The North-West University offers programmes designed for students who wish to become Chartered Accountants, Professional Accountants or Management Accountants on three campuses, namely the Mafikeng campus situated in Mahikeng, the Potchefstroom campus and the Vaal Triangle campus situated in Vanderbijlpark. Forensic Accountancy is also offered in Potchefstroom, and a general accounting degree in Vanderbijlpark. At the School of Accounting we have suitably qualified staff, most of whom are members of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and/or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This enables us to provide students with practical, first-hand experience of their journey towards becoming the next generation accountants, auditors, directors, entrepreneurs and vital role players in our communities.

Fields of Study (Qualifications)

This is one of the university’s flagship programmes, which is accredited with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). 

Chartered Accountancy

This professionally accredited programme is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to become professional accountants in public practice and business.

Financial Accountancy

Management accounting deals with the sourcing, analysis, communication and use of financial and non-financial information that is relevant to making sound business decisions to generate and preserve value for organisations.   

Management Accountancy

The NWU’s Programme in Forensic Accountancy offers a range of unique sought-after degrees and short learning programmes in the exciting and growing field of forensic accountancy.

Forensic Accountancy

This is a general academic accounting qualification designed to equip students with management and accountancy skills.

Accounting (general)