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.