Management Accountancy


The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is one of the world’s largest professional bodies for management accountants. This programme is perfect for students interested in a career in commerce and industry. The NWU has entered into a special partnership with CIMA where students who are part of the honours programme have access to unparalleled benefits such as career progression and employability as aspirant chartered management accountants.

 Typical tasks include:

  • Provide financial information to drive successful business.

  • Develop, manage and communicate financial goals and policies with management

  • Prepare of financing requests

  • Forecast and manage income and expenses

  • Create business strategies

Core subjects

Modules include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial Accounting

  • Management Accounting

  • Financial Management

  • Strategy, Risk and Governance

  • Auditing and Corporate Governance

  • Taxation

Degree options

BCom Management Accountancy

Degree Duration: 3 years, full-time

Offered at: 

  • Potchefstroom [P]
  • Vanderbijlpark [V]


Admission requirements

 BCom Management Accountancy

  • APS: 30
  • Mathematics: Level 5 (60%)


Professional bodies


Chartered Institute of Mangement Accountants 

For more information visit their website:



Association of International Chartered Professional Accountants (The Association)

For more information visit their website:

AICPA Global

The academic and professional career progression towards obtaining the “ACMA” and “CGMA” designations with CIMA and The Association can be illustrated by the flow diagram below:


Also recognised by:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The BCom Management Accountancy Degree entitles students to claim exemptions for nine foundation level exams from ACCA. For more information visit their website:

Career opportunities

  • Project managers

  • Management consultants

  • Finance directors

  • Chief executives

  • Entrepreneurs

For a more detailed description of a career as a management accountant, visit the website.

Post-graduate studies

Post-graduate studies in Management Accountancy includes:

  • BCom Honours Degree and

  • MCom 

These post-graduate degrees are offered at

  • Potchefstroom [P]

Download our Honours and PGDA brochure here