Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting next start date Next start date: 2 October 2023
16 October 2023
6 November 2023
20 November 2023
4 December 2023
Next Orientation Date: 26 September 2023
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Claremont
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
Mbombela (Nelspruit)

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting duration Duration:
• Minimum: 3 years 
• Maximum: 5 years  
• Minimum: 5 years
• Maximum: 7 years
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Commerce and Law | Degree | SAQA ID 96721
Become fluent in the language of business with an Accounting degree. The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares you for many careers in the challenging world of accounting and finance and is an excellent foundation for work in any area of business.

Our qualification is broad and comprehensive. It provides you with a sound understanding of, and skills in, the core areas of accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management, from both a local and an international perspective.

You will cover specialised modules such as Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing, Taxation and Corporate Governance. Within these subject areas, you will develop analytical and practical skills in accounting and management control systems.
You will also cover subject areas such as Business English, Computer Skills, Accounting on Computers, Economics and Corporate Law. The emphasis throughout is on application and developing
practical quantitative and financial skills.
Much of the success of our commerce degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching and learning. We have smaller class sizes, interactive lectures by highly dedicated staff and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. In addition to the subject-specific knowledge you gain, our methods ensure that you acquire essential work skills such as critical and analytical thinking, effective problem solving, ethical decision-making, self-discipline, working in teams and communicating effectively.

This degree paves the way to further training as a professional accountant.

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• You should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
• You need 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics.
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). • Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). • Fully accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK). • Fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Possible career options
Do you have a knack for numbers?

The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting graduate, are varied and employment options include:

• Chartered Accounting
• Cost Accounting
• Financial Accounting
• Financial Management
• Auditing
In addition most businesses have need for accountants and managers with accounting backgrounds. 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Bedfordview, Cape Town - Claremont, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Pretoria

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Pretoria

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
Year 1
Students are introduced to the basic principles of accounting.
• Business English
• Business Law
• Business Management 1A
• Business Management 1B
• Computer Skills
• Economics 1A
• Economics 1B
• Financial Accounting 1A
• Financial Accounting 1B
• Quantitative Techniques
Year 2
Students develop an intermediate level of knowledge and skills in the field of accounting.

• Accounting on Computers
• Auditing 2A
• Auditing 2B
• Corporate Law
• Financial Accounting 2A
• Financial Accounting 2B
• Management Accounting 2A
• Management Accounting 2B
• Taxation 2A
• Taxation 2B

Students who passed the Accounting on Computers exam with 75%+ will receive a SAGE Pastel certificate.
Year 3
Students develop an advance level of knowledge and skills in the field of accounting.

• Auditing 3
• Corporate Governance
• Financial Accounting 3
• Financial Management 3
• Taxation 3