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IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law


The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law (B Com (Law)) degree provides candidates with a genera
grounding in the key disciplines of law, business management, economics, and finance, to enable
them to enter into a career in business which requires a good grounding in law, or alternatively
follow a career in law, but with a sound foundation in commerce.

The IIE B Com (Law) degree is a three year degree. The academic year runs from February to
November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being
scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday
Minimum Admission
Requirements

English
Maths/HG Math
Lit/SG
Notes
NSC: Bachelor
pass with
50%40% or60%
NC(V): Bachelor
pass with
50%50% or60%
SC: Endorsement
with
50%40% or60%
SC(a): Bachelor
pass with
50%40% or60%
InternationalAn USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies and
meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements.
A cognate Higher Certificate or 240 credit
Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate or 360
credit Diploma may satisfy the minimum
admission requirements to degree studies.
If discipline not cognate at
least 20% of credits must be
academic literacy or numeracy
related.
Alternate
Admission:
(Should
additional
entrance
requirements
not be met at
NSC Grade 12,
then, in some
instances,
entrance may
be granted
based on Grade
11 marks)
NSCNotes
English40-49%if achieved 50% min in Grade 11 -
applicable to contact and distance
students
Mathematics30-39%register for tutorial sessions for
numeracy modules- applicable only to
contact students in 2019 and 2020
Mathematical
Literacy
50-59%register for tutorial sessions for
numeracy modules - applicable only to
contact students in 2019 and 2020
Senate Discretionary Admissions:
Mature Age ExemptionCandidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of
registration with a Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four
higher or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed
simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher-grade subject; OR
Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of
registration.

An USAf Exemption Certificate is required.
Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL)
Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s
resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary
conditional admission (if applicable).
USAf approved cognate
foundation programme
Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation
programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted. The
additional English criteria falls away.
An USAf Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will
facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf,
once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year
of a cognate degree may be admitted. However, if a student completed less than
120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted,
provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5. An USAf
Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on
behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the
student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
General Education
Development (GED) - An
USA qualification
developed by the
American Council on
Education (ACE)
Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have an USAf
Foreign Conditional Exemption Certificate as well as NBT: AQL results and have
obtained a score of at least 51 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least
40 for Quantitative Literacy (QL).
The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 376-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 93729).

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business related career opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to becoming a –

  • compliance officer
  • company secretary
  • person responsible for corporate governance at a particular business enterprise
  • business strategy planner

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement issupported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this degree

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.

The IIE Bachleor of Commerce (Law) degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at level 7 - the same level as other equivalent undergraduate degrees at both private and public South African institutes of higher education. The opportunity to apply for a postgraduate certificate/diploma or Honours degree at any South African university or higher education institution exists subject to meeting their specific programme entrance criteria.

Graduates of the IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree can deepen their insight and expertise in the management discipline by enrolling for the IIE Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management. Not only will this qualification develop a higher level of business acumen in students, it will also develop their ability to apply solution-focused, systemic research geared towards building businesses in the South African and African economy, as well as the ability to function in an international context.

One of the attractions of The IIE B Com (Law) degree is the prospect of combining this degree with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree – a combination that we know is sought after in the marketplace and highly attractive to potential employers.

The IIE BCom (Law) degree lends itself to articulation into the IIE LLB degree, and it is designed with that possibility in mind.

Call your nearest IIE’s Varsity College campus to discuss your career options with one of our Student Advisors.

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.