MPhil Internal Auditing (Coursework)

By | January 20, 2017

MPhil Internal Auditing (Coursework)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Duration of study: 1 year
Total credits: 180

Programme Information

  • Entrance to the programme is based on internal audit experience, and the tertiary and professional qualifications of each individual.
  • The programme will be offered on a part-time basis over a two-year period within four semesters.
  • The education method will consist of a virtual classroom as well as contact sessions of two block sessions (Thursday to Sunday) per semester. World-class subject experts will be co-presenting as guest lecturers.
  • Contact sessions will be at either GIBS or UP (ESAA courses included).
  • Examinations will be in the format of case studies which will be assessed by practitioners.
  • A research article has to be submitted during the final semester to an accredited journal.

Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students for every degree every year. It remains the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered. In addition to the fields of specialisation, options are offered under the various specialisation fields, eg MPhil Accounting Sciences with an option in Fraud Risk Management, which enables the candidate to make a selection and expand specific focus areas within the existing fields of specialisation.

Admission Requirements

Relevant BCom Honours degree and a CIA or CA qualification
Entrance to the programme is based on the individual’s internal audit experience, tertiary as well as professional qualifications. A multidisciplinary approach will be followed due to the diverse nature and applicability of internal auditing. Therefore individuals from all backgrounds working in internal auditing will be considered.
Although selection of students is not restricted to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in commerce, the following is a guidance of the minimum requirements:

  • A three-year degree with a recognised audit-related professional qualification and a minimum of five years’ internal audit experience in a senior position*; or
  • A four-year degree with a recognised audit-related professional qualification and a minimum of three years’ internal audit experience in a senior position*; or
  • An honours degree in an audit-related field with a recognised audit-related professional qualification and a minimum of two years’ internal audit experience in a senior position*.
  • The head of the department has the right to prescribe any additional modules at honours level to ensure that the candidate complies with the requirements.
  • All additional modules serve as prerequisite for acceptance into the degree programme.

* Commonly referred to as Senior Internal Auditor or Internal Audit Manager

  • A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  • The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements.
  • Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
  • The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
  • Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.
  • A completed Postgraduate Diploma in Economic and Management Sciences (07220026) can also be considered for admission to the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship.

MPhil Internal Auditing (Coursework)

Additional Requirements

  1. A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  2. The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements.
  3. Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
  4. The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
  5. Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.
  6. A completed Postgraduate Diploma in Economic and Management Sciences can also be considered for admission to the Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship.

Examinations and pass requirements

MPhil Internal Auditing (Coursework)

Faculty Enquiries
Economic and Management Sciences  Ignatius Dire  +27 (0)12 420 5278 ignatious.dire@up.ac.za
Alta Erasmus +27 (0) 12 420 3062 alta.erasmus@up.ac.za