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Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management
Economic Science The Bachelor of Economic Science is a mathematically focused degree with majors in Economics and Mathematical Science.
Economic Science The Bachelor of Economic Science is a mathematically focused degree with majors in Economics and Mathematical Science.

Qualification: BEconSc

Faculty: Commerce, Law and Management

Duration: 3 years

School: Economics and Finance

Study mode: Full-time


Programme Code: CBA05

The BEconSc is a specialist degree that builds strong analytical abilities for graduates wishing to work in fields like economics, actuarial science, or other business and data analytics fields.

You can choose to major in Mathematical Science from Actuarial Science, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematical Statistics.

The entrance requirements for the BEconSc degree are higher than those for the BCom. You should only consider it if you have a strong mathematical ability.

  • Actuary
  • Budget Analyst
  • Economist
  • Field Marketing Associate
  • Financial Analyst
  • Industry Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Business Accounting I
  • Economic Theory IA (Microeconomics for Economists)
  • Economic Theory IB (Macroeconomics for Economists)
  • Algebra I
  • Calculus I

AND, one of the following groups:

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics I


  • Basic Computer Organisation
  • Discrete Computational Structures
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms


  • Actuarial Science I


  • Mathematical Statistics I
  • Economics IIA and IIB


  • Basic Analysis II
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Abstract Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Transition to Abstract Mathematics II
  • Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

AND, one of the following groups:

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics II


  • Database Fundamentals II
  • Mobile Computing II
  • Computer Networks II
  • Analysis of Algorithms II


  • Mathematical Statistics II


  • Actuarial Science II
  • Economic Science III

AND, one of the following groups provided you have done the equivalent in the second year of study and complied with the pre- and co-requisite courses

  • Computational and Applied Maths III


  • Software Engineering III


  • Software Design III


  • Formal Languages and Automata III
  • Advanced Analysis of Algorithms III
  • Operating Systems and System Programming


  • Number Theory III


  • Topology III
  • Coding and Cryptography III


  • Rings and Fields III
  • Differential Geometry III


  • Leontief Systems III
  • Group Theory III
  • Real Analysis III
  • Complex Analysis III


  • Mathematical Statistics III


  • Actuarial Science III 

APS 42+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 6


Applicants with an APS of 39-41, as well as English Level 5 and Mathematics Level 7, will be wait-listed, subject to place availability. Applicants interested in Actuarial Science require Mathematics Level 7 and English Level 6.

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022 | Residence Applications: 30 September 2022

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  • 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.
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Wits Plus applicants, applications can only be done online. We will be in contact with you should we require additional documentation.

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.

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.