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Tuition Fees:$2,670 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The objective with the BCom (Financial Accounting) degree program entails the following:

To address the basic content of the first nine subjects of the curriculum of the certified accountant career, as determined by ACCA.

To present the study material in just a way that independent and constructive/critical thinking is encouraged amongst students.

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

This program is also aimed at students who want to obtain a qualification as a Chartered Accountant (CA), but who did not study BAcc at an undergraduate level.   At successful completion of this degree, students can do a bridging year in order be able to apply to the HonsBAcc- program.

Alternatively students can enrol in the HonsBCom (Management Accounting) programme as soon as their BCom (Financial Accounting)-degree is successfully completed. This honours programme is relevant to the Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA)- qualification.

Curriculum

First Year

Business Management 113(12), 142(6)

Economics 114(12), 144(12)

Financial Accounting 188(24)

Information Systems 152(6), 114(12), 144(12)

Statistics 186(18)

Theory of Interest 152(6)

Second Year

Auditing 288(24)

Financial Accounting 288(32)

Management Accounting 288(24)

Mercantile Law (Commerce) 285(32) [If you have passed Mercantile Law (Acc) 193, you do not register for Mercantile

Law (Commerce) 285, but rather for Mercantile Law (Commerce) 253.]

Marketing Management 214(16)

Third Year

Auditing 378(24)

Financial Accounting 389(48)

Management Accounting 388(48)

Taxation 388(24)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

– Overall National Senior Certificate average of at least 65%, excluding Life Orientation

– Mathematics 60%

– 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.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,670
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*South African students pay R44273 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

 
Dr George Nel
Senior Lecturer
 
Mrs Liesl de Villiers
Departmental Officer