The IIE Diploma in Business Accounting has been designed to produce graduates who are competent in both the theory and practice of accounting in all organisations, businesses and non-profit entities. This IIE qualification is aimed at satisfying the growing demand for offering in-depth study in the accounting field. Research has demonstrated a demand for theoretical and practical training in accounting practice with a view to managing financial tasks and functions competently within small enterprises, or at a relatively junior level in larger ones.

WHAT YOU CAN BECOME

IIE graduates of this qualification can be employed in various finance positions within a variety of organisations. Possible jobs of this IIE qualification include management accountant, financial analyst, financial controller and accounting officer.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

This IIE Diploma in Business Accounting equips students with core business principles and management skills to be able to work in and manage the books of a small to medium size enterprise. Students with sound numeracy skills that enjoy working with numbers that would like to pursue a career in finance specifically cost and management accounting, will benefit from this IIE qualification.

TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFICATION

Full-time: This is a three-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Fulltime lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside, Durban, 

 THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

This Diploma is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE)and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 361-qualification at Level 6 (SAQA ID No: 87366). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Business Accounting from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

•             In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme.

•             This factsheet is valid for 2020 academic year only.

As a registered student at RC, you can access free software using your rcconnect email account at FTP//10.118.180.17/

Software to be used in your discipline include Office 365 and MS Project, which can be accessed using the FTP file server with your rcconnect email account.

 



Senate
Discretionary
Admissions

Recognition of Prior Learning
(RPL)

Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s
resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary
conditional admission (if applicable).

USAf approved cognate
foundation programme

Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation
programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.

​Transfer students
Candidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the
first year of a cognate 3- year diploma may be admitted. However, if a
student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or
equivalent or higher certificate or advanced certificate apply.

​OQSF qualifications
Candidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted,
provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5.

General Education Development
(GED) - An USA qualification
developed by the American
Council on Education (ACE)

Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA
Evaluation certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as A score of at least 38
for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 38 for Quantitative Literacy
(QL).

Disclaimer: Please note that this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.”

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.


​If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid study permit issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.


Industry

Commerce

Programme Type

Diploma

COURSE OUTLINE


  • Accounting 1 A
  • Business Management 1 A
  • Introduction to Quantitative Thinking and Techniques
  • Digital and Academic Literacies
  • Accounting 1 B
  • Business Management 1B
  • Economics A (Micro)
  • Business Mathematics A
  • Management Accounting A
  • Economics B (Macro)
  • Advanced Spreadsheet Projects
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting B
  • Accounting Systems in Business
  • Business Controls
  • Work-Integrated Learning

  • Financial Accounting A
  • Taxation A
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Law
  • Financial Accounting B
  • Taxation B
  • Business Ethics for Accounting Professionals
  • Work-Integrated Learning

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme.


As a registered student at RC, you can access free software using your rcconnect email account at FTP//10.118.180.17/

Software to be used in your discipline include Office 365 and MS Project, which can be accessed using the FTP file server with your rcconnect email account.


The Independent Institute of Education’s official prospectus is available on www.iie.ac.za and on the library webpage. Information in this prospectus takes precedence over other programme and qualification information provided.

This factsheet is valid for 2020 academic year only.