BCom Extended Degree Finance

  *If ratings of 4 or more are obtained for the other recognized Language and/or Mathematics, then ratings of 4 or more are required for fewer subjects from group B, provided that the National Senior Certificate 4X4 degree requirement is met.

  Note 1: Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme (or specific campus) as specific selection criteria may be applied.

Note 2: The first year of study compromises foundational modules. The second, third and fourth years are the same as the first, second and third years of study of the regular degree. On APK the first year is presented only in English and the rest of the years in English and Afrikaans. On SWC the programmes are presented in English only.

BACCALAUREUS COMMERCII (EXTENDED DEGREES)

BCom Accounting Extended Degree (Auckland Park Campus and Soweto Campus)
BCom Economics and Econometrics Extended Degree (Auckland Park Campus)
BCom Finance Extended Degree (Auckland Park Campus)


MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENDED
DEGREE PROGRAMMES

1. National Senior Certificate (NSC) – 2008

The minimum admission requirement for a bachelor’s degree is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 or better in four subjects from the designated 20-credit subject list. (Government Notice, No. 751, 11 July 2008)

The following are specific minimum admission requirements in respect of extended BCom degree studies in the Faculty.

APS

Group A Subjects

Group B Subjects

%

RATING

Languages

OR

Life Orientation 

Subject
1

Subject

Subject

80 -100

7

Language of teaching and learning

 

Other recognised Language

 

Mathematics

Mathematical Literacy

 

 

 

 

 

70 - 79

6

60 - 69

5

50 - 59

4

40 - 49

3

30 - 39

2

0 - 29

1

MINIMUM

22 with Mathematics
OR
25 with Mathematical Literacy


4


2


2


5


4**


4*


4*


4*

* If ratings of 4 or more are obtained for the other recognised Language and/or Mathematics, then ratings of 4 or more are required for fewer subjects from group B,provided that the National Senior Certificate 4X4 degree requirement is met.

** The rating for Life Orientation is divided by 2 when calculating the APS.

2.   Senior Certificate – Prior 2008

Admission requirements for candidates who completed the Senior Certificate:
     A grade 12 certificate on NQF level 4 with exemption; conditional exemption or age exemption
     Grade 12 Mathematics (No specific symbol nor a pass in the subject is required)
     English First Language (HG) 50% (D symbol) or English Second Language (HG) 60% (C symbol)
          A minimum M Score of 10

3. Additional selection criteria

The applicant must be a previously educationally and/or socially disadvantaged learner, profiled within the relevant policy framework/guidelines of the University.
Applicants may also be required to write a placement/aptitude test to evaluate their
learning potential for the relevant extended curriculum programme/s.
Due to enrolment constraints a predetermined number of students will be admitted to an Extended BCom programme. Hence other selection criteria may be applied.

FOUNDATION YEAR CURRICULUM, PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES

BCom extended degrees 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 qualifications is four years. The first year of study comprises foundational modules (NQF level 5), whilst the remaining three years are the same as that of the corresponding regular degree.

The first (foundation) year is offered in
English only.

PURPOSE

The three BCom Extended Degrees: Accounting, Economics and Econometrics, and Finance, in terms of their foundational provision are aimed at access for success, i.e. in providing alternative access in the fields of Accounting, Economics and Econometrics, and Finance, students are given foundational provision covering relevant academic skills together with subject-related themes, required to facilitate learning in the regular modules of BCom degree programmes. 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.

CURRICULUM OF FOUNDATION YEAR

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

Mastering of Academic and Professional Skills – APS3000

Mastering of Academic and Professional Skills – APS3000

Language for the Economic Sciences – LES3000

Language for the Economic Sciences – LES3000

Basic Mathematics and Applications in Economics and Business A – MAEB311*

Basic Mathematics and Applications in Economics and Business B – MAEB322*

The Economic and Business Environment A – EBE3111

Basic Mathematics and Applications in Economic sand Business B – MAEB322*

The Economic and Business Environment A – EBE3111

The Economic and Business Environment B –EBE3222

Financial Recording, Analysis and Management A – FRAM311

Financial Recording, Analysis and Management B – FRAM322


* MAEB311 and MAEB322 are couplet courses.

NOTE: The 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of study in the extended degree will be the same as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of study in the relevant regular degree.

 PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES

The promotion of extended degree students, to each subsequent academic year of an extended B.Com degree follows generally the same rules pertaining to students of a regular B.Com degree. However, all foundational modules must be completed within the first 2 years of study, failing which; a student will not be permitted to proceed any further in the programme. A student, with any foundational module outstanding will not be allowed to enrol for 2nd year regular degree modules.

PREREQUISITES

REGULAR MODULE

PREREQUISITE FOUNDATIONAL MODULE

Economics 1A, 1B
(EKN1A01, EKN1B01)

The Economic and Business Environment A
(EBE3111)

Business Management 1A, 1B
(ONB1A01, ONB1A02, ONB1B01, ONB1B02)

The Economic and Business Environment B
(EBE3222)

Accounting A, B
(REK0A01, REK0B01)
or
Accounting 1A, 1B
(REK1A01, REK1B01)

Financial Recording, Analysis and Management A (FRAM311)

 

Financial Management 1B
(BSR1B01)

Financial Recording, Analysis and Management B (FRAM322)

Analytical Techniques A, B
(ATE1A10, ATE1B10)

Basic Mathematics and Applications in Economics and Business A, B
(MAEB311, MAEB322)

 

 

     
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