MCom and MSc entry requirements

The Master's degree programme is demanding from both an academic and time perspective and should not be entered into lightly. To be admitted to the Magister Comercii (MCom) or the Magister Scientiae (MSc) programme at the North-West University, you will need the following:

  • A BA Honours, BSc Honours or BCom Honours degree (or a qualification that has the status of a BA Honours, BSc Honours or BCom Honours degree approved by the Senate). The study content of the honours degree must be to the satisfaction of the Research Committee.

  • A minimum average of 65% in your Honours degree (or equivalent four-year degree).

  • A minimum average of 65% in the Honours degree (or fourth year degree level) modules on which your intended studies are to be based.

  • Strong research capabilities. Since the MCom and the MSc is primarily a research-based degree, your research capabilities must be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Research Committee.

  • A completed focused research outline to aid the assessment committee in pairing you with a supervisor working in your intended field of study.

  • A satisfactory research proposal.

  • A good knowledge of econometrics or other modelling/statistical techniques.

Owing to the popularity and highly competitive nature of the MCom and the MSc programmes, all applications will undergo a thorough review process. Even if you meet the minimum entry requirements, you may not be admitted to the programme as the Research Committee reserves the right to take only a select number of applicants.

 
Foreign applicants
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Entry requirements