• image01
    100% ONLINE
    Bachelor Of Commerce
    In International
    Accounting
    Four-Year Programme: 360 credits
    Fees per Credit - 2018: R 250
    Module Fees Are Revised Annually

Bachelor Of Commerce In International Accounting

The Bachelor of Commerce in International Accounting is a professionally-oriented and highly relevant online programme that will provide students with an international perspective on global principles of finance and accounting. Potential students are individuals who want to pursue a career as professionals in the broad fields of finance and accounting, but who, owing to financial and geographical barriers, are unable to access contact education, or who would prefer the flexibility that is available through distance provision.

This online programme will develop students' intellectual, practical and critical-thinking skills to enable them to apply subject-related knowledge and solve problems, which would be expected of an entry-level accountant in an international practice. Furthermore, the programme provides students with a comprehensive and fundamental knowledge base of the underlying core international principles of accounting, governance, risk management and control, auditing, financial management as well as management accounting. In line with the international focus of the programme, it will not offer a module on national tax, as tax laws differ from country to country. Important global tax principles will be incorporated in the other modules, specifically accounting and financial management.

Qualifying students should be ready to enter the job market as entry-level accountants who can apply the knowledge they have gained and make decisions to solve problems in a holistic business context. Additionally, the programme will develop students to become self-directed, lifelong learners who can work effectively as individuals, in teams and in multidisciplinary environments. Moreover, the programme emphasises competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional business environment and enables a student to act professionally and ethically. Finally, this programme will prepare students for further studies in international accounting, governance, risk management and control, auditing, financial management as well as management accounting as a science.



Admission Requirements: 

A Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate that meets the specific admission criteria or a SAQA equivalence certificate for international school leaving certificates is required.

A minimum Academic Performance Score (APS) of 28 is required for admission into this degree, with the following specifications:

  • English with a D symbol (APS=4);
  • Mathematics with a D symbol (APS=4);
  • Mathematical Literacy is not accepted.
Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 (toll-free)

Reasons To Enrol In A UJ Online Programme



Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigour of a traditional programme, made accessible online.



