Perfect your financial skills and business savvy for a successful career in accounting and financial management through the best BCom Accounting Programmes in Durban, South Africa.
Why Choose the BCom Degree?

The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting focuses on developing skills like calculations, auditing, computation, and problem solving throughout the four years of study. This course aims to give undergraduate students specialised knowledge in accounting and finance. Graduates will be well-prepared to work in these fields and fill the need for skilled professionals.

In the first year, the programme covers Business Communication, Micro Economics, Business Statistics, Financial Accounting and Macro Economics, with a rich choice of subjects over the balance of the four years. The goal of this qualification is to create competent professionals who are ready for the workforce. After completing the programme, students will be capable of handling tasks in accounting and managing financial areas within businesses.

Unlock your financial business management future with a BCom Degree in Accounting.

Course Information

You may enter the BCom programme, with any one of the following:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor pass, or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), on approval.

The BCom Accounting Degree is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a degree certificate conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

  • Accounting Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R110 000 to R390 000 a year
  • Chartered Accountant – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R780 000 a year
  • Financial Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R216 000 to R795 000 a year
  • Finance Journalism – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R300 000 a year
  • Trader – Pay Estimate: R261 000 to R335 000 a year
1st Year Semester Subjects Financial, Accounting, Micro Economics, Business Statistics, Business Management, Business Communication, Financial Accounting, Macro Economics, Business Statistics, Business Management, Information Systems in Accounting 100, 101, 102
2nd Year Semester Subjects Financial Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting, Taxation, Business Law, Financial Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting, Taxation, Business Ethics 200, 201, 202
3rd Year Semester Subjects Financial Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting, Taxation, Financial Accounting, Auditing, Management Accounting, Taxation 301, 302

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable BCom Accounting Programme pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

  • Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and online support material
  • Zero Data Costs
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons
  • Available 24-hours

BCom Accounting degree, you may advance into:

  • The Honour’s level (NQF 8) or a postgraduate diploma in Financial Management, Financial Accounting and the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • BCom Honours in Accounting
  • A general BCom degree with specific credits in the Advanced Diploma Accounting or the Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

As a BCom graduate of the college, you may enter the college’s Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme, after meeting the prerequisite subject requirements.

Refer to the PGCE fact sheet for more.

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