MCom Business Management

By | January 5, 2020

MCom Business Management

Admission Requirements

  • Relevant BCom Honours degree with an average of at least 60% (includes MPhil in Responsible Leadership, Risk Management, Strategic Management and Supply Chain Management).
  • Candidates must be in possession of a recognised BComHons degree to register for an MCom in Business Management. It is also important to note that candidates who have not yet passed a module in research methodology that is acceptable to the head of department, must enrol for Research methodology (NME 804) and obtain a pass mark. The module does not carry any credits.
  • Candidates must apply online to be admitted to the University of Pretoria. Selection is not guaranteed as the intake is limited due to resource limitations.
  • A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  • The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements.
  • Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
  • The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
  • Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.
  • A completed Postgraduate Diploma in Economic and Management Sciences (07220026) can also be considered for admission to the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship. All MCom candidates need to have adequate knowledge of Management, Financial and Economic Sciences as well as Statistics, as determined by the head of department concerned, in consultation with the Dean.
  • A pass mark in the following modules: Financial accounting 1 (FRK 111 and FRK 121/122); Economics 1 (EKN 110 and EKN 120); Statistics 1 (STK 110 and STK 120) and one of the following: Business management 1 (OBS 114 and OBS 124); or Marketing management 1 (BEM 110 and BEM 122); or Public administration 1 (PAD 112 and PAD 122); or Industrial and organisational psychology (BDO 110 and BDO 120) or equivalent modules passed at another institution as approved by the head of the department concerned in consultation with the Dean.

MCom Business Management

Additional Requirements

Candidates must be in possession of a recognised BComHons degree to register for an MCom in Business Management. It is also important to note that candidates who have not yet passed a module in research methodology that is acceptable to the head of department, must enrol for Research methodology (NME 804) and obtain a pass mark. The module does not carry any credits.
Candidates must apply online to be admitted to the University of Pretoria. Selection is not guaranteed as the intake is limited due to resource limitations.

  1. A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  2. The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements.
  3. Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
  4. The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
  5. Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.
  6. A completed Postgraduate Diploma in Economic and Management Sciences can also be considered for admission to the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship.

All MCom candidates need to have adequate knowledge of Management, Financial and Economic Sciences as well as Statistics, as determined by the head of department concerned, in consultation with the Dean.
A pass mark in the following modules:

  • Financial accounting 1 (FRK 111 and FRK 121/122);
  • Economics 1 (EKN 110 and EKN 120);
  • Statistics 1 (STK 110 and STK 120) and one of the following:
  • Business management 1 (OBS 114 and OBS 124); or
  • Marketing management 1 (BEM 110 and BEM 122); or
  • Public administration 1 (PAD 112 and PAD 122); or
  • Industrial and organisational psychology (BDO 110 and BDO 120) or equivalent modules passed at another institution as approved by the head of the department concerned in consultation with the Dean.

MCom Business Management

Faculty Enquiries
Economic and Management Sciences  Ignatius Dire  +27 (0)12 420 5278 ignatious.dire@up.ac.za
Alta Erasmus +27 (0) 12 420 3062 alta.erasmus@up.ac.za