Bachelor of Commerce (General) | UMP

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum APS:30
  • English Home or First Additional Language): Level 4
  • Mathematics: Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy is not Accepted

Career Prospects

Traditional Career Paths:

  • Accounting: Chartered Accountant (CA), financial accounting, management accounting, tax auditing, forensic accounting.
  • Finance: Financial analysis, investment banking, corporate finance, risk management, treasury, financial planning.
  • Marketing: Market research, advertising, brand management, digital marketing, sales.
  • Management: Business consulting, general management, human resource management, operations management.

South African Specific Opportunities:

  • Financial Sector: South Africa has a sophisticated financial industry, offering numerous opportunities in banks, investment firms, and insurance companies.
  • Demand for Accountants: Skilled accountants are always in demand across various sectors.
  • Emerging Fields: Fintech (financial technology), e-commerce, and data analytics are growing fields for BCom graduates with specialized skills.
  • Entrepreneurship: The BCom provides a strong foundation for starting your own business.

Additional Specializations Within a BCom:

  • Economics: Economic analysis, policy development.
  • Information Systems: Business analysis, system design, IT management.
  • Law: Commercial law, corporate law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Statistics

Potential Job Titles:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Market Researcher
  • Business Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Data Analyst
  • Logistics Manager

Organizations to Target:

  • Large corporations across various industries.
  • Accounting and auditing firms
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Consulting firms
  • Government departments
  • Startups and tech companies
  • Non-profit organizations

Tips for Success:

  • Specialize: Focus on a specific area within your BCom degree to become more competitive.
  • Professional Certifications: Enhance your credentials with certifications like CA(SA), CFA, CIMA, etc.
  • Build Skills: Develop your analytical, problem-solving, and communication abilities.
  • Networking: Engage with industry professionals and attend relevant events.
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