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University of Johannesburg Bachelor of Commerce Extended
University of Johannesburg

Bachelor of Commerce Extended

Johannesburg, South Africa

3 Years


Full time

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ZAR 23,050 / per year *


* fees for the complete programme amount to between R23050,00 and R51851,00. Fees may vary depending on the composition of a particular qualification


The purpose of the extended year is aimed at access for success in terms of the foundational provision, i.e. in providing alternative access in the fields of Accounting. Students are given foundational provisions covering relevant academic skills together with subject-related themes, required to facilitate learning in the regular modules of Bachelor of Commerce degree programs. The combination of foundational modules enables students to develop a comprehensive perspective and effective strategies for adjusting to and meeting the demands of, the higher education environment with the purpose of being successful in the chosen Bachelor of Commerce program.

The purpose of the qualification is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge base for identifying, analyzing, evaluating, and solving problems in the following underlying core modules: accounting; auditing; taxation, and financial management. Students should be able to reflect on their decisions and applications in these fields to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of accounting as a practice.

Reasons for studying at UJ

  • UJ offers not only a special program called the First Year Experience to help orientate students throughout the first year but we also offer a Senior Student Experience that gears students toward the workplace!
  • Grab the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and train alongside Olympians and Paralympians on state-of-the-art pitches, tracks, and fields, or just keep fit by joining one of the gyms on each of our 4 campuses.
  • Be part of a young, vibrant, and agile university that reflects and adapts easily to our country’s aspirations, while maintaining global relevance through numerous international partnerships.
  • 178 Internationally respected and accepted qualifications.
  • Join a university that cares enough to have raised over R300 million since the start of 2016 in order to support the Missing Middle Campaign. UJ also ensures that more than 6 000 needy students have two healthy meals per day.
  • Study in the vibrant City of Gold – the economic hub of South Africa. Join a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive group of students and academics on their way to re-imagining the future!
  • UJ offers an amazing on-campus experience whether you live in one of UJ’s residences, belong to a day house, or whether you just want to socialize at the Student Centres on all campuses.
  • We ensure the health, safety, and security of all our students through our own on-campus health services and UJ Protection Services.
  • Did you know that during the first five years of UJ’s existence it doubled its targeted research output and to this day, continues to break records!


  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance



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