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BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING

Bachelor of Accounting for 2024

Why study the Bachelor of Accounting?

The IIE Bachelor of Accounting (BAC) degree will provide candidates with a thorough theoretical grounding and knowledge in the key principles of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Finance, Auditing and Taxation. Thus, The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is for students who intend to pursue a professional career in Accounting.

The IIE BAC degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The accounting modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is also accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as an undergraduate degree to prepare students for the Chartered Accountant qualification.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

IIE Bachelor of Accounting Career opportunities

This Accounting degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business related career opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to becoming a –

  • Chartered Accountant (CA(SA))
  • Professional Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Chartered Certified Accountant

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, whether in 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 Bachelor of Accounting undergraduate qualification. The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting takes a minimum of one year to complete and gives access to write SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence (ITC).

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Bachelor of Accounting Duration

3 years

Bachelor of Accounting Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 99284

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Bachelor of Accounting Intake

First Semester (February)

Attendances
  • On-campus, full-time
Programme code:

BAC0701

Admissions information for domestic students
IIE Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (50%) or Mathematical Literacy (80%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (50%) or Mathematical Literacy (80%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics HG (50%) or Mathematics SG (80%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics HG (50%) or Mathematics SG (80%)

Note:

  1. Candidates who have obtained a registered and accredited Advanced Certificate or Higher Certificate in Accounting or similar, with Accounting as a core module for a full year, who do not have a 70% average for Accounting on that qualification must complete the Introduction to Accounting online workshop in the first semester of first year.
    Non-completion of the workshop, will result in the cancellation of your registration on the Bachelor of Accounting degree.
  2. Candidates who do not have Accounting as a grade 12 subject or have not obtained 50% for Accounting in grade 12 must complete the Introduction to Accounting online workshop in the first semester of first year.
    Non-completion of the workshop will result in the cancellation of your registration on the Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications for Bachelor of Accounting

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Admissions information for international students
IIE Bachelor of Accounting

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

An USAf Exemption Certificate and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements.

A cognate Higher Certificate OR cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma or Degree may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

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