The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of finance-related specialities. The programme emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional environment. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to synthesize complex management, financial, performance and risk principles in order to drive and add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall financial and business perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment. In addition, the student will be prepared for further studies in the field by developing research and reporting skills through the completion of a supervised research project in the field of financial management.

The programme is aligned with the competency framework and curriculum requirements of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students that complete the BCom Hons (Financial Management) will be prepared to write the CIMA professional qualification exams that lead into an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) designation.

The programme is geared towards preparing students for a professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor of Commerce qualification and should have obtained a final mark of at least 65% for both Accounting and Financial Management (Finance as well as Cost and Management Accounting) assessed at a New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6. Students will further be subjected to a selection process as a set and applied by the Department. Students will be allowed a maximum registration period of two years. The programme is not offered as a limited contact or distance learning programme.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Contact details: Mr Ricky Van Der Watt / 011 559 4106 /

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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