BCom (ACCOUNTING)

Make the numbers work for you and pursue an amazing career in Accounting and Finance in the business world.  Begin your academic journey right here.

4 YEARS NQF Level 7

Programme Purpose

The purpose of this programme is:

  • To produce competent accountants with a thorough grounding in the areas of Financial Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Finance, Law, Cost and Management Accounting.
  • To equip students with specialized skills in preparation of financial statements, financial management, tax planning and auditing.
  • To offer students a well-rounded, holistic and values-based education and to instil in students a strong focus on ethics that is intended to build character and attitudes appropriate for true success.
  • To provide students with a qualification which will provide them with the knowledge and eligibility to pursue a range of postgraduate studies in Accounting.

Qualifications Outcomes

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Competencies

Prepare financial statements, tax returns, costing and pricing products and services, financial management, auditing, planning investments.

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IT Skills

Use information technology and relevant software to process information.

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Lifelong learning

Ability to acquire the skills that will lead to lifelong learning within and outside the workplace, professional and higher education.

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Professional Accreditation

The BCom Accounting degree is accredited by ACCA. 

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Information Processing and Decision-making

Prepare and present accounting information and the skills to interpret the information to make business decisions and craft corporate strategy.

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Cognitive Skills and Problem Solving

Possess the ability to think critically, reason logically, analyze financial information, construct arguments, interpret data and solve problems.

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Ethical Decision Making

Decision making skills to uphold values that are ethically and morally acceptable in the workplace that ensures a sense of accountability for one’s own actions and decisions as well as for the actions of others within a cooperative and collaborative context.

Graduate Attributes:

Acquire subject knowledge in the area of Financial Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Cost & Management Accoutning, Finance, Business Law, Company Law, Economics, Business Ethics, Principles of Management, and Strategic Management.

Acquire Knowledge in accounting and finance, regulatory framework such as IFRS, and skills in application, analysis, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making.

The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.

The ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively to current and future business problems.

Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.

Proficiency in the appropriate application of computer technologies.

Further Studies:

Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting or Honours in Accounting, Honours in Taxation and Masters

Employment Opportunities:

Successful graduates may be employed as
Accountants
Internal Auditor
Tax Officer
Chief Accountant in public and private organizations
with the potential to rise to middle to top management as Chief Financial Officer.

CURRICULUM

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

CORE MODULES

ACC 151 Financial Accounting IA (16 credits)

ACC 152 Financial Accounting IB (16 credits)

ACC 222 Taxation Fundamentals (12 credits)

ACC 241 Financial Accounting IIA (16 credits)

ACC 242 Financial Accounting IIB (16 credits)

ACC 329 Information Technology for Business (12 credits)

ACC 351 Cost & Management Accounting I (12 credits)

ACC 313 Pastel (12 credits)

ACC 352 Cost & Management Accounting II (12 credits)

ACC 380 International Financial Reporting Standards (8 credits)

ACC 383 Fundamentals of Auditing (12 credits)

ACC 391 Work Integrated Learning (12 credits)

ACC 401 Auditing Theory (12 credits)

ACC 436 Taxation I (16 credits)

ACC 461 Financial Accounting IIIA (16 credits)

ACC 404 Auditing Applications (12 credits)

ACC 438 Taxation II (12 credits)

ACC 462 Financial Accounting IIIB (16 credits)

ECN 221 Micro Economics (12 credits)

ECN 222 Macro Economics (12 credits)

FNC 387 Business Finance (12 credits)

FNC 399 Corporate Finance (12 credits)

LAW 215 Business Law I (12 credits)

LAW 315 Business Law II (8 credits)

LAW 325 Company Law (12 credits)

MGT 141 Principles of Management (12 credits)

MGT 245 Human Resources Management (12 credits)

MGT 405 Production & Operations Management (12 credits)

MGT 445 Business Strategy (12 credits)

MGT 452 Business Ethics (12 credits)

MKT 220 Principles of Marketing (12 credits)

MTH 122 Business Mathematics

MTH 225 Business Statistics

 

FOUNDATIONAL MODULES

BHS 151 Philosophy of Education & Service (8 credits)

CPT 118 End User Computing I (8 credits)

CPT 125 End User Computing II (12 credits)

ENG 111 Principles of English I (16 credits) & ENG 112 Principles of English II (16 credits)

OR  142  Academic Writing (16 credits) [Based on National Benchmark Test score]

HLD 122 Principles of Health (8 credits)

HLD 123 HIV/AIDS Education (4 credits)

REB 117 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment I (8 credits)

REB 217 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment II (8 credits)

REB 317 Values, Character, & Personal Enrichment III (8 credits)

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Contact Details

Telephone: +27 21 850 7569 / +27 21 850 7500
Fax: +27 21 850 7547
Email: info@hbc.ac.za

Location:
27 Annandale Drive
Helena Heights
Somerset West, 7130
South Africa

Accreditation

Helderberg College of Higher Education is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(1)(c) of the Higher Education Act, (Act No. 101 of 1997), Certificate No. 2001/HE08/001.