Bachelor of Business Science in Economics (BBSC-E)

Overview

The qualification (Bachelor of Business Science in Economics) is a four-year professional degree (undergraduate), which is designed to address the national shortage of suitably qualified personnel in the sphere of Economics. Graduates are highly sought after by both private and public domain employers, as the qualification equips such graduates with skills to analyse the financial and monetary policies and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions and governmental institutions. This emphasis on mathematics and statistics related curricula, combined with research related modules in the qualification seeks to address the inadequacies of past graduates in the aspects of conducting research, and further address a national imperative of producing researchers, especially in the field of economics. Economic growth is essential to address issues of poverty and unemployment within a developing economy such as South Africa. As such, there is an increasing need for graduates to obtain in depth and specialised skills within the discipline of Economics. Both the public and the private sectors demand graduates with a solid theoretical foundation of how the economy works and with specialised analytical and quantitative skills in the various fields of Economics. In addition, the marketplace expects graduates who have developed both analytical and research skills, and the ability to work independently.

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirements

  • NSC-Deg with APS 33
  • Mathematics Level 6
  • English and Life Orientation Level 4

Modules

Semester 1

  • ACCT101 Accounting 101
  • ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH130 Introduction to Calculus
  • STAT130 Introduction to Statistics
  • ISTN101 Information Systems and Technology 1A

Semester 2

  • ACCT102 Accounting 102 or ACCT103 Accounting 103
  • ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH140 Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • STAT140 Statistical Methods
  • FINA103 Integrated Business Studies

Semester 1

  • FINA201 Finance 201
  • ECON201 Intermediate Macroeconomics & Applications
  • STAT243 Data Mining using Machine Learning
Any 2 modules from
  • MGNT2SM Responsible & Sustainable Management Principles
  • MARK2IM Introduction to Marketing
  • HRMG2HM Introduction to HR Management
  • ZULN101 (Basic isiZulu Language Studies) or ISTN103 (Development and Application Fundamentals)

Semester 2

  • FINA202 Finance 202
  • ECON202 Intermediate Microeconomics & Applications
  • LAWS1IC Introduction to Commercial Law
Any 2 modules from
  • SCMA2OM Introduction to Operations Management
  • ENTR2IE Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Semester 1

  • ECON315 Mathematics for Economists
  • Plus another two level 3 ECON modules
  • Another 64-credit point major in either Finance, Management, Marketing or Operations Management (depending upon level 2 pre-requisites)

Semester 2

  • ECON314 Quantitative Economics

Semester 1

  • ECON315 Mathematics for Economists
  • Plus another two level 3 ECON modules
  • Another 64-credit point major in either Finance, Management, Marketing or Operations Management (depending upon level 2 pre-requisites)

Semester 2

  • ECON700 Economics Research Project
  • ECON7MI Microeconomics
  • Plus 2 Honours level electives in Economics

Closing date for applications

30 September 

Career Opportunities

  • National Treasury
  • Economic advisory organisations
  • Insurance industry
  • Banking sector Economist
  • Public Sector Economist
  • Academia

Closing date for applications

CAO CODE: KN-W-B5E