BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN LAW

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN LAW

B.Com. (Law)

Accredited by the HEQC(CHE), awaiting Registration outcomes from SAQA and the DHET to enroll students

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the
distance mode of provision, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating
as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch
countrywide.

Please request the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.

YEAR ONE MODULES

Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)
  • Academic Literacy (HALT130-1)
  • Introduction to South African Law (HISL130-1)
  • Legal Writing Skills (HLWS130-1)
  • Business Management 1 (HBMN130-1)

Semester B

  • Law of Persons (HLWP130-1)
  • Intellectual Property Law (HIPLW130-1)
  • Economics 1 (HECO130-1)
  • Accounting Principles (HACP130-1)

YEAR TWO MODULES

Semester A

  • General Principles of the Law of Contract (HGPCL230-1)
  • Insolvency Law (HLWI230-1)
  • Environmental Law (HLWE230-1)
  • Business Management 2 (HBMN230-1)
  • Financial Accounting 1 (HFAC130-1)

Semester B

  • General Principles of the Law of Delict (HGPLD230-1)
  • Property Law (HPLW230-1)
  • Cyber Law (HCYLW230-1)
  • Competition Law (HCMLW230-1)
  • Specific Contracts (HSPC230-1)
  • Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting (HMAC200-1)


YEAR THREE MODULES

Semester A

  • Labour Law (HLLW330-1)
  • Law of Taxation (HLTX330-1)
  • Applied Research for Law Practitioners (HRML330-1)
  • Business Management 3 (HBMN333-2)
  • Financial Management (HFMN330-1)

Semester B

  • Company Law (HCML330-1)
  • Constitutional Law (HCONL330-1)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (HBMN334-1)
  • Work Integrated Learning (HWBLW330-1)

ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW, AS1 to AS5) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS4 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of  

Formative Assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, which count
forty percent (40%) – twenty percent (20%) each – towards the overall mark. 

Summative Assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark. 

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1 or FA2. A maximum of one (1) additional

supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1 and SA2 respectively, which will
be charged for. 

Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information. 

DURATION

Based on credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is three years and the maximum duration is nine years of study. 

OUTCOMES

On completion of the programme graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user Applications
  • Demonstrate well-rounded knowledge of the South African legal system, various fields of law, the relationship between fields of law, and the impact of legal principles and rules on commercial activity and broader society
  • Develop integrated knowledge of the underlying principles, legal instruments, concepts and procedures of South African Mercantile Law, as well as the ability to apply such knowledge in commercial contexts
  • Demonstrate integrated knowledge, an understanding of standard methods and procedures, and the ability to solve problems in the context of private law
  • Understand the principles and theory of business and financial management in professional commercial practice, formulate decisions and take action based on such principles
  • Identify, evaluate, and analyse socio-economic needs of society, display an awareness of professional ethics and ethical standards and recognise the need for life-long learning

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s studies; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed.

A number of post school qualifications may be used for admission and/or advanced placement into the degree programme with due regard for the 50% credit transfer rule and guidelines of progression and articulation. For example, a Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120; or a Diploma, NQF (HEQSF/OQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 240 or 360.

PROGRAMME CATEGORY

BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Bachelor of Commerce in Law SAQA ID TBA, NQF L7, minimum 384 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.