UJ’s Department of Accountancy is a leader in Accounting Education. We offer a full range of cutting-edge academic programmes in the fields of Accounting

Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics 
Department: Department of Accountancy
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: Bachelor of Accounting (CA-stream)
Programme Code: BCA012

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 404
SAQA: 90622

Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2022
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2022

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study:

3 Years

Programme Fees
Course Brochure

four years

Study a BCom in Accounting with UJ

You can do the course over a minimum of four years while still working at the same time.


The purpose of this qualification is to provide a well-rounded, technically focused education that equips students with the technical knowledge base, proficiency and pervasive skills that will enable them to demonstrate initiative and responsibility, and that will enable the development of leadership qualities.The programme is designed in consultation with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and recognised by them as a requirement to practice as a chartered accountant. This qualification requires a thorough grounding in the knowledge, theory, principles and skills of the profession or career concerned and the ability to apply these to professional or career contexts. The programme also serves as basis for entry into several postgraduate study opportunities.

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Career Opportunities

The accounting designations are a rewarding qualification from a remuneration and job satisfaction point of view. Accountants are able to work in virtually any organisation where the services of financial experts are required. Accountants can work in the private sector (for example, audit firms, banks and mines), public sector (national and local government departments and municipalities or state-owned enterprises), and non-government organisations (NGOs). The skills of an accountant also lend themselves to work in the academic environment in teaching and research. The demand for these skills also allows accountants to be self-employed, by consulting to various organisations. The roles occupied by accountants vary from operational and specialist roles, to strategic and executive roles. Some of these roles can be fulfilled in an accounting firm but careers can also be pursued in virtually any organisation. Examples of roles occupied by accountants and brief explanations of the responsibilities are listed below. Financial Manager – Responsible for the financial health of the organisation. Duties include preparing financial reports, investment decisions and funding/financing decisions. Financial managers assist the organisation to make financial decisions. Management Accountant – Management accountants are responsible for preparing and monitoring budgets and internal reports to assist management to make financial decisions on, for example, the introduction of new product lines. Tax Consultant – Tax accountants advise organisations on tax law, tax planning and compliance with tax laws. This role can be within the organisation or it can be offered as an external consultant. External Auditor – The role of the external auditor is to independently verify the accuracy of the financial statements prepared by a company. The role is determined by legislation and regulations as all listed companies must be audited by a registered auditor. Internal Auditor – The role of internal auditors is to independently give assurance that the internal controls, risk management and governance of the organisation are sound and effective. Investment Analyst – Investment analysts provide advice and recommendations to fund managers and investors on possible investment opportunities based on the researched data. Credit Analyst – In a banking environment, credit analysts provide lending advice and recommendations to clients based on the researched risk profile of the client.


First Year: Accounting 100 Economics 100 Introduction to Law 100 Business Mathematics Accounting Studies 100 Second Year: Accounting 200 Financial Management 200 Taxation 200 Governance and Citizenship Informatics 100 Accounting Studies 200 Auditing 200 Commercial Law 100 Third Year: Accounting 300 Auditing 300 Financial Management 300 Taxation 300 4IR in Accounting

Admission Requirements

A minimum APS of 33, English 4 (50%), Mathematics 5 (60%), Mathematical Literacy and Technical Mathematics are not accepted.

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic merit.

More Information

UJ’s Department of Accountancy is a leader in Accounting Education. We offer a full range of cutting-edge academic programmes in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation. Our programmes are distinctly focused on the development of well-rounded individuals by preparing graduates to be critical thinkers and enablers in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Major national and international professional bodies, including SAICA, CIMA, ACCA and SAIPA, accredit our prestigious programmes. The Department is continuously producing outstanding results in professional examinations.



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