BCom Hons (Economics)

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Econometrics
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Economics and Econometrics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BCom Hons (Economics)
Programme Code: H3N14Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 110724

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022


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.

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Admission Requirements

A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or an Advanced Diploma in Economics, with an average of 65% for Economics 3 (NQF level 7) and an average of 65% for either Econometrics 3 (NQF level 7) or Statistics 3 (NQF level 7), to be considered for entrance into the honours programme.

A potential student in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or an Advanced Diploma in Economics, with an average of 60-64% for Economics 3 (NQF level 7) and / or without Econometrics 3 (NQF level 7) or Mathematics 3 (NQF level 7) or Statistics 3 (NQF level 7), may be considered for entrance into Economics depending on the number of places available for the qualification.

Only the applicants who successfully completed the compulsory entrance module in mathematics will be considered for final admission to the honours programme depending on space availability.

The department requires the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge. The School of Economics reserves the right to alter the entrance requirements.

Selection Process

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