Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Master of Commerce by research at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This program offers a unique opportunity to delve into various domains such as Economics, Information Systems, Management, Human Resource Management, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Industrial Organisation, and Managerial Economics. Your scholarly pursuits will be guided by seasoned experts, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of your chosen area. Stay ahead with our cutting-edge curriculum that integrates the latest industry insights and advancements, propelling you towards academic excellence.


Discover the essence of the Masters by Research at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Over a minimum of one academic year (full-time) or two years (part-time), you will craft a meticulously supervised Master’s thesis on a topic endorsed by the Higher Degrees Committee. This substantial research work showcases your mastery of a specific field, including an empirical research project preceded by a comprehensive literature review. Immerse yourself in a program designed to foster critical thinking and analytical skills. Elevate your profile with keywords relevant to your chosen field, ensuring optimal visibility in the academic landscape.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Master of Commerce program demands outstanding performance in a suitable honors degree. Your prior studies should exhibit excellence in the relevant area, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills for Master’s level research. While acceptance is contingent on supervision capacity, we strive to provide a conducive environment for academic growth. Ensure a seamless application process by submitting the following documents:

  • Certified copy of degree certificates
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts with grade key
  • Transcribed certificates to English (if in another language)
  • SAQA evaluation for international applicants
  • Proof of English proficiency for international applicants
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Brief (5-10 page) research proposal outlining your area of interest

Note: Your application will be assessed upon submission of all required documentation. SAQA certificate and application fee are indispensable for a comprehensive evaluation. For more information, explore the admission requirements with clarity and conciseness.

  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance, Insurance and Risk Management
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Managerial Economics

The fee for this programme is 30240ZAR

Future Career Outcomes

The Master of Commerce program positions graduates for a promising future. As you delve into the realms of Economics, Information Systems, Management, and more, anticipate elevated career outcomes. Become a thought leader, driving innovation and influencing positive change in your chosen industry. The skills honed during the program, coupled with a deep understanding of current market dynamics, pave the way for leadership roles, consultancy positions, and impactful contributions to the business world.

Visa Requirements:

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