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Why Study the Wits BCom?

Intellectual capital in the heart of South Africa’s business capital

Studying a BCom degree at Wits offers you unique flexibility in your course choices and you are taught by leading academics who are experts in their field.

Wits BCom graduates join the working world equipped with problem solving skills, the ability to question the status quo from an informed position and think critically, and the intellectual agility crucial for successful careers in commerce, locally and globally.

As a Wits BCom student you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in business and engage with those who are shaping our economy. Your degree will encourage your intellectual curiosity and sharpen the mental habits and instincts you’ll need to thrive in a complex, competitive job market. You will learn to collaborate with fellow students, work successfully as a team and compete individually for excellence.

The Wits BCom degree is an investment in your future. It establishes a strong 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, locally and internationally with your Wits BCom.

Location, location, location

Johannesburg is the financial and industrial heart of South Africa, with no challengers on the horizon. Wits sits right at its epicentre, in the heart of the new innovation hubs of Braamfontein, perfectly placed between the skylines of vibrant downtown Joburg, and Sandton “the richest square mile in Africa” to the north. As the intellectual heart of the city, Wits works hand in hand with the City of Johannesburg, driving innovation and re-development, supporting the emergence of the continent’s first true Smart City.

From its start, the City of Gold attracted the brightest business minds and entrepreneurs from across the country and abroad. Here you’ll find the headquarters of corporate heavyweights and sassy start-ups alike, and the JSE, one of the globe’s most consistent and dynamic stock exchanges. Deal making, networking and job opportunities are in the city’s DNA and unmatched elsewhere on the entire subcontinent. All within what’s often called the world’s biggest manmade forest, the best climate in the world and vibrant cultural and social scenes.

Given this wealth of commercial activity, it makes sense that top local and international students aspire to earn their BCom degrees at Wits. Here they receive a world-class education in business, mentoring from academics who enjoy close working relationships with captains of industry and public sector leaders, while immersing themselves in the science and art of business. Be smart – choose to graduate with your BCom from Wits.