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Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences 2017/2018 - University of Pretoria
2017/2018
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Message from the Dean

                                                                      The University of Pretoria
                                                                      aspires to be internationally
                                                                      competitive and nationally
                                                                      relevant. The Faculty
                                                                      contributes to this by
                                                                      ensuring that the academic
                                                                      and research programmes
                                                                      conform to the highest
                                                                      standards and that the
                                                                      national and international
                                                                      accreditation of its degrees
                                                                      by professional bodies is
                                                                      maintained.

Prof Elsabé Loots
Dean: Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Furthermore, the Faculty strives to ensure    The Faculty consists of eight departments:   The Faculty boasts active agreements with
that the market value associated with         Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Financial    several international institutions. For more
its degrees will always be of competitive     Management, Economics, Marketing             information about the academic offering
benefit to students.                          Management (including Tourism                of the Faculty, please visit www.up.ac.za/
                                              Management), Human Resource                  bcom.
The key to the success of the Faculty of      Management and Business Management
Economic and Management Sciences              (including Communication Management),
lies in its emphasis on the preparation       as well as the School for Public             Tel       +27 (0)12 420 2425
of a new generation of business leaders,      Management and Administration. Jointly,      Email     emsdean@up.ac.za
entrepreneurs, managers and government        these departments and school present
officials who can create jobs and maintain    all the BCom and BAdmin degrees as
an innovative outlook on life.                well as the postgraduate programmes on
                                              honours, master’s and doctoral level.
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Content

Message from the Dean........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ii
Undergraduate programmes..............................................................................................................................................................................................................1
The National Benchmark Test (NBT).................................................................................................................................................................................................4
Student administration.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................4
BCom (Accounting Sciences)*.............................................................................................................................................................................................................5
BCom (Investment Management)......................................................................................................................................................................................................5
BCom (Financial Sciences)**...............................................................................................................................................................................................................5
BCom (Econometrics)............................................................................................................................................................................................................................5
BCom (Economics)..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5
BCom (Law)...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5
BCom (Statistics)......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
BCom (Informatics).................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
BCom (Agribusiness Management)...................................................................................................................................................................................................7
BCom (Recreation and Sports Management).................................................................................................................................................................................7
BCom..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
BCom (Entrepreneurship)....................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
BCom (Business Management)...........................................................................................................................................................................................................8
BCom (Supply Chain Management)...................................................................................................................................................................................................8
BCom (Marketing Management)........................................................................................................................................................................................................8
BCom (Human Resource Management)..........................................................................................................................................................................................8
BCom – Extended programme...........................................................................................................................................................................................................8
BAdmin (International Relations)........................................................................................................................................................................................................8
BAdmin (Public Management).............................................................................................................................................................................................................9
Postgraduate programmes..................................................................................................................................................................................................................9
General information...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................9
* Infographic: BCom (Accounting Sciences)................................................................................................................................................................................10
** Infographic: BCom (Financial Sciences)....................................................................................................................................................................................11

Produced by the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration in December 2016.
Comments and queries can be directed to ssc@up.ac.za or tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111.

Disclaimer: This publication contains information about regulations, policies, tuition fees, curricula and programmes of the University of Pretoria applicable at
the time of printing. Amendments to or updating of the information in this publication may be effected from time to time without prior notification. The accuracy,
correctness or validity of the information contained in this publication is therefore not guaranteed by the University at any given time and is always subject to
verification. The user is kindly requested to verify the correctness of the published information with the University at all times. Failure to do so will not give rise to
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Important information on undergraduate programmes for 2018

ƒƒ The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the
   University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from
   another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of
   another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
ƒƒ Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.

University of Pretoria website                     www.up.ac.za/ems
National Benchmark Test website                    www.nbt.ac.za

