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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


University of Auckland


Gain sophisticated analytical skills and be better equipped for your career in business with a one-year postgraduate qualification for high-achieving BCom graduates.

Programme overview

If you have achieved consistently high grades in your Bachelor of Commerce degree (or equivalent) you could be eligible for the honours programme. It will provide you with an additional 120 points of postgraduate research-based study to develop your analytical skills and critical thinking.

You will complete a set of advanced courses in the discipline and a short supervised dissertation or project that will demonstrate your independent research skills. Your honours programme structure and courses will depend on the specialization selected.

You can study Accounting in three postgraduate programmes offered at the Business School.


Accounting is the practice of maintaining and auditing financial statements and preparing reports on the assets, liabilities and operations of a business.

Behind every successful business is a good accountant. Study Accounting with us and prepare yourself for a career in either financial accounting or management accounting. Financial accounting involves the presentation of financial statements and techniques for their analysis. Management accounting explores the use of accounting data for managerial planning, decision making, and control. The University of Auckland Business School is a leading accounting and finance education provider in the Asia-Pacific region (ranked first in New Zealand for Accounting and Finance). We are renowned for research excellence and innovative teaching. Professional bodies that recognise our Accounting programmes include CAANZ, CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the CFA Institute.

Where can Accounting take you?

When you graduate, you could become an accountant or auditor in a chartered accountancy practice, in industry, or in the public sector. You could also work as a business consultant or financial manager in a manufacturing, service or consultancy organisation.

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate business degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 in the highest level of courses required for the major.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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