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Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management with specialisation in Freight Forwarding & Customs Compliance

Metro Minds is proudly an Associate Faculty of the Da Vinci Institute for Management and Technology.


The qualification is structured in a way that it introduces individuals to the core competencies needed to identify and leverage business opportunities and establish practices that will enhance the viability of ventures. These competencies relate to the latest in local and global trends in business management, administration and leadership within a business, social enterprise
environment and freight forwarding and customs compliance. The foundation of the curriculum is built on a combination of widely acknowledged Business Management disciplines, coupled with the Freight and Customs modules in the curriculum that hone students’ skills in a particular management discipline. 

Who should do this course?

The Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management is aimed at managers and leaders who will fully appreciate the importance of the socio-economic transformation of South Africa. Students will focus on the key elements of business management of people, organisational behaviour, systems thinking, technology management and innovation management in the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Environment.


  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Economics 1
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Academic Literacy
  • Introduction to Commercial Law
  • Introduction to Project Management


  • Business Management 2
  • Economics 2
  • Financial Management
  • Project-based Research 1


  • Business Management 3
  • Economics 3
  • Financial Management 3
  • Project-based Research 2


  • Freight Forwarding as part of International Trade Environment
  • Introduction to Freight Forwarding Operation
  • Introduction to Customs Compliance Operations
  • Freight Forwarding Operation Management
  • Freight Cost Management
  • Customs Calculations and Tariff Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Risk and Insurance Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Digital Management

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd, Registered with the Department
of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher
Education Act, 1997. Registration No. 2004/HE07/003. This qualification is accredited by the
Council on Higher Education and Registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF)
by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). |

Additional Info:
NQF Level: 7
Credits: 360

3 – 6 years


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