                                                                                                               Minimum requirements for 2018

                                                                                                                   Achievement level
Programmes
                                                                                                     English                            Mathematics                    APS
                                                                                     NSC/                  AS          A     NSC/                  AS         A
                                                                                              HIGCSE                                  HIGCSE
                                                                                      IEB                 Level      Level    IEB                 Level     Level
BCom (Accounting Sciences)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       6         2          B         B            34
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: First step towards qualifying as chartered accountants and other categories of accountants, financial managers, internal auditors, bookkeepers, bankers,
taxation practitioners and advisors, cost and management accountants and credit controllers
BCom (Investment Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       6         2          B         B            34
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Funds managers, investment advisors, financial advisors, management accountants, management consultants, financial managers, investment brokers and
investment analysts
BCom (Financial Sciences)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       5         3          C         C            32
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers:
Specialisation in financial management: Management accountants, management consultants, performance managers, quality managers, financial advisors, strategy
analysts, cost accountants, financial managers, financial planners and business analysts
Specialisation in taxation: Tax advisors, tax auditors in public practice, tax policy designers, tax practitioners, tax compliance managers, SARS auditors and tax risk
managers
Specialisation in internal auditing: Internal auditors, risk officers, forensic auditors, IT auditors, financial auditors, performance auditors, environmental auditors,
compliance officers, government auditors and governance auditors
BCom (Econometrics)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       6         2          B         B            32
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Econometricians are employed by government, the central bank, private and commercial banks, leading stockbrokers and consultancies, both locally
and internationally. Positions include analysts, consultants, researchers, traders or brokers, and academics. The work mostly entails statistical analysis (forecasting,
structural and policy analysis) of economic and financial markets and interrelationships.
BCom (Economics)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       5         3          C         C            32
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Economists may specialise in banking, public finance, international trade and investment or economic development. Economists are employed by
government, the central bank, private and commercial banks, stock brokerage firms and consultancies, both locally and internationally. Positions include analysts,
consultants, researchers, traders and academics.
BCom (Law)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       5         3          C         C            32
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: First step towards becoming attorneys, legal advisors, advocates, prosecutors, presiding officers (magistrate or judge) and law academics
BCom (Statistics)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                         5         3             C       C       5         3          C         C            32
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Data scientists, statistical analysts in several industries, researchers, consultants and lecturers
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                                                                                                            Minimum requirements for 2018

                                                                                                                Achievement level
Programmes
                                                                                                  English                            Mathematics                   APS
                                                                                  NSC/                  AS          A      NSC/                 AS         A
                                                                                           HIGCSE                                  HIGCSE
                                                                                   IEB                 Level      Level     IEB                Level     Level
BCom (Informatics)
Focus area: Information Systems
[3 years]
                                                                                    5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
Closing dates:
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Manager in information technology environment, computer software or hardware supporter, computer systems analyst, financial information systems analyst,
business analyst, information facilitator, IT training, systems developer, business systems analyst
BCom (Agribusiness Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       5          3         C         C        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Agricultural economist and agribusiness managers at commercial banks, agribusinesses and other agricultural and food-orientated institutions, as commodity
trader on future markets on derivatives, producer organisations, consultants, valuers, researchers, policy makers. As managers and project managers in the above.
BCom (Recreation and Sports Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Sport facility managers, sport event organisers, sport and recreation managers and sport marketing managers
BCom
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: The degree does not lead to a specific vocational outcome, but offers opportunities to determine your own career outcome, within limits. Students are able to
compile their own curricula with a view to work opportunities in all sectors.
BCom (Entrepreneurship)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Running of entrepreneurial activities and businesses, corporate entrepreneurs, mentors to entrepreneurs, administrative managers, sales managers, shop
managers, entrepreneurs, business managers, business owners, retail-trade managers
BCom (Business Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: A wide variety of opportunities in administration, finance, marketing and human resource management, including teacher, lecturer, general manager,
management consultant
BCom (Supply Chain Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: The purpose of this programme is to equip learners of supply chain management with the ability to participate in functional management within an integrated
supply chain. This includes the disciplines of supply management, production and operations management, warehousing, transport management and supply chain
strategy.
BCom (Marketing Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Product management, customer service management, customer relationship management, strategic marketing, sales management, brand management,
advertising management, media planning, marketing research management and promotions management
BCom (Human Resource Management)
[3 years]
Closing dates:                                                                      5         3             C       C       4          3         D         D        30
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Careers: Human resource practitioners, human resource consultants, mediators, labour relations specialists, human resource managers, personnel managers, training
officers, liaison officers, psychometrists and industrial psychologists. In their capacity as human resource practitioners, graduates will be responsible for matters such
as developing human resource strategies and policies, human resource planning, recruitment and selection of employees, training and development of staff, labour
relations and personnel administration.
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                                                                                                           Minimum requirements for 2018

