Bachelor's Degree in Economics in South Africa

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Top Bachelor Programs in Economics in South Africa 2017

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Bachelor of Commerce

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Alice

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments. [-]

Bachelor of Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 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 honours 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 honours 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. [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in General Accounting

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. 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. [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 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. [-]

BCom in Intrapreneurial Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

With a BCom in Intrapreneurial Management a graduate can work in his own Business, Marketing Management, Management Consultant, Business Management,Financial Management [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. With a BCom in Intrapreneurial Management a graduate can work in his own Business, Marketing Management, Management Consultant, Business Management,Financial Management Admission requirements Minimum APS: 26 English: 4 (50%+) Mathematics: 4 (50%+) Mathematical Literacy: Not Accepted Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme as specific selection criteria may be applied and due to space constraints. With a BCom in Intrapreneurial Management you can have a career in Own Business, Marketing Management, Management Consultant, Business Management,Financial Management [-]

BTech in Quality

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and applications of quality management principles. [+]

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. The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and applications of quality management principles. The student should be able to analyse and explain quality assurance decisions in the context of a QA unit, a company, as well as the regulatory environment, and to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions. The student should also be able to reflect on her/his QA decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of quality assurance and improvement. Students must have experience in the QA function, in order to contextualize their learning to their business environment, and to appreciate improvements andinterventions they can affect in their working environments. Outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualifying student will be able to: Demonstrate detailed understanding and acquired the necessary knowledge to apply different quality management systems used in today’s world. Understand and apply strategic quality control, which is required to maintain a quality management system and continual improvement of quality in the organization. Analyse, prepare and apply the statistical quality techniques associated with industries and the implementation of quality systems. Identify and solve quality related... [-]

BTech in Operations Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and applications of operations management. The student should be able to analyse and explain operations management decisions in the context of an operations unit or company, and to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. 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. The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and applications of operations management. The student should be able to analyse and explain operations management decisions in the context of an operations unit or company, and to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions. The student should also be able to reflect on her/his managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of operations management. Students must have experience in production, operations, engineering management or quality, in order to contextualize their learning to their business environment, and to appreciate improvements and interventions they can affect in their working environments. Outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualifying student will be able to: Demonstrate detailed understanding and acquired the necessary knowledgeto apply different manufacturing/service and control systems operations management strategies used in today’s world and at the same time recognize “specific needs” required for operations process/system to function optimally. Understand and apply strategic operations management strategies required to organize, plan, lead and control a system and operational processes to function optimal. Analyse, prepare... [-]

BCom Hons in Treasury Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 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. The successful student will gain a global corporate treasury management perspective and an in-depth understanding of the global marketplace which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment. Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of 65%, obtained in the final year modules. Contact details: Mr Niël Oberholzer / 011 559 3483 / dfiminfo@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Taxation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. 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. Contact details: Ms Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolenedp@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Quantitative Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 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 specialisation within financial engineering field and advanced quantitative finance. The provision of self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals forthe 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: Mathematics (specifically calculus) and/or Statistics at a New NQF level 5 and 6. Contact details: Ms Erna Zeelie / 011 559 4731 / ejzeelie@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Investment Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 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 specialities. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. 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 specialities. 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. The successful student will gain a global investment perspective and an in-depth understanding of the global marketplace which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree and should have appropriate knowledge of Investment Management (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 subject knowledge in Investment Management. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Prior to commencement of the honours programme, students will be required to complete a statistics and mathematics workshop. Attendance is deemed compulsory but is not a requisite or prerequisite to acceptance... [-]

BCom Hons in Internal Auditing

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 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 internal auditing principles. [+]

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 internal auditing principles. This programme will prepare students to identify and solve advanced accounting governance and control and internal auditing in practice. Lastly this programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting, and internal auditing 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 Internal Auditing (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 Internal Auditing. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Contact details: Ms Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolenedp@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Financial Planning

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis, interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. The purpose of the qualification is to develop applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis, interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. Learners are also prepared for a career in the practice of financial planning and further learning in researched based postgraduate study in this field by developing research and reporting skills. The students should be able to reflect on their decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of financial planning as a practice at an advanced level. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a BCom and should have appropriate knowledge of Financial Planning (assessed at an New NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6) or an appropriate advanced diploma. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Financial Planning. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Contact details: Ms Roxanne Andrew / 011 559 4926 / randrew@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Financial Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of finance-related specialities. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of finance-related specialities. The programme emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional environment. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to synthesize complex management, financial, performance and risk principles in order to drive and add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall financial and business perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment. In addition the student will be prepared for further studies in the field by developing research and reporting skills through the completion of a supervised research project in the field of financial management. The programme is aligned with the competency framework and curriculum requirements of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students that complete the BCom Hons (Financial Management) will be prepared to write the CIMA professional qualification exams that lead into an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) designation. The programme is geared towards preparing students for a professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor of Commerce qualification and should have obtained a final mark of at least 65% for both... [-]

BCom Hons in Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as a social science. Lastly it will prepare them for further study in Economics as a science [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. The purpose of this qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as a social science. Lastly it will prepare them for further study in Economics as a science. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an Advanced Diploma in Economics, with an average of 65% for Economics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) and an average of 65% for either Econometrics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) or Statistics 3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6), to be considered for entrance into the Honours programme. A potential student in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an Advanced Diploma in Economics, with an average of 60-64% for Economics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) and / or without Econometrics 3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6) or Mathematics 3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6) or Statistics 3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6), obtain conditional acceptance into the Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Economics, and must successfully complete an entrance module in Mathematics before registration. The department requires the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the... [-]