Faculty of Commerce

Dean

Prof. Barnold Baidya, PhD

Chair (Accounting) – Dr. lvonne Ndlovu, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chair (Computer & Management Information Systems) – Tipson  Maleti, MCom
Chair (Finance & Marketing) – Siduduziwe Malufu, MCom                                                                                                                                                                                              Chair (Management) – Theresa Mhaka, MCom

Coordinator:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Marketing) – Ntandoyenkosi Tshuma, MCom

DEPARTMENTS AND DEGREES
A. Department of Accounting
• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting
B. Department of Computer and Management Information Systems
• Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Systems
C. Department of Finance and Marketing
• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Marketing
D. Department of Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management

PHILOSOPHY:
The Faculty of Commerce is committed to prepare students that will “add value” to organizations facing emerging changes, challenges and trends in the business world. It is determined to equip students with appropriate managerial competences and analytical skills suitable for modern technology environment which enables them to make informed decisions. The faculty integrates business ethics with Christian values in all activities.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Faculty of Commerce exists to provide quality, holistic and transformational academic delivery, research, mentoring and building sustainable relationships with students and industry based on the Seventh-day Adventist church philosophy of Education in order to equip students for useful service to God and the community, and to enjoy productive lives.

Entry Requirements – Accounting

Normal Entry: Five ‘O’ Levels including English and Mathematics, two A’ Level passes in Commercial subjects.

Special Entry:  National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from recognized institutions or equivalent

Mature Entry: Applicants should be 25 years of age and at least 5 years of experience in the relevant field.

Five “O” level subjects, including English Language and Mathematics

Other (indicate)

Entry Requirements – Information Systems

Normal Entry: Five O Levels including English and Mathematics  and a minimum of 2 A’ Level passes in Mathematics AND Computer Science OR any other relevant Science or Commercial subject

Special Entry: Special entry may be granted to applicants with a National Certificate, National Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Computer Science or any related field from a recognized institution.

Mature Entry: Should be at least 23 years old AND should have at least 2 years relevant industrial experience.

Entry Requirements – Finance

Normal Entry: Five “O’Levels including English and Mathematics, and 2 ‘A’ Level passes in Commercial subjects.

Special Entry: National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Finance from recognized institution

Mature Entry: Applicant should be 25 years of age and above, and 5 years of experience in a relevant field.

Five “O” level subjects, including English Language and Mathematics

Entry Requirements – Marketing

Normal Entry: Five ‘O’ Levels including English and Mathematics, and two A’ Level passes in Commercial subjects

Special Entry: National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing from recognized institutions.

Mature Entry: Applicant should not be less than 25 years and at least 2 years of experience in a relevant field. Five “O” level subjects including English Language and Mathematics

Entry Requirements – Management

Normal Entry: Five ‘O’ Levels including English and Mathematics, two A’ Level passes in Commercial subjects

Special Entry:  National Certificate (NC), Nationl Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Studies from recognized institutions

Mature Entry: Applicant should be 25 years of age and at least 2 years of experience in a relevant field.

5 “O” subjects, including English Language. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A graduate from BCOM in Accounting may be employed as:

  • Financial Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Internal/External Auditor
  • Cost-Accountant Manager
  • Finance Director, etc.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 A graduate from BSc (Hons) in Information Systems (IS) may be employed as:

  • Software & Hardware Engineer
  • Information Systems Analyst/designer
  • Applications Development programmer
  • Data Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Consultant

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A graduate from BCon (Hons) in Finance/BCom (Hons) in Marketing may be employed as in:

  • Finance
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Commercial Real Estate Agents Investment bankers
  • Fund managers
  • Personal financial planners & advisors
  • Credit Analyst
  • Risks specialists
  • Marketing
  • Brand/Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Event/meeting Planner

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A graduate from BCom in Management may be employed as:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Production Manager
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