Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (HEQSF Aligned)

National Qualification | Full-Time and Part-Time

SAQA ID
58004

NQF
Level 7

Credits
360

This programme prepares the student to enter a range of professional careers in the exciting field of accounting. Students qualified in this field of study will be able to provide competent and effective accounting services in a range of industries.



This programme provides a solid grounding in the academic theory underpinning the main concepts of the field of Accounting. The curriculum includes a significant practical component based on assignments and case studies. A range of more generalised modules such as Business Communication and Computer Skills, which are regarded as essential in today’s competitive business environment are also included in the programme.



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+Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing Communications
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Advising
  • Business Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting

+Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Degree.

+Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Degree endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and English at NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

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Year 1: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits
Financial Accounting 1A*
20
Financial Accounting 1B
20
Business Management 1A*
10
Business Management 1B*
10
Economics 1A
15
Economics 1B*
15
End User Computing**
5
Business Law
15
Business Communication
10
Total Credits
60
Total Credits
60
Total Credits Year 1: 120


**Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.


Year 2
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits
Auditing 2A*
10
Auditing 2B*
10
Financial Accounting 2A*
20
Financial Accounting 2B*
20
Taxation 2A*
10
Taxation 2B*
10
Quantitive Techniques
10
Cost and Management Accounting
10
Corporate Law
10
Computerised Accounting
10
Total Credits
60
Total Credits
60
Total Credits Year 2: 120

Year 3
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits
Auditing 3A*
10
Auditing 3B*
10
Financial Accounting 3A*
20
Financial Accounting 3B*
20
Taxation 3A*
10
Taxation 3B*
10
Financial Management
15
Management Accounting
15
Corporate Governance Practice
10
Total Credits
60
Total Credits
60
Total Credits Year 3: 120