BCom / BCom Extended in Economics and Econometrics

General

Program Description

BCom in Economics and Econometrics

The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary theoretical and quantitative economic and econometric knowledge and skills to effectively perform their duties as economists/econometricians in the private and public sectors of the economy.

Possible Careers

  • Economist
  • Econometrician
  • Economic
  • Analyst
  • Forecaster
  • Economic Planner

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum APS: 28
  • English: 4
  • Mathematics: 4

NOTE:

  • The programmes are presented in English only.
  • The achievement level (rating) obtained for Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS).

BCom Extended in Economics and Econometrics

The BCom extended in Economics and Econometrics provide alternative access for applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to enter a regular BCom programme at the University of Johannesburg.

The minimum study period for each of the above-extended programme is four years. The foundation (first) year of study comprises foundational modules (New/ Old NQF level 5), while the remaining three years are the same as that of the corresponding regular degree programme.

The BCom Extended Degree in Economics and Econometrics is aimed at access for success regarding its foundational provision, i.e. in providing alternative access in the field of Economics and Econometrics. Students are given foundational provision covering relevant academic skills together with subject-related themes, required to facilitate learning in the regular modules of the BCom degree programme. The combination of foundational modules enables students to develop a comprehensive perspective and effective strategies for adjusting to and meeting the demands of, the higher education environment with the aim of being successful in the chosen BCom programme.

Possible Careers

  • Economist
  • Econometrician
  • Economic Analyst
  • Forecaster
  • Economic Planner

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum APS
    • 25 with Mathematics
    • 28 with Mathematical Literacy
  • English: 4
  • Mathematics: 3
  • Mathematical Literacy: 6

NOTE:

  • The programmes are presented in English only
  • The achievement level (rating) obtained for Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS).

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less