Bachelor's Degree in Economics in South Africa

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A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

The purpose of Economics is to study how scarce goods are distributed and consumed. It studies markets, businesses, pricing or consumers in its realm of microeconomics. And it covers fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment or monetary policy in macroeconomics. Good economists are increasingly important in order to prevent and improve economical situations of different sectors and industries.

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BCom Hons in Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 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 rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge. The Department of Economics and Econometrics reserves the right to alter the entrance requirements. Contact details: Dr Josine Uwilingiye / 011 559 2531 / juwilingiye@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 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 economic applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics and Econometrics. Lastly it will prepare them for further study in Economics and Econometrics as a science. [+]

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 economic applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics and Econometrics. Lastly it will prepare them for further study in Economics and Econometrics as a science. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, 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/OldNQF level 6) or Mathematics 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 in Economics with an average of 60-64% for Econometrics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) and average of 65% for Economics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6), obtain conditional acceptance into the honours programme , and must successfully complete an entrance module in Mathematics before registration. Students that have completed a Bridging Programme in Economics are not allowed to articulate into the honours programme. Contact details: Dr Josine Uwilingiye / 011 559 2531 / juwilingiye@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom / BCom Extended in Economics and Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the BCom in Economics and Econometrics is to equip students with the necessary theoretical and quantitative economic and econometric knowledge and skills in order to effectively perform their duties as economists/econometricians in the private and public sectors of the economy. 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. [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in South Africa 2017. 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 in order 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), whilst 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 in terms of 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). [-]