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Welcome to the College of Accounting

The College of Accounting has been proudly educating accounting graduates at UCT for over a century.

Our diverse groups of graduates are in demand in both the private sector and the public sector and are well regarded both locally and on the international scene.

Accounting is a broad discipline that includes:

• Financial Reporting
• Management Accounting and Finance
• Taxation and 
• Governance and Auditing

Accountants communicate financial information to investors, lenders, management, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, government and regulatory bodies, and unions. 

Successful professional accountants are leaders who have a strong sense of ethical behaviour; think logically and strategically; communicate effectively; have the ability to apply sound judgement, and enjoy working with people.

The College of Accounting offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Accounting and is accredited with various South African and international accounting institutes.

Here are the diplomas and degrees available:

The College offers the 3-year financial accounting undergraduate programmes with the following options, referred to as streams:

The Accounting and Law option is designed for students who are interested in a law career with a commercial background and may wish to continue with an LLB degree. 

Along with these streams offered by the College of Accounting, the Management Studies Department offers a Bachelor of Business Science Finance (CA Option) programme.

In addition to undergraduate studies, the college also offers a number of postgraduate programmes:

Please refer to the FAQs that provide further insight and information relating to studying Accounting at UCT.