Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Bachelor of Commerce in Law (SAQA ID Number 86306)


3 years full-time


Start date

February. Two semesters per academic year: February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester).



The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law.

Our degree is broad and intensive. You will cover the general principles and techniques of commerce and law within the context of specialist commerce elective groups, which you choose in your second year. The core commerce majors are Business Management, Human Resource Management and Financial Management. You also gain invaluable understanding and skills in Business English, Computer Skills, Industrial Relations and Economics. You will also study a range of law modules in the field of Private and Mercantile Law. Because of our qualification’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete an internship in your third year of study.

We believe the success of our BCom (Law) degree lies in a flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and highly qualified teaching staff. Our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment, and your exposure to real legal cases, further prepares you for the world of work. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively as well as legal abilities like logical reasoning and making ethical judgements.


Entry requirements

  • You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes.
  • Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. MGI will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation.
  • Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme.
  • And you need at least 25 MGI admission points.


Qualification accreditations

  • Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
  • Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


Career options

The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Law graduate, are varied and include:

  • Business administration
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Politics
  • Banking


Qualification structure

Teaching methods and assessment

  • We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
  • Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention.
  • Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industryspecific inputs.
  • You are issued with a tablet for learning and research.
  • You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi.
  • You attend lectures, small group sessions and workshops.
  • You may volunteer at the MGI Legal Advice and Training Centre.
  • You may participate in moot court competitions.
  • Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via application-based assessments such as examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues.


Year 1

  • Business English
  • Business Management 1A
  • Business Management 1B
  • Computer Skills
  • Employment Relations 1
  • Family Law
  • Financial Accounting 1A
  • Financial Accounting 1B
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Introduction to Law 1A
  • Introduction to Law 1B
  • Law of Persons
  • Quantitative Techniques


Year 2

  • Economics 1A
  • Economics 1B
  • Entrepreneurial Law
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Individual Labour Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Law of Negotiable Instruments
  • Law of Succession
  • Research Methodology

And a choice of two of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year:

Group 1

  • Business Management 2A
  • Business Management 2B             


Group 2

  • Human Resource Management 2A
  • Human Resource Management 2B


Group 3

  • Management Accounting 2A
  • Management Accounting 2B


Year 3

  • Collective Labour Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Delict
  • Law of Property
  • Law of Sale and Lease
  • Research Project
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

And a choice of two of the following elective groups, based on selection of majors from year 1 and 2:

Group 1

  • Business Management 3A
  • Business Management 3B


Group 2

  • Human Resource Management 3A
  • Human Resource Management 3B


Group 3

  • Financial Management 3