Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences

Qualification stream: Management Accounting (Revised Curriculum 2020)
Qualification code: 98230 - MA1
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 90559
APS/AS: 50
Rules:
Candidates should note that during the course of the studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Students who have not completed MNG2601, which is the pre-requisite for MNG3701 and MNG3702, can register for MNG2601 for non-degree purposes in the first semester; and MNG3701 and MNG3702 in the second semester. Only students who have not passed or obtained a supplementary in any of the third year semester modules (FAC3701, FAC3702, FAC3703, FAC3704, MAC3701, MAC3702, TAX3701 or TAX3702) should register under this stream (year modules).
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this qualification is to: Provide learners with intellectual enrichment in the field of accounting sciences. Provide learners with an advanced understanding of current thinking, theory and methodology in the field of accounting sciences. Give those learners with Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting Sciences, but not accredited by Professional Accounting Bodies, or those with Diplomas in Accounting Sciences, or equivalent, the opportunity to proceed to Postgraduate studies accredited by such Professional Bodies.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Compulsory.
FAC3761 - International Financial Accounting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
MAC3703 - Selected Accounting & Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:FAC2601& FAC2602 & MAC2601 & MAC2602
MAC3761 - Management Accounting III Pre-requisite:MAC2601 & MAC2602
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
Electives: Choose 1 year module and 1 semester module
AUI3702 - The Internal Audit Process: Test of Controls Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602 (AUI2601 Not applicable to 98309)
FAC3762 - International Group and Financial Accounting (year module) Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3704 - Tax Administration Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601