Bachelor of Commerce

  • Qualification Type
    Bachelor of Commerce
  • Full Time
    Minimum: 3 years, Maximum: 5 years
  • Part Time
  • On Campus
    5 days/week
  • Intake
    Semester 1: February 2017 (duration 3 years), Semester 2: July 2017 (duration 3.5 years)
  • Accreditation
    SAQA ID number 80730, NQF level 7

Qualification Description

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in any area of business.

You will cover the broad principles of commerce and management with a focus on business management, human resource management and marketing. You will also develop a sound foundation in accounting, financial management, project management, economics, research methodology and organisational behaviour. Because of our unique teaching and learning approaches, you will also develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analytical thinking, effective decision-making, working in teams and communicating confidently.

Does the world of trade, investment, economics, finance and accounting awaken the inner entrepreneur in you?

Are you excited by anything to do with business?

Admission requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).


  • Alternatively, a prospective student should have successfully completed a relevant Higher Certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.


If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Qualification Accreditations

Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Internally and externally moderated by subject matter experts.
Quality assured (externally moderated) by Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales; the degree is of equivalent standing to a UK degree. If you have a CTI degree you will therefore be eligible to apply for postgraduate degree studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Metropolitan University is a registered UK university and not a conferrer of any qualifications in South Africa.

Career options

The career choices for a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, are varied and employment options include:

Financial accounting
General management
Human resource management
Marketing management
Project management

Qualification structure

Teaching methods and assessment

We use a blend of face-to-face Lecture-Based Learning (LBL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).
Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs.
You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi.
During your studies, you complete practical case studies, conduct individual and group research projects and you participate in an online business strategy game. These projects and assessments ensure relevant business experience and further prepare you for the real world of work.
In your second year of study you become a member of the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA).

Qualification facilities and campuses

Computer labs and Wi-Fi access for students

The qualification is offered at All CTI Campuses

Programme Structure

Year 1

In the first year of study, students are introduced to the core subject areas of a general commerce qualification. They are equipped with the fundamental principles of the following subject areas:

Accounting 1A

Accounting 1B

Business Management 1A

Business Management 1B

Economics 1A

Economics 1B

Human Resource Management 1A

Human Resource Management 1B

Marketing 1A

Marketing 1B

Organisational Behaviour

Public Relations and Communications

Year 2

In the second year of study, students build on the foundation developed in first year, and start exploring the following modules at a higher cognitive level:

Accounting 2A

Accounting 2B

Business Management 2A

Business Management 2B

Human Resource Management 2A

Human Resource Management 2B

Marketing 2A

Marketing 2B

Entrepreneurship (Voluntary Elective)

Year 3

In the third year of study, students specialise in Marketing, Human Resource Management and Business Management. The modules of Research Methodology and Financial Management also contribute to making students real world ready.

Business Management 3A

Business Management 3B

Financial Management

Human Resource Management 3A

Human Resource Management 3B

Marketing 3A

Marketing 3B

Research Methodology 3A

Research Methodology 3B