This programme provides students with high-order skills developed through critical thinking and research in Accountancy as well as skills acquired through participating in coursework modules. The programme aims to produce a cadre of effective and skilled researchers in Accountancy. South Africa seeks to become a knowledge-driven economy. So this programme’s purpose is to contribute in generating and/or broadening the knowledge base in the area of accountancy in order influence discipline-related standards, policies and practices. It entails developing questions of interest to policy makers/practitioners and business managers and, based on empirical evidence, formulate the answers to these questions. The research process under the programme culminate in the final mini-report in the form of a dissertation in the traditional book format or by publication. Under this programme, students will have to complete compulsory coursework modules (Presentation of Financial Statements, Research Methodology, Reporting Financial Performance, and Reporting Financial Position) and an approved research dissertation in financial accounting. The degree will equip the candidate with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment in the academic, accounting and financial management fields and services.
Graduates from this programme eligible to work as: