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Bcom at University of Zululand Unizulu

Bcom at University of Zululand Unizulu

Purpose Statement
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.

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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)
Tel: 035-902-6796

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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 Code Subject Name Credits NQF Level Prerequisites Co-Requisites
CACC101 Accounting 1A 15 5 CACC102
CECN101 Principles of Microeconomic s 15 5 CECN102
CBMG101 Business Management 1A 15 5 CBMG102
CBIS101 Business Information Systems 1A 15 5 CBIS102
CACC102 Accounting 1B 15 5 CACC101
CECN102 Principles of Macroeconomic s 15 5 CECN101
CBMG102 Business Management 1B 15 5 CBMG101
CBIS102 Business Information Systems 1B 15 5 CBIS101
Total Credits: Level 1 120
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Year 2

Subject Code Subject Name Credits NQF Level Prerequisites Co-Requisites
SSTT121 Mathematics and Statistics 15 6 SSTT122
for Commerce Students
CLAW101 Commercial Law A 15 6 CLAW102
CACC201 Financial Accounting for Companies 15 6 CACC102 CACC202
CAUD202 Introduction to Auditing and Professional Ethics 15 6 CACC102
CFMC201 Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Finance 15 6
SSTT122 Elementary Statistics for Commerce Students 15 6 SSTT121
CLAW102 Commercial Law B 15 6 CLAW101
CACC202 Group Statements, Leases and Taxes 15 6 CACC102 CACC201
Total Credits: Year 2 120


Year 3

Subject Code Subject Name Credits NQF Level Prerequisites Co-Requisites
CACC301 Accounting 3A 15 7 CACC202 CACC302
CITX301 Income Tax 3A 15 7 CITX302
CAUD301 Governance and Assurance 3A 15 7 CACC202 CAUD302
CAMC301 Financial Mgt and Mgt Costing 3A 15 7 CFMC202 CAMC302
CACC302 Accounting 3B 15 7 CACC202 CACC301
CITX302 Income Tax 3B 15 7 CITX301
CAUD302 Governance and Assurance 3B 15 7 CACC202 CAUD301
CAMC302 Financial Mgt and Mgt Costing 3B 15 7 CFMC201 CAMC 301
Total Credits: Year 3 120
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