WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,591 for the full programme
Final Award:Master of Commerce
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: 30 April 2021
Programme Overview

Extending over two academic years, the extremely broad and diverse curriculum comprises a programme of coursework extending over 18 months and a research report. The research report must be completed during the last 6 months of the second year. The coursework component is weighted 50% (90 NQF credits) and the research report (ACCN7006A) as 50% (90 NQF credits) of the degree.


The coursework component includes the following five modules:
International Tax (ACCN7022A): 20 NQF credits
South African Tax (ACCN7024A): 20 NQF credits
Interpretation of Tax Statutes (ACCN7023A): 20 NQF credits
Public Finance (ACCN7015A): 15 NQF credits
Research Methods (ACCN7012A): 15 NQF credits

Admission Requirements

Selection is based upon a demonstration of intellectual capacity and evidence of the applicant’s commitment and ability to overcome challenges in attaining a postgraduate qualification. In the admissions process, the Committee focuses primarily on applicants who are South African qualified chartered accountants or lawyers who have had at least two or three years of experience beyond the accountancy or law school and who have committed themselves to a career in taxation. Preference will be given to applicants who elicit strong letters of recommendation from accounting or legal practitioners and others familiar with their work.

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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

Mr Roy Blumenthal
Course Coordinator