Financial Accounting

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Accounting

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Maths 4 (50%).

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    The objective of a business; various business decisions; introduction to IFRS and the Conceptual Framework; the flow of documentation in a business; recording business transactions (including Inventory, VAT and receivables); year-end accounting adjustments; reporting financial information (preparing financial statements; income statement and statement of financial position).

    DP requirements: Attendance at and submission of a minimum of 75% of tutorials and a weighted average of 40% for class tests (excluding objective tests) AND an average of 40% for assignments.

    Assessment: Coursework: 35%.
    Exam: 65%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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