Bachelor's Degree in Economic Studies in South Africa

Find Bachelor Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2019

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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

Economics and administration is a fusion of many different disciplines. Professionals are trained in business, macro and micro economics, finance, public policy and other topics to help them analyze and understand the national or global financial picture.

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Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Financial Planning)

Milpark Education
Online Full time Part time 3 - 9 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg + 2 more

The Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Financial Planning provides a solid basis in the field of commerce and will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to operate responsibly and successfully as financial planning practitioners. The Milpark BCom with a major in Financial Planning addresses the academic qualification requirements for the designation of Financial Service Advisor™/FSA™ professional awarded by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. On completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to apply to the FPI to write its professional competency exam for the FSA™ professional. [+]

Financial planning has emerged as an exciting career path in South Africa over the past decade, partly due to the fact that the financial services industry has become highly regulated and those minimum educational standards are prescribed to those who provide advice to the public. Its growth as a profession is also supported by the opportunity to achieve an internationally recognized designation: Certified Financial Planner®, offered in South Africa by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI). In order to become a Certified Financial Planner® professional, the educational requirement is a relevant postgraduate diploma. This bachelor's degree will allow graduates access to postgraduate studies in financial planning. Milpark Education is an FPI-accredited education provider and the Bachelor in Commerce with Financial Panning as a major is an approved programme. The Milpark BCom with a major in Financial Planning addresses the academic qualification requirements for the designation of Financial Service Advisor™/FSA™ professional awarded by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. On completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to apply to the FPI to write its professional competency exam for the FSA™ professional... [-]


Bachelor in Commerce (with a major in Banking and Investment Management)

Milpark Education
Online Full time Part time 3 - 9 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg + 2 more

This qualification is suitable if you are looking for a career in the financial services industry. It covers banking and investment management, two related fields, to allow students flexibility in their careers. [+]

As Banking and Investment Management are related fields, it can be beneficial to those seeking a career in these fields to cover some banking and investment concepts and topics in one degree. This will provide a strong foundation to enable graduates to operate responsibly and successfully in the general banking, private banking, investment banking and investment management environment at a junior level.

The qualification will function as articulation into a Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management/Banking, which most financial institutions require for a further career in the sector. As the course curriculum offers some investment modules, it will also assist with the preparation for the CFA Level 1 exam.... [-]


Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Banking)

Milpark Education
Online Full time Part time 3 - 9 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg + 2 more

The BCom with a major in Banking is suitable for students seeking a solid educational foundation in banking, with the option for a career as a specialist or manager in the banking sector. This Bachelor of Commerce degree is designed to help fast-track your career in banking. It provides practical skills and an understanding of banking and business topics. It can also lay the foundation for further studies. [+]

The BCom degree gives a broad, but solid educational foundation to students in various modules, like banking, economics, accounting, business management, finance, etc. Its purpose is to provide a broad but solid educational foundation to students in the field of commerce, including various key discipline areas such as business management, accounting, and law. Besides that, students can choose a specific Major that they would like to specialize in.

The qualification was designed to provide the knowledge base, practical competence and application skills that will enable students to either enter the labor market or to pursue further studies in their majors.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE YEAR 1 Principles of Accounting Introduction to Business Management Introduction to Business Studies Principles of Microeconomics Regulation and Compliance in the Banking Industry Economics 1B Accounting 1B Business Law Introduction to Retail Banking YEAR 2 Economics 2A Banking 2A Marketing Management Practice Business Management 2B Banking 2B ELECTIVES Taxation ... [-]

Bachelor of Commerce (with major in Compliance and Risk Management)

Milpark Education
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 9 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 2 more

The purpose of the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree is to provide a broad but solid educational foundation to students in the field of commerce, including various key discipline areas such as business management, accounting, and law. The qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge base, practical competence and application skills that will enable students to either enter the labor market or to pursue further studies in this field. As an alternative to a general commerce major, students are able to select from various areas of specialization, namely Banking, Banking and Investment Management, Credit, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Investment Management, Marketing Management, Short‐term Insurance, Taxation as well as Compliance and Risk Management. [+]

