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Bachelor of Accountancy

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


Study a Bachelor of Accountancy – BAcc

Keen to become a professional accountant? This specialised degree will lead you to an accountancy career. You can become a member of one of the professional accounting organisations.

What will you learn?

The Bachelor of Accountancy will give you the skills needed to analyse accounting and business problems. You will gain a solid foundation in accounting and finance. You will also learn inter-personal and technical skills, knowledge and critical thinking skills. These are essential for success in today’s business environment.

Your study has a solid foundation of compulsory courses, but it also provides some flexibility to choose courses for yourself.

The BAcc degree will give you an understanding of the legal and regulatory environments. You'll learn to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide logical ways to resolve them. You’ll learn how best to communicate and use financial information to support business decisions.

You'll also learn the concepts and processes needed to protect and validate the integrity of accounting information.

Relevant study

Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in accounting theory and practice to your study. Massey is ranked third in Australasia and first in New Zealand for accounting research impact and productivity.

If you’d like to take accountancy as part of a broader business qualification, consider the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).


The 2020 Student Experience Survey results for this qualification found that 75% of students on this qualification were satisfied with the teaching they have received, 81% believed assessment tasks challenged students to learn, and 83% highlighted that the qualification has given them “confidence to learn independently”.

The 2020 Graduate Destination Survey results for this qualification found that 82% of graduates are in employment and 50% have continued in further study. The most common job title for graduated students was “Accountant”. Respondents indicated that 60% were earning above the New Zealand median national salary.

Between 2018 and 2021 the average number of students enrolled in the qualification was 735 (headcount). In the 2020 academic year, 73% of students in the first year continued their studies and across the whole qualification 81% of courses were successfully completed.

The QS World University Ranking by Subject ranks Massey in the top 200 universities worldwide in this subject area.

A BAcc is a good fit if you:

know you would like to be an accountant

enjoy working in a team and meeting new people

would like a career with a new challenge every day.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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