UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Academic Programmes

Undergraduate

We offer the following sought-after degrees:

  • Three Undergraduate Programmes in Commerce:
    1. A three-year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree;
    2. A three-year Bachelor of Accounting Science (BAccSc); and
    3. A three-year Bachelor of Economic Science (BEconSc).


  • Two Undergraduate Programmes in Law:
    1. A three-year LLB programme for students who hold BA or BCom degrees but who have not completed any law subjects; and
    2. A two-year LLB programme for students who hold BA or BCom degrees who have taken law as a major subject.


  • Also offered by Commerce, Law and Management Faculty are BA and BCom degrees on a part-time basis as well as a wide range of short-courses.

Postgraduate

Additional to the undergraduate degrees, we offer a wide range of postgraduate degrees and diplomas that ensure our graduates are properly positioned in top echelons on the African continent and beyond. These postgraduate programmes are offered full-time or part-time depending on the particular degree and by coursework or through research based programmes. These include:

  • Doctor of Commerce (DCom)
  • Doctor of Economic Science (DEconSci)
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Commerce (by Research)
  • Master of Commerce (by Coursework and Research) in the fields of:
    • Accounting (50%)
    • Taxation (25%)
    • Business Economics (Business Sciences) (Business Finance) (50%)
    • Economics (25%)
    • Development Theory and Policy (50%)
    • Information Systems (50%)
    • Management and Marketing Information
  • Master of Economic Science (by Research)
  • Master of Laws (by Research)
  • Master of Laws (by Coursework and Research) in the fields of:
    • Commercial and Business Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Environmental Law
    • General
    • Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation
    • Information and Communications Law
    • International Law
    • International Economic Law
    • Labour Law
    • Pensions Law
    • Tax Law
  • Master of Management (by Research)
  • Master of Management (by Coursework and Research) in the fields of:
    • Public and Development Management
    • Public Policy
    • Security
    • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
    • Finance and Investment Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Business and Executive Coaching
    • Social Security, Policy Management and Administration
    • Governance and Public Leadership
    • Humanitarian and Development Management
    • Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Bachelor of Accounting Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Economic Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in the fields of:
    • Accountancy
    • Business Sciences (Finance)
    • Business Sciences (Human Resources)
    • Business Sciences (Insurance)
    • Business Sciences (Management)
    • Business Sciences (Marketing) 
    • Development Theory and Policy
    • Economics 
    • Information Systems  
    • Taxation
  • Higher Diploma in Accountancy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law in the fields of:
    • Commercial and Business Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Environmental Law
    • General
    • Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation 
    • Information and Communications Law
    • International Law
    • International Economic Law
    • Labour Law
    • Pension Fund Law
    • Tax Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the fields of:
    • Business Administration
    • Human Resources
    • Public and Development Management
    • Governance and Public Leadership
    • Humanitarian and Development Management
    • Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Security