WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,591 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce in Accounting
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The MCom Accountancy gives postgraduate students the opportunity to become a specialist in their particular field. It is also a degree that candidates may want to consider if they are exploring the possibility of pursuing an academic career. It comprises seven coursework modules, which count towards 50% of the degree, and a research report that counts a further 50%.

Admission Requirements

Masters by coursework or research report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours or an appropriate postgraduate diploma.

Additional Entry RequirementsBAccSc(Honours) or Higher Diploma in Accountancy; or membership of the SAICA (or equivalent body); Work experience; Good analytical skills.

Admission into the Master of Commerce is generally restricted to those who have an Honours degree or SAQA-equivalent degrees. Graduates from universities outside the Republic must obtain SAQA certification and satisfy the general accreditation requirements of the Human Sciences Research Council. An excellent command of the English is compulsory for admittance into the course.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $48

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $4,591
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,591

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

Miss Lucia Fennessy
Postgraduate Administrator
Miss Susie Maluleke
Responsible for Enquiries in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management
Mrs Nasreen Abdulla
Responsible for Enquiries in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management