The three-year, full-time BCom Accounting programme includes compulsory and elective courses.


The choice of courses within the BCom Accounting programme allows you to tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations.

With this degree, you can become a chartered financial analyst (CFA) in the USA or SA, a professional accountant registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), a management accountant registered with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a certified internal auditor (CIA) or a chartered certified accountant registered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

If you want to pursue the ACCA qualification, please refer to the admission requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialised Accountancy.

Career Opportunities

  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Professional Accountant



  • Accounting I
  • Economics IA (Microeconomics)
  • Economics IB (Macroeconomics)
  • Commercial Law I
  • Computational Mathematics I
  • Business Statistics I
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Information Systems IA


  • Accounting II
  • Management Accounting and Finance II
  • Taxation II
  • Auditing II
  • Business Enterprise Law
  • Mercantile Law
  • Information Systems Data Analytics II

A total of 24 credits must be taken from:

  • Human Resources IIA
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Economics IIA


A minimum total of 120 credits must be taken from the following courses - provided that you have satisfied the prerequisite courses. In order to qualify for the Bachelor of Commerce in the field of Accounting, it is important to note that Accounting III must be completed.

  • Accounting III
  • Management Accounting and Finance III
  • Taxation IIIB
  • Auditing III OR Audit and Assurance III

Entry Requirements

APS 38+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5


Applicants with an APS of 35-37, as well as English Level 5 and Mathematics Level 5, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

University Application Process

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process. 
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information on student funding and scholarships. University-funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.

Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.