WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,697 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The BCom (International Business) programme is a strict selection programme with set criteria that have to be met in order to proceed from one academic year to the next. If your modules are not up to date at the beginning of your third academic year, you have to change your programme to BCom (Management Sciences).

It is not possible to transfer from another programme to BCom (International Business).

This programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining modules from the Management Sciences and the Social Sciences. It also gives students international exposure through an international exchange semester in the third year.
**Please note that you may take part in the exchange if you are registered for the full degree (as opposed to being registered for short-term non-degree purposes).

The combination of modules from both Management and Social Sciences corresponds with programme offerings abroad and aligns with the programmes of our exchange partners. The BCom (International Business) programme is therefore suitable for international students, both for degree and for non-degree purposes.


First Year

Business Management 113(12), 142(6)

Economics 114(12), 144(12)

Information Systems 112(6)

Statistics 186(18) or

Statistical Methods 176(18)

Theory of Interest 152(6)

Second Year

Economics 214(16), 244(16)

Financial Accounting 188(24)

Political Science 114(12), 144(12)

Third Year

Exchange Semester 342(60) [Only if you are registered for the BCom (International Business) degree at Stellenbosch University]

Introduction to Intercultural Communication 312(12)

Legal Aspects of International Transactions 312(12)

Management of Corporate Social Responsibility 314(12)

Political Science 222(8)

Fourth Year

Strategic Management 344(12)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 318(24), 348(24) or

Financial Management 314(12), 332(12), 352(12), 354(12) or

Marketing Management 314(12), 324(12), 344(12), 354(12)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

– Overall National Senior Certificate average of at least 80%, excluding Life Orientation

– Mathematics 70%

– One of the following:

– Afrikaans Home Language 70% or

– English Home Language 70% or

– Afrikaans First Additional Language 70% or

– English First Additional Language 70%

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

All the undergraduate programmes in the Faculty have the same application procedure and closing date, unless otherwise specified (see the relevant programme entries for more information):

– Apply electronically at in the year before your intended studies. Applications open in March. Please note that for the Diploma in Sustainable Development, you must also complete a departmental application form.

– All applications close on 30 June, except for the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability, which close 15 December.

– The closing dates mean that your application must be finalised and all documentation handed in by these dates. No applications that reach the University after the closing date will be accepted. In the case of the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability, however, you may contact the programme coordinator to find out about late application.

International Students do not pay application fees.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,697
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,035

*South African students pay R44273 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700


Relevant Contact

Miss Ilze Gelderblom
Student Affairs Coordinator
Miss Tanja Malan
Personal Assistant to the Dean
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