Bachelor / BCom / BCom Extended in Accounting

General

Program Description

Bachelor in Accounting

The purpose of this qualification is to provide a well-rounded, technically focused education that equips graduates with the technical knowledge base, proficiency and pervasive skills that will enable them to demonstrate initiative and responsibility, and that will enable the development of leadership qualities.

The programme is designed in consultation with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and recognised by them as a requirement to practice as a chartered accountant. This qualification requires a thorough grounding in the knowledge, theory, principles and skills of the profession or career concerned and the ability to apply these to professional or career contexts. The programme also serves as a basis for entry into several postgraduate study opportunities.

NOTE: The curriculum below allows admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science programme. It is recommended for students who intend writing the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Possible Careers

  • Chartered Accountant – CA (SA)

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum APS: 33
  • English: 4
  • Mathematics: 5

NOTES:

  • The Bachelor of Accounting degree is presented in English and Afrikaans.
  • The achievement level (rating) obtained for Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS).

BCom in Accounting

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge base for identifying, analysing, evaluating and solving problems in the following underlying core modules: accounting; auditing; taxation and financial management.

Students should be able to reflect on their decisions and applications in these fields to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of accounting as a practice.

Possible Careers

  • Financial Manager
  • Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Tax Consultant

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum APS: 28
  • English: 4
  • Mathematics: 4

NOTES:

  • The programmes are presented in English only.
  • The BCom (Accounting) degree programme does not provide direct access to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science. However, students who complete the BCom (Accounting) degree, may enrol for a bridging programme (subject to space, admission requirements and the continued future offering of this programme). Upon completion of this bridging programme and compliance with specific performance requirements, candidates may then enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science.

BCom Extended in Accounting

The BCom extended in Accounting provide alternative access for applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to enter a regular BCom programme at the University of Johannesburg.

The minimum study period for each of the above-extended programme is four years. The foundation (first) year of study comprises foundational modules (New/ Old NQF level 5), whilst the remaining three years are the same as that of the corresponding regular degree programme.

The BCom Extended Degree in Accounting is aimed at access for success in terms of its foundational provision, i.e. in providing alternative access in the field of Accounting. Students are given foundational provision covering relevant academic skills together with subject-related themes, required to facilitate learning in the regular modules of the BCom degree programme. The combination of foundational modules enables students to develop a comprehensive perspective and effective strategies for adjusting to, and meeting the demands of, the higher education environment with the aim of being successful in the chosen BCom programme.

Possible Careers

  • Financial Manager
  • Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Tax Consultant

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum APS
    • 25 with Mathematics
    • 28 with Mathematical Literacy
  • English: 4
  • Mathematics: 3
  • Mathematical Literacy: 6

NOTES:

  • The achievement level (rating) obtained for Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS).
  • The BCom (Accounting) extended degree programme does not provide direct access to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science. However, students who complete the BCom (Accounting) extended degree, may enrol for a bridging programme (subject to space, admission requirements and the continued future offering of this programme). Upon completion of this bridging programme and compliance with specific performance requirements, candidates may then enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science.

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.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less