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Programme in Numerical Skills for Business

The Programme in Numerical Skills for Business (qualification code 70114) will be offered again in both semesters of 2015, for repeaters as well as for new registrations. Students successfully completing the Programme will be deemed to comply with the mathematics prerequisites for admission to all Bachelor's degrees in the College of Economic and Management Sciences and (for students completing by December 2015) in the College of Accounting Sciences, at Unisa. In order to register for a degree, prospective students will also have to meet the statutory and language requirements for admission. Undergraduate students who have been denied permission to re-register because of insufficient progress with their degree, may also do Numerical Skills in order to be readmitted via the SLP route.

If you have passed Numerical Skills for Business and are using this Programme for admission to a degree at Unisa, please indicate so clearly on your application form!

Die Program in Sakesyfervaardigheid word weer in beide semesters van 2015 aangebied (slegs in Engels), vir herhalers en ook vir nuwe registrasies. Studente wat die Program suksesvol voltooi sal geag word te voldoen aan die wiskunde-toelatingsvereistes vir enige Baccalaureus-graad in die Kollege vir Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe en in die Kollege vir Rekeningkundige Wetenskappe. Voornemende studente moet ook aan die statutÍre en taal-toelatingsvereistes voldoen alvorens hul vir 'n graad sal kan registreer.

Register using our online form



The Programme in Numerical Skills for Business was offered in 2013 as a special measure to afford students not meeting the mathematics requirements for admission to a degree the opportunity of starting to study towards a degree in 2014 by completing the Programme in 2013. As of 2014, students not meeting mathematics and/or other admission requirements will be referred to a Higher Certificate offered by Unisa. However, the Executive Committee of Unisa's College for Economic and Management Sciences has approved the use of the Programme to satisfy the mathematics prerequisites for admission to all Bachelor's degrees in the College. Students who have partially completed the Programme will also be able to claim the following exemptions for the College of Economic and Management Sciences Higher Certificate. If a student has passed both INUMS0Y and INUMS0L, he/she should be exempted from having to do BNU1501. If a student has passed INUMS0Y, INUMS0L and INUMS0M, he/she should be exempted from having to do QMI1500.


The Programme comprises four modules: INUMS0L, INUMS0M, INUMS0N and INUMS0Y. In order to receive a certificate, students have to successfully complete all four modules. All four modules are offered in both semesters and students may take more than one semester to complete the Programme. The Programme is offered in English only, using Unisa's distance learning method. There are no classes and the assessment is through assignments and an examination in each module. Please choose your examination centre with care when submitting your application!

Registration for 2015

All registration information will be collected using our new online form. No faxed, e-mail or posted application forms will be accepted. Please complete our online form to apply for registration in 2015.

Tuition fees

The programme consists of four modules costing R1 500,00 each with a total cost of R6 000,00 in 2015 for local students. Payment in full is required before registration will be finalised. Details of the levies for foreign students can be found on the registration form and should be added to the amount due. Students should make payment in the way prescribed by the registration form.

Registration dates

First semester
From November 2014 to 31 January 2015 (now closed)

Second semester
From 1 April 2015 to 10 July 2015


If you have any questions, please e-mail the Centre for Decision Sciences on or phone us on 012 433 4703.