New Accounting Honours Programme
The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance is offering a new Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Honours degree to equip graduates with practical knowledge on global trends to enable them to apply and be qualified for both South African and international employment opportunities.
This innovative programme is fully accredited by leading international accountancy body the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and will use learner-centred academic practices to ensure that students have the necessary knowledge and expertise about global trends in accounting, finance, business leadership and taxation, among other fields.
The programme is designed for Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants accredited) graduates who want to become part of the global community of more than 600 000 associates.
In the current economic landscape, most companies are going global and integrating their businesses with the international community, creating a demand by employers for professional accountants who will have a detailed knowledge of international reporting and standards.
Statistical figures show that the ACCA course is highly-rated by more than 8 500 employers globally.
The programme is offered over one year on a full-time block release basis. Students will receive lectures on three full days a month during each semester (the lecture block). Between lecture blocks, academic staff teaching on the programme provide regular assignments and feedback through the University’s online learning management system to guide students through the study material. Lecturers will be available to interact with students to further facilitate learning.