IIE Bachelor of Accounting

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Program Description

Overview

The IIE Bachelor of Accounting (BAC) degree will provide candidates with a thorough theoretical grounding and knowledge in the key principles of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and Finance, Auditing, and Taxation. Thus, The IIE Bachelor of Accounting (BAC) degree is for students who intend to pursue a professional career in Accounting.

The IIE BAC degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

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Entrance Requirements

  • NSC: Bachelor pass with English 50%; Maths / HG 50 % or Math Lit / SG 80 %
  • NC(V): Bachelor pass with English 50%; Maths / HG 50 % or Math Lit / SG 80 %
  • SC: Endorsement with English 50%; Maths / HG 50 % or Math Lit / SG 80 %
  • SC(a): Bachelor pass with English 50%; Maths / HG 50 % or Math Lit / SG 80 %
  • International: An USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements. Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, 240, or 360 credit Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies. If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.

Notes:

  1. Candidates who have obtained a registered and accredited Advanced Certificate or Higher Certificate in Accounting or similar, with Accounting as a core module for a full year, who do not have a 70% average for Accounting on that qualification must attend all 12 sessions of Introduction to Accounting (SINAC019) in the first semester of the first year. Non-attendance of any of the 12 sessions without a valid reason, will result in the cancellation of your registration on the Bachelor of Accounting degree.
  2. Candidates who do not have Accounting as a grade 12 subject or have not obtained 50% for Accounting in grade 12 must attend all 12 sessions of Introduction to Accounting (SINAC019) in the first semester of the first year. Non-attendance of any of the 12 sessions without a valid reason will result in the cancellation of your registration on the Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Accreditation

The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 422-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 99284).

The IIE Bachelor of Accounting degree is also accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as an undergraduate degree to prepare students for the Chartered Accountant qualification.

Career Opportunities

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business-related career opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to becoming a –

  • Chartered Accountant (CA(SA))
  • Professional Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Chartered Certified Accountant

Teaching and Learning Strategy

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments, and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this degree.

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st-century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging, and relevant.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education. The IIE Varsity College, a brand of The IIE, leads in the provision of ... Read More

The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education. The IIE Varsity College, a brand of The IIE, leads in the provision of these exciting learning initiatives of The IIE. The IIE is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education provider, has more than 57 qualifications accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee, and is a subsidiary of ADvTECH Ltd, a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This scale and status assure our leading position in higher education. Read less
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