University of Eswatini

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce

Duration:

8 Semesters (4 years)

Overview:

Courses offered in the first two years (Level 1 and Level 2) are common and compulsory to all students. On successful completion of the first two years, students will be eligible to major in any one of the following:
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

General Entry Requirements:
  • SGCSE/IGCSE Admission – A minimum of six (6) subject passes (at E grade or better), which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language and at least four other subjects.
  • G.C.E. O Level Admission – A minimum of six (6) subject passes in the GCE O Level, which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language and at least four other subjects
  • A Level Admission
    • A candidate who has taken acceptable A Level examinations may be admitted into Semester 1 of the programme. Such a candidate may be exempted from taking a course(s) already passed at A Level with a D grade or better.
    • A candidate who has at least two grades of C or better at A Level, or an equivalent qualification, may be exempted from the first year of the programme, provided he/she fits into an acceptable (Level 2) programme. Such a candidate may be required to take and pass a course(s) normally taken by students in their first two semesters (Level 1).
  • Mature Age Entry Admission
    1. A candidate must be 22 years or older on the first day of the University Academic year in which admission is sought.
    2. A candidate should have completed SGCSE/IGCSE or equivalent with at least four (4) passes.
    3. No candidate who has previously attended at the University may be re-admitted to the University under these regulations to a programme in which he/she has previously been unsuccessful during the previous attendance
    4. A candidate who satisfies conditions (1) to (3) above will be required to sit a Special Entrance examination which will consist of a general paper and a special paper that will be a combination of Business Mathematics, Accounting and Business Studies
    5. A candidate will be recommended to the Admissions Committee having satisfied all the MAEA conditions and having passed both papers.
    6. The University will consider a candidate’s admission on the recommendation of the Mature Age Entry Committee.

IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education
MAEA – Mature Age Entry Admission
SGCSE – Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education

Programme Special Entry Requirements:
  • SGCSE/IGCSE – In addition to the requirements indicated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in Mathematics and in any two subjects drawn from the list
    • Accounts
    • Additional
    • Mathematics
    • Agriculture
    • Biology
    • Business Studies
    • Combined Science
    • Design Technology
    • Economics
    • English Literature
    • Fashion and Fabrics
    • French
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Geography
    • History
    • Information Technology
    • Religious Studies
    • Siswati
  • G.C.E. O Level – In addition to the requirements stipulated above, an applicant must have a C grade or better in Mathematics and in any two subjects drawn from the list
    • Additional Mathematics
    • Agriculture
    • Bible Knowledge
    • Biology
    • Combined Science
    • Commerce
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • French
    • Geography
    • General Science
    • History
    • Human and Social Biology
    • Physics
    • Physical Science
    • Principles of Accounts
    • Siswati
  • An applicant with a Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies (DABS) or its equivalent from a recognised institution may be eligible to enter Level 1 of the Programme.
  • An applicant with a Diploma in Commerce from UNISWA or its equivalent from a recognised institution may be eligible for admission into Level 3 of the Programme. Such a candidate may be required to take other course(s) as directed by Senate.
  • An applicant with a Diploma in Business-related studies from a recognised institution may be eligible for admission into Level 1.
  • An applicant from UNISWA who had withdrawn or failed one or more courses in Year 1 of the Diploma in Commerce Programme may be eligible for admission into Level 1 of the Programme.
  • An applicant from UNISWA who had withdrawn or failed one or more courses in Year 2 or Year 3 of the Diploma in Commerce Programme may be eligible for admission into Level 2 of the Programme.

The University Calendar provides comprehensive information on the entry requirements and programme structure.