If you’re looking to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, we offer the BCom in Accounting as a first step on the path to get you to CA(SA), successfully.
We offer a new way to learn online, with a focus on support, flexibility, and interaction.
We are an engaging and supportive community who are walking the learning journey together.
WHAT WE OFFER
- An online Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree (CA and Professional Accounting streams)
- Using practical, real-world examples within a South African context, we provide a supportive community to help you develop your ability to critically think about accounting and business problems to craft creative solutions.
- Learning which focuses on delivery themes to build an integrated understanding of the business environment.
- Full online support through classes, interaction with lecturers and other students.
- Three-year degree programme
- At your option can be done on a half workload or full workload option (thus over three or six years).
- Two Intakes each year in February and July.
- Flexible learning that fits around your life, whether you study part time or full time
- VISUAL – Your path to becoming a CA
HOW DOES THE ONLINE BCOM ACCOUNTING WORK?
- Choose between the CA or Professional Accounting stream at the end of Year 1 (access to the CA stream will require you to maintain a minimum average for Year 1 modules).
- Support and study material are available online
- Follow a structured weekly journey
- Lecturers are available for consultation during specified appointment slots that can be booked on the Academic Support platform
- Easy to follow schedules and guidance
- Engage with a supportive community of lecturers and students walking the path with you
- Write tests and exams online via remote proctoring from your home or office.
RESOURCES & SUPPORT
- Series of bite-sized video lectures covering every concept
- Quizzes to test your knowledge
- Practice questions and past tests and exams with feedback videos
- One-on-One live online discussions
- Weekly live online group discussions for each subject
- Scheduled weekly online classes – option to attend class from anywhere during lunch time or early evening
- Mentorship from lecturers and past students
- Places limited so that we can provide excellent support
- Start conversations, share knowledge, and build communities with other students.
DOES THE BCOM IN ACCOUNTING CATER TO YOU?
- The BCOM Accounting is for you if:
- You want to prepare yourself towards qualifying as a CA(SA), registered with SAICA.
- You’d like to enter the accounting industry and apply for accreditation with professional associations, such as ACCA, CIMA and SAIPA.
- You want to start your own business and want to equip yourself with financial and business acumen.
- You’d like to enter the business world and want to prepare yourself for a variety of roles, whether operational, strategic or as a future executive.
- You are curious, eager to learn more about yourself and the business world and want to be part of a supportive online community who are as committed to your success as you are.
- Minimum entry requirements:
- A Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement/exemption for degree studies (pre-2007)
- A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 50% in four NSC 20-credit subjects, including English and Maths. (Post 2008)
- A relevant Higher Certificate (NQF 5) or Diploma (NQF 6) in the field of business or commerce with specialist modules in accounting.
HOW DOES IT WORK IF I CHOOSE TO DO THE HALF LOAD PROGRAMME?
- In the first semester of your registration you can choose to start with three or four subjects.
- Thereafter, you do between two and three subjects per semester.
- Pay only for the modules that you register for in that semester.
- More information on this option
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
- The BCom in Accounting is accredited by DHET and the CHE and registered on the NQF as SAQA ID 119118 (NQF Level 7)
- A PC or laptop (a tablet and/or smartphone are insufficient for studies)
- Stable internet access that is fast enough to stream videos is required, as well as a webcam and mic.
- Full programme fact sheet
- Textbooks required
- Fees and payment terms