Welcome to the Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law

Richards Bay Campus

The Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law (FCAL) is transforming into a vibrant and dynamic Faculty at the University of Zululand. The University is restructured for relevance and advocates a career-focused education with emphasis on meeting the needs of its rural environment, as well as its commitment to commerce and industry. The Faculty comprises the Office of the Dean, a Faculty Office and five academic departments, viz, Department of Accounting (including Information Technology), Department of Business Management (incorporating Human Resources Management), Department of Economics (Incorporating B Com 4-Year extended degree), Department of Public Administration and Department of Law (incorporating the Center for Legal Services)

Entry Requirements

Prospective students may apply for admission via the Central Applications Office (CAO). The 2022 closing date for applications is 31 October 2021, thereafter a late application fee will be applicable.

  • 2021 Application fees South African citizens: R250
  • International students: R470
  • Late Application fees South African citizens: R470
  • International students: R580

For additional information refer to the CAO Handbook or website: www.cao.ac.za

Programme codeNSC Points (exc.LO)ProgrammeDurationMinimum entry requirements (NSC = National Senior Certificate FAL = First Additional Language)
ZU-R-AC222Higher Certificate in Accountancy
2AHCR1
1 yearsNSC with English 3; Maths Lit. 4 or Maths 3
ZU-R-LM324Diploma in Logistics Management
2BLM01
3 yearsNSC with Diploma endorsement; Maths 3 or Maths Lit 4; English 3/FAL 3
ZU-R-TP324Diploma in Transport Management
1DPTM1
3 yearsNSC with Diploma endorsement; Maths 3 or Maths Lit 4; English 3/FAL 3
ZU-R-CO324Diploma in Management of Co-Operatives
2CODP1
3 yearsNSC with Diploma endorsement; Maths Lit. 4 or Maths 3 and English 3

The Higher Certificate in Accountancy sets the scene for a career in the accountancy profession and other related administrative functions. The qualification concentrates on acquiring basic knowledge and skills and its implementation in a practical environment. The course is suitable for those seeking employment as a Data Capturer, Administration Assistant, Bookkeeper, Junior Accountant, Municipal Clerk, Clerk in Banking or the commercial sector.

Students will specialize in Logistics/Supply Chain Management. This qualification is aimed at producing entry-level employees who intend to pursue careers in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Successful students will be qualified to work in Transportation and Logistics related business operations with the following career paths: Logistics Service Providers, Warehousing and Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Clearing and Forwarding, Export and Import Trade, Inventory Control and Procurement and Manufacturing. 

Students will specialize in Freight Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This qualification is aimed at producing
entry-level employees who intend to pursue careers in the field of Transport and Supply Chain Management. Successful students will be qualified to work in a transportation related business operation with the following career paths: Road Transport Operations: National and International, Municipal Transport Department/Manager, Transportation Projects Manager, In-house Transport Manager for Organisations, Logistics Service Providers, Warehousing and Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Clearing and Forwarding, Export and Import Trade.

This programme is one of the first accredited academic diplomas in this field. It aims to equip students with skills and knowledge that will qualify them for employment as managers and supervisors of small and medium Co-operatives. Graduates will be able to manage the operations of co-operative organisations, mobilise resources from members of co-operatives for growth and wealth generation. Graduates will also acquire broad based business management skills. Career opportunities include: Co-operative Managers, Co-operative Training and Educational Specialists, Co-operative Promoters/Advisors,
Co-operative Auditors, Credit Officers for micro-financing and Project Development Officers with NGOs.