The Milpark Education School of Commerce Bachelor of Commerce qualification has been rigorously developed to ensure market relevance and academic integrity. It is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge base, practical competence and application skills required to either enter the labor market or pursue further studies in this field.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE YEAR 1 Induction to Business Studies Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Accounting Introduction to Business Management Business Mathematics Economics 1B Accounting 1B Business Law Fraud Detection YEAR 2 Economics 2A Compliance Techniques andStrategies Global Corporate Citizenship Business Management 2B Interpretation of Statutes ELECTIVES YEAR 2 Fraud Examination Accounting 2 Financial Management 1 YEAR 3 Business Management 3A Economics 3A Risk Management Business Research Methods ELECTIVES YEAR 3 Financial Services RiskManagement Public Administration RiskManagement LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS ... [-]

Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Tax)

Milpark Education
Online Full time Part time 3 - 9 years Open Enrollment South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Taxation will provide the foundational skills necessary to practice as a tax professional. The overall objective of the programme is to enable students to interpret and apply the laws and procedures relating to the dynamic field of taxation. Global developments, together with the current drive to expand the South African economy, require people with business management skills who can be accommodated in any economic sector. In line with this national imperative, the Milpark Education School of Commerce BCom degree provides practical skills and a broad understanding of the international business environment. [+]

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Taxation will provide the foundational skills necessary to practice as a tax professional. The overall objective of the programme is to enable students to interpret and apply the laws and procedures relating to the dynamic field of taxation.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE YEAR 1 Induction to Business Studies Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Accounting Introduction to Business Management Business Mathematics Economics 1B Accounting 1B Business Law Principles of Tax Administration

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Economics 2A Financial Management 1 Personal Income Tax Business Management 2B Accounting 2 Capital gains Tax Group Benefits, Investments & Tax Collection ... [-]

Bachelor of Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Alice

This programme is designed for learners who wish to specialize in the field of Economics, either for the ordinary degree or the honors degree. It is expected that learners completing the programme will pursue careers such as in Banking and Finance, Industry, the Public Sector and Development requiring applied economic research. [+]

This programme is designed for learners who wish to specialize in the field of Economics, either for the ordinary degree or the honors degree. It is expected that learners completing the programme will pursue careers such as in Banking and Finance, Industry, the Public Sector and Development requiring applied economic research.

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Bachelor of Commerce in General Accounting

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Alice

This programme is aimed at students who may wish to become a member of an accounting professional institute (other than SAICA), or who do not wish to become professional accountants yet wish to major in accounting. [+]

This programme is aimed at students who may wish to become a member of an accounting professional institute (other than SAICA), or who do not wish to become professional accountants yet wish to major in accounting.

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Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Alice

This programme is designed for students who wish to become professional accountants. This is a three-year programme designed for learners who meet the normal entrance requirements. All modules are core to the programme. [+]

This programme is designed for students who wish to become professional accountants. This is a three-year programme designed for learners who meet the normal entrance requirements. All modules are core to the programme.

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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (BCOMACT)

Regent Business School
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Durban Johannesburg

It is is a full-time three-year contact programme designed to provide the student with a wide range of accounting (financial and management), auditing, taxation and management skills while at the same time building competence in core focus areas. [+]

Course Introduction

It is is a full-time three-year contact programme designed to provide the student with a wide range of accounting (financial and management), auditing, taxation and management skills while at the same time building competence in core focus areas. The coursework in the degree is demanding and requires dedication and diligent work. Students are required to write tests and examinations during the year. The degree provides graduates with a broad-based accounting qualification that is invaluable in forging a career in the world of commerce and industry. The curriculum also includes general coverage of management theory and business mathematics/statistics and intermediate coursework in business law and economics. The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) graduate enters the business world with a solid theoretical knowledge that is supported by strong problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making and strategic skills. Once the student has qualified, the degree provides articulation to postgraduate qualification, amongst others, the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.... [-]


