The Lyceum Bachelor of Commerce in Management degree is strongly accounting, management, human resources, marketing, public relations and finance orientated to enable students to enter one of the most under-supplied career options in South Africa, and indeed globally. There is an enormous shortage of experienced graduates in the finance, management, human resources, marketing, public relations and accounting disciplines and it is imperative that these positions be filled with competent practitioners. Not only will students be able to master the financial and accounting functions in a company, but the degree will also focus on business management in the public and private sectors. By obtaining the Lyceum’s Bachelor of Commerce in Management degree, students will become qualified to take a leading role in the South African commerce and industry.
A recent survey indicates that more than 40% of the top posts in the country are filled by candidates with financial management qualifications. The management and other non-financial components of this degree provide a well-rounded platform for success in management positions in all sectors of the market. This degree will ensure that Lyceum graduates are adequately capacitated to fill commanding roles within industry and commerce. With the Lyceum Bachelor of Commerce in Management degree as part of your CV, you will be able to embark on a career with the potential to lead.
Students could pursue a career as a:
- General Manager
- Financial Manager
- Business consultant
- Tax practitioner
- Cost Accountant
- Financial Executive
- Accountant/Senior Accountant
- Accounting Officer
- Compliance Officer
- Human Resource Practitioner
- Public Relations Practitioner
- The minimum entry requirements are:▪ A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree endorsement, or▪ A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Degree endorsement, or▪ Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), with Degree endorsement, or▪ A Senior Certificate (SC), with University Exemption or Degree endorsement, or▪ A Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a cognate discipline or▪ Foreign School leaving Certificate that complies with minimum admission requirements for Degree study as gazetted by the Matriculation Board (Equivalency evaluation is completed with the Matriculation Board) or▪ A completed Higher Certificate may allow access to a cognate Bachelor’s degree should a student have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%.Alternative admission requirements
▪ Senate discretionary admission
▪ Mature Age (45 years of age): conditions apply
▪ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
▪ At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study.
▪ Candidates over the age of 23 at registration or during their first year of attendance who have attained a Senior Certificate with at least 40% in
at least four Higher Grade or Standard Grade subjects, at least three of which were passed simultaneously, one of which is a Higher-Grade subject and one is English.
▪ Mathematics at NQF level 4 or equivalent and at 60%.
▪ Students who have not completed Accounting at NQF level 4 (Senior Certificate/matric) will be required to complete Introduction to Finance
offered at Lyceum, as a bridging course.
▪ Foreign applicants whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
▪ Lyceum may require appropriate combinations of subjects and levels of achievement for certain qualifications.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.
The final approval for applications in respect of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.
Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer – CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.
Study materials are largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.
Assessments consist of two assignments (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject. The two assignments consist of an online multiple-choice (MCQ) assignment and an application-based assignment.
NB: Make sure you upload assignments before the submission date in the required format. Assessments that are not submitted onto the portal (myClass) will not be accepted.
Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:
Assignment contributes 60% towards the final mark
Examination contributes 40% towards the final mark
NB: Lyceum does not allow students to bank assignment marks. Students must complete assignments for the academic cycle in which they wish to write exams.
Cycle 1 constitutes a cohort of students whose modules were registered between 1 April and 30 October.
Cycle 2 constitutes a cohort of students whose modules are/will be registered between 1 November and 31 March.
Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Bachelor of Commerce in Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.
It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.