Welcome to the website of the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria. The business community, accounting profession and academic environment across the country holds the Department, with its highly qualified personnel and strong research links, in high esteem. It was founded in 1924 as the Department of Accounting and Auditing. The Department of Accounting is one of the largest residential university departments in South Africa, accommodating vast numbers of full-time students.
The Department of Accounting is in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), which is the first faculty of its kind in Africa to be awarded the prestigious international business education accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The Faculty of EMS is now part of an elite group of 6% of institutions worldwide accredited by the AACSB. Established in 1916, the AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators and businesses worldwide. Learn more: aacsb.edu/about.