Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Bcom Law
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Bachelor of Commerce (Law)
Vision of the faculty is to be recognised for our positive and empowering contribution towards the local business and broader community. As part of a university, we are fully committed to our engagement with Science, but at the same time we also understand that, as a public institution, we have a special role to play within the community. We believe that the effective integration of these two foci not only adds value to the broader community but also adds a differentiating value to our graduates and our faculty. While our qualifications are benchmarked against international best practice, they are designed to reflect a sensitivity to the needs of our local communities.
Our mission is derived from the fact that the NMMU is one of the few really comprehensive universities, not only in South Africa but in the world. This means that we offer a wide range of business-related study opportunities that vary from general formative programmes to programmes with a strong career orientation. This inclusive qualification mix not only allows students a wide choice but also the opportunity to articulate between programmes while retaining credits – all of this within the same institution. At the same time, we offer programmes over the full spectrum, from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.
Qualification Minimum Statutory Entry Requirement
National Higher Certificate: Pass NSC, together with any other university requirements.
Diploma: Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better in four subjects, together with any other university requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree: Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better in four subjects from the designated list, together with any other university requirements.
- Qualification details
Duration (full-time): 3 year(s)
Qualification type: 45 (Degree)
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHeT)
This curriculum caters for students planning a career in the business, commerce or the legal profession. It combines law subjects with a major in Business Management, Accounting or Economics. After completing this curriculum, the student may register for a two-year LLB degree.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements – the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS
- Admission Points Score of 38.
- Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.
- English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least NSC level 5 (60-69%).
- NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
- Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 37 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008
- Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
- Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
- Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
- Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
- Rules & curriculum
- All qualifications are also subject to the General Rules for Qualifications
- Links to view module details can be found under the Modules tab.
|BACHELOR OF COMMERCE QUALIFICATION CODES: 40003/40103, 45003, 40005/40105, 40020/40120, 40026/40126, 40002/40102, 45002, 40033/40133, 45033 & 45034/45044, 40034/40134, 40035/40135, 40027/40127, 40013, 40028/40128, 40037/40137, 40036/40136, 40038/40138, 40400/40141, 40031, 40029 & 40032|
- Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall, in their first year of study, not register for any module other than those prescribed in the first year of study of their approved programmes.
- Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates who have failed a particular module in three separate examinations, shall not be allowed to re-register for that module.
- For the purpose of the above rule, a re-examination in a module shall not constitute a separate examination.
The programme shall extend over three years of full-time or five years of part-time study.
Unless Senate decides otherwise:
- The degree may be obtained by either full-time or part-time study.
- Candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for registration for modules in certain subjects.
- Unless Senate decides otherwise, no candidate shall obtain more than one BCom degree.
- The degree shall be obtained by completing the modules prescribed by Senate.
- Unless Senate decides otherwise, the degree shall be awarded cum laude if candidates comply with the requirements as stipulated in the General Prospectus.
- Candidates must complete one of the undermentioned programmes or a special programme subject to approval by Senate.
- For part-time study the programmes are spread over a period of five years taking the lecture and examination timetable into account. Details of the programmes offered part-time appear on the relevant pages in the Prospectus.
Students who would like to register for a three-year BCom degree at the NMMU have a choice of 19 programmes. They are:
|1||BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants||40103|
|2||BCom Computer Science and Information Systems||40105|
|3||BCom Economics and Statistics||40120|
|4||BCom Financial Planning||40126|
|6||BCom General Accounting and Related Subjects||40102|
|7||BCom General: Business Management||40133|
|8||BCom General: Economics||40134|
|9||BCom General: Statistics||40135|
|10||BCom General: Tourism||40127|
|11||BCom Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management||40128|
|12||BCom Information Systems: Accounting||40137|
|13||BCom Information Systems: Auditing||40136|
|14||BCom Information Systems: Business Management||40138|
|16||BCom Logistics and Transport Economics||40150|
|17||BCom Marketing: Business Management and Accounting||40031|
|18||BCom Marketing: Business Management and Economics||40029|
|19||BCom Marketing: Business Management and Industrial Psychology||40032|
In the majority of cases, the first-year modules are more or less the same, viz. Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Computer Science whereas, from the second year, the chosen specialised modules are presented. Students must obtain a minimum of 360 credits for all three-year BCom degrees.
Besides the three-year Bachelor of Commerce, the NMMU also offers a four-year BCom Accounting Science degree, which leads to the Honours degree in Accounting. The BCom Accounting Science allows specialisation in:
|1.||Computer Science & Information Systems||42213|
ACCOUNTING LINKED MODULES
For assessment purposes, certain modules offered by the School of Accounting are classified as linked modules. Linked modules are linked with their relevant couplet modules. The pass mark for modules in the School is 50%. Linked modules, however, may be “passed on link” by earning a mark of less than 50%, provided that the aggregate mark for the linked module and the relevant couplet module is at least 50% and provided that at least a sub-minimum mark is achieved for the linked module examination and provided that the marks for the linked module and the relevant couplet module have been achieved in the same calendar year (excluding the reassessment period for couplet modules in January of the following year). A “fail” result achieved in a linked module will be amended to “pass on link” if the abovementioned conditions have been met.
