WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,591 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

After a minimum of 1 academic year (full-time) or two years (part-time), a candidate will present a supervised Masters thesis on a topic previously approved by the Higher Degrees Committee. This must be a substantial piece of research work that shows the candidates matter of a certain area.

The MCom will normally include an empirical research project, preceded by a comprehensive literature review.


The course has both research and coursework components. Through coursework in the first year, candidates learn about the latest trends in the information systems environment, issues in Information Systems management and advances in Information Systems research.

Students are introduced to the research process in the early stages of the course in order to formulate a research topic, and the second year of the course entails the student completing a 50% research report under faculty supervision.

Admission Requirements

Masters by coursework or research report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours or an appropriate postgraduate diploma.

Additional Entry RequirementsContact Postgraduate Administrator.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $48

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $4,591
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,591

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

Miss Lucia Fennessy
Postgraduate Administrator
Prof. Ling Cheng
Postgraduate Coordinator