                                                                                                               Achievement level
Programmes
                                                                                                 English                             Mathematics                  APS
                                                                                 NSC/                  AS          A      NSC/                AS            A
                                                                                          HIGCSE                                    HIGCSE
                                                                                  IEB                 Level      Level     IEB               Level        Level
BCom – Extended programme
[4 years]
Closing dates:                                                                     4         3             D       D        3         4        E           E      26
SA – 30 September
Non-SA – 31 August
Please note: This programme is only offered in English. The first year of study is presented at the Mamelodi Campus. Admission is subject to selection.
Careers: Career opportunities depend on the field of study chosen by students in their second year of study.
                                                                                                                         Mathe-
                                                                                                                          matics
BAdmin (International Relations)
                                                                                                                             3
[3 years]
                                                                                                                            or
Closing dates:                                                                     5         3             C       C                  3        D           D      28
                                                                                                                         Mathe-
SA – 30 September
                                                                                                                         matical
Non-SA – 31 August
                                                                                                                         Literacy
                                                                                                                             4
Please note: This programme is only offered in English. Students cannot be admitted to a BCom degree via a BAdmin degree if they do not comply with the admission
requirements for a BCom degree.
Careers: Diplomats, public servants, political analysts
                                                                                                                         Mathe-
                                                                                                                          matics
BAdmin (Public Management)
                                                                                                                             3
[3 years]
                                                                                                                            or
Closing dates:                                                                     5         3             C       C                  3        D           D      28
                                                                                                                         Mathe-
SA – 30 September
                                                                                                                         matical
Non-SA – 31 August
                                                                                                                         Literacy
                                                                                                                             4
Please note: This programme is only offered in English. Students cannot be admitted to a BCom degree via a BAdmin degree if they do not comply with the admission
requirements for a BCom degree.
Careers: Managers in the public sector, local government and the private sector, non-governmental organisations, international organisations and embassies.
Graduates are often employed in human resource sections, planning divisions and in general administrative divisions.
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To be able to register, National Senior Certificate (NSC)/IEB*/Cambridge candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for
degree studies, as well as with the minimum requirements for the relevant programme.

The calculation of an Admission Point Score (APS) is based on a candidate’s achievement in any SIX recognised NSC 20-credit subjects
(including subjects from the non-designated subject list, eg CAT, Tourism, Hospitality Studies and Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Technology,
etc), by using the NSC seven-point rating scale. Life Orientation is a 10-credit subject and may not be used for calculating the APS. Life
Orientation is also not a faculty-specific subject requirement.

*Independent Examination Board (IEB)

National Senior Certificate (NSC) seven-point rating scale
              Achievement level                                 Description                                    Percentage
                        7                                Outstanding achievement                                80–100%
                        6                                Meritorious achievement                                 70–79%
                        5                                Substantial achievement                                 60–69%
                        4                                 Adequate achievement                                   50–59%
                        3                                 Moderate achievement                                   40–49%
                        2                                Elementary achievement                                  30–39%
                        1                                      Not achieved                                       0–29%

National Benchmark Test (NBT)
The NBT is not compulsory for programmes, but all students are advised to write the test. Please note that the Academic Literacy Test
does not replace the NBT.

Contact information
Tel      +27 (0)21 650 3523
Website www.nbt.ac.za

International Students Division
Tel       +27 (0)12 420 3111
Email     ssc@up.ac.za
Website www.up.ac.za/ISD

