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PGDA or BACCHONS (THE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME )

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Kindly note the following important information

- Except where otherwise indicated, any reference to “the programme” means the​ Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) and the BAccHons programme. The two programmes are presented jointly and are identical, except for the additional compulsory BAccHons research module (see “Modules” below). 

- The language of instruction is English with simultaneous interpreting to Afrikaans.  All class notes, tests and examinations are available in Afrikaans and English.

- The programme is not available on a distance education basis.

Admission requirements


​The admission requirements are set by the School of Accountancy (SoA) after proper consideration of recent results achieved by students in the programme.  Consequently, students are required to, inter alia, already show the necessary commitment in their undergraduate studies in order to become eligible for admission to any of the postgraduate programmes.​


Only students in possession of one of the following degrees are admitted to the programme:

  • A BAcc degree of Stellenbosch University (SU); or
  • An equivalent SAICA accredited CA-stream degree or bridging programme from another South African university; or
  • A BCom (Financial Accounting) or BCom (Management Accounting) degree of SU (or other BCom degree of SU in which exactly the same modules as those in one of the aforementioned degrees have been passed). These students must successfully complete a bridging year to become eligible for admission to the PGDA or BAccHons programmes, details of which are provided here​ ​​​​).

SU does not offer a formal bridging programme for students from other unive​rsities. Students from other universities without an equivalent SAICA accredited CA-stream degree are advised to follow an accredited bridging programme from one of the accredited South African universities (see www.saica.org.za).

Further details are available upon request from the co-programme leaders of the BAcc and PGDA/BAccHons programmes, Proff. CJ van Schalkwyk and C Lamprecht.​

Modules

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

Module Name

Credits

Semester

Financial Accounting

40

Both

Management Accounting and Finance

32

Both

Auditing, Governance and Information Systems

24

Both

Taxation

24

Both

 

BAccHons

Module Name                                                   Credits                   Semester                  

Financial Accounting

40

   Both

Management Accounting and Finance

32

   Both

Auditing, Governance and Information Systems

24

   Both

Taxation

24

   Both​

​ Research Assignment: Accountancy                  30                     Both


Application process

Applicants can apply online at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.​​ 

Applications will only be considered if ALL application requirements have been FULLY complied with by the deadline dates for applications mentioned above.   

 
Note: prospective applicants from countries other than South Africa 

The PGDA and BAccHons programmes assume a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of South Africancorporate and taxation legislation which includes the Companies Act and Companies Regulations and the Income Tax and related acts. Consequently, students from countries other than South Africa who cannot present proof of meeting this requirement cannot be considered for admission to the programme.  A minimum of two further years of undergraduate study at Stellenbosch University is required to be considered for admission.


Deadline for a​pplication

Kindly note that 31 October is the closing date for all applications for admission to the postgraduate programmes of the following year.​