Undergraduate programme

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The Department of Accounting offers the following undergraduate degree:

  • BCom (Accounting Sciences)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on studying BCom at UP

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Overview of CA programme at UP

What does the degree entail?

The BCom (Accounting Sciences) is a three-year degree programme and is followed by one postgraduate year to obtain a PGDip in Accounting Sciences which will provide access to the first SAICA professional exam, namely the ITC (Initial Test of Competence). Thereafter, a three-year traineeship can be completed, during which time the applicable professional qualifying examinations are written. Upon the successful completion of the three-year training contract and the qualifying examinations concerned, candidates are eligible to register with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as a CA(SA).

What can be achieved with the degree?

The BCom (Accounting Sciences) is an accredited programme that forms part of the requirements for training as a chartered accountant (CA(SA)) both in and outside public practice, as well as for a registered accountant and auditor (RAA) for accountants and auditors in public practice. The CA(SA) and RAA qualifications are the highest professional qualifications in accounting in South Africa and enjoy international recognition.



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