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+-5 Years Part-Time


17 May 2021

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in any area of business.

You will cover the broad principles of commerce and management with a focus on business management, human resource management and marketing. You will also develop a sound foundation in accounting, financial management, project management, economics, research methodology and organisational behaviour. Because of our unique teaching and learning approaches, you will also develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analytical thinking, effective decision-making, working in teams and communicating confidently.

We use a blend of face-to-face Lecture-Based Learning (LBL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi.

During your studies, you complete practical case studies, conduct individual and group research projects and you participate in an online business strategy game. These projects and assessments ensure relevant business experience and further prepare you for the real world of work.

Through innovative and efficient use of time and timetabling, Pearson Institute, students are able to complete this degree programme within the duration of two years. This saves you time, a year of study and allows you to enter the job market a year earlier.

The career choices for a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, are varied and employment options include:

Human resource management, Marketing management, Project Management, Research

Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the
Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Internally and externally moderated by subject matter experts.

There’s a popular myth that part-time online study equals lonely study. However, at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, we’ve busted this myth by creating our unique Virtual Learning Environment.

Even though you’ll be studying in your own time and space, we provide you with on-going support and motivation to ensure that you meet your goals and objectives.

This includes:
– Regular communication with our trained consultants
– Lecture communications and success-focused support
– Small group discussions on online forums
– A direct line of contact with your designated lecturer
– A live weekly lecture – online or on campus

Our Course is delivered over 3 Semesters (Trimesters) per year. And with 4 enrolment start dates per year it is easy for you to start your academic journey with us.

A Trimester has an average duration of about 14 weeks with two modules delivered sequentially allowing our students to focus on successfully completing one module at a time. Students will have a number of activities and task to be completed weekly keeping you progressing through the course supported by a live lecture weekly to consolidate your learning.

A formative assessment (exam) needs to be completed on Campus at the end of each module. And a small break between Trimesters will help you recharge and ready you for the next trimester.

Part time programme will take a student longer to complete due to the nature of the delivery. Typically, a part time programme will take a student 18 months to complete a level and about 5 years to complete all three levels while working.


Total fee: R55 440,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R49 300,00
Fee per module (x2 modules per trimester): R4 620,00


Total fee: R41 580,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R32 900,00
Fee per module (x2 modules per trimester): R4 620,00 


Total fee: R41 580,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R37 000,00
Fee per module (x2 modules per trimester): R4 620,00

*fees are subject to change

Available start dates:

2021 Intake Start Dates – 17 May, 5 July, 30 August, 18 October
2022 Intake Start Dates – 31 January, 23 May, 5 September

Closing Dates for 2021 Applications:
17 May 2021 intake – Applications close 3 May 2021

Admission requirements

You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).

If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

You should have successfully completed a relevant Higher Certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

Want to learn more about our Part-time, online offerings? Send us your details and a consultant will call you back.