Bachelor of Commerce (BCom – Accounting)
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom – Accounting) is a three-year degree course and forms part of the requirements for training as a General Accountant. Upon the successful completion of the three-year degree candidates are eligible to write professional examinations of many professional formations including South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) amongst other professional bodies. Employment opportunities are available in Municipalities and Provincial Government for those who choose not to pursue the professional rout. Qualifying graduates with BCom-Accounting can also pursue further studies such as theBCom (Honours) degree.
Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree (BAccSc – BCompt) (CA Programme)
The Bachelor of Accounting Sciences (BAccSc) is a four-year degree course and forms part of the requirements for training as a chartered accountant CA(SA). It is followed by onepostgraduate year to obtain a BComHonsdegree or postgraduate diploma in Accounting and the Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA). Thereafter, a three-year training contract period can be completed, during which time the applicable professional qualifying examinations are written. Upon the successful completion of the three-year training contract and the qualifying examinations concerned, candidates are eligible to register with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as a CA (SA).