WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,557 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The choice of courses within the BCom Accounting programme allows you to tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations.

With this degree, you can become
 a chartered financial analyst (CFA) in the USA or SA, a professional accountant registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), a management accountant registered with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a certified internal audi- tor (CIA) or a chartered certified accountant registered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

If you want to pursue the ACCA qualification, please refer to the admission requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialised Accountancy.


First year
– Accounting I
– Economics IA (Microeconomics) Economics IB (Macroeconomics) Commercial Law I
– Computational Mathematics I
– Business Statistics I
– Fundamentals of Information Systems Information Systems IA

Second year
– Accounting II
– Management Accounting and Finance II Taxation II
– Auditing II
– Business Enterprise Law
– Mercantile Law

A total of 24 credits must be taken from:
– Human Resources IIA
– Principles of Marketing
– Consumer Behaviour
– Economics IIA

Third year
– A minimum total of 120 credits must be taken from the following courses – provided that you have satisfied the prerequisite courses. In order to qualify for the Bachelor of Commerce in the field of Accounting it is important to note that Accounting III must be completed.
– Accounting III
– Management Accounting and Finance III
– Taxation IIIB
– Auditing III
– Internal Auditing III

Admission Requirements

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
Level 5
Wait listing
Applicants with an APS of 35-38, as well as English 6 and Mathematics 6, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Chartered Certified Accountant
– Chartered Financial Analyst
– Internal Auditor
– Management Accountant
– Management Consultant
– Professional Accountant

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,557
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,115

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R53,940
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R107880
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

Ebrahim Akoo
Contact person
Jumarah Musetha
Resource Center