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BCom Degree in Fiscal Studies

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Commerce

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Accounting and Finance

Programme Duration : 5 Years


The purpose of the Bachelor of Commerce in Fiscal Studies is to equip candidates with the requisite skills and competence on issues of fiscal management, development projects, governance and taxation policy and analysis. Students would also be exposed to debates in the public, private, civil society and community sectors in order to develop capacities to enhance their effectiveness in the workplace and gain a better understanding of the way governments operate, as well as the major public issues confronting the nation as a whole. The proposed qualification would also introduce candidates to the fundamental components of the national economic system and the theory and practice of policy making in Botswana.


  • Candidates must have obtained at least five (5) credits at BGCSE (NCQF Level 4) or equivalent including a credit in English language. Candidates who have a Credit in Mathematics, Statistics, and Business Studies will have an advantage. OR 


  • Candidates who have successfully completed a relevant 12 months Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) recognised and accredited Diploma Programme in Insurance and/ or Pensions Management (Level 6). A higher qualification, such as Diploma in Fiscal Studies (level 6), or their equivalent in a relevant field will be an added advantage. Candidates who already have a Diploma in Fiscal Studies may be permitted by the institution to enter the programme at third year, provided that qualification meets the criteria of 240 credits. OR 


  • Special Entry: Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered through RPL and CAT policies for access and inclusion as per institutional policies and BQA/ national policy. 



  • Financial Advisors 
  • Tax Advisors 
  • Tax Policy Analysts
  • Tax Examiners 
  • Revenue Officers 
  • Tax Attorneys 
  • Security Analysts 
  • Budget Analysts 
  • Tax Accountants 
  • Tax Auditors 
  • Economists 
  • Financial Analysts 
  • Customs Officers 
  • Tax Consultants 
  • Economic Analysts 
  • Investment Officers



This qualification will be reviewed after 5 years upon registration.