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Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7) - Accounting

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023




This degree is designed for those with a drive to succeed in business, with a practical focus, and a flexible structure. Students can choose from a range of majors and elective modules, and will gain a broad range of business skills, as well as specialist skills and work experience in their chosen major. Students will have the opportunity to undertake collaborative real-world projects with students from other disciplines, and with industry.

The practical focus of this degree increases the chances of employment when students graduate, and the small class sizes help to build strong one-on-one learning relationships with tutors.? The flexible structure allows students to choose from a range of majors and a wide variety of elective modules.

Major in Accounting

In this pathway students will learn the theory and practice of accountancy, critical thinking, decision-making and business analysis. The course also includes financial reports and business tax regulations. Before they graduate, students will complete an accounting project for a real business as their final assignment. There are two Accounting pathways to choose from - the non-CAANZ/CPA pathway, which has greater flexibility, or the CAANZ/CPA pathway, which allows potential to become a Chartered Accountant.

CAANZ/CPA pathway

This Accounting pathway allows graduates to be become a Chartered Accountant. This comes with a range of benefits and networks in New Zealand and around the world including membership in 11 countries like the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, USA and Japan. CAANZ is recognised in 165 countries as a member of the Global Accounting Alliance.

Graduates will be a finance, accounting and business professional as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). The CPA qualification focuses on strategy, leadership and global business skills, giving you the edge you need in today's dynamic business environment.

The CAANZ?/CPA pathway is very structured, which means students will be taking core modules each year of their degree and will be unable to study for a second major.

These core modules will give students a breadth and depth of skill to let them work as an accountant all over the world. In their third year students will also apply their skills on an industry project with a local business.

Accounting - non-CAANZ/CPA pathway

Since it's more flexible, students have the option to study for a second major. In their first year, students will complete the eight core modules required for the Applied Management degree. These will provide the important broad skills needed to excel in any area of business. For the second year students will take three accounting major courses and choose three other courses, which can be used toward a second major. Students will also take the Applied Management and Research Methodology core modules.

In their third year students will study two more accounting major courses and two other courses toward their second major. Students will also apply their skill on work placement with a local business.

Entry criteria

  • Qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 3 or
  • Completed an appropriate overseas School qualification; or
  • Satisfied the criteria for entrance to a New Zealand University, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Programme Committee; or
  • Completed a year of study at an overseas Secondary School, and gained the equivalent of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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