BCom part-time

Invest in your future with a Wits BCom. Establish a strong knowledge foundation, build your intellectual capital, and take the first step towards future-proofing your career. Part-time students receive the same qualification as full-time students at Wits.


Associated with one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, a Wits BCom makes you highly sought-after, both locally and internationally.

The following subjects are available for part-time students:

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


The part-time 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.

Entry Requirements

APS 38-43

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Mathematics Level 5


Applicants with an APS of 35-37, as well as English Level 6 and Mathematics Level 6, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

Prior to 2008 - Old Matric: 

English Language requirement
First language: a minimum of 40% (E) at higher grade or Second language: a minimum of 40% (E) at higher grade.

Mathematics requirement 
A minimum of 50% (D) at higher grade or a minimum of 60% (C) at standard grade.

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.

University Application Process

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process. 
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information on student funding and scholarships. University-funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.

Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.