ECONOMICS LINKED MODULES
For assessment purposes the following modules offered by the Department of Economics are classified as linked modules:
- ECO301/ECC301 (Public Economics)
- ECO302/ECC311 (Economics of Financial Markets)
- ECO304/ECC321 (Econometrics)
- ECO305/ECC302 (Development Economics)
- ECO306/ECC312 (International Economics)
- ECO307/ECC322 (Labour Economics)
- ECO309/ECC332 (Economic and Development Ethics)
Within any given year, if a student has passed all except one of the prescribed linked modules (depending on the degree programme), the mark for the failed module will be adjusted to a pass-on-link, provided that the student has obtained a final mark of at least 45% for the failed module, an exam mark of at least 40% for the failed module and an average of at least 50% for all the linked modules.
This adjustment will only be considered at the end of the second semester and after all supplementary examination assessments have been completed.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING SCIENCES
A series of tutorial and programming assignments will form part of the modules offered by the Department. Students must show satisfactory progress with these assignments during scheduled practical sessions in venues designated by the University. Part-time candidates who have access to approved computer facilities may apply for exemption from practical classes at the University on condition that the practical assignments and projects are performed satisfactorily. A subminimum of 40% is required for the class mark, as well as a subminimum of 40% for the examination in each module. In the case of insufficient computer facilities the Department reserves the right to select students.
Students who have passed CAT in Grade 12 with a final mark of at least 80% receive automatic exemption from WRFV101.
Competency Tests can be applied for to test whether a candidate can be exempted from modules WRFV101/102 and WRAV101/102.
Specific rules for Bachelor of Commerce (Law)
|BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (LAW): FULL-TIME|
(QUALIFICATION CODE: 40141 – A1)
(NQF LEVEL: 7, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION: 372/382)
THIS QUALIFICATION MAY BE FOLLOWED BY A TWO-YEAR LLB QUALIFICATION.
This programme has been approved in terms of the new Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF).
The qualification shall extend over three years of full-time study.
|Research and Reading Skills 101||Term 1||JJSV101|
|Writing Skills 111||Term 2||JJSV111|
|Advocacy Skills 102||Term 3||JJSV102|
|Numeracy Skills 112||Semester 2||JJSV112|
|Introduction to Law 101||Semester 1||JLKV101|
|Law of Persons 101||Semester 1||JLPV101|
|Introduction to Law 102||Semester 2||JLKV102|
|Family Law 102||Semester 2||JLVV102|
|Computer Science I|
|Computing Fundamentals 1.1||Semester 1||WRFV101|
|Select two of the following groups, selecting the 3rd in the 2nd year:|
|Introduction to Business Management and Entrepreneurship||Semester 1||EB121|
|Introduction to the Business Functions||Semester 2||EB122|
|Introduction to Microeconomics||Semester 1||ECC101|
|Introduction to Macroeconomics||Semester 2||ECC102|
Business Accounting 1A
|Semester 1Semester 1||RV101RNCV111|
General Accounting 1B
Business Accounting 1B
|Semester 2Semester 2|
|Credits First Year|
|Constitutional Law 101||Semester 1||JJTV101|
|Law of Contract 201||Semester 1||JLCV201|
|Constitutional Law 102||Semester 2||JJTV102|
|Law of Contract 202||Semester 2||JLCV202|
|Computer Science I|
|Computing Fundamentals 1.2||Semester 2||WRFV102|
|Select one of the following groups:|
|Mathematics (Special) A||Semester 1||MATS101|
|Mathematics (Special) A||Semester 2||MATS102|
|Mathematics for Accountancy||Semester 1||MACV101|
|Business Statistics||Semester 2||STAV102|
|1st-year Business Management, Economics or Accounting (whichever was not offered in the first year).|
|Select one of the following groups (depending on the modules offered in the previous year):|
|Marketing Management||Semester 1||EBMV201|
|Logistics and Purchasing Management||Semester 2||EBMV202|
General Accounting 2A
|Semester 1Semester 1||RV201RGV201|
General Accounting 2B
|Semester 2Semester 2||RV202RGV202|
|Credits Second Year|
|Specific Contracts A 301||Semester 1||JLQV301|
|Specific Contracts B 311||Semester 1||JLQV311|
|Business Entities Law 301||Semester 1||JMBV301|
|Labour Law 302||Semester 2||JMLV302|
|Company Law 302||Semester 2||JMMV302|
|Law of Things 201||Semester 2||JLTV201|
|Select one of the following groups (depending on the modules offered in the previous year):|
|Business Management ♦|
|Financial Management||Semester 1||EBMV301|
|General and Strategic Management||Semester 2||EBMV302|
|B||Economics (any five modules) ♦:|
|Public Economics||Semester 1||ECC301|
|Economics of Financial Markets||Semester 1||ECC311|
|Econometrics (not available to students who have completed STAT203)||Semester 1||ECC321|
|Managerial Economics||Semester 1||ECC331|
|Development Economics||Semester 2||ECC302|
|International Economics||Semester 2||ECC312|
|Labour Economics||Semester 2||ECC322|
|Economic and Development Ethics||Semester 2||ECC332|
General Accounting 3A
|Semester 1Semester 1||RV301RGV301|
General Accounting 3B
|Semester 2Semester 2||RV302RGV302|
|Credits Third Year|
♦ Major modules (please refer to the General Prospectus).
For any inquiries, contact the administration for more information and assistance;
Every student of this Faculty is also bound by the NMMU’s regulations as contained in the General Prospectus. It is the responsibility of every student to acquaint him/herself with the contents of the General Prospectus.
|GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS|
Prospective students who MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008 must please contact NMMU’s Admissions Office to determine their admission requirements.Tel: 041 504 3911