The Wits BCom
Gearing up for the 4th Industrial Revolution
A Wits BCom complements the security of a structured path to an industry valued qualification, with courses that go beyond narrow, singular disciplines. It is rooted in adaptability, diversity and a flexibility that is guided. This produces graduates fluent in the common, recognisable commercial language spoken in boardrooms, trades and systems across the world, regardless of their final qualification and chosen career paths.
The Wits BCom is an investment in your future. It establishes a strong knowledge foundation both wide and deep, puts in place the building blocks of intellectual capital, and provides the first step towards ‘future proofing’ your career. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country you’ll find yourself a highly sought after commodity, both locally and internationally.
The Wits BCom structure offers the opportunity to study subjects both within and beyond the Faculty. So you can complete your BCom degree with 3rd year majors as diverse as maths, psychology and computer science paired with more conventional business majors like economics, finance, marketing or information systems. This allows for access to exciting new specialisations and emerging opportunities.
Your Wits BCom gives you options and choices. In first year, you are exposed to a variety of compulsory subjects designed to introduce you to the language of business and build foundational knowledge. This helps you discover your strengths and interests before deciding on your subsequent major subjects. Explore the possibilities of a Wits BCom here.
BCom Major choices in Economics and the Business Sciences
Would you say that you’re analytical, and good at problem solving and planning? Are you good with figures, and have you always been savvy with your money? Then studying Finance may be perfect for you.
Do you relate easily to a wide range of people and believe you could 'make a difference’ in an organisation? Are you a great problem solver, able to see the big picture and both sides of an issue? Then think about a career in HRM.
Are you fascinated by how technology affects people, organisations and societies? Are you quick to download and use the latest app? Would you enjoy solving “real world” problems? Then studying IS may be ideal for you.
Does the management of risk and probability of occurrence of disasters fascinate you? Are you analytical, focused, and have good attention to detail? If so, consider Insurance and Risk Management as a BCom major.
Do you have a flair for planning, organising and teamwork? Are you an effective communicator who motivates others? Do you see yourself leading a Fortune 500 company or the next famous South African Entrepreneur? Then choose Management as a major.
Are you fascinated by trends and fashions, and the secret behind successful brands? Do you wonder what makes last season's cool "must haves" suddenly "so last year"? Want to shape the world’s desires? Then Marketing could be your dream career.