Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Bcom Law

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Bcom Law

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Bachelor of Commerce (Law)

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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.

 

Faculty: Business And Economic Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Code: 40141
Duration (full-time): 3 year(s)
Qualification type: 45 (Degree)
Approval letter(s):
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHeT)

INTRODUCTION

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.)

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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.

 

CAREER FIELDS

Lawyer

  • Rules & curriculum

CURRICULUM

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

REGISTRATION

  • 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.

DURATION
The programme shall extend over three years of full-time or five years of part-time study.

APPLICABLE RULES
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:

1BCom Accounting for Chartered Accountants40103
2BCom Computer Science and Information Systems40105
3BCom Economics and Statistics40120
4BCom Financial Planning40126
5BCom General45044
6BCom General Accounting and Related Subjects40102
7BCom General: Business Management40133
8BCom General: Economics40134
9BCom General: Statistics40135
10BCom General: Tourism40127
11BCom Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management40128
12BCom Information Systems: Accounting40137
13BCom Information Systems: Auditing40136
14BCom Information Systems: Business Management40138
15BCom Law40141
16BCom Logistics and Transport Economics40150
17BCom Marketing: Business Management and Accounting40031
18BCom Marketing: Business Management and Economics40029
19BCom Marketing: Business Management and Industrial Psychology40032

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 Systems42213
2.Economics/Business Management42211
3.Law42212

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
General Rules
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.

WRFV101 Exemption
Students who have passed CAT in Grade 12 with a final mark of at least 80% receive automatic exemption from WRFV101.

Competency Tests
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).

DURATION
The qualification shall extend over three years of full-time study.

CURRICULUM

Presented

Module
Code

Credit
Value

First Year
Compulsory modules:
Law
Research and Reading Skills 101Term 1JJSV101

6

Writing Skills 111Term 2JJSV111

6

Advocacy Skills 102Term 3JJSV102

6

Numeracy Skills 112Semester 2JJSV112

6

Introduction to Law 101Semester 1JLKV101

12

Law of Persons 101Semester 1JLPV101

12

Introduction to Law 102Semester 2JLKV102

12

Family Law 102Semester 2JLVV102

12

Computer Science I
Computing Fundamentals 1.1Semester 1WRFV101

8

Select two of the following groups, selecting the 3rd in the 2nd year:

A

Business Management
Introduction to Business Management and EntrepreneurshipSemester 1EB121

12

Introduction to the Business FunctionsSemester 2EB122

12

B

Economics
Introduction to MicroeconomicsSemester 1ECC101

12

Introduction to MacroeconomicsSemester 2ECC102

12

C

Accounting
Accounting 1A
OR
Business Accounting 1A
Semester 1Semester 1RV101RNCV111

10

12

Accounting 1B
OR
General Accounting 1B
OR
Business Accounting 1B
Semester 2Semester 2

Semester 2

RV102RGV102

RNCV112

14

14

12

Credits First Year

128

Presented

Module
Code

Credit
Value

Second Year
Compulsory modules:
Law
Constitutional Law 101Semester 1JJTV101

12

Law of Contract 201Semester 1JLCV201

12

Constitutional Law 102Semester 2JJTV102

12

Law of Contract 202Semester 2JLCV202

12

Computer Science I
Computing Fundamentals 1.2Semester 2WRFV102

8

Select one of the following groups:

A

Mathematics
Mathematics (Special) ASemester 1MATS101

8

Mathematics (Special) ASemester 2MATS102

8

B

Statistics
Mathematics for AccountancySemester 1MACV101

12

Business StatisticsSemester 2STAV102

12

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):

A

Business Management
Marketing ManagementSemester 1EBMV201

14

Logistics and Purchasing ManagementSemester 2EBMV202

14

B

Economics
MacroeconomicsSemester 1ECC201

14

MicroeconomicsSemester 2ECC202

14

C

Accounting
Accounting 2A
OR
General Accounting 2A
Semester 1Semester 1RV201RGV201

14

14

Accounting 2B
OR
General Accounting 2B
Semester 2Semester 2RV202RGV202

14

14

Credits Second Year

124/132

Presented

Module
Code

Credit
Value

Third Year
Compulsory modules:
Law ♦
Specific Contracts A 301Semester 1JLQV301

12

Specific Contracts B 311Semester 1JLQV311

12

Business Entities Law 301Semester 1JMBV301

12

Labour Law 302Semester 2JMLV302

12

Company Law 302Semester 2JMMV302

12

Law of Things 201Semester 2JLTV201

12

Select one of the following groups (depending on the modules offered in the previous year):

A

Business Management ♦
Financial ManagementSemester 1EBMV301

24

General and Strategic ManagementSemester 2EBMV302

24

BEconomics (any five modules) ♦:
Public EconomicsSemester 1ECC301

10

Economics of Financial MarketsSemester 1ECC311

10

Econometrics (not available to students who have completed STAT203)Semester 1ECC321

10

Managerial EconomicsSemester 1ECC331

10

Development EconomicsSemester 2ECC302

10

International EconomicsSemester 2ECC312

10

Labour EconomicsSemester 2ECC322

10

Economic and Development EthicsSemester 2ECC332

10

C

Accounting ♦
Accounting 3A
OR
General Accounting 3A
Semester 1Semester 1RV301RGV301

24

24

Accounting 3B
OR
General Accounting 3B
Semester 2Semester 2RV302RGV302

24

24

Credits Third Year

120/122

Total Credits372/382

♦ 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
E-mail: admissions@nmmu.ac.za
Web: www.nmmu.ac.za
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