BCom Communication Management|Business Management|North-West University



BCom Communication Management


What does a communications manager do?

After completion of the programme, you be able to become a communications manager in a tourism and/or other type of enterprise.  If you are a person who likes to be creative and to work with people, this is the degree for you.

You will learn more about newspapers, social media, media statements, web design and much more.  These skills can be applied to any business.  In this degree, you have the choice to take either Tourism management or Business management as main subject along with Communication management.

Several communications managers, marketers, hotel owners and event managers share their knowledge with students and we also visit their businesses.


One-year, full-time honours

The honours degree is focused on the core skills that are needed in tourism and other types of businesses. Here, the emphasis is on the development of practical skills and you are exposed to several problems and challenges in tourism and other businesses.  Already in your honours year will you become part of the research projects, where contact with industry is made. Admission to an honours degree in Tourism management and/or Business management is subject to selection and capacity.


What type of work will I be able to do?

BCom qualifications are focused on the management of the industry and businesses. This degree creates specific access to careers such as: organisation managers, tourism managers, communications managers, marketers, researchers, lecturers, consultants, guesthouse managers and event managers in both private and public enterprises.


Admission requirements:

  • APS score 24 and Mathematics level 3 (40-49%)
  • Minimum duration is three years and maximum duration of four years.


Why should I study Communication management at the NWU?

The Communication, Tourism and Marketing management team at the NWU are the leaders in their respective fields in South Africa.  Regular contact with industry, research projects and consultations keep us at the forefront of new developments that will also keep you a few steps ahead of the rest.

We have two very active student organisations, namely Excursio and Commercia, which also offer several opportunities to students for further development.


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