Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.
Auditing is an area of study ideal for students who enjoy math and working with numbers. Some of the typical classes include economics, accounting, financial reporting, strategic management, business legal issues, taxation and auditing principles and practices.
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The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]
The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.
Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Accountancy so allocated to them. This proposal must be presented to a panel convened for this purpose. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.
Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based Auditing or computer Auditing orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]