Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Consumer Science

Qualification stream: Fashion Small-Business Management
Qualification code: 98005 - FSB
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62424
APS/AS: 20
The practical sessions will be conducted in Gauteng.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of the degree is to provide the student with knowledge, understanding and competence in any of food, clothing and textiles, hospitality services, or nutrition, with business management to enable them to set up their own businesses; to work in the retail sector; or to act as advisors or facilitators. The qualifying students are able to manage and work in a variety of contexts in the fashion, food, hospitality or nutrition field, dependent on the stream selected.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. 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. 
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2024 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.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

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.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

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

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

Second level

Students who have completed MNM2602 are not required to register for CLO2606.
Students who have completed CLO3701 are not required to register for GGH3708.

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CLO2601 - Textiles: Fibres
CLO2602 - Ethnic and Entrepreneurial Clothing Production: Practical Pre-requisite:CLO1501 & CLO1602
CLO2603 - History of Costume Co-requisite:CLO1501
CLO2605 - Fashion and Visual Merchandising
CLO2606 - Fashion Retail
CLO3702 - Clothing Range Planning Co-requisite:CLO1501
GGH3708 - Environmental Awareness and Responsibility
MNE2601 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNE1501 or MNB1501 & MNB1601
MNM1601 - Principles of Marketing Management
MNM2605 - Consumer Behaviour Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501

Third level

Students who have completed MND301T are not required to register for MNM3708.
Students who have completed MND3073 are not required to register for MNM3709.
Students who have completed MNM3014 are not required to register for MNM3712.
Students who have completed MNM3036 or MNM2608 are not required to register for MNM2614.

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CLO3703 - Evaluation of Apparel Co-requisite:CLO1501 & CLO2601
CLO3704 - Textiles: Yarns, Fabric and Finishes Co-requisite:CLO2601
CLO3705 - Tailoring: Practical Pre-requisite:CLO2602
CLO3706 - Fashion Development, Production and Marketing Co-requisite:CLO2601 & CLO2605
CLO3707 - Fashion Buying and Styling (Theory) Co-requisite:CLO2605
CLO3708 - Fashion Buying and Styling Project Co-requisite:CLO3707
MNM2614 - Product and Price Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507
MNM3708 - Retail Management Pre-requisite:MNM2601 or MNM2603 or MNM2604 or MNM2605 or MNM2606 or MNM2607 or MNM2612 or MNM2044 or MNM1601
MNM3709 - Strategic Marketing Pre-requisite:MNM2601 or MNM2602 or MNM2605 or MNM2607 or MNM2608 or MNM2609 or MNM2610 or MNM2611 or MNM1601 or MNM2614 or MNM202Y or MND204T or MNX202J or MNM3036
MNM3712 - Customer Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM2614 or MNM2602 or MNM2605 or MNM2607 or MNM2608 or MNM2609 or MNM2610 or MNM2611