Institute of Technology or PolytechnicManukau Institute of Technology
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Expected Jul 2023
Accounting isn't just for accountants.
Today's business leaders also need core skills in accounting.
They need to be able to make sense of financial reports and make decisions based on the numbers. Study accounting with MIT and you will open the door to job opportunities in business management.
If you want to become a Chartered Accountant, you should study the CAANZ Accounting pathway instead.
Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner
Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.
A Major in accounting will give you a strong grounding for a variety of roles within businesses. Accounting is also integral to almost all management positions within any company. If you wish to become a Chartered Accountant, you should pursue the CAANZ Accounting pathway instead.
When planning your degree, remember that not all courses are available each quarter. You must check the programme structure below, the prerequisites, electives and availability of your chosen courses in advance.
You will need to complete 13 compulsory courses, five elective courses and the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):
181.519 Professional Communication (15 credits)
311.537 Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)
323.510 Commercial Law (15 credits)
341.571 Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability (15 credits)
341.576 Management (15 credits)
341.582 Managing Operations (15 credits)
351.515 Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)
371.514 Economics (15 credits)
341.628 Applied Management (15 credits)
341.629 Research Methodology (15 credits)
311.728 Advanced Financial Accounting (15 credits)
311.729 Advanced Management Accounting (15 credits)
341.736 Co-operative Education Project (equivalent to four courses) (60 Credits)
In addition, for each major you must select five other elective courses (a total of 75 credits) from the list. If you are doing a double major you will not be able to take elective courses, you will need to take five courses from your other major and also 341.752 Industry Project (45 Credits).
Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA credits (or equivalent) at Level 3 or higher, made up of:
14 credits in one approved subject
14 credits in another approved subject
14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects; and
8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and
14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or pangarau) Level 1 (or equivalent);
Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy;
Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g., three to five years' full-time work experience (relevant to business). Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available; and
IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: 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;; OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42