No Travel Required

6 Start Dates Per Year

Pay Per Module

100% Online Programmes 

Full Academic Support

Work And Learn

Compulsory Modules - 360 Credits

The purpose of this module is to understand and account for basic transactions and events in a sole proprietor and the financial reporting thereof in a contemporary environment through focused learning of the Conceptual Framework, investing and financing activities, debtors and creditors cycle, cash and cash equivalents and VAT.
The purpose of the module is to introduce students to economics by providing a broad perspective on the fundamental principles of economics and the influences on an economy.
The purpose of this module is to cover advanced computer skills required by professional people in the financial world. The aim of this module is to ensure that all candidates are proficient and efficient in the practical application of certain key software applications. The module will also provide the student with a basic, yet applicable knowledge of fundamental concepts of finance and where each of these concepts fit into the financial management function.
The purpose of this module is to provide basic computer skills required by professional people in the financial world. The aim of this module is to ensure that all candidates are computer literate as well as proficient in the practical application of certain key software applications. In addition, the purpose of this module is to provide the student with a basic, yet applicable knowledge of fundamental concepts of cost accounting, and where each of these concepts fit into the financial management function. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to give students a proper foundation in important Mathematical skills needed to pursue studies in Accounting, Business, Finance and Economics. Students are taught various topics in fundamental Algebra, Graphs, Financial Mathematics, Statistics and Calculus with direct applications in the relevant fields.
The purpose of this module is to provide basic computer skills required by professional people in the financial world. The aim of this module is to ensure that all candidates are computer literate as well as proficient in the practical application of certain key software applications. In addition, the purpose of this module is to provide the student with a basic, yet applicable knowledge of fundamental concepts of cost accounting, and where each of these concepts fit into the financial management function. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to give students a proper foundation in important Mathematical skills needed to pursue studies in Accounting, Business, Finance and Economics. Students are taught various topics in fundamental Algebra, Graphs, Financial Mathematics, Statistics and Calculus with direct applications in the relevant fields.
The purpose of this module is to understand and account for basic transactions and events in a company and the financial reporting thereof in a contemporary environment, through focused learning of Property, Plant and Equipment, Inventories, Investment Properties, Cash Flows and Revenue.
The purpose of this module is to equip students with the skills needed to effectively manage ethical or moral dilemmas encountered in the workplace and the business environment. This module also integrates communication, presentation and business acumen skills needed by a student to excel in the corporate environment.
The purpose of this module is to introduce the role and function of the finance function, marketing and communication and the legal environment that businesses operate in. Firstly, this module will provide students with an overview of the purpose and role of the finance function in an organisation. The module also introduces students to the activities associated with the finance function and the role of financial information in a business. Secondly, this module provides students with an overview of the principles of marketing and insight into the marketing function. The module also introduces students to the marketing mix and different approaches to marketing.
The purpose of this module to provide students with an understanding of the underlying theories of accounting research, the development the accounting profession and the impact of the ethical, environmental and social responsibility dimensions of accountancy on corporate financial reporting.
The purpose of this module is to provide the students a strong and academically sound understanding of governance and control of organisations. The student should, after completing the module, be competent in understanding the relevant governance and control principles and apply them to given practical scenarios.
The purpose of this module is to obtain integrated knowledge of intermediate transactions and events and to obtain basic knowledge of advanced transactions and events in a profit-oriented entity and the financial reporting thereof in a contemporary environment.
The purpose of this module is to obtain integrated knowledge of intermediate transactions and events and to obtain basic knowledge of advanced transactions and events in a profit-oriented entity and the financial reporting thereof in a contemporary environment. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to understand and apply basic to intermediate consolidation procedures for the accounting for subsidiaries.
The purpose of this module is to provide the student with an intermediate knowledge of fundamental concepts of finance, and where each of these concepts fit into the financial management function.
The purpose of this module is to introduce basic costing techniques and methods. In this module students will identify and analyse cost and management accounting techniques and prepare information for decision-making purposes.
The purpose of Accounting Software Application is to introduce information systems in a business environment. This will include the introduction of an accounting software package as well as data interrogation tools.
The purpose of this module is to provide the students a strong and academically sound understanding of governance and control of organisations. The student should, after completing the module, be competent in understanding the relevant governance and control principles and apply them to given practical scenarios.
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to business activities and controls in the business cycles and addresses the method for auditing in these business cycles. Detail focus will be placed on risks, internal controls and audit procedures that are applicable to the cycles of a business. The cycles that are addressed are: Revenue and receipt cycle, purchase and payment cycle, payroll cycle, production and inventory cycle, bank and cash cycle and the investment and finance cycle. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to introduce students to the computer environment with a focus on computer assisted audit techniques. The module will also focus on general and application controls.
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the basic principles of auditing and risk management as well as ethical aspects governing the work performed by an auditor.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and ability to account for advanced transactions and events in broader entities and to be able to prepare the financial reports thereof. Lastly, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles underlying integrated reporting practices by applying these principles to practical scenarios. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to teach students the IFRS external reporting requirements, specifically with regard to the preparation of financial statements.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and ability to account for advanced transactions and events in broader entities and to be able to prepare the financial reports thereof. Students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles underlying integrated reporting practices by applying these principles to practical scenarios. Furthermore, the purpose of this module is to understand and apply consolidation procedures in integrated scenarios and also those involving basic changes in ownership.
The purpose of this module is to provide the student with advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of finance, and where each of these concepts fit into the financial management function.
The purpose of this module is to introduce advanced costing techniques and methods. In this module, students will identify and analyse cost and management accounting techniques and prepare information for decision-making purposes.
The purpose of this module is to assess the combined knowledge and learning outcomes across all disciplines covered by the pre-requisite modules in an integrated manner through simulated case studies. This module also enables students to demonstrate their familiarity with the context and interrelationships of outcomes covered in the prerequisite modules. Furthermore, this modules develops the skills required by students to identify, gather, integrate and disseminate information which can be used to solve cross-functional problems similar to those that will be experienced in the workplace.
The purpose of this module is to assess the combined knowledge and learning outcomes across all disciplines covered by the pre-requisite modules in an integrated manner through simulated case studies. This module also enables students to demonstrate their familiarity with the context and interrelationships of outcomes covered in the pre-requisite modules. Furthermore, this modules develops the skills required by students to identify, gather, integrate and disseminate information which can be used to solve cross-functional problems similar to those that will be experienced in the workplace.

University of Johannesburg

I agree to receive information by email.
I read and agree to the privacy terms and conditions.