Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Admission and Accreditation

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

You should have successfully completed the relevant Pearson Institute foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

Or

You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

And

You need 25 Pearson Institute points or more.
You need 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics.

Calculation of points

NSC%

 90% - 100% 

 80% - 89% 

 70% - 79% 

 60% - 69%

 50% - 59% 

 40% - 49% 

 30% - 39% 

 0% - 29%

Pearson Institute Points

 8 

 7 

 6 

 5 

 4 

 3 

 2 

 1 

Qualification Accreditation

Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Fully accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK). As a graduate of this degree, you may apply for exemption for all ACCA fundamental-level modules (F1 - F9), you may proceed to the ACCA postgraduate degree and become a Chartered Certified Accountant.
Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). As a graduate of this degree, you will be exempted from seven CIMA module exams as from 2016.

Career options

The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting graduate, are varied and employment options include:

Accounting: Chartered, cost and management, financial
Auditing
Budgeting
Financial Management
Tax consulting

Qualification facilities and campuses

No qualification specific facilities.

The qualification is offered at the following campuses

Pearson Institute Bedfordview Campus
Pearson Institute Durban Campus
Pearson Institute Durbanville Campus
Pearson Institute Midrand Campus
Pearson Institute Pretoria Campus

Additional notes / comments / information

Students who did not complete their secondary schooling in English as the language of teaching and learning or who are uncertain about their English language skills are advised to do an English course to prepare them for degree studies.

Students that did not obtain a 50% or above for Mathematics are allowed to do one year Pre-degree and then enter into the B com Accounting degree.

Industry relationships - no internship