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to the special field/stream chosen, as laid out in the Faculty of Commerce Student Handbook. (b) Standard workload implies: Unless a lesser number of courses is prescribed for the year within the programme - (1) At least 8 courses are completed during the standard academic year; and (2) At least 8 courses towards the prescribed programme are completed during the academic period March to February. (c) Pass all these standard courses in the year. (d) Not have failed any course(s) specified in the programme. (e) Obtain a weighted average of at least 70% for the courses specified for the programme. Rules for Distinction NOTES: 1. The degrees and diplomas specified below may be awarded with distinction in the degree/diploma and/or with distinction in a particular course(s). 2. In applying the rules, only the first attempt at a subject is taken into account. BACHELOR OF COMMERCE The degree may be awarded with distinction (80%). The degree must be completed in the standard number of years stipulated. There must be no failures. Courses passed at a supplementary exam do not count as failures. The award of the degree with distinction will depend upon the candidate's performance in all years of study with weighting determined by levels of seniority of the course, viz: course levels 1 and 2 are weighted 1, course level 3 is weighted 2. Only first attempt and only courses required for the
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380 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION programme are used in the calculation. AB = 0, Inc = 0, DPR = 0. The percentage is shown as two decimal points and not rounded up to a whole number. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS SCIENCE The degree may be awarded with distinction (80%) The award of the degree with distinction, will depend upon the candidate's performance in all years of study with weighting determined by levels of seniority of the course, viz: course levels 1 and 2 are weighted 1, course levels 3 and 4 are weighted 2. Only first attempt and only courses required for the programme are used in the calculation. AB = 0, Inc = 0, DPR = 0. The percentage is shown as two decimal points and not rounded up to a whole number. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (PGDA) Diploma with distinction: The following conditions apply: A minimum of 75% must be obtained in Financial Reporting IV; and A minimum simple average of 70 % for the four core prescribed courses for the diploma, namely Financial Reporting IV, Corporate Governance, Taxation III and Managerial Accounting & Finance II. Course distinctions: Financial Reporting: 80% Corporate Governance 80% Managerial Accounting & Finance 80% Taxation 80% POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING CONVERSION COURSE) The diploma may be awarded with distinction with an overall average of at least 75% of all courses and not less then 60% for any one individual course. ALL OTHER POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS These Diplomas may be awarded with distinction with a simple average of 75%: Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sport & Tourism Management) Course distinctions: Actuarial Science 75% or above for each of Actuarial Science II Models, Actuarial Science II Contingencies, Actuarial Science III: Financial Economics & Actuarial Science III: Actuarial Risk Management.
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