Student Administration
 Programme                                          Departments             Student Administration
 BCom (Accounting Sciences)                         +27 (0)12 420 3211      fhumulani.badugela@up.ac.za               +27 (0)12 420 2289
 BCom (Investment Management)                       +27 (0)12 420 3795      khomotso.matabane@up.ac.za                +27 (0)12 420 3064
 BCom (Financial Sciences)                          +27 (0)12 420 3795      ronel.steenkamp@up.ac.za                  +27 (0)12 420 3347
 BCom (Econometrics)                                +27 (0)12 420 2423      zethu.mjwara@up.ac.za                     +27 (0)12 420 5387
 BCom (Economics)                                   +27 (0)12 420 2423      zethu.mjwara@up.ac.za                     +27 (0)12 420 5387
 BCom (Law)                                         +27 (0)12 420 2363      emily.mokhehle@up.ac.za                   +27 (0)12 420 3643
 BCom (Statistics)                                  +27 (0)12 420 3774      zethu.mjwara@up.ac.za                     +27 (0)12 420 5387
 BCom (Informatics)                                 +27 (0)12 420 3798      nellie.bahula@up.ac.za                    +27 (0)12 420 5279
 BCom (Agribusiness Management)                     +27 (0)12 420 3251      zethu.mjwara@up.ac.za                     +27 (0)12 420 5387
 BCom (Recreation and Sports Management)            +27 (0)12 420 6040      sibabalwe.qokose@up.ac.za                 +27 (0)12 420 3328
 BCom                                                                       phindile.mthimunye@up.ac.za               +27 (0)12 420 3329
 BCom (Entrepreneurship)                            +27 (0)12 420 2411      johannes.ngobeni@up.ac.za                 +27 (0)12 420 5394
 BCom (Business Management)                         +27 (0)12 420 2411      johannes.ngobeni@up.ac.za                 +27 (0)12 420 5394
 BCom (Supply Chain Management)                     +27 (0)12 420 2411      johannes.ngobeni@up.ac.za                 +27 (0)12 420 5394
 BCom (Marketing Management)                        +27 (0)12 420 3004      estelle.nel@up.ac.za                      +27 (0)12 420 3498
 BCom (Human Resource Management)                   +27 (0)12 420 4756      nellie.bahula@up.ac.za                    +27 (0)12 420 5279
 BCom – Extended programme                                                  khomotso.matabane@up.ac.za                +27 (0)12 420 3064
 BAdmin (International Relations)                   +27 (0)12 420 4143      emily.mokhehle@up.ac.za                   +27 (0)12 420 3643
 BAdmin (Public Management)                         +27 (0)12 420 4143      emily.mokhehle@up.ac.za                   +27 (0)12 420 3643
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Programmes                                                                      Core modules (compulsory)
                                                                                 1st year                  2nd year                 3rd year
                                                                                 ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial             ƒƒ Financial
BCom (Accounting Sciences)                                                          Accounting                Accounting               Accounting*
                                                                                 ƒƒ Informatics            ƒƒ Internal Auditing     ƒƒ Internal Auditing*
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental                    ƒƒ Statistics             ƒƒ Taxation              ƒƒ Taxation*
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic                            ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Financial             ƒƒ Financial
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Professional                 ƒƒ Business                  Management               Management*
Ethics.                                                                             Management             ƒƒ Informatics
                                                                                                           ƒƒ Business Law
Core modules (compulsory)
                                                                                *Students choose any three majors at third-year level.
 1st year                  2nd year                  3rd year
 ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial               The University of Pretoria is one of only six universities in the
    Accounting*               Accounting*               Accounting*             world accredited as Centre of Excellence in Internal Auditing –
 ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial               the highest level of accrediting awarded by the International
    Management*               Management*               Management*             Institute of Internal Auditors.
 ƒƒ Commercial Law         ƒƒ Auditing*              ƒƒ Auditing*
 ƒƒ Informatics            ƒƒ Taxation*              ƒƒ Taxation*               Graduates with a BCom (Financial Sciences) degree obtain certain
 ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Commercial Law                                    exemptions for the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Mangement
 ƒƒ Statistics             ƒƒ Informatics                                       Accountants) professional qualification and may also pursue
 ƒƒ Business               ƒƒ Communication                                     professional qualifications from SAIPA (South African Institute of
    Management                Management                                        Professional Accountants) and ACCA (Association of Chartered
                                                                                Certified Accountants).
* The specialisation modules of the first to third years for BCom (Accounting
Sciences) may only be taken by students who are selected for this degree.
                                                                                BCom (Econometrics)
BCom (Accounting Sciences) is an accredited programme that
forms part of the requirements for training as both a chartered                 Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
accountant (CA(SA)) and auditor (RAA). The CA(SA) and RAA                       modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
qualifications are the highest professional qualifications in                   Literacy for EMS.
accounting in South Africa and enjoy international recognition.
                                                                                Core modules (compulsory)
BCom (Investment Management)                                                     1st year                  2nd year                 3rd year
                                                                                 ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Economics             ƒƒ Economics
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental                    ƒƒ Mathematical           ƒƒ Mathematical          ƒƒ Mathematical
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic                               Statistics                Statistics               Statistics
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction                 ƒƒ Mathematics            ƒƒ Mathematics
to Moral and Political Philosophy.                                               ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Informatics
                                                                                    Accounting             ƒƒ Communication
Core modules (compulsory)                                                        ƒƒ Business                  Management
 1st year                  2nd year                  3rd year                       Management
 ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial
    Accounting                Accounting                Accounting              BCom (Economics)
 ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Economics
 ƒƒ Statistics             ƒƒ Investment             ƒƒ Investment              Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
 ƒƒ Informatics               Management                Management              modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
 ƒƒ Business               ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial               Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Professional
    Management                Management                Management              Ethics.
 ƒƒ Commercial Law         ƒƒ Statistics
                           ƒƒ Informatics                                       Core modules (compulsory)
                                                                                 1st year                  2nd year                 3rd year
Graduates of this degree tend to pursue the following
                                                                                 ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ   Economics           ƒƒ Economics
professional qualifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)*,
                                                                                 ƒƒ Statistics             ƒƒ   Statistics          ƒƒ Statistics
Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)* and Chartered Alternative
                                                                                 ƒƒ Business               ƒƒ   Business Law
Investment Analyst (CAIA).
                                                                                    Management             ƒƒ   Communication
*CFA Institute and CFA are registered trademarks of CFA Institute.               ƒƒ Financial                   Management
                                                                                    Accounting
                                                                                 ƒƒ Mathematics
BCom (Financial Sciences)
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental                   BCom (Law)
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction                Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
to Moral and Political Philosophy.                                              modules, Academic Information Management, Judisprudence,
                                                                                English or Afrikaans.
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Core modules (compulsory)                                                     Students in Mathematical Statistics who also want to be trained
                                                                              for the insurance industry, select the following modules, among
 1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year
                                                                              others, as part of their core and elective modules:
 ƒƒ Financial             ƒƒ Consumer               ƒƒ Insolvency Law
    Accounting               Protection             ƒƒ Law of Things           1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year
 ƒƒ Economics             ƒƒ Law of Contract        ƒƒ Law of Delict           ƒƒ Mathematical          ƒƒ Mathematical           ƒƒ Mathematical
 ƒƒ Business              ƒƒ Law of                 ƒƒ Entrepreneurial            Statistics               Statistics                Statistics
    Management               Succession                Law                     ƒƒ Economics             ƒƒ Actuarial              ƒƒ Actuarial
 ƒƒ Statistics            ƒƒ Specific               ƒƒ Payment                 ƒƒ Mathematics              Mathematics*              Mathematics*
 ƒƒ Roman Law                Contracts                 Methods                 ƒƒ Computer              ƒƒ Mathematics
 ƒƒ Jurisprudence                                                                 Science
 ƒƒ Law of Persons                                                             ƒƒ Financial
                                                                                  Management
Elective modules
(See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic and Management                   *See prerequisites for Actuarial Mathematics in the Yearbook of the Faculty
                                                                              of Economic and Management Sciences.
Sciences)
 1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year                  Students in Mathematical Statistics who also want to be trained
 ƒƒ Business              ƒƒ Business               ƒƒ Business               in the econometrics field, select the following modules, among
    Management               Management                Management             others, as part of their core and elective modules:
                          ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Economics               1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year
                          ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial
                                                                               ƒƒ Mathematical          ƒƒ Mathematical           ƒƒ Mathematical
                             Management                Management
                                                                                  Statistics               Statistics                Statistics
                          ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial
                                                                               ƒƒ Computer              ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Economics
                             Accounting                Accounting
                                                                                  Science               ƒƒ Mathematics
                          ƒƒ Taxation               ƒƒ Taxation
                                                                               ƒƒ Mathematics
                          ƒƒ Informatics
                                                                              Other students choose modules from any other subject or faculty
BCom (Statistics)                                                             according to their own specific career requirements.

Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
                                                                              BCom (Informatics)
Literacy for EMS.
                                                                              Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
                                                                              modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
Core modules (compulsory)
                                                                              Literacy for IT; and all second-year students take Introduction to
 1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year                  Moral and Political Philosophy. The BCom (Informatics) degree is
 ƒƒ Statistics or         ƒƒ Statistics or          ƒƒ Statistics or          the only Information Systems programme that is accredited by the
    Mathematical             Mathematical              Mathematical           International Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology
    Statistics               Statistics                Statistics             (ABET) in Africa.
 ƒƒ Economics             ƒƒ Communication
 ƒƒ Financial                Management                                       Core modules (compulsory)
    Accounting                                                                 1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year
 ƒƒ Business
                                                                               ƒƒ Informatics           ƒƒ Informatics            ƒƒ Informatics
    Management
                                                                               ƒƒ Financial             ƒƒ Communication
                                                                                  Accounting               Management
Elective modules
                                                                               ƒƒ Economics             ƒƒ Business Law
(See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic and Management
                                                                               ƒƒ Business              ƒƒ Community-
Sciences)
                                                                                  Management               based Project
 1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year                   ƒƒ Statistics
 ƒƒ Mathematics           ƒƒ Mathematics            ƒƒ Mathematics
 ƒƒ Informatics           ƒƒ Informatics            ƒƒ Agricultural           Elective modules
 ƒƒ Financial             ƒƒ Agricultural              Economics              Choose one elective. (See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic
    Management               Economics              ƒƒ Actuarial              and Management Sciences)
 ƒƒ Economics             ƒƒ Actuarial                 Mathematics*            1st year                 2nd year                  3rd year
 ƒƒ Computer                 Mathematics*           ƒƒ Economics
                                                                               ƒƒ Marketing             ƒƒ Marketing              ƒƒ Marketing
    Science               ƒƒ Economics              ƒƒ Financial
                                                                                  Management               Management                Management
                          ƒƒ Financial                 Accounting
                                                                                                        ƒƒ Business               ƒƒ Business
                             Accounting
                                                                                                           Management                Management
                          ƒƒ Introduction
                                                                                                        ƒƒ Internal Auditing      ƒƒ Internal Auditing
                             to moral
                                                                                                        ƒƒ Statistics             ƒƒ Statistics
                             and political
                                                                                                        ƒƒ Financial              ƒƒ Financial
                             philosophy
                                                                                                           Accounting                Accounting
*See prerequisites for Actuarial Mathematics in the Yearbook of the Faculty                             ƒƒ Taxation               ƒƒ Taxation
of Economic and Management Sciences.                                                                    ƒƒ Informatics
                                                                                                           (Accounting
                                                                                                           software)
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences 2017/2018 - University of Pretoria
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Undergraduate programmes

