Bachelor Of Commerce In Accounting

Programme Name

Bachelor Of Commerce In Accounting


3 years


The program is intended for students who intend on qualifying as chartered accountants in the future. The qualification is a pre-requisite for entry into the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting qualification. The knowledge and skills graduates are expected to develop on the program are those that are expected of a practising professional Accountant. These include the preparation of company financial statements, advising clients on the tax implications of their businesses, and preparing monthly management accounts for decision-making purposes. In doing so they are expected to demonstrate proficiency in relevant technologies.

Entry Requirements

National senior certificate degree with Mathematics level 5, English and Life Orientation level 4. Minimum, 32 NSC points.


Semester 1

  • Accounting 101 
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • IS&T for Business 
  • Introduction to Statistics 
  • Introduction to Calculus 

Semester 2

  • Accounting 102 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Development & Applications Fundamentals 
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Basic IsiZulu Language Studies 

    Or, if exempted in terms of rule BR(9) must undertake: Academic Literacy in 


Semester 1

  • Financial Accounting 2A 
  • Management and Cost Accounting 200 
  • Intermediate Macro. & Applications 
  • Finance 201 
  • Introductory Programming for Information Systems

    Machine Learning 

Semester 2

  • Financial Accounting 2B 
  • Auditing 200 
  • Intermediate Micro & Applications 
  • Finance 202 
  • Integrated Business Studies 

Semester 1

  • Financial Accounting 3A
  • Auditing 3A
  • Managerial Accounting and 

     Financial Management 3A 

  • Taxation 3A

Semester 2

  • Financial Accounting 3B
  • Auditing 3B
  • Managerial Accounting and 

     Financial Management 3B 

  • Taxation 3B

Career Opportunities

  • Financial Accountant/ Manager/Director
  • Tax Consultant/Manager/Partner
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Government and civil service finances
  • Management consulting
  • Entrepreneurship