The Department of Business Management, in collaboration with the Department of Dietetics, have developed a Bachelor of Commerce Food Service Management programme, the with majors in Business Management and Food Science & Service. The aim of this programme is to produce management professionals for the health and food service sector. Students will be taught to act as food service managers, who are well-grounded in business, financial and people management skills, but also able to solve specific health sector related problems within the food service industry.



There is currently a shortage of food service managers within the health services food sector, and graduates will be able to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food services in the various health services and hospitality institutions.

A Bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management opens up career opportunities in the following fields:

• Food service manager
• Food and beverage manager
• Restaurant manager
• Customer service manager
• Food safety manager



The BCom Food Service Management curriculum consists of majors in Business Management, Food Science and Food Service. The qualification shall extend over at least three years of full-time study (No evening classes) on Nelson Mandela University South Campus. 

NOTE: There is currently NO part-time duration for this degree.



Business Management: Introduction to Business Management & Entrepreneurship; Introduction to the Business Functions

Accounting: Business Accounting 1A; Business Accounting 1B

Industrial & Organisational Psychology: Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Statistics: Business Statistics

Computer Science: Computing Fundamentals 1.1; Computing Fundamentals 1.2

Food Science, Food Service & Nutrition: Food Science Principles; Introduction to Food Service; Nutrients in Nutrition



Business Management: Marketing Management; Logistics and Purchasing Management; Customer Relationship Management

Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics; Introduction to Macroeconomics

Law: Law for Hospitality Managers

Food Science, Food Service & Nutrition: Human Resources in Food Service; Food Science Applications; Nutrition during the Life Cycle; Nutrition in Lifestyle and Preventative Care



Business Management: Financial Management; General and Strategic Management; International Trade and Marketing Environment

Food Science and Food Service: Food Service in Clinical Care; Food Service Operations Practice; Research in Food Service



•Applicant Score of 390.
•National Senior Certificate (NSC) Grade 12 Mathematics of at least 50%.
•Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
NOTE: There is currently NO extended programme for this degree.
**Use your Grade 11 final results or June Matric results to apply**



For more information on this programme, visit the official Nelson Mandela University Qualification Details page:

BCom Food Service Management (40160)