BCom Extended programme

The BCom – Extended Programme has lower entrance requirements than other three-year BCom programmes and is designed to accommodate students who are academically less prepared, but who are willing to work hard to correct chinks in their academic armour, thus earning success and eventually a degree.

The programme includes an additional year of study, during which students’ basic knowledge and skills are enhanced before progressing to more focussed studies in the last three years of their chosen degree programmes. Students who embark on this programme theoretically have a much greater opportunity to succeed in their studies, as the teaching model utilises smaller tutorial groups and provides dedicated support to students who need assistance to bridge the gap between school and university.

Phase 1: 1st year (Mamelodi Campus)

  • Content is delivered at a slower pace for students to develop thorough understanding of the study material.
  • Smaller groups allow more individual attention.
  • Additional modules and support are offered to help students cope with university life.
  • A variety of methods are used to deliver module content to remedy possible gaps in foundational knowledge.

Phase 2: 2nd to 4th year (Hatfield Campus)

  • Students must pass all their modules during Phase 1 to be transferred to Phase 2.
  • Degrees in the Management Sciences are immediately accessible at the commencement of Phase 2.
  • Transfer to degrees with a National Senior Certificate Mathematics requirement of 5 and above are only accessible if students meet the stringent transfer requirements set out in the Transfer Guide (see www.up.ac.za/ems) by the end of their first year on the Hatfield Campus.

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities depend on the programme chosen by students in their second year of study.

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 10/05/2022
  • Non-SA – 10/05/2022

Admission Requirements

Important information for all prospective students for 2023

The admission requirements below apply to all who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications. Click here for this Faculty Brochure.

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language








Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS. 

You will be considered for final admission to degree studies if space allows, and if you have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification with admission to bachelor’s degree studies, and comply with the minimum subject requirements as well as the APS requirements of your chosen programme.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to the Brochure: Undergraduate Programme Information 2023: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB, available at click here.

International students: Click here.

Transferring students

A transferring student is a student who, at the time of applying at the University of Pretoria (UP) is/was a registered student at another tertiary institution. A transferring student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance. Students who have been dismissed from other institutions due to poor academic performance will not be considered for admission to UP.

Closing dates: Same as above.

Returning students

A returning student is a student who, at the time of application for a degree programme is/was a registered student at UP, and wants to transfer to another degree at UP. A returning student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance.


  • Students who have been excluded/dismissed from a faculty due to poor academic performance may be considered for admission to another programme at UP, as per faculty-specific requirements.
  • Only ONE transfer between UP faculties and TWO transfers within a faculty will be allowed.
  • Admission of returning students will always depend on the faculty concerned and the availability of space in the programmes for which they apply.

Closing date for applications from returning students

Unless capacity allows for an extension of the closing date, applications from returning students must be submitted before the end of August via your UP Student Centre.

Minimum duration of study

4 years, full-time

Faculty Notes

All modules will only be presented in English, as English is the language of tuition, communication and correspondence at the University of Pretoria.

Faculty Yearbooks: click here

The University of Pretoria has decided not to set a specific closing date for applications to non-selection programmes for 2023. Applications will close when the available study spaces are filled (close on availability of space). Once the available number of study places for a specific programme are filled, no further applications for that particular programme will be considered. All applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April 2022 and to check the application site (UP Student Portal) regularly.  

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences aspires to be at the cutting edge of economic, financial and management education, as well as research and community engagement within the national, African and global context. Our mission is to advance relevant knowledge and develop employable, innovative and diverse graduates to co-create value for society.

  • Disclaimer: This publication contains information about regulations and programmes of the University of Pretoria. Amendments to or updating of the information may be effected from time to time without prior notification. The accuracy, correctness or validity of the information contained here is therefore not guaranteed by the University at any given time and is always subject to verification. The user is kindly requested to verify the correctness of the information with the University at all times. Failure to do so will not give rise to any claim or action of any nature against the University by any party whatsoever.

Enquiries about the programme

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