 

ECO 42M4 

15 

Agricultural Development Economics   

ECO 42M8 

15 

Public Finance 

ECO 42M9 

15 

Cost Benefit Analysis 

ECO 42M1 

15 

Monetary Economics  

ECO 42M6 

15 

Advanced  Labour  Economics 

ECO 42M7 

15 

 

Integrated Assessment  

Forms Of Assessment Related To The Overall Purpose  

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

Forms Of Assessment Related To Specific Outcomes  

Written examinations, moderated by external examiners and submitted to professional bodies for approval where necessary. 

Articulation  

Qualifying students will be able to continue, at other accredited institutions, with the M Com programme. 

Criteria for the Registration of Assessors  

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

Moderation  

External examiners who are experts in their relevant fields will be appointed.