Bachelor of Accounting Science (BAccSc)
The Bachelor of Accounting Science is required if you wish to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting
The B Com Accounting degree is a three-year full-time programme comprising both compulsory courses and elective courses that students can choose from within the School of Accountancy, School of Law, School of Economics and Finance or from the Faculties of Science and Humanities.
Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (PGDIP) - CA (SA) route
This one-year programme includes courses in:
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting and Finance
N.B All four courses must be passed in the same academic year.
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialised Accountancy (PGDIP) - ACCA route
This postgraduate programme is the first of its kind offered by a South African University. The Diploma is fully aligned to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Professional level exams. The Diploma has been awarded Silver Learning Partner status from the ACCA. It is designed to include two core courses and two elective courses. The core courses include Strategic Business Leader and Corporate Reporting, while the elective courses include:
- Advanced Performance Management
- Advanced Taxation
- Advanced Audit and Assurance
Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours (BAccSc(Hons) - CA (SA) route
This is a one-year programme for students that have already completed a Bachelor of Accounting Science at Wits. In addition to completing the four core courses (Financial Accounting IV, Taxation IV, Auditing IV, Management Accounting and Finance IV), candidates will be required to write assignments and a mini research paper in one of the following fields:
- Managerial Accounting
Master of Commerce in Taxation (MCom Taxation)
The Master of Commerce in Taxation provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the general principles of domestic and international taxation.
Master of Commerce in Accountancy (MCom Accountancy)
The MCom Accountancy provides post-graduate students with the opportunity to enhance their career, further their knowledge and become a specialist in their particular field.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD programme is typically aimed at MCom graduates who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding in selected areas of accounting and finance. The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis only.
This online programme views ‘the business’ within the context of broader society, rather than merely as a profit-driven entity bound by short-term financial incentives.
It is with this in mind that Prof. Mervyn King is calling for the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to become that of a Chief Value Officer (CVO).
This new role requires a thorough understanding of the following topics:
• Stakeholder inclusivity
• Environmental responsibility
• Long-term sustainability
The CVO programme is comprised of three separate courses. These are:
- This course provides candidates with a conceptual and theoretical appreciation of integrated thinking and value creation in the context of integrated reporting by private and public companies.
2. The Role of Assurance in an Integrated Thinking and Reporting Context
- This short course provides candidates with a conceptual and theoretical appreciation of assurance in the context of sustainability and integrated reporting. The course is designed to further candidates' understanding of how emerging forms of assurance (and related concepts) are being applied in practice.
- The short course will provide candidates with a broad understanding of the core principles and practices in King-IV and introduce them to the idea of integrated reporting and thinking.
- Next course begins 26 July 2021
N.B. Courses run consecutively yet independently of each other.
Entry Requirements: The programme is currently only available to registered CA (SA)’s
Duration: 8 weeks