School of Commerce

Bridging Course: Bachelor of Commerce

For students who achieved a bachelor's pass in their Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate examination, but did not meet the minimum requirement for Mathematics, the Bridging Programme will assist students to achieve the minimum admission requirement and enable them to enrol for the BCom degree.

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DESCRIPTION AND PROGRAMME PURPOSE

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree has a minimum admission requirement in respect of Mathematics (see below).

For students who achieved a bachelor’s pass in their Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate examination, but did not meet the minimum requirement for Mathematics, the Bridging Programme offered by Milpark Education will assiststudents to achieve the minimum admission requirement and enable them to enrol for the BCom degree.

The minimum requirements for admission to the BCom degree are:

If the candidate matriculated in 2007 or earlier

Candidates who matriculated in 2007 or earlier require:

1. A Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement/exemption for degree studies. Candidates who have a
Senior Certificate but who do not meet the matriculation endorsement/exemption requirements stated above, may apply to Universities South Africa (USAF), for mature age exemption (https://mb.usaf.ac.za/); and

2. A symbol of E or higher for Mathematics on HG, or a symbol of D or higher for Mathematics on SG. Candidates who do not meet the Mathematics requirement may be offered admission on condition that they successfully complete the BCom bridging programme, if they have achieved at least a symbol of E on HG or a C on SG in any two of the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting
  • Physical Science or Physics/Chemistry
  • Natural Science or Biology.

If the candidate matriculated in 2008 or later

Candidates who matriculated in 2008 or later require:

1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 50% in four NSC 20-credit subjects, including English as the language of instruction at Milpark Education, as certified by Umalusi. Candidates who have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) but who do not meet the matriculation endorsement/exemption requirements stated above, may apply to Universities South Africa (USAF), for mature age exemption (https://mb.usaf.ac.za/); and
2. A minimum mark of 50% for Mathematics or 70% for Mathematics Literacy. Candidates who do not meet
the Mathematics requirement but who have achieved a minimum mark of 50% or higher in any two of the following subjects may be offered admission on condition that they successfully complete the bridging programme:

  • Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting
  • Physical Science or Physics/Chemistry
  • Natural Science or Biology.

Candidates who have completed a relevant Higher Certificate (NQF 5) or Diploma (NQF 6) in the field of business or commerce, may also be admitted to the BCom degree. 

WHO SHOULD ENROL

The Bridging Programme is designed to improve the mathematical abilities of students intending to enrol for the BCom programme, and runs for a full semester, only on the Distance Learning Online study mode. A combination of foundation skills derived from the compulsory modules and core skills built in the semester of study will ensure that students adapt effectively in the full BCom programme.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

Successful completion of this qualification should enable the student to:
1. Demonstrate basic understanding of academic reading and writing components that will expose students to
good reading techniques and guidance through the writing process.
2. Demonstrate understanding of business mathematics. majors offered by Milpark.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Cycle Year 1 Compulsory or Optional
1 Induction to Business Studies
Business Numeracy 
Compulsory
Compulsory
2 Introduction to Business Management  Optional
3 Business Mathematics  Compulsory
4 Induction to Business Studies
Business Numeracy 
Compulsory
Compulsory
5 Introduction to Business Management  Optional
6 Business Mathematics  Compulsory

Candidates who have achieved a Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s pass, but do not meet the Mathematics requirement set by Milpark for admission onto the BCom degree, may be admitted to the Bridging Programme, provided that they have achieved a minimum mark of 50% or higher in any two of the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting
  • Physical Science or Physics/Chemistry
  • Natural Science or Biology.

 

Distance Learning Online (DLO)

Distance Learning (DL)

Cycle 1 Semester 1
Close of Registration: 17 January 2023 Close of Admission/application: 3 February 2023
  Close of Registration: 11 February 2023

 

Cycle 2 Semester 2
Close of Registration: 14 March 2023 Close of Admission/application: 7 July 2023
  Close of Registration: 15 July 2023

 

Cycle 3  
Close of Registration: 27 June 2023  

 

Cycle 4  
Close of Registration: 22 August 2023