If you want to pursue a career in the “corporate world”, you should consider studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree. Some of the BCom qualifications you can pursue include: Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Economics, Auditing, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Taxation.
For those who are interested in finding out how much you could earn once you are qualified and have entered the commerce sector, we have put together a (per annum) salary range for a few commerce related career paths. Please keep in mind that the salary differs according to your level of qualification, years of experience and city that you work in.
Economic Analyst: between R72 000 and R580 000
Accountant: between R120 000 and R500 000
Marketing Manager: between R122 000 and R605 000
Human Resources Manager: between R119 000 and R587 000
Internal Auditor: between R135 000 and R480 000
Financial Accountant: between R182 000 and R509 000
Business Development Manager: between R194 000 and R844 000
Auditing Manager: between R230 000 and R602 000
Tax Manager: between R248 000 and R925 000
Finance Manager: between R289 000 and R758 000
Information Systems Audit Manager: between R306 000 and R840 000
Financial Manager: between R324 000 and R824 000
There are many big name companies like Investec, Old Mutual, Coronation and Metropolitan who are offering bursary programmes to deserving students with strong academic potential. These companies are reaching out to current and future commerce students to help cover the costs of their studies and to help the youth, thereby helping the future of the organisation.
Bursaries and scholarships are usually awarding to students who fit the following criteria: South African citizen with a valid ID document, achieved good results in Matric (particularly in Mathematics, Accounting and English), proven that they require tertiary funding, able to lead as well as work within a team, analytical thinker and strong communicator.
If you foresee a career within the COMMERCE field and fit the criteria outlined above, the bursaries and scholarships listed below could be suitable for you.