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IIE Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management - Contact

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management (Contact) aims to develop critical thinking and reflective skills in graduates holding a Bachelor of Commerce (with one of the management disciplines at NQF level 7) or equivalent degree. In line with industry demand, this degree will build on a broad knowledge base of business developed at undergraduate level in order to deepen students’ insight and expertise in the core fields of management. This degree aims to extend students’ knowledge on contemporary management theories in the modern-day business context. Students will engage with various management theories, research methodologies and techniques with the aim of applying and advancing their knowledge of the contemporary business world. This qualification will provide students with the expertise and in- depth theoretical knowledge in management that will support their progression in an organisation, producing a well-rounded, industry-ready post-graduate student.
Minimum Admission
Requirements:
An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree
with an average of 60% in the
final year;
OR
An appropriate Advanced
Diploma, provided that a 360
credit Diploma or appropriate
equivalent has been completed,
with an average of 60% in the
final year.
Bachelor of
Commerce
Honours in
Management
Candidates must have modules in management
disciplines at NQF Level 7 and a must have completed a
foundation research module at the undergraduate level,
preferably at NQF Level 7. Those who have not
completed a foundation research module at
undergraduate level will be required to do The IIE
Introduction to Research SLP and need to be able to
demonstrate an understanding of basic research before
they can commence with their research report.
Candidates are required to have achieved a minimum
final year average of 60% in their third year (NQF L7)
modules. Those with a final year average of 55 - 59%
will be admitted if they attained an average of 60% or
higher for the designated cognate/core discipline
module at final-year (NQF L7) level.
Senate Discretionary
Admission
BCom Honours in
Management:
Recognition of
Prior Learning
(RPL):
Candidates who fall outside the above criteria, but who
can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of The IIE that they
have an appropriate, related qualification or workbased learning,
which has taken the candidate to the equivalent of an NQF Level 7
business management related qualification, may be considered
for admission into this programme through an RPL process.
Additional
Notes
Graduates of The IIE who do not meet the admissions requirements for
admission to Honours can enrol for and repeat all or some of their NQF Level
7 modules in order to improve their marks so that they can meet the entry
requirements for Honours. These graduate students will then receive an
additional transcript after the completion of the repeat module(s), where the
repeat module(s) will appear as a second iteration of the module(s) on the
transcript. The marks from the second iteration can then be used for
admission to Honours in the subsequent academic year. This option is only
available to graduates from The IIE and does not apply to graduates from
other HE institutions
InternationalA SAQA NQF L7 Evaluation Certificate in an
appropriate field and meeting the additional
admission requirements

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management (Contact) 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 120-credit qualification on level 8 (SAQA ID: 97601).

Examples of career opportunities for graduates include:

  • General management
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship / self-employment
  • Business consulting
  • 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 is supported 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 course of this Honours 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 Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120 credit qualification on level 8 on the same level as other equivalent postgraduate degrees at South African universities. The opportunity to apply for further study at any South African university exists subject to meeting institutional specific programme entrance requirements.

    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.