Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain and Operations Management

Qualification stream: (Extended Program)
Qualification code: 98766 - FSO
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 90649
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. *Student 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 purpose of the qualification is to educate purchasing, supply chain and operational practitioners in all types of business organisations. Qualifying learners will be able to work effectively in purchasing, operations and any position in supply chain management in business organisations in various industries and sectors. Qualifying learners can demonstrate knowledge, specific skills and applied competence within opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and will function in the field associated with purchasing, the integrated supply chain and operations in business organisations.
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
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
FIN2601 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FAC1601 or FAC1602, MNB1601 & ECS1601
IOP1601 - Personality in Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1501
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNG2601 - General Management
MNM2604 - Business-to-Business Marketing Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
MNO2601 - Production and Operations Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNO2602 - Quality Management and Techniques Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNO2603 - Safety Management IIA Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to NDSMN)
MNO2604 - Work Study Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MNP2602 - Supply Chain Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
TRL2604 - Integrated Logistics Pre-requisite:MNB1601

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNN3701 - Corporate Citizenship Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601
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