Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Quantitative Management

Qualification stream: Old Curriculum 2018
Qualification code: 98311 - QM1
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 101097
APS/AS: 21
The teach-out period for the old curriculum is until the end of 2022. Students who do not complete this qualification by the final date may articulate to the BCom (Generic) (degree code 98314). The elective module on level one may be chosen from any discipline from Economic & Management Sciences or from the following disciplines outside the College: any language, Business Ethics (PLS3701), Commercial Law, Information Systems & Statistics. The College has replaced MNI3701 with MNB3701. Students that have already completed MNI3701 in this curriculum, will not be required to complete the replacement module. 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.
Qualification offered until 2022, 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 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

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
DSC1520 - Quantitative Modelling I
DSC1630 - Introductory Financial Mathematics
ECS1501 - Economics IA
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501
FAC1502 - Financial Accounting Principles, Concepts and Procedures
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
STA1501 - Descriptive Statistics and Probability
STA1502 - Statistical Inference I Co-requisite:STA1501
SUS1501 - Sustainability and Greed
Group B. Choose 1 modules from the list below (also refer to rules above for alternatives)
AIN1501 - Accounting Information Systems in a Computer Environment
AUE1501 - Introduction to Auditing
AUE1601 - Legal Aspects in Accountancy Recommendation:CLA1501 or CLA1503
CLA1501 - Commercial Law IA
CLA1502 - Commercial Law IB
ENN1504 - Practising Workplace English
EUC1501 - End-User Computing I (Theory)
EUP1501 - Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
HRM1501 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
INF1505 - Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF1511 - Visual Programming I
INF1520 - Human-Computer Interaction I
IOP1501 - Psychological Processes in Work Context
IOP1601 - Personality in Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1501
LRM1501 - Introduction to Labour Relations Management
MAC1501 - Introduction to Management Accounting
MNB1501 - Business Management IA
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNM1501 - Personal Selling
MNM1502 - Customer Service
MNM1504 - Introduction to Retailing
MNM1505 - Introduction to Consumer Behaviour
MNM1506 - Introduction to Merchandising
MNM1507 - Introduction to Marketing Communication
MNM1520 - Fundamentals of Public Relations
MNM1522 - Fundamentals of Branding
TRT1502 - Primary Factors of Tourism
TRT1602 - Secondary Factors of Tourism Pre-requisite:TRT1501 or TRT1502 or DTM1503

Second 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)
Group B. Choose 4 modules from the list below
AIN2601 - Practical Accounting Data Processing Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either AIN1501 or INF1505) (except for qualification code 90017)
AUE2601 - Auditing Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & AUE1601(except for qualification code 90017)
AUE2602 - Corporate Governance in Accountancy Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
CLA2601 - Commercial Law IIA
CLA2602 - Commercial Law IIB
ECS2601 - Microeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1501
ECS2602 - Macroeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2603 - South African Economic Indicators Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2604 - Labour Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2605 - South African Financial System Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2606 - Environmental Economics
ECS2607 - Economics of Tourism Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2608 - Economic History of the World Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2609 - Economic History of South Africa Pre-requisite:ECS1601
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2602 - Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601(except for qualification code 90017)
FIN2601 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FAC1601 or FAC1602, MNB1601 & ECS1601
FIN2602 - Personal Financial Management
FIN2603 - Finance for Non-Financial Managers
HRM2603 - Compensation Practices Pre-requisite:HRM1501
HRM2604 - Performance Management Practices Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or BSM1501.
HRM2605 - Human Resource Management for Line Managers
ICT2621 - Structured Systems Analysis and Design Pre-requisite:ICT1521 (or XCT1521) & ICT1541 (or XCT1541) or INF1505 (or XNF1505) or COS1521 (or XOS1521)
ICT2622 - Object-Oriented Analysis Pre-requisite:ICT1521 (or XCT1521) & ICT1541 (or XCT1541) or INF1505 (or XNF1505) or COS1521 (or XOS1521)
INF2603 - Databases I Pre-requisite:INF1505 (or XNF1505)
INF2611 - Visual Programming II Pre-requisite:INF1511 (or XCT1511)
INV2601 - Investments: an Introduction Pre-requisite:MNB1601 & (either FIN2601 or FIN2603)
IOP2601 - Organisational Research Methodology
IOP2602 - Organisational Psychology Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2603 - Ergonomics Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2604 - Psychological Adjustment in the Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2605 - Human Capacity Development Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2606 - Individual Differences and Work Performance Pre-requisite:IOP2602
IOP2607 - Workgroup Dynamics and Diversity Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2608 - Forensic Industrial Psychology
LLW2601 - Individual Labour Law
LLW2602 - Collective Labour Law
LRM2601 - Labour Relations Management: Macro Co-requisite:LLW2601 & LLW2602 (Not applicable to 98221)
MAC2601 - Principles of Management Accounting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)(except for qualification code 90017)
MAC2602 - Principles of Strategy, Risk & Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630) (except for qualification code 90017)
MNE2601 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601
MNG2601 - General Management
MNG2602 - Contemporary Management Issues Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to 98222)
MNM2602 - Essentials of Marketing
MNM2605 - Consumer Behaviour Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
MNM2606 - Advertising and Sales Promotion Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or MNM1601
MNM2607 - Public Relations Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
MNM2610 - Channel Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNM1601
MNM2611 - Integrated Marketing Communication Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNM1601
MNM2612 - E-Commerce in Business Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1601
MNM2614 - Product and Price Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507
MNO2601 - Production and Operations Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MNP2602 - Supply Chain Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
RSK2601 - Enterprise Risk Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
STA2604 - Forecasting II Pre-requisite:STA1501 (or XTA1501) & STA1502 (or XTA1502)
STA2610 - Statistical Distributions Pre-requisite:STA1501
Co-requisite:STA1502 & (DSC1620 or DSC1520)
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Pre-requisite:FAC1502
TRL2601 - Transport Management I Pre-requisite:MNB1601
TRL2602 - Transport Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
TRL2604 - Integrated Logistics Pre-requisite:MNB1601

