Bachelor Of Accounting Science At University Of Cape Town (UCT)
The College of Accounting has been proudly educating accounting graduates at UCT for over a century.
Our diverse groups of graduates are in demand in both the private sector and the public sector and are well regarded both locally and on the international scene.
Accounting is a broad discipline that includes:
• Financial Reporting
• Management Accounting and Finance
• Taxation and
• Governance and Auditing
Accountants communicate financial information to investors, lenders, management, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, government and regulatory bodies, and unions.
Successful professional accountants are leaders who have a strong sense of ethical behaviour; think logically and strategically; communicate effectively; have the ability to apply sound judgement, and enjoy working with people.
The College of Accounting offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Accounting and is accredited with various South African and international accounting institutes.
Here are the diplomas and degrees available:
The College offers the 3-year financial accounting undergraduate programmes with the following options, referred to as streams:
- BCom specialising in Financial Accounting: General Accounting
- BCom specialising in Financial Accounting: Chartered Accountant
- BCom specialising in Financial Accounting: Accounting with Law
The Accounting and Law option is designed for students who are interested in a law career with a commercial background and may wish to continue with an LLB degree.
Students who would like to become professional chartered accountants – CA(SA) can either complete the three-year BCom specialising in Financial Accounting: Chartered Accountant or the four-year BBusSc specialising in Finance with Accounting offered by the Department of Finance and Tax.