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BCom Degree

The part-time Bachelor of Commerce degree is an opportunity to study part-time and earn an internationally recognised qualification that enhances your career and earning potential.

Applications to study in 2020 will be open from 01 July to 30 September 2019

The BCom gives you excellent training in critical thinking skills combined with a breadth of professional business knowledge. Wits BCom graduates are eagerly sought after by corporate employers.

You can study the following subjects:

• Accounting    • Auditing     • Economics    • Corporate Finance and Investment
• Management  Accounting     • Management    • Human Resource Management
• Insurance and Risk Management    • Marketing    • Taxation


Entrance requirements

Admission requirements for the BCom include a Matriculation exemption certificate, with a demonstrated competence in Mathematics (HG-D symbol or SG-B symbol) if you matriculated prior to 2008. If you matriculated AFTER 2008, you need pure Maths level 5 in the NSC. You also need to have passed English HG - first or second language - with at least a D symbol prior to 2008 or English Home Language or first Additional Language from 2008 on level 5.

For automatic entry into the BCom, a matriculation exemption and a matric admission rating score of 26 with Mathematics and English is required if you matriculated prior to 2008. Subsequent to 2008, you need to have 39 points, in addition to the above Maths and English requirements.

Students with credits from Unisa or other South African universities may be considered for certain credits or exemptions, on condition that they meet the entry requirements as detailed above. 

Students who meet all the above entrance requirements, but who narrowly miss the Maths requirement, need to first complete a Maths for Access certificate course for a year (also offered by Wits Plus). If they pass Maths for Access with an average of at least 70%, they can apply for admission to the BCom degree. 

Course structure

The Wits Plus Bachelor of Commerce degree is a nine-course curriculum including two majors spread over three levels.

You earn points as you progress through courses, with a minimum total of 432 points required for completion of the degree, which can take you between 4 to 6 years as a part-time student.

Students who have been accepted into our BCom programme, will be assisted with the choice of their courses and planning of their studies.

Download the relevant Road Map for an overview of how your studies could be structured:

Click to download the 2019 BCom Timetable Semester 1 and the 2019 BCom Timetable Semester 2

For FEES per module, download the 2019 BCom Price List

Full BCom Course Outlines

Study requirements

Wits Plus students are required to do the following:

You need to attend lectures on the Braamfontein West Campus in the evening. Students attend lectures one evening a week for each course being studied. 

Normally part-time students are allowed to register for a maximum of two (2) full year courses or four (4) modular courses in a year. Experience has shown to us that it is very difficult for students to cope with more courses while working and also maintaining a healthy family life.

Lectures are usually held in the evenings (17:30-21:00) and specified courses or tutorials may be held on Saturday mornings (09:00-13:00).  

This may be subject to change depending the final timetable.

Application information

Applications to study in 2020 will be open from 01 July to 30 September 2019

Registration and enrolment takes place in January only, once a year for all courses in the BCom, and there is NO mid-year intake for the BCom degree.

In order to apply online for the BCom degree, you need to follow the steps below:

  • Make sure you have a functioning email address - preferably Gmail
  • Click on the link above to access the on-line application form.  
  • Start by creating your personal profile
  • Once you have created your profile, you will receive an email
  • Confirm that you have received the email
  • Create a 6 digit PIN
  • Continue to complete the application form online.


Please ensure that you attach the following documents:

  • Certified copies of your ID, marriage certificate (if applicable) and Matric certificate.
  • Certified copies of your post school certificates and full academic transcripts (if applicable). 

Students who have been accepted to study at Wits Plus will be assisted with their choice of courses and planning of their studies.

For further enquiries, please contact our administrators on:

Thomas Tshikovha
Senior Administrator
Tel: +27 11 717 9506

Mpho Pooe
Tel: +27 11 717 4188 / 717 9505