SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

PROGRAMME

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN ACCOUNTING

Period of study: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (BCom in Accounting) degree is a well-rounded, technically focused programme that develops analytical and practical skills critical for accounting, tax, auditing, financial management and management control systems.

Graduates from this programme will be equipped with the relevant modern digital skills and applied competencies to deal with the economic, ethical, legal and governance issues impacting the accounting field.

While there is an emphasis on application and developing practical quantitative and financial skills, the BCom in Accounting will address the capacity constraints within the accounting field that hinders sustainable economic growth by contributing towards dealing with issues which directly affect the drivers of economic development, domestic and foreign investment. These issues include fraud and corruption, poor public sector governance and financial management, poor accounting and auditing practices.

The programme also provides articulation opportunities into postgraduate specialisation for both professional and academic routes.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

The institutional regulations of Sol Plaatje University (General Rules) in respect of admission to degree study are applicable for admission to the BCom in Accounting degree.

The specific rules applicable to this degree are as outlined below:

National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with a bachelors’ degree admission and the following at level 3 or above:

  • English HL – NSC level 4; OR English FAL – NSC level 5;
  • Mathematics – NSC level 4 OR Mathematics level 3 AND Accounting level 3 OR, Mathematical Literacy level 5 AND Accounting level 3
  • Minimum APS score of 30

RPL may be applied as per University Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Not more than 10% of the intake in any year may be approved through the recognition of prior learning.

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Programme structure

Programme Structure

Module Name

SAQA

Credits

PERIOD OF STUDY / YEAR LEVEL 1

SEMESTER 1

Core Curriculum 1A

08

Business Management 1A

12

Principles of Microeconomics

12

Financial Accounting 1A

12

Computational Mathematics

12

Business Statistics A

12

SEMESTER 2

Core Curriculum 1B

08

Business Management 1B

12

Principles of Macroeconomics

12

Financial Accounting 1B

12

Digital Accounting Systems

12

Business Statistics B

12

PERIOD OF STUDY / YEAR LEVEL 2

SEMESTER 1

Financial Accounting 2A

12

Auditing 2A

12

Taxation 2A

12

Management Accounting 2

12

Commercial Law A

12

SEMESTER 2

Financial Accounting 2B

12

Auditing 2B

12

Taxation 2B

12

Financial Management 2

12

Commercial Law B

12

PERIOD OF STUDY / YEAR LEVEL 3

SEMESTER 1

Financial Accounting 3A

12

Auditing 3A

12

Taxation 3A

12

Management Accounting 3

12

SEMESTER 2

Financial Accounting 3B

12

Auditing 3B

12

Taxation 3B

12

Financial Management 3

12


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Graduates will be afforded opportunities in both the private and public sector enterprises as financial accountants, management accountants, financial managers, tax practitioners, internal auditors, project managers, management consultants, finance directors, chief financial officers, chief executives, entrepreneurs, general managers or academics/lecturers.

For more information, contact the School’s Academic Administrator:

Boitumelo Mabija
Telephone (053) 491 0157
Email boitumelo.mabija@spu.ac.za

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