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Requirements to study in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the following recognized 20-credit NSC subjects (known as the 'designated subject list').


Designated subject list:

  1. Accounting 
  2. Agricultural Sciences 
  3. Business Studies 
  4. Dramatic Arts 
  5. Economics 
  6. Engineering Graphics and Design 
  7. Geography 
  8. History 
  9. Consumer Studies 
  10. Information Technology 
  11. Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognized language subjects) 
  12. Life Sciences 
  13. Mathematics 
  14. Mathematical Literacy 
  15. Music, Physical Sciences 
  16. Religion Studies 
  17. Visual Arts
The EMS Faculty requires students to obtain at least 30 points .  Click here to calculate your points.

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