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Choose 5 from the following
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 5 modules from the list below
AUE3701 - Audit Planning and Tests of Controls Pre-requisite:AUE2601 & AUE2602
AUE3702 - Substantive Procedures and Finalising an Audit Pre-requisite:AUE2601 & AUE2602
ECS3701 - Monetary Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2602
ECS3702 - International Trade Pre-requisite:ECS2601
ECS3703 - International Finance Pre-requisite:ECS2602
ECS3704 - Public Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2601
ECS3705 - History of Economic Thought Pre-requisite:ECS2601 & ECS2602
ECS3706 - Econometrics Pre-requisite:ECS2601, ECS2602 & (DSC1520 or QMI1500 or [STA1501 & STA1502])
FAC3701 - General Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3702 - Distinctive Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3703 - Specific Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3704 - Group Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FIN3701 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601
FIN3702 - Working Capital Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601
HRD3702 - Management of Training and Development Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRD2602 or HRM2605
HRM3704 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRM2605 (Not applicable to 98221 and BTSMN)
HRM3705 - Compensation Management
HRM3706 - Performance Management
INF3703 - Databases II Pre-requisite:ICT2621 or ICT2622 or INF2603
INF3705 - Advanced Systems Development Pre-requisite:ICT2621 & ICT2622
INF3707 - Database Design and Implementation Pre-requisite:ICT2621 or ICT2622 or INF2603
INF3708 - Software Project Management
INF3720 - Human-Computer Interaction II Co-requisite:INF1520 (or XNF1520)
INV3702 - Investments: Fixed Income Analysis Pre-requisite:INV2601
INV3703 - Investments: Derivatives Pre-requisite:INV2601
IOP3701 - Industrial Psychological Testing and Assessment Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3703 - Career Psychology
IOP3704 - Employment Relations Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3705 - Organisational Development and Change Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3706 - Personnel Psychology: Employee Retention Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3708 - Investor Psychology
LRM3701 - Applied Labour Relations Management Competencies Pre-requisite:LRM3601
LRM3702 - Labour Relations Management: Micro Pre-requisite:LRM2601
MAC3701 - Application of Management Accounting Techniques Pre-requisite:MAC2601
MNB3701 - Global Business Management IA Pre-requisite:MNG2601
MNE3701 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNE2601
MNE3702 - Corporate Entrepreneurship Pre-requisite:MNE2601
MNE3703 - Technology and Innovation Pre-requisite:MNE2601
MNE3704 - Family Business Management
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNM3702 - Marketing Research Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM2605 or MNM2611 or MNM2614
MNP3701 - Strategic Sourcing Pre-requisite:MNP2601
MNP3702 - Supply Chain Alignment Pre-requisite:MNP2602
MNP3703 - Supplier Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNP2601
RSK3701 - Risk Financing and Short Term Insurance
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3702 - Taxation of Individuals Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3703 - Taxation of Estates Pre-requisite:FAC1601
TRL3701 - Transport Management II Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3702 - Transport Planning and Investment Pre-requisite:TRL2602
TRL3703 - Air Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
TRL3704 - Sea Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3705 - Rail Transport and Pipelines Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3706 - Road Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3707 - Logistics Activities Pre-requisite:TRL2604
TRL3708 - Logistics Systems Pre-requisite:TRL2604
TRL3709 - Logistics Strategy Pre-requisite:TRL2604
TRT3701 - Hospitality Management Recommendation:MNG2601 or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3702 - Special Interest Tourism Recommendation:MNG2601 or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3703 - Tourism Distribution Recommendation:MNG2601 or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3705 - Tourism Governance Recommendation:TRT1601 or TRT1602 or MNG2601