BCom (Agribusiness Management)                                     One of the following modules:
                                                                   (See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic and Management
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental      Sciences)
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic               1st year
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction
                                                                    ƒƒ   Business Management
to Moral and Political Philosophy.
                                                                    ƒƒ   Marketing Management
                                                                    ƒƒ   Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Core modules (compulsory)
                                                                    ƒƒ   Public Administration
 1st year              2nd year              3rd year
 ƒƒ Economics          ƒƒ Economics          ƒƒ Economics          Any of these four modules may be chosen as elective modules if
 ƒƒ Statistics         ƒƒ Statistics         ƒƒ Agricultural       not chosen as core modules.
 ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business              Economics
    Management            Management                               Elective modules
 ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ Agricultural                             (See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic and Management
    Accounting            Economics                                Sciences)
 ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Communication                             1st year                2nd year                3rd year
    Management            Management
                                                                    ƒƒ Business             ƒƒ Business             ƒƒ Business
                       ƒƒ Business Law
                                                                       Management              Management              Management
                                                                    ƒƒ Marketing            ƒƒ Marketing            ƒƒ Marketing
BCom (Recreation and Sports Management)                                Management              Management              Management
                                                                    ƒƒ Industrial and       ƒƒ Industrial and       ƒƒ Industrial and
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental          Organisational          Organisational          Organisational
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic                  Psychology              Psychology              Psychology
Literacy for EMS.                                                   ƒƒ Public               ƒƒ Public               ƒƒ Public
                                                                       Administration          Administration          Administration
Core modules (compulsory)                                           ƒƒ Mathematics          ƒƒ Statistics or        ƒƒ Statistics or
 1st year              2nd year              3rd year               ƒƒ Informatics             Mathematical            Mathematical
                                                                                               Statistics or           Statistics or
 ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing
                                                                                               Mathematics             Mathematics
    Management            Management            Management
                                                                                            ƒƒ Informatics          ƒƒ Economics
 ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business
                                                                                            ƒƒ Economics            ƒƒ Financial
    Management            Management            Management
                                                                                            ƒƒ Financial               Accounting
 ƒƒ Fundamentals       ƒƒ Sport Facility     ƒƒ Economics
                                                                                               Accounting           ƒƒ Taxation
    of Recreation         and Event             of Sport and
                                                                                            ƒƒ Taxation             ƒƒ Labour Relations
    and Sport             Management            Leisure
                                                                                            ƒƒ Financial            ƒƒ Labour Law
    Management         ƒƒ Business and       ƒƒ Value-based
                                                                                               Management
 ƒƒ Leadership            Governance of         Decision-making
    in Sport and          Sport                 in Sport and
    Recreation         ƒƒ Sport Tourism         Recreation         BCom (Entrepreneurship)
 ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ Sport
    Accounting            Development                              Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
 ƒƒ Statistics         ƒƒ Business Law                             modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
 ƒƒ Economics                                                      Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction
                                                                   to Moral and Political Philosophy.
BCom                                                               Core modules (compulsory)
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental       1st year               2nd year                 3rd year
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic               ƒƒ Business            ƒƒ Business              ƒƒ Business
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction       Management             Management               Management
to Moral and Political Philosophy.                                  ƒƒ Financial           ƒƒ Entrepreneurship      ƒƒ Entrepreneurship
                                                                       Accounting          ƒƒ Financial             ƒƒ International
Core modules (compulsory)                                           ƒƒ Marketing              Management               Business
 1st year                         2nd year                             Management          ƒƒ Marketing                Management
                                                                    ƒƒ Economics              Management
 ƒƒ Economics                     ƒƒ Business Law
                                                                    ƒƒ Statistics          ƒƒ Communication
 ƒƒ Financial Accounting          ƒƒ Communication
                                                                                              Management
 ƒƒ Commercial Law (first-year       Management
                                                                                           ƒƒ Business Law
    level) or Business Law
    (second-year level)
 ƒƒ Statistics or Mathematical
    Statistics
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Undergraduate programmes

BCom (Business Management)                                         BCom (Human Resource Management)
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental      Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic              modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction   Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction
to Moral and Political Philosophy.                                 to Moral and Political Philosophy.

