Bachelor Of Accounting

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Are you looking to kick-start your career as an accountant? Our Bachelor of Accounting programme is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, technical, and professional skills that businesses and clients need from their accountants.

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3 Years

Course Details

The Bachelor of Accounting programme will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills to provide accounting support in a variety of business settings at both organisational and strategic levels. 

Whether your career goal is to start your own accounting business, or work for a large organisation, the Bachelor of Accounting will give you the strong understanding of accounting theory and technical skills you need to succeed.

This new degree, developed by Te P?kenga, will meet the new competencies introduced by the accounting professional bodies, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. 

Learners who complete this programme will meet the educational requirements needed to pursue a chartered accountant (CA) or certified practising accountant (CPA) designation during their careers.  

You will spend part of the programme learning within a real-work environment. This experience will help you to integrate into a workplace quickly after you graduate.  


Career & Study Outcomes:

Accountants are in demand in Aotearoa New Zealand and there are good prospects to advance in your career. Once qualified, job prospects include financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, treasury, banking and finance, risk management, and business consultancy across the private and public sectors.

Graduates of this degree will also be equipped to meet the educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia.


Course Information:

  • Level 5  
  • Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to analyse organisations and engage with stakeholders in a Aotearoa New Zealand Context.
  • Business Environments (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to analyse and manage the impact of environmental influences on an organisation.
  • Business Functions (15 Credits)
  • This course covers the core business functions of accounting, operations, human resource management, marketing, and sales.
  • Change and Innovation (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to contribute to organisational change and innovation.
  • Introduction to Accounting and Taxation (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to apply accounting concepts, standards, processes, and tax rules to prepare financial statements.
  • Applied Accounting (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to record and process a range of financial transactions.
  • Analysis of Financial Information (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to calculate, analyse and interpret financial information to inform decision-making for an organisation.
  • Budgets for Planning and Control (15 Credits)
  • This course covers how to prepare and use budgets to monitor performance and determine internal controls to minimise risk for an organisation.
  • Commercial Law (15 Credits)
  • Develop your understanding of the legal system and creation and interpretation of law, and how to find and apply relevant law.
  • Economics (15 Credits)
  • Learn to apply elements of economic theory to contemporary business issues.
  • Level 6 
  • Intermediate Management Accounting (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to use management accounting tools to plan, control and inform decisions about business operations.
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to apply appropriate reporting frameworks to prepare and present financial statements.
  • Taxation in Aotearoa New Zealand (15 Credits)
  • This course covers how to apply taxation rules to a range of situations and entities.
  • Introduction to Finance (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to apply business finance techniques.
  • Data Analytics (15 Credits)
  • Develop the knowledge and skills relevant to business data decision-making.
  • Law of Business Entities (15 Credits)
  • Learn how to apply the law to form and operate business entities and structures.
  • Research Methods (15 Credits)
  • Learn to apply research methods within a business environment.
  • Accounting Information Systems (15 Credits)
  • Learn about the role of accounting information systems and technologies within an organisational context, and how to utilize them to meet reporting and operational obligations. 
  • Level 7 
  • Advanced Management Accounting (15 Credits)
  • This course covers how to evaluate the role of advanced management accounting in organisational performance and decision-making.
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (15 Credits)
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a critical understanding of financial accounting issues within Aotearoa New Zealand. 
  • Auditing and Assurance (15 Credits)
  • Learn the skills required to operate in the auditing and assurance profession.
  • Professional Accounting Project (30 Credits)
  • Complete an accounting project that contributes to organisational decision-making.
  • Elective Course
  • Choose any approved Level 5, 6 or 7 course from another approved programme (15 Credits)
  • Palmerston North Central Branch

    18 Princess Street, Palmerston North Central, Palmerston North
  • Whanganui Central Branch

    16 Rutland Street, Whanganui Central, Whanganui

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