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



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


IT Skills

Use information technology and relevant software to process information.


Lifelong learning

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


Professional Accreditation

The BCom Accounting degree is accredited by ACCA. 


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.


Cognitive Skills and Problem Solving

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


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
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.


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