Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Banking

Qualification stream: Banking
Qualification code: 98317 - BAN
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 84327
APS/AS: 21
Students will have until the end of 2024 to complete the qualification. Students who have already passed BAN1601 in this qualification, will retain the credit and will not be required to complete SUS1501. RSK3701 and RSK3702 has been replaced with ISR3701 and ISR3702. Students who have already passed, RSK3701 and/or RSK3702 in this qualification will retain the credit and will not be required to complete the replacement modules. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification, closely tied to the rationale, is to prepare learners for managerial positions in financial institutions.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2024, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester:

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
BAN2601 - Money And Banking
BAN2602 - Banking : Introduction to Treasury Management Pre-requisite:BAN2601
CRM2601 - Credit Management II Pre-requisite:CRM1501
ECS2601 - Microeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1501
ECS2602 - Macroeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
FIN2601 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FAC1601 or FAC1602 & ECS1601
INV2601 - Fundamentals of Investment Pre-requisite:FIN2601 or FIN2603
MNG2601 - General Management
RSK2601 - Enterprise Risk Management
RSK2602 - Fundamentals of Operational & Financial Risk

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
BAN3701 - Banking III Pre-requisite:BAN2601
BAN3702 - Banking : Treasury Management
ECS3701 - Monetary Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2602
ECS3703 - International Finance Pre-requisite:ECS2602
FIN3701 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601
ISR3701 - Non-Life Insurance
ISR3702 - Life Insurance
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701