Undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce [BCOM] In Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship - AFDA | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

The BCom degree focuses on identifying potential business start-up opportunities arising from dissipating or stagnant capital flows. It is designed to train young entrepreneurs and technology-savvy graduates to deal with disruptive opportunities that will continue to change the way we do business and perceive opportunity in the world today.

How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The BCom Degree will help learners Understand:

  • The marketplace for new technology based start-up businesses in the creative, media and other industries.
  • How businesses in the field of new technologies function.
  • How to employ new technologies in disruptive ways to gain a foothold in the marketplace and to compete at new levels in the creative industries in the sectors of media, sport and entertainment.
  • How to manage money to ensure the financial stability of their start-up business
  • Marketing to ensure that their business idea reaches the required markets.


1st Year [Discovery]:
The first year is about identifying a dissipating value in an existing product and developing a business concept to monetise it. e.g. Film Archive or Talent Management or Exhibition systems.

2nd Year [Training]:
The second Year is about online streaming platforms and monetizing immersive experiences using Virtual Reality in entertainment events.

3rd Year [Expert / Entrepreneur]:
The third year involves integration with all schools at AFDA around the Experimental and Graduation Festival events and identifying value opportunities for capitalising on the value of the products leading up to and/or for the festival event.
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Certification obtained

Undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce [BCOM] In Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship

What jobs will I qualify for?

Business Manager 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria


Entry Into First Year

  • National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with endorsement for entry into a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You may enter an AFDA Undergraduate degree if you have successfully completed an AFDA Higher Certificate course.
  • The National Skills Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) on NQF level 4 with 3 fundamental subjects (incl English) above 60% and 4 vocational subjects above 70%.
  • A technical N5 certificate with 4 subjects passed on N5 level incl Maths and English.
  • The ACE School of Tomorrow (Accelerated Christian Education) on an achievement level similar to matric exemption.
  • If you don’t have matric exemption but have passed the first year of an accredited programme on NQF 6 or 7 (first year of a diploma or degree).
  • Should you not have any of the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam
  • If you do not have matric exemption, but are 23 years or older, you can apply for exemption to study a degree at AFDA with HESA. 
  • Please contact your nearest AFDA campus to find out more.

International Students: 

  • A Certified copy of SAQA Certificate of Evaluation of the applicant’s International qualifications is required for acceptance into AFDA programmes
  • International qualifications can take up work and study opportunities in South Africa.
  • International applicants may be required to do the AFDA Entrance Exam in order to be assessed for entry into AFDA’s programmes

How do I apply?

Application Process: 

  1. Enquiry: Request more information 
  2. Apply: Complete the online application to study at AFDA
  3. Acceptance Feedback: Wait up to 10 working days to receive feedback on your application 
  4. Consultation: Visit us for a campus tour on an Open Day or book a *consultation on a weekday [Optional] *Available via skype. 
  5. Register: Once you have received your acceptance letter into your chosen course, pay your registration fee to secure your place to study at AFDA
  6. Enrol: Complete your enrollment during the stipulated Enrolment Window for your chosen course

Application days will be on 24 March & 18 August 2018 (Arrive by 10.am)

Payment options

1st Time Enroling Student Fees: Total R63 500
Returning Student Fee: Total R61550

All 1st time enroling students will need to pay the International Levy upfront before enrolment. This does not apply to Sub-Sahara African countries.

  1. 100% of Total Fees (fully inclusive of Registration, Enrolment and Course fees) payable upfront during the course-relevant Enrolment window or by 31 January 2018.
  2. Registration and Enrolment fees payable upfront upon or before completing enrolment for the course. Thereafter 50% of the Course fee is payable by or before 31 January 2018, and the remaining 50% of the Course fee is payable by or before 31 March 2018. 
  3. Extended payment plan: 3-9 month credit application subject to credit approval based on NCR regulations. A R1100 (non-refundable) administration fee will be charged on application submission. For further information, please contact the finance department. If the payment deadline is not adhered to the student will be denied access to the campus and learning programme. 

To apply for a refund, follow the refund policy in the Academic Yearbook.

Should you choose not to enrol at AFDA you may formally apply in writing to the AFDA Finance Department on or before FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2018 for a refund of your paid registration fee up to a maximum of R4,000. This application must include a copy of the proof of payment, the full details of the account to where the refund needs to be paid and a confirmation in writing of the Applicant Name and Student Number to which this refund of registration fee applies. Further details may be requested upon application. This application will only be considered if submitted on or before FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2018 for registration fees which were paid in full.

The following fees are not refundable under any circumstances: 
  1. Registration fees; 
  2. Enrolment fees; 
  3. International levies; 
  4. Cancellation of studies after the expiry of: 
  • 21 days from the start of the AFDA academic year for new students. 
  • 7 days from the start of the AFDA academic year for returning students. 

The following fees are refundable in respect of academic fees only: 
  1. 100% If a 1st Time student withdraw on or before twenty-one (21) consecutive days from the first (1st) day of the AFDA academic year (i.e. the 1st day of term 1)
  2. 100% If a returning student withdraw on or before seven (7) consecutive days from the first (1st) day of the AFDA academic year (i.e. the 1st day of term 1). 

Please ensure to furnish a copy of the proof of payment to the relevant campus and department via email and/or hard copy.

Returning & First Time Student Enrolment Window: 22 January - 27 January 2018

*Note: Any student permitted to enrol after the designated enrolment window will be required to pay a Late Enrolment Fee of R950 upfront upon enrolling.


 ABSA Bank, Acc. No.: 4053 115 636 
 Branch No.: 632-005, Swift No.: ABSAZAJJ 
 Pay Reference: Student No. & Last Name 

 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park 7925, 
 Johannesburg, South Africa 
 PO Box 277, Melville, 2109 
 Tel +27 11 482 8345 | jhbcampus@afda.co.za 

 ABSA Bank, Acc. No.: 4073 888 465 
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 18 Lower Scott Road, Observatory, 7925, 
 Cape Town, South Africa 
 Tel +27 21 448 7600 | cptcampus@afda.co.za 

 ABSA Bank, Acc. No.: 4081 938 599 
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 2a Highdale Road, Glen Anil, 4051 
 Durban, South Africa 
 Tel +27 31 569 2252 | dbncampus@afda.co.za 

Detailed course information

Core Courses:
All students in the BCom degree will engage in Core Course along with their discipline choices. It forms the basis of the academic component to the degree and is designed to provide students with a collaborative framework for developing novel business and technology-based concepts and realizing innovative, market related ideas and models. 

  • Assessing The Dissipation of a Value Flow
  • Determining Market Need for the Dissipating Value Flow
  • Originating a Sustainable Business Model
  • Establishing Brand and Product/Service Appeal
  • Business Presentation & Effective Delivery Control

There are four compulsory disciplines (areas of specialisation) in the first year of the BCom. From second year, the student will pursue two disciplines according to their aptitude and by third year, the student would major in one of those disciplines:

  • Business Leadership
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Finance
  • Business Management

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Course Provider

Email & Website
  • international@afda.co.za
  • https://www.afda.co.za/
Phone & Location
  • +27214487600
  • +27114828345
  • 41 Frost Avenue, Auckland Park 2092