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Tuition Fees:$5,092 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Accounting
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:School of Commerce and Law
Campus:IIE MSA campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

Why Study the Bachelor of Accounting?
The IIE Bachelor of Accounting (BAC) degree will provide candidates with a thorough theoretical grounding and knowledge in the key principles of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Finance, Auditing and Taxation. Thus, The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is for students who intend to pursue a professional career in Accounting.

The IIE BAC degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The accounting modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is also accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as an undergraduate degree to prepare students for the Chartered Accountant qualification.

What is this Degree’s accreditation status?
The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered bythe South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 422-creditqualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 99284).
The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is also accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as an undergraduate degree to prepare students for the Chartered Accountant qualification.

Who is this Bachelor’s degree aimed at?
If you enjoy working with numbers in the accounting context and like the thought of applying this in the business world, then consider studying this Degree. This is the Degree to study should you wish to become a Chartered Accountant or Professional Accountant.
The objective of The IIE Bachelor of Accountingdegree is to qualify students in the field of accountancy and provide a stepping stone to a range of professional accounting qualifications. The degree is structured in accordance with the new HEQSF guidelines and will provide students with the knowledge,skills and applied competencies identified by professional Accounting bodies.

What is The Teaching and Learning Strategy of IIEMSA, and how will it help prepare me for the 21st century working world?
At IIEMSAwe are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy –the MSABlend.
This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and createsopportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement issupported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.
Due to the MSABlendapproach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, IIEMSA’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this degree.
This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.
As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.

Curriculum

Year 1
Semester One:
– Applied Communication Techniques (9 credits)
– Business Management 1A (12 credits)
– Economics 1A (12 credits)
– Financial Accounting 1A (18 credits)
– Introduction to Personal Computing (5 credits)
– Quantitative Techniques A(9 credits)

Second Semester:
– Business Law (18 credits)
– Business Management 1B (12 credits)
– Economics 1B (12 credits)
– Financial Accounting 1B (18 credits)
– Quantitative Techniques B (9 credits)

Year 2
First Semester:
– Auditing 2A (12 credits)
– Digital Citizenship (8 credits)
– Law of Enterprise Structures (12 credits)
– Financial Accounting (18 credits)
– Management Accounting and Finance 2A (18 credits)

Second Semester:
– Accounting Systems in Business (12 credits)
– Business Ethics (12 credits)
-Taxation 2A (12 credits)
– Financial Accounting 2B (18 credits)
– Management Accounting and Finance 2B (18 credits)

Year 3
Second Semester:
– Auditing 3A (18 credits)
– Financial Accounting (22 credits)
– Management Accounting and Finance 3A (18 credits)
– Taxation 3A (18 credits)

Second Semester:
– Auditing 3B (18 credits)
– Financial Accounting 3B (18 credits)
– Management Accounting and Finance 3B (18 credits)
– Taxation 3B (18 credits)

Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (50%) or Mathematical Literacy (80%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (50%) or Mathematical Literacy (80%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics HG (50%) or Mathematics SG (80%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Please contact the school for more information.

Note:
Candidates who have obtained a registered and accredited Advanced Certificate or Higher Certificate in Accounting or similar, with Accounting as a core module for a full year, who do not have a 70% average for Accounting on that qualification must attend all 12 sessions of Introduction to Accounting (SINAC019) in the first semester of first year. Non-attendance of any of the 12 sessions without a valid reason, will result in the cancellation of your registration on the Bachelor of Accounting degree.
Candidates who do not have Accounting as a grade 12 subject or have not obtained 50% for Accounting in grade 12 must attend all 12 sessions of Introduction to Accounting (SINAC019) in the first semester of first year.
Non-attendance of any of the 12 sessions without a valid reason will result in the cancellation of your registration on the Bachelor of Accounting degree.
Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

International entry requirements
An USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies is required and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements or requisite English test e.g. TOEFL, IELS.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $24
Application Fees for International Students: $24

To Apply for a place at the IIE MSA, follow the steps below:
STEP ONE: Select your programme, confirm that you meet the Local or International academic requirements and the English language requirements for the programme you’d like to study.
STEP TWO: You are required to upload a copy of your SA ID document or International Passport in order for your Application to be processed.
STEP THREE: Arrange for payment of your non-refundable R 400.00 application fee which you will be required to pay before your application is processed.
STEP FOUR: The final stage is to Apply Online

Career Opportunities

This Accounting degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business related career opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to becoming a –
– Chartered Accountant (CA(SA))
– Professional Accountant
– Certified Management Accountant
– Chartered Certified Accountant
Membership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) will allow you to build a career as an accountant or auditor (external or internal) or consultant in private practice, whether in commerce and industry, the academic environment or in government. Areas of specialisation include finance and costing, taxation, computer auditing, forensic auditing, international accounting and many others.
Graduates wishing to qualify as a CA (SA) must obtain a SAICA-accredited postgraduate qualification after completing the Bachelor of Accounting undergraduate qualification. The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting takes a minimum of one year to complete and gives access to write SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence (ITC)

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $5,092
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,475

Tuition fees per year for South African Students = R86,400
Tuition fees per year for International Students = R92,900
*International students registering for the first time at IIE MSA will be subject to an International Student Levy of R6,500 payable upon registration.
*Students are advised to pay their deposit on/before registration and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative a payment arrangement can be applied for before the 28 February 2021.
*For more information on fees, Contact the Student Fee Officer (Email: studentfees@iiemsa.co.za OR Tel: +27 011 950 4461 /4494)

Relevant Contact

 
Marlene Bogaards
Head, School of Commerce and Law
 
Admission Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries