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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$3,616 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

This degree is designed to give students a broad understanding of accounting and provides a more practical business focus than the B.Com (C.A. option) and the B.Com (Law). It serves as a basis for the opportunity to enter professional associations. It is designed to serve the needs of students who are not interested in doing the Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) and continuing to qualify as Chartered Accountants (CA.SA), but nonetheless appreciate the value of an accounting degree.

Curriculum

First Year

ACC1106F Financial Accounting

BUS1036F Evidence-based Management

DOC1103H Commerce Case Study

ECO1110F Microeconomics

MAM1110F Mathematics 1010

ACC2111S Financial Reporting I

ECO1011S Macroeconomics

INF1102S Information Systems I

STA1100S Introductory Statistics

Second Year

ACC2022F Management Accounting I

FTX2024F Financial Management

INF2004F Information Technology in Business

ACC2112W Financial Reporting II

ACC2018S Corporate Governance I

ACC2023S Taxation I

CML1004S Business Law I

ECO2004S Macroeconomics II OR

ECO2007S Co-operation and Competition

Third Year

CML2001F Company Law

PHI2043F Business Ethics

ACC3009W Financial Reporting III

ACC3004H Taxation II

ACC3022H Corporate Governance II

ACC3023H Management Accounting II

CML2010S Business Law II

Admission Requirements

FPS of 480 or above.
NBT scores of Upper-Intermediate for AL & QL
Mathematics 60%
English HL 50%
English FAL 60%

Entry to this programmes requires at least a Higher Grade D symbol pass in mathematics and a total of 50 points based on UCT’s rating system, and where the points earned in Mathematics and English are doubled in calculating the total

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

With this qualification, you could aim to become:
– General Managers,
– Business Advisors,
– accountants,
– Tax Officials,
– Accounting Officers,
– Company Secretaries,
– Internal Auditors and Tax advisors.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,616
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,616

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Eleanor Williams
Departmental Manager
 
Yolanda Van der Rheede
Undergraduate Administrative Officer