Bachelor of Commerce in International Accounting

University of Johannesburg
Online 4 years March 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The Bachelor of Commerce in International Accounting is a professionally-oriented and highly relevant online programme that will provide students with an international perspective on global principles of finance and accounting. Potential students are individuals who want to pursue a career as professionals in the broad fields of finance and accounting, but who, owing to financial and geographical barriers, are unable to access contact education, or who would prefer the flexibility that is available through distance provision. [+]

Overview

The Bachelor of Commerce in International Accounting is a professionally-oriented and highly relevant online programme that will provide students with an international perspective on global principles of finance and accounting. Potential students are individuals who want to pursue a career as professionals in the broad fields of finance and accounting, but who, owing to financial and geographical barriers, are unable to access contact education, or who would prefer the flexibility that is available through distance provision.

This online programme will develop students' intellectual, practical and critical-thinking skills to enable them to apply subject-related knowledge and solve problems, which would be expected of an entry-level accountant in an international practice. Furthermore, the programme provides students with a comprehensive and fundamental knowledge base of the underlying core international principles of accounting, governance, risk management and control, auditing, financial management as well as management accounting. In line with the international focus of the programme, it will not offer a module on national tax, as tax laws differ from country to country. Important global tax principles will be incorporated in the other modules, specifically accounting and financial management.... [-]


BTech in Quantity Surveying

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students specializing in the field of quantity surveying, in the construction and property industries and the quantity surveying profession. Students who have obtained this qualification will be competent to perform services relevant to contract procurement, financial and cost management and property development independently. [+]

After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.

A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.

This qualification is intended for students specializing in the field of quantity surveying, in the construction and property industries and the quantity surveying profession. Students who have obtained this qualification will be competent to perform services relevant to contract procurement, financial and cost management and property development independently.... [-]


BCom Hons in Treasury Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the BCom Hons (Treasury Management) is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline of corporate treasury valuation and management. [+]

The primary purpose of the BCom Hons (Treasury Management) is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline of corporate treasury valuation and management. The programme is comprised of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for a career in corporate treasury management. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from quantitative investment analysis, liquidity management to risk management and financial engineering. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesize complex treasury management principles and apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investment and treasury principles will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional corporate treasury management. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. ... [-]


BCom Hons in Taxation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this qualification is to develop intellectual and practical skills in the analysis, interpretation and application of advanced accounting, governance and control and taxation principles. This programme will prepare students to identify and solve advanced accounting, governance and control and taxation principles in practice. Lastly, this programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting, auditing and taxation as a science. [+]

The purpose of this qualification is to develop intellectual and practical skills in the analysis, interpretation and application of advanced accounting, governance and control and taxation principles. This programme will prepare students to identify and solve advanced accounting, governance and control and taxation principles in practice. Lastly, this programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting, auditing and taxation as a science.

Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a BCom or an Advanced Diploma and should have appropriate knowledge of Accounting, Taxation and Governance and Control on New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific module knowledge in Accounting, Taxation and Governance and Control. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.... [-]


BCom Hons in Quantitative Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to understand and implement mathematical financial models. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to understand and implement mathematical financial models. The programme is a vital qualification needed for entry into professional practice or management positions in the quantitative finance services industry. The curriculum covered in the programme provides an in-depth groundwork for further learning and specialization within financial engineering field and advanced quantitative finance. The provision of self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals for the South African financial services industry builds our national, intellectual and economic infrastructure.

Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of 65%, obtained in the final year modules. Students are required to have completed the following as part of their undergraduate degree:... [-]


BCom Hons in Investment Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation and portfolio management. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the student for a wide range of investment-related specialties. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation and portfolio management. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the student for a wide range of investment-related specialties. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from equity investment, interest-bearing investment to portfolio management and retirement finance. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesize complex investment principles and apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investment principles will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional investing. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment.... [-]