Unizulu Bcom Accounting

Unizulu Bcom Accounting, the aim of this programme is to prepare graduates with the basic knowledge and skills required for students who can enter the accounting profession as a professional worker. It focuses on four core areas which are Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, and Financial Management and Management Accounting. The pedagogic aim of the programme is to develop the capacity to read and learn accounting as a dependant learner on entry and as an independent learner at exit, and this fundamentally influences the exit level outcomes of the accounting modules of the programme. A core aim of the programme is to ensure that graduates are sufficiently prepared to proceed to higher degrees in any of the four areas.

Employment opportunities citing typical employers 
The accounting profession is very critical in the South African economy and in the world as it play a vital role in management of the finances of any institution. The accounting profession ensures that the institution is run efficiently, the accounting records are kept accurately, tax is calculated correctly and paid on time. The accounting profession has evolved over years and it has played a pivotal role in the implementation of corporate governance. The accountants are employed as financial accountant, management accountant, internal auditor, tutor, financial advisor, financial analyst, tax consultant and project accountants in government, commerce and industry.

Entrepreneurial opportunities 
The accounting profession has many entrepreneurial opportunities in the different sectors. The accountant can directly participate in the production of goods or provide the accounting service. The number of enterprises that are run by the accountants in South Africa is on the rise.

Vertical articulation for further / higher degree studies where applicable
The programme is designed to be sufficient for students who wish to proceed to honours, masters and doctoral degrees, and in this way obtain the kind of depth that will make them attractive as professional and knowledge workers to work as researchers in public and private sector entities, and as academics at the universities. For example, the shortage of academics within the accounting profession in the private and public universities is high. The student may also enrol for a bridging programme (1 year) in order to do the certificate of theory in Accountancy (CTA) in order to complete the academic requirements of the chartered accountancy (CA) profession in South Africa.

Horizontal articulation with other qualifications where applicable
The programme is also well positioned to articulate horizontally to other qualifications such as LLB and other Bachelor of Commerce degrees. It articulates horizontally with further education sector teacher education programmes, which is amongst the fastest employing sectors in the country especially given that accounting is positioned as a scarce skill teaching subject.

Head of Department
Sphelele Khomo BCom (Wits), BAcc (Wits), CA(SA)
Email: khomos@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 035-902-6796

Faculty:Commerce, Administration and Law
Department:Accounting and Auditing
Degree:Bachelor of Commerce
Major Fields of Study:Accounting, Auditing, Finance
Majors:Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, & Financial Management
Abbreviation:BCom (Accounting)
NQF EXIT Level:7
Admission Requirements:1. NSC with degree endorsement OR Matric Exemption and an achievement rating of 28 points
2. English level 4 and Mathematics level 4
3. English level SG level D or HG level E and Mathematics level SG level D or HG level E
Minimum Credits for Admission:28 Points
Minimum duration of studies:3 Years
Presentation mode of modules:Day Classes
Intake for the qualification:January
Registration Cycle for the modules:January
Total credits to Graduate:360

Year 1

Subject CodeSubject NameCreditsNQF LevelPrerequisitesCo-Requisites
CACC101Accounting 1A155CACC102
CECN101Principles of Microeconomic s155CECN102
CBMG101Business Management 1A155CBMG102
CBIS101Business Information Systems 1A155CBIS102
CACC102Accounting 1B155CACC101
CECN102Principles of Macroeconomic s155CECN101
CBMG102Business Management 1B155CBMG101
CBIS102Business Information Systems 1B155CBIS101
Total Credits: Level 1120

Year 2

Subject CodeSubject NameCreditsNQF LevelPrerequisitesCo-Requisites
SSTT121Mathematics and Statistics156SSTT122
for Commerce Students
CLAW101Commercial Law A156CLAW102
CACC201Financial Accounting for Companies156CACC102CACC202
CAUD202Introduction to Auditing and Professional Ethics156CACC102
CFMC201Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Finance156
SSTT122Elementary Statistics for Commerce Students156SSTT121
CLAW102Commercial Law B156CLAW101
CACC202Group Statements, Leases and Taxes156CACC102CACC201
Total Credits: Year 2120

Year 3

Subject CodeSubject NameCreditsNQF LevelPrerequisitesCo-Requisites
CACC301Accounting 3A157CACC202CACC302
CITX301Income Tax 3A157CITX302
CAUD301Governance and Assurance 3A157CACC202CAUD302
CAMC301Financial Mgt and Mgt Costing 3A157CFMC202CAMC302
CACC302Accounting 3B157CACC202CACC301
CITX302Income Tax 3B157CITX301
CAUD302Governance and Assurance 3B157CACC202CAUD301
CAMC302Financial Mgt and Mgt Costing 3B157CFMC201CAMC 301
Total Credits: Year 3120