Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Quantitative Management

Qualification stream: (Extended Program) Revised Curriculum 2019
Qualification code: 98311 - FQM
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 101097
APS/AS: 20
* It is strongly recommended that students should complete all foundation modules before commencing with the second year. *Students will be allowed to continue with the 2nd year after successfully completing three foundation modules and while registered for the remaining foundation modules. *Students will not be allowed to progress beyond the 2nd year without having completed all foundation modules. The curriculum for this qualification has been amended significantly in 2019. Students that enrolled for the pre-2019 curriculum may complete that curriculum until 2022 or transfer to the BCom General (98314). Students that prefer to transfer to the new 2019 curriculum, will be required to complete all credits as per the revised curriculum. 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 is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the fields associated with commerce and industry that prepare them to be lifelong learners, employable workers/entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. The second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with functional managers at the middle management level in all sectors of the economy. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide graduates with a self-sustaining understanding of the process whereby productive resources are mobilised and utilized with a view to being gainfully employed in serving the material needs of society in a globalised world.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

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

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

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

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
DSC2602 - Rational Decision Making Pre-requisite:DSC1520
DSC2604 - Financial Modelling Pre-requisite:DSC1520, DSC1630
DSC2605 - Linear Mathematical Programming Pre-requisite:DSC1520
DSC2606 - Nonlinear Mathematical Programming Pre-requisite:DSC1520
STA2601 - Applied Statistics II Pre-requisite:STA1501 (or XTA1501) & STA1502 (or XTA1502)
STA2603 - Distribution Theory II Pre-requisite:STA1502 or XTA1502 & (DSC1520 or DSC1620) or (STA1503 (or XTA1503) & MAT1512 (or XAT1512)
Co-requisite:STA2610 (only for BCom students)
STA2610 - Statistical Distributions Pre-requisite:STA1501
Co-requisite:STA1502 & (DSC1620 or DSC1520)
Group B. Choose 2 modules from the list below
ECS2602 - Macroeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
FIN2601 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FAC1601 or FAC1602, MNB1601 & ECS1601
INV2601 - Investments: an Introduction Pre-requisite:MNB1601 & (either FIN2601 or FIN2603)
MNO2601 - Production and Operations Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNO2602 - Quality Management and Techniques Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MNP2602 - Supply Chain Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A.
DSC3702 - Optimisation of Resources Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3703 - Simulation Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3704 - Models for Strategic Decision-Making Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3705 - Financial Risk Modelling Pre-requisite:DSC2602 & DSC2604 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3706 - Selected Topics for Operations Research Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (either DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3707 - Mathematical Modelling II Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (either DSC2601 or DCS2605 & DSC2606)
Group B. Choose 4 modules from the list below
ECS3701 - Monetary Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2602
FIN3701 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601
INV3701 - Investments: Equity Asset Valuation Pre-requisite:INV2601
INV3702 - Investments: Fixed Income Analysis Pre-requisite:INV2601
INV3703 - Investments: Derivatives Pre-requisite:INV2601
MNO3701 - Production and Operations Management Pre-requisite:MNO2601
MNO3703 - Total Quality Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNO3704 - Environmental Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to NDSMN)
MNP3701 - Strategic Sourcing Pre-requisite:MNP2601
MNP3702 - Supply Chain Alignment Pre-requisite:MNP2602
MNP3703 - Supplier Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNP2601
PRM3701 - Project Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
RSK3701 - Risk Financing and Short Term Insurance
RSK3702 - Risk Management: Long Term Insurance Pre-requisite:RSK3701