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Tuition Fees:$2,973 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Student Intake:50 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The BAccounting-programme (or BAcc) is primarily aimed at the education of students who intend to qualify as chartered accountants.  Admission to the first professional examination ( known as the ITC, see below for details) is obtained by persons who have a BAcc degree (or similar qualification) and a BAccHons degree.

The broad objectives of the BAcc degree programme entail the following:

To almost fully cover the basic content of the educational part (university training) of SAICA’s Competency Framework of the chartered accountancy profession, as issued by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

To present the study material in such a way that independent and constructive critical thinking is encouraged in students, as well as establishing the principles for lifelong learning.

To impress upon students from the first year of study the virtues of integrity, a sense of responsibility and a positive attitude and many other professional characteristics and skills, which are necessary for a future professional career.

Curriculum

First Year

Business Management 113(12), 142(6)

Economics 114(12), 144(12)

Financial Accounting 178(24)

Information Systems 114(12), 144(12)

Mercantile Law (Acc) 193(24)

Statistics 186(18)

Theory of Interest 152(6)

Second Year

Auditing 288(24)

Business Ethics 214(8)

Financial Accounting 278(32)

Information Systems 214(6), 242(6)

Management Accounting 278(30)

Mercantile Law (Acc) 292(24)

Taxation 298(24)

Third Year

Auditing 378(24)

Financial Accounting 379(48)

Information Systems 312(12)

Management Accounting 378(36)

Taxation 399(36)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

– Overall National Senior Certificate average of at least 70%, excluding Life Orientation

– Mathematics 70%

– One of the following:

– Afrikaans Home Language 50% or

– English Home Language 50% or

– Afrikaans First Additional Language 60% or

– English First Additional Language 60%

American High School Diploma

To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:
A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology
Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only
Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

All the undergraduate programmes in the Faculty have the same application procedure and closing date, unless otherwise specified (see the relevant programme entries for more information):

• Apply electronically at www.maties.com in the year before your intended studies. Applications open in March. Please note that for the Diploma in Sustainable Development, you must also complete a departmental application form.

• All applications close on 30 June, except for the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability, which close 15 December.

• The closing dates mean that your application must be finalised and all documentation handed in by these dates. No applications that reach the University after the closing date will be accepted. In the case of the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability, however, you may contact the programme coordinator to find out about late application.

International Students do not pay application fees.

Career Opportunities

A CA can work:
As an auditor and/or accountant for an auditing firm and is responsible for:
– Performing statutory audits;
– Supplying of management advisory services, tax advisory services and advice about information technology.

As an accountant in commerce and industry, (e.g. the financial or mining sector) performing a range of duties including:
– Management information;
– Financial reporting;
– Internal control;
– Tax matters;
– Asset management.

As an independent consultant in areas including management advice, tax advice and advice regarding information technology​

As an independent businessman/woman

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,973
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*South African students pay R49305 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Pieter von Wielligh
Vice Dean Accountancy
 
Mrs Liesl de Villiers
Departmental Officer