NWU Forensic Accountancy Courses Offered

NWU Forensic Accountancy Courses Offered

BCom Forensic 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 accountants are involved in the prevention, detection and investigation of commercial crimes (such as fraud, corruption and money laundering) and related irregularities. Forensic accountants need skills and knowledge in accounting, criminal and civil law, investigations and IT skills (digital evidence recovery and data analytics) in order to conduct forensic investigations. Investigations can include regulatory investigations (for example Ponzi schemes, money laundering and different bribery act investigations), criminal and civil investigations (for example quantification of loss of profit claims).  Furthermore, forensic accountants are involved in strategies to prevent and detect economic crime such as fraud risk assessments and forensic data analytics.

  • Financial Accounting, Auditing and Taxation on the level of Chartered Accountancy;
  • Law modules (Criminal Law, Specific Crimes, Law of Civil and Criminal Procedure, Law of Delict, Law of Evidence and Labour Law);
  • Forensic Accountancy and Investigations (corruption and economic crime trends, regulatory and company role-players, common modi operandi, interviewing skills, report writing, expert witnessing, as well as digital evidence recovery).
  • BCom Forensic Accountancy (three years, full-time – recognised by SAICA on condition that certain extra modules be completed). Provides exemption from three of the five Qualifying Examinations for full membership of the ICFP [Qualification 5DD H01: Curriculum E301P]
  • BCom Honours in Forensic Accountancy (one year, full-time). Provides exemption from four of the five Qualifying Examinations for full membership of the ICFP [Qualification 5EB L01: Curriculum E601P]
  • MCom and PhD in Forensic Accountancy

Also see Yearbook.

  • APS of 36
  • Mathematics level 5 (60% or more)
  • A language level 5 (60% or more)
  • For the post-graduate qualifications (Honours, MCom & PhD), further admission criteria apply
  • Refer to the yearbook /calendar for other programme specific requirements
  • Potchefstroom