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IIE MSA Executive Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Diplomas

Bridging Qualification

Qualification Code Qualification
Title
NQF Level Field of study National International
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Bridging programme  
133IIE Professional Certificate in Accountancy   Accountancy Relevant NQF Level 7 SAQA Verification required

Formal Qualifications

Qualification Code Qualification  Title NQF Level Field of study National International
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Postgraduate Diplomas  
PGAC412 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting 8 Accounting

First Attempt Students

Students from an IIE SAICA accredited undergraduate degree:

  • A successfully completed, SAICA-accredited undergraduate degree at The IIE within a maximum time frame of 4 years and completed all 4 major 3rd year subjects in the year immediately preceding the year in which they are admitted into the PGDip (Accounting), OR
  • A successfully completed accountancy bridging programme (Professional Certificate in Accountancy (PCA) and completed all 4 major subjects in the year immediately preceding the year in which they are admitted into the PGDip (Accounting).

Students from SAICA accredited undergraduate degrees at another institution:

  • A successfully completed, SAICA-accredited undergraduate degree within a maximum time frame of 4 years and completed all 4 major 3rd year subjects, with an average of 55% or more in the year immediately preceding the year in which they are admitted into the PGDip (Accounting), OR
  • A successfully completed accountancy bridging programme (Professional Certificate in Accountancy (PCA) and completed all 4 major subjects, with an average of 55% or more, in the year immediately preceding the year in which they are admitted into the PGDip (Accounting).

Note: Any first-time applicant from The IIE and other institutions who do not meet these entry requirements, will have to complete The IIE’s Professional Certificate in Accountancy (PCA) bridging course first.

Repeat Attempt Students

Students who previously attempted a PGDip in Accounting or equivalent at The IIE or at another institution:

  • Students who attempted the IIE’s PGDip (Accounting) programme in no later than the previous two academic years but were unsuccessful in completing the programme, shall be granted provisional entry into The IIE’s 2020 PGDip (Accounting).

Note: Students who have unsuccessfully attempted their PGDip (Accounting) or equivalent CTA three times or more at either The IIE or any other higher education provider, will not be admitted into The IIE’s PGDip (Accounting) programme – such students would first have to complete The IIE’s Professional Certificate in Accountancy (PCA) bridging course to be considered for the PGDip (Accounting) at The IIE again.

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field

PDBL412 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Leadership 8 Business An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree
PDCG412 Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance 8 Business

An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree

PDFA412 Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting 8 Accounting

An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree

PDMA412 Postgraduate Diploma in Management 8 Business A relevant NQF 7
PDPH411 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health 8 Public Health

An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree

PDWM411 Postgraduate Diploma in Water Management 8 Management An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree

Masters qualifications

Qualification
Code
Qualification
Title
NQF Level Field of study National International
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Masters  
MOBA512 Master of Business Administration 9 Business An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Honours degree ; OR
A relevant Postgraduate Diploma or appropriate equivalent with an average of 60%
SAQA Verification required
MOIB512 Master of International Business 9 Business An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Honours degree ; OR
A relevant Postgraduate Diploma or appropriate equivalent with an average of 60%
MPIA511 Master of Philosophy in Arts 9   An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Honours degree with an overall qualification average of at least 65% is required.
MPCS513 Master of Philosophy in Computer and Information Science 9 Information Technology An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Honours degree with an overall qualification average of at least 65% is required.
MPIW511 Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management 9 Management An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Honours degree with an overall qualification average of at least 65% is required ; OR
A relevant Postgraduate Diploma or appropriate equivalent with an overall qualification average of at least 65% is required.