Business Management is one of a choice of majors for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree. Whether you are planning to climb the corporate ladder in a multi-national company or to start your own business, Business Management as a major opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Modules in Business Management equip tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the information-driven global marketplace.



Business Management entails a scientific study of the principles of how organisations can be managed in the best possible way, in order to provide the customer with the desired goods and services so that the organisation can also achieve its financial (and other) goals. To manage any business organisation, be it your own small company or a branch of a large corporation, a number of functions and related tasks must be performed. The undergraduate modules in Business Management focus on these “business functions”.



Open the door to the world of business and commerce! A number of challenging career opportunities are open to BCom graduates with Business Management as a major.

Some examples are: 

Administrative officer/manager; advertising manager; banker; business manager; business economist; entrepreneur; entrepreneurial development agency; financial services industry; insurance broker; human resources manager; media manager; public relations manager; purchasing (logistics) manager; market researcher; marketing/brand manager; stock broker; teacher; training manager; management consultant; among many others.



The qualification shall extend over at least three years of full-time study or five years of part-time study (No evening classes) on Nelson Mandela University South Campus and full-time on Nelson Mandela University George Campus.



Semester 1: Introduction to Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Semester 2: Introduction to the Business Functions



Semester 1: Marketing Management

Semester 1: Personal Financial Planning

Semester 2: Logistics and Purchasing Management

Semester 2: Business Ethics



Semester 1: Financial Management

Semester 2: General and Strategic Management

Semester 2: International Trade & Marketing Environment


The above-mentioned undergraduate modules in Business Management are studied in conjunction with other modules (this is called a curriculum) offered by the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences.



• 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.
• Applicants with an Application Score of 370 with an NSC Grade 12 Mathematics of at least 45% could consider the Extended programme.

**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 General: Business Management (40133)