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Bachelor of Business Science (Specialising in Accounting)

Why study Bachelor of Business Science?

The IIE Bachelor of Business Science offered at IIE MSA is a specialist accounting degree which will provide graduates with high level specialised skills in accounting and general skills in South African business law. The programme blends a conceptual theoretical framework with a range of practical applications and covers the basic discipline material through to more specialised accounting concepts.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

Career opportunity

Membership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) will allow you to build a career as an accountant or auditor (external or internal) or consultant in private practice, commerce and industry, the academic environment or in government. Areas of specialisation include finance and costing, taxation, computer auditing, forensic auditing, international accounting and many others.

Graduates wishing to qualify as a CA (SA) must obtain a SAICA-accredited postgraduate qualification after completing the IIE Bachelor of Business Science undergraduate qualification. IIE MSA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting takes a minimum of one year to complete and gives access to write SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Duration

3 years full-time

Accreditation

Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 88603

Fees for 2019

Fees are subject to change annually.

R 89,900.00 (6,259.21 USD) per annum

International fee per 48 credit points

48 credit points represent a standard full-time programme load for a year

Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangements can be applied for to pay each module in full before the commencement date of the module.

Payment dates are earlier if you are a commencing international student. This is to allow 6-8 weeks for your study visa applications to be processed prior to enrolment. To avoid delays obtaining a study visa, commencing international students must pay a 30% deposit before enrolling to allow 6-8 weeks for study visa applications and 50% balance on or before enrolment.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Intakes

First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)

Attendances
  • On-campus at IIE MSA : full-time
Programme code: 4413

Admissions information for domestic students IIE Bachelor of Business Science

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

PROGRAMME LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 31
  • Subject prerequisites: English (4) and Mathematics (4)

Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted. South African students must have achieved a minimum of 4 in Mathematics in order to major in Accounting in the IIE Bachelor of Business Science and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the IIE Foundation programme (MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by IIE MSA.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Admissions information for international students IIE Bachelor of Business Science

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

PROGRAMME LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Levels

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5 Examinations taken in maximum of 1 academic year.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Minimum score: 25
  • Subject prerequisites: English 4 (SL) or 3 (HL) and Math pass

Namibia HIGSCE

  • Maximum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Total of all scores achieved in one academic year from six subjects. Score grades as follows: 1=Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Satisfactory, 4=Poor. English (3)

SAT

  • Minimum score:
    • 1710 prior to March 2016 (Total score out of 2400)
    • 1210 from March 2016 (Total score out of 1600)
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: High School Diploma (Grade 12) AND combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

For other qualifications contact the School of Business and Economics.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Study areas for IIE Bachelor of Business Science

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

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From outside South Africa
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