BCom Extended programme at University of Pretoria

The programme is aimed at the training of students in the Economic and Management Sciences who do not meet the prescribed admission requirements for a BCom degree. This is the ideal starting point for students who are interested in studying towards BCom degrees in Management or Financial sciences.

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: 4 years

Career Opportunities

What are the subjects in BCom?

Here are the popular BCom subjects:


Financial Systems.


Business Management.

Financial Accounting.

Business Economics.

Company Law.

Cost Accounting.

What kind of jobs can you get with a BCom degree?




Company Secretary.

Business Analyst.

Finance Officer.

Sales Analyst.

Junior Analyst.

Which job has the highest salary in commerce?

Chartered Accountant (CA)

Marketing Manager.

Investment Banker.

Human Resource Manager.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Cost Accountant.

How much does a BCom graduate earn in South Africa?

For example, the general BCom category shows an average salary of R327,000 a year, but those who studied BCom Accounting show an average of R354,000.