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BCom (Accounting Sciences)

University of Pretoria
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

BCom (Accounting Sciences)

This degree program (that is only presented on a full-time basis) is the specialised bachelor's degree for candidates who are preparing for the relevant qualifying examinations of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). The program BCom (Accounting Sciences), together with (the full-time) BComHons (Accounting Sciences) and the Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) is accredited by the SAICA as part of its education requirements for the chartered accountant qualification.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to: Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.

Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to: Brochure: Newcomer's Guide 2021.

School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.

National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor's status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic information management
  • Academic information management
  • Academic literacy for Economic and Management Sciences
  • Academic orientation

Core modules

  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Financial accounting
  • Informatics
  • Informatics
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Business management
  • Statistics

Year 2

Fundamental modules

  • Professional Ethics

Core modules

  • Taxation
  • Financial management
  • Financial accounting
  • Informatics
  • Communication management
  • Commercial law
  • Auditing

Final Year

  • Taxation
  • Financial management
  • Financial accounting
  • Auditinga

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 42 000 - 59 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 54 000 - 64 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 48 000 - 57 000 + 15% VAT


Total Credits: 458

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About this institute

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Economic and Management Science

The Faculty comprises eight departments, namely Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Financial Management, Economics, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Business Management, and the School for Public Management andAdministration. Together, the departments and school present all the BCom and BAdmin degrees offered...

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Why study at University of Pretoria - Faculty of Economic and Management Science

In the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, UP was ranked in the 251–300 band for graduate employability.

International Rankings: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Accounting and Finance: 101–150
  • Economics and Econometrics: 251–300

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Business and Economics (includes business and management, accounting and finance, economics and econometrics, and public administration): 301–400

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

  • Economics: 201–300
  • Finance: 151–200

Contact info

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Economic and Management Science

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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