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Tuition Fees:$4,903 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:School of Commerce and Law
Campus:IIE MSA campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

Why study the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)?
This IIE Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree offered at IIE MSA allows you to shape your study to match your career goals and interests. It is a degree that gives you highly-valued, globally-relevant skills, increasing your local and international opportunities.

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree provides graduates with a broad-based business qualification that is invaluable in forging a career within the world of business. The BCom degree offers students a quality learning experience in the contemporary, dynamic and interesting field of Business with the opportunity to choose a core discipline in Strategic Management and Marketing Management. This Bachelor of Commerce degree is designed to prepare students for the increasingly complex demands that they will face in the professional business environment. Graduates will enter the business world with solid theoretical knowledge; supported by strong problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making and strategic skills. This degree gives students a highly marketable balance of knowledge, practical application and skills.

The BCom degree is aimed at students who are keen to study a broad-based commerce degree along with the opportunity to choose one of the following core disciplines: Strategic Management and Marketing Management. This choice is made after having received a solid foundation in the theoretical knowledge associated with key management and business disciplines in the first year.

What is this Degree’saccreditation status?
The IIE Bachelor of Commerce degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a minimum 366-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 84706).

Who is this Bachelor’s degreeaimed at?
This BCom degree is aimed at students who are keen to study a broad-based commerce degree along with the opportunity to choose one of the following core disciplines: Strategic ManagementandMarketing Management.This choice is made after having received a solid foundation in the theoretical knowledge associated with key management and business disciplines in the first year.

What is The Teaching and Learning Strategy of IIEMSA, and how will it help prepare me for the 21st century working world?
At IIEMSA campuswe are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy.
This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.
Due to this approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, IIEMSA’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this degree.
This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.
As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.

How is this Bachelor’s degreestructured at IIEMSA?
The IIE BCOM degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.
Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE’s curriculum is reviewed annually thus changes may occur in module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual basis.

Curriculum

Year 1
First Semester:
– Accounting 1A
– Applied Communication Techniques
– Business Management 1A
– Economics 1A

Second Semester:
– Accounting 1B
– Business Management 1B
– Economics 1B
– Introduction to Marketing Theory and Practice

Year 2
First Semester:
– Business Management 2A
– Financial Management 2A
– Industrial Relations
– Marketing 2A
– Quantitative Techniques

Second Semester:
– Business Law
– Business Management 2B
– Digital Marketing
– Marketing 2B
– Project Management
– Retail Management

Year 3
First Semester:
– Business Management 3A
– Introduction to Research
– Marketing 3A
– Supply Chain Management
– Work IntegratedLearning

Second Semester:
– Business Management 3B
– Research Practice
– Information and Knowledge Management
– Marketing 3B
– Enterprise Risk Managemen

Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (40%) or Mathematical Literacy (60%)
National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) or Mathematical Literacy (60%)
Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics HG (40%) or Mathematics SG (60%)

International Students
They have to present a USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies is required and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements or requisite English test e.g. TOEFL, IELS

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $24
Application Fees for International Students: $24

To Apply for a place at the IIE MSA, follow the steps below:
STEP ONE: Select your programme, confirm that you meet the Local or International academic requirements and the English language requirements for the programme you’d like to study.
STEP TWO: You are required to upload a copy of your SA ID document or International Passport in order for your Application to be processed.
STEP THREE: Arrange for payment of your non-refundable R 400.00 application fee which you will be required to pay before your application is processed.
STEP FOUR: The final stage is to Apply Online

Career Opportunities

This bachelor degree in commerce will open up an attractive range of career options; this BCom degree is a perfect stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business related career opportunities, depending on which core discipline you choose. They include:

Marketing Management core discipline
– General Management
– Marketing Management
– Market Research
– Consulting

Strategic Management core discipline
– General Management
– Strategic Management
– Entrepreneurship
– Consulting

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $4,903
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,286

Tuition fees per year for South African Students = R83,200
Tuition fees per year for International Students = R89,700
*International students registering for the first time at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R6,500 payable upon registration.
*Students are advised to pay their deposit on/before registration and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative a payment arrangement can be applied for before the 28 February 2021.
*For more information on fees, Contact the Student Fee Officer (Email: studentfees@iiemsa.co.za OR Tel: +27 011 950 4461 /4494)

Relevant Contact

 
Marlene Bogaards
Head, School of Commerce and Law
 
Admission Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries