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School of Accounting

The journey of lifelong learning by means of further study can be a rewarding experience. Not only does it expose you to the latest trends and knowledge in your field of interest and offer you the opportunity to gain the skills necessary for the competitive world of work, but it also contributes to your sense of self-worth. Our Postgraduate Programmes are linked to prepare professionals.

As a new generation university NMMU is dedicated to strengthen your position in the labour market through knowledge and skills development during your study years. It will also nurture and grow, to your benefit, valuable partnerships with leading role players in industry, commerce and the public sector.

We want to equip you with the means to become a creative and critical thinker who can shape the environment in which you operate and to possibly become a leader in your field.

We have various Postgraduate Programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Internal Auditing
    • The programme is designed to equip candidates with the essential knowledge and specific skills in order to be competent in performing internal audit engagements (manual and computerised) and act as internal audit managers or consultants. The programme is designed to enhance the employability of successful candidates by preparing them for the internal audit profession or for further learning in this field. Graduates will be considered for entrance into the Certified Internal Auditor exams.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
    • The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy is three-fold:

            I.        To provide access to the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants-accredited NMMU a

      Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA);

          II.        To prepare graduates to sit the professional stage papers of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants);

         III.        To provide access to the MCom (Taxation) programme.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
    • This is a one year full-time programme that is designed specifically for a candidate wishing to qualify as chartered accountant. The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is accredited by the South Afican Institute for Chartered Accountants, allowing graduates to write part 1 of th professional examinations of SAICA.

MTech Programme:

  • MTech: Cost and Management Accounting 
    • This programme will develop top-quality management accountants who have substantial knowledge and analytical competence in all aspects of management accounting.

MCom Programme:

  • MCom: Taxation
    • The aim of this masters degree is to develop in candidates the skills necessary for tax consultancy within the legal and accounting professions and/or senior tax positions in business or with SARS.


For more information on our postgraduate diploma and degree programmes please view the brochures below:

If you need to discuss your study career with somebody, please do not hesitate to contact  Mrs Jo-Ann Daniels at the Office for Mature and Postgraduate Student Markets at 041 504 2162 or email her at   

The main purpose of the Office is to assist you in identifying the study programme most suitable to you and to put you in contact with the right people – be it with a faculty officer, a programme coordinator, an academic expert or one of our support services.



Contact information
Mrs Bashlique Hayes
Secretary to Director & HoD
Tel: 27 41 504 2904

Ms Yolanda Belani
Tel: 27 41 504 3614