Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc)
The degree of Bachelor of Business Science is a four-year degree career-focused degree intended for students who plan to make a career in a business enterprise, the corporate sector or in any organisation.
The curriculum provides for both a liberal education, and a scientifically based study of economic and management sciences aimed at equipping the graduate with an understanding of modern paradigms and methodologies for problem-solving in management and in business.
The compulsory courses available in the curricula for this degree are:
Accounting Commercial Law Communication
Computing Economics Mathematics and Statistics
After choosing one of the compulsory courses, you can then take courses in subjects that you have a special interest in.
In the fourth year of this degree, in-depth specialisation takes place with students taking honours courses in any one of the following fields, or jointly in two of these fields:
Economics Computer Science Quantitative Management
Information Systems Management
An example of a curriculum in the Economics field is given below.
Note that other subject combinations are possible.
Computer Science 101 Economics 1 Management 1 Mathematics 1 Statistics 1D
Economics 2 Management 2 Commercial Law 1 Mathematics 2 or Mathematical Statistics 2
Economics 3 and 3 B Management 3 Professional Communication
Economics Honours with an optional paper in Strategic Management
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
The degree of Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year degree which provides the candidate with a thorough grounding in basic commerce disciplines, to equip him/her after suitable practical experience with the managerial or professional requirements of his/her chosen field
The curriculum is designed for those who wish to specialise in one or more of the following fields:
Accounting Economics Information Systems Management or Statistics
Various combinations of subjects are possible; the following example is just one example of a number of general curricula that can be followed:
Accounting 1 Commercial Law 1 Economics 1 Management 1 Theory of Finance and Statistics
Computer Science 101*
* Computer Science 101 is a pre-requisite for Information Systems 2
Two of: Accounting 2 Management 2 Commercial Law 2 Information Systems 2
One further approved course
For example: Psychology 1 Professional Communication
Two of: Management 3 Economics 3
Alternative option Information Systems 3
Bachelor of Economics (BEcon)
This degree is the most appropriate choice for those who wish to obtain a degree in which the maximum number of courses in Economics and related subjects is included.
A number of different curricula are possible, although each curriculum must include at least four courses in Economics. Curricula may be chosen with a bias to the Business Sciences, Social Sciences or to Mineral Economics.
Curriculum (Mineral Economics)
The Bachelor of Economics (Mineral Economics) is intended for students who wish to become economists with a geological background. The curriculum is designed to apply economic principles to the exploitation of mineral resources, and combines courses from the Faculties of Science and Commerce. Due to timetable clashes this degree may be required to be taken over more than three years.
Accounting 1 Chemistry 1 Economics 1 Geology 1 Management 1
Economics 2 Geology 2 Management 2
Theory of Finance and Statistics Professional Communication
Economics 3 Geology 3