BCom Econometrics at University of Pretoria

BCom (Econometrics) is a three-year full-time program in which students are introduced to economic theory, economic policy, and the statistical theory underpinning empirical analysis which is more commonly referred to as econometrics.

Students are strongly advised to proceed with postgraduate studies.

Minimum admission requirements

To be able to register, candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for degree studies, as well as with the minimum requirements for the relevant program.

The calculation of an Admission Point Score (APS) is based on a candidate’s achievement in any SIX recognized NSC 20-credit subjects by using the NSC seven-point rating scale.

Life Orientation is a 10-credit subject and may not be used for calculating the APS.

Life Orientation is also not a faculty-specific subject requirement.

Duration: 3 years

Career Opportunities

Econometricians are employed by the government, the central bank, private and commercial banks, leading stockbrokers, and consultancies, both locally and internationally.

Positions include analysts, consultants, researchers, traders or brokers, and academics.

The work mostly entails statistical analysis (forecasting, structural, and policy analysis) of economic and financial markets and interrelationships.

Budget analyst.


Quantitative analyst.


Public policy analyst.

BCom Econometrics Salary in South Africa

R589,204 (ZAR)/yr.