Economics is the study of how, where and why money and resources are produced, spent and allocated by government and businesses, and how these help and affect the lives of individuals.


Do you have a flair for problem-solving, reasoning, and analysis? Are you fascinated by how money makes the world go around? A career in Economics might be for you.

When you hear discussions around unemployment, monetary policy, budget deficit and inflation, chances are an economist is involved. Since all businesses, organisations, and citizens are affected by local and global economies, every commerce graduate must complete at least one year of study in Economics.

Find out more about the Wits BCom Economics here.

Career Opportunities

  • Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Political Advisor or ‘Lobbyist’
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Researcher


Major Combinations

  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Law
  • Management


  • Politics


  • Philosophy as part of a BCom(PPE)

Entry Requirements

APS 38+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5


Applicants with an APS of 35-37, as well as English Level 5 and Mathematics Level 5, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

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.