Core modules (compulsory)                                          Core modules (compulsory)
 1st year              2nd year              3rd year               1st year               2nd year               3rd year
 ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business            ƒƒ Industrial and      ƒƒ Industrial and      ƒƒ Industrial and
    Management            Management            Management             Organisational         Organisational         Organisational
 ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing              Psychology             Psychology             Psychology
    Management            Management            Management          ƒƒ Business            ƒƒ Business            ƒƒ Business
 ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ International          Management             Management             Management
    Accounting            Management            Business            ƒƒ Economics           ƒƒ Communication       ƒƒ Labour Law
 ƒƒ Statistics         ƒƒ Communication         Management          ƒƒ Financial              Management          ƒƒ Labour Relations
 ƒƒ Informatics           Management                                   Accounting          ƒƒ Business Law
 ƒƒ Economics          ƒƒ Business Law                              ƒƒ Statistics          ƒƒ Research

BCom (Supply Chain Management)                                     BCom – Extended programme
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental      The first study year is offered at the Mamelodi Campus and is
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic              offered in English only. This is the ideal starting point for students
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction   who are interested in studying towards BCom in management
to Moral and Political Philosophy.                                 and financial sciences. Students must apply during October of
                                                                   their first year to be transferred to the Faculty of Economic and
Core modules (compulsory)                                          Management Sciences on the Hatfield Campus. Placement in
 1st year              2nd year              3rd year              BCom (Accounting Sciences) and BCom (Investment Management)
                                                                   cannot be guaranteed. All first-year modules must be passed to
 ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business           be able to transfer to any of the BCom programmes.
    Management            Management            Management
 ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Supply Chain       Core modules (compulsory)
    Management            Management            Management
 ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ Supply Chain       ƒƒ International       1st year                2nd to 4th year
    Accounting            Management            Business            ƒƒ Academic             Complete outstanding modules as per
 ƒƒ Informatics        ƒƒ Financial             Management             Information          chosen programme, which are presented
 ƒƒ Statistics            Management                                   Management           on the Hatfield Campus.
 ƒƒ Economics          ƒƒ Communication                             ƒƒ Language, Life
                          Management                                   and Study Skills
                       ƒƒ Business Law                              ƒƒ Mathematics
                                                                    ƒƒ Financial
BCom (Marketing Management)                                            Accounting
                                                                    ƒƒ Statistics/
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental          Mathematical
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic                  Statistics
Literacy for EMS; and all second-year students take Introduction    ƒƒ Business
to Moral and Political Philosophy.                                     Management

Core modules (compulsory)                                          BAdmin (International Relations)
 1st year              2nd year              3rd year
                                                                   Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
 ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing          ƒƒ Marketing          modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
    Management            Management            Management         Literacy for EMS.
 ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business
    Management            Management            Management         Core modules (compulsory)
 ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ Communication      ƒƒ International
    Accounting            Management            Business            1st year               2nd year               3rd year
 ƒƒ Statistics         ƒƒ Financial             Management          ƒƒ Public              ƒƒ Public              ƒƒ Public
 ƒƒ Economics             Management                                   Administration         Administration         Administration
                       ƒƒ Business Law                              ƒƒ Politics            ƒƒ International       ƒƒ International
                                                                    ƒƒ Economics              Relations              Relations
                                                                                           ƒƒ Communication
                                                                                              Management
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Undergraduate programmes/General information

Elective modules
(See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic and Management
                                                                       Postgraduate programmes
Sciences)                                                              The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences offers
 1st year              2nd year               3rd year                 postgraduate opportunities in numerous specialisation areas. See
 ƒƒ Industrial and     ƒƒ Industrial and      ƒƒ Industrial and        the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Postgraduate
    Organisational        Organisational         Organisational        Yearbook for contact information or visit www.up.ac.za/bcom.
    Psychology            Psychology             Psychology
 ƒƒ History            ƒƒ Political Science   ƒƒ Political Science
 ƒƒ Marketing
    Management
                       ƒƒ Marketing
                          Management
                                                                       General information
                                                                       Visit www.up.ac.za/admissioninfo for information on the
Language: German, English, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian,          following:
Spanish                                                                ƒƒ Study information
                                                                       ƒƒ Calculate your Admission Point Score (APS)
Language modules with a maximum value of 64 credits may be             ƒƒ Closing dates
taken up to the second year. Select from the following:                ƒƒ Fees and Funding
ƒƒ A European language (English, German, French or Spanish) at         ƒƒ Special offer for top academic achievers
   UP                                                                  ƒƒ Apply at UP
ƒƒ An international language (Arabic, Mandarin or Russian) at          ƒƒ Change or add a programme
   Unisa                                                               ƒƒ National Benchmark Test (NBT)
                                                                       ƒƒ Application status
BAdmin (Public Management)                                             ƒƒ Prepare to study at UP
                                                                       ƒƒ Registration and start of the academic year
Note: All first-year students take the compulsory fundamental
modules, Academic Information Management and Academic
Literacy for EMS.

