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Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Undergraduate – Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019.
Unit/modules codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code 3683

Credit points 360

Abbreviated title BCom (Law)

Managing School Business and Economics

Admission and fees

  • Course type


  • Standard duration

    3 years FT Students at Monash South Africa will receive credit and complete this course in 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time. Students have a maximum of six years to complete this course.

  • Mode and location


  • Award/s

    Bachelor of Commerce in Law


This Bachelor of Commerce in Law aims to equip students with a well-rounded, broad education to produce graduates equipped with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of commerce and the general rules of law; and to be familiar with the relationship between various aspects of commerce and the general rules of law.

Graduates of this qualification will also hold in high regard their duty to contribute meaningfully to the development of the local and global society and economy. The qualification will equip the learner with specialised knowledge in certain law subjects, whilst the commerce subjects will allow the learner the ability to develop a specialisation in tax, accounting or governance and compliance. This qualification will also impart general skills and competencies in numeracy, literacy and articulation.


Commerce and the general rules of law

Successful graduates, upon completion of the Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree obtain a 360 credits degree. The qualification is an ideal first degree grounding for a variety of careers in law, business and government. It furthermore enables graduates to articulate to the two year advanced Bachelor of Laws qualification, leading to a deeper understanding of the nature and function of, and an ability to apply the law, in the regulation of commercial activity.

The qualification’s dual focus on commerce and law allows graduates to pursue a career in business management, whilst the focus on governance and compliance ensures ethical business practices will be followed. Graduates may also complete a further law qualification and thus follow a career in law, whilst armed with a firm grasp of sound business skills.


Upon successful completion of this programme:

  • The learner will have attained a coherent understanding of, and ability to critically analyse fundamental legal and business concepts, principles, theories and their relationship to values.
  • The learner will have attained the requisite methods, techniques and strategies pertaining to legal and business research and problem-solving in both theoretical and practical scenarios.
  • The learner is able to correctly identify, categorize, analyse and critically evaluate information and evidence from a legal and business perspective.
  • The learner can correctly, coherently and successfully communicate within a legal and business setting by means of written, oral, persuasive methods and sustained discourse.
  • The learner is able to unravel and correctly decipher complex and diverse legal and business problems creatively, critically, ethically and innovatively.
  • The learner is able to function well in a collaborative setting and add meaningfully to the collaborative outcome.
  • The learner is able to use technology to successfully communicate, research, retrieve and process relevant data in a legal and business setting.
  • The learner can successfully self-manage and self-organise relevant aspects of their professional life and legal and business activities.
  • The learner has attained the requisite legal and business skills and knowledge necessary for effective problem-solving within a legal and business and social context.
  • The learner is able to understand the importance of entrepreneurship within as well as outside of the legal and business sphere.

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree comprises 24 units/modules. It is normally completed by full-time students over a period of three years. Students could include either two accounting-related or two taxation-related (intermediate and advanced) units/modules into their programme. Students also have a choice regarding the second language to be included in the programme. The remaining units/modules are compulsory. The following units/modules constitute the programme:

First year

Second year

Third year

Progression to further studies

The Bachelor of Commerce in Law enables graduates to articulate to the two year advanced Bachelor of Laws qualification; or a cognate honours degree or postgraduate diploma.