Bachelor of Commerce in Management

SAQA ID: 80286, NQF Level 7 (Credits: 376)

Would you like to lead people in business and create financial success?  Master the art of management and finance with a Bachelor of Commerce in Management.

Course Objectives

Today’s complex business environment and increased competition calls for effective management, finance and accounting knowledge in order to maximise financial performance. Lyceum’s Bachelor of Commerce in Management is strongly finance and accounting orientated and will equip you with the abilities to master the financial and accounting functions in a company. The degree also focuses on business management and will supply you with the knowledge to meet business management demands both in the public and private sectors.  

There is a shortage of experienced graduates in the finance and accounting disciplines in South Africa, and indeed globally. It is critical that these positions be filled with competent practitioners. A recent survey indicates that more than 40% of the top posts in the country are filled by candidates with financial management qualifications.  The management and other non-financial components of this degree will provide you with a well-rounded platform ensuring that you will be adequately trained to fill the commanding roles within the industry and commerce.  

The content of the course will empower you with in-depth understanding and knowledge to effectively handle business decisions and lead people in an organisation or business.

With Lyceum’s Bachelor of Commerce in Management you will hold a degree of high standing that will offer you career opportunities that are high in demand in all sectors of the commercial market.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Our degree programmes are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society. We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue

Learners could pursue a career as a: 

  • General Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Executive
  • Accountant/Senior Accountant
  • Accounting Officer

Gaining Entrance 

To study for a bachelor’s degree you will need to meet the following:

  • The minimum entry requirement for this course is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 or better in four subjects from the designated 20-credit subject list.

Length of Time

Minimum - Three (3) years of study (part-time)

Maximum - Six (6) years of study (part-time)

Certification Received / Qualification

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Bachelor of Commerce in Management.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Contents of Course

Below are a few examples of the subjects you will cover:

  • Business Management 
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Law

For a detailed breakdown of all your subjects, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format). Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student. Please see: (Terms and Conditions). 

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations.  

Please see the following information below, to ensure that your process goes  smoothly.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment) and
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time. If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date. 

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