Core modules (compulsory)
 1st year              2nd year               3rd year
 ƒƒ Public             ƒƒ Public              ƒƒ Public
    Administration        Administration         Administration
 ƒƒ Politics           ƒƒ Industrial and
 ƒƒ Economics             Organisational
 ƒƒ Industrial and        Psychology
    Organisational     ƒƒ Communication
    Psychology            Management

Elective modules
(See the Yearbook of the Faculty of Economic and Management
Sciences)
 1st year              2nd year               3rd year
 ƒƒ Economics          ƒƒ Economics           ƒƒ Economics
 ƒƒ Business           ƒƒ Business            ƒƒ Business
    Management            Management             Management
 ƒƒ Financial          ƒƒ Industrial and      ƒƒ Industrial and
    Accounting            Organisational         Organisational
 ƒƒ Statistics            Psychology             Psychology
 ƒƒ Afrikaans          ƒƒ Political Science   ƒƒ Political Science
                          or International       or International
                          Relations              Relations
                       ƒƒ Business Law        ƒƒ Labour Law
                       ƒƒ Legal               ƒƒ Administrative
                          Interpretation         Law
                                              ƒƒ Labour Relations

Note: Candidates who did not obtain at least 4 (50–59%) in
Mathematics in Grade 12, or who did not pass Statistics (STK) 113
and 123 may not include Economics (EKN) 120, 234, 244, 310 and
320 and Statistics (STK) 110 and 120 in their curriculum. Also refer
to the faculty prerequisites for these modules.
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Infographics
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Never a dull moment in Marketing
Management

An amazing race to solve various marketing
challenges is just one of the exciting
components of the Marketing Management
honours students’ practical marketing
project. The students are challenged to
create brand awareness for the Gautrain
Management Agency by means of an
integrated marketing communication plan.

BAdmin students make a difference in
Sunnyside with a pre-primary school
outreach

The Faculty of Economic and Management
Sciences is committed to supporting
developmental initiatives in the community.
Students, staff and stakeholders of the
Faculty form partnerships to constantly
contribute towards the improvement of
quality of life and education in South Africa.

Tax@Tuks creates leaders, experts and
professionals in tax

Tax@Tuks is a group of young professionals
increasing tax awareness and promoting
student educational leadership. This official
society for Taxation students at UP, received
awards for Best Society (first prize) and
Event of the Year (third prize) from EMS in
2015, as well as the Professionalism Award,
for the professional standard of its reports,
administration and financial records.

Fun and supporting friendship to be found at
faculty house

Commercii is the faculty house of Economic
and Management Sciences at the University
of Pretoria. It is a society that caters for ALL
the needs of BCom students registered in the
Faculty, providing assistance to first years,
academic development skills, opportunities
for community outreach, leadership and social
interaction that make student life worthwhile.
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                                                           CA-students shine under the SAICA-spotlight

                                                           With an excellent pass rate of 92% for the
                                                           tough Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of
                                                           the South African Institute of Chartered
                                                           Accountants (SAICA), the Chartered
                                                           Accountancy students once again showed
                                                           that UP is the best place for future CAs to
                                                           study. Two of the top ten candidates of the
                                                           2016 ITC also hailed from UP.

                                                           Auditing students spread their wings in
                                                           China

                                                           The Internal Audit programme at UP
                                                           provides its students with the most exciting
                                                           and educational opportunities. At the end
                                                           of 2015, a group of its students visited
                                                           the Nanjing Audit University in China as
                                                           exchange students for five months. The
                                                           students demonstrated the depth of their
                                                           knowledge in internal auditing, while also
                                                           exploring Chinese culture during their stay.

                                                           Real-life learning experiences create well-
                                                           rounded students

                                                           BCom (Supply Chain Management) students
                                                           have the opportunity to gain practical
                                                           knowledge over and above the theoretical
                                                           concepts that they learn in class. Regular
                                                           visits to warehouses and distribution centres
                                                           enable the students to understand and
                                                           experience actual work environments.

                                                           New York beckons, Economy students heed
                                                           the call

                                                           Postgraduate students studying Economy
                                                           at UP attend two courses in New York for
                                                           six weeks, as part of the Fordham Emerging
                                                           Markets and Country Risk Analysis program.
                                                           The students visit numerous financial
                                                           institutions and experience American culture.
                                                           The final leg of the program takes place in
                                                           Pretoria, when American students are hosted
                                                           by the University of Pretoria.
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