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Bachelor of Accountancy – BAcc

Massey University

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Program Overview

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.

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  Location

AucklandNew Zealand

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 40,459

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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If you study full-time, in your first year, you’ll take eight 15-credit courses, making a total of 120 credits.
 

If you wish to study over two semesters, you should aim for 60 credits per semester. You may be able to take some courses at summer school. Make sure you include courses that are prerequisites for the next level of courses you wish to study.
 

Typical pattern for the Bachelor of Accountancy

Core courses These courses are a compulsory part of your qualification.
 

Elective courses Follow your interests. Your qualification may have selection guidelines for elective courses.
 

Year one
 

  • 110109 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • 115111 Strategic Workplace Communication
  • 115112 Accounting for Business
  • 115113 Economics of Business
  • 115114 Finance Fundamentals
  • 115115 Management in Context
  • 115116 Introduction to Marketing
  • 161101, 161111 or 178111

 

Year two
 

  • 110209 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • 110229 Management Accounting
  • 110249 Accounting Information Systems
  • 110279 Auditing
  • 110289 Taxation
  • 115211 Business Law
  • 125230 Business Finance
  • Elective

 

Year three
 

  • 110303 Integrative Accounting
  • 110309 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • 155203 Law of Business Organisations
  • 155210 Commercial Law
  • 110329 Advanced Management Accounting
  • 300-level course from compulsory list
  • 300-level course from compulsory list
  • 300-level course from compulsory list

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

Becoming a Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Requirements

If you complete a Bachelor of Accountancy degree with the required subjects included as electives (for details refer to the eligibility criteria to join CA ANZ as a provisional member). After completing three years of practical experience and the CA Programme you will become a Chartered Accountant (CA). Alternatively, after two years of practical experience and a professional competence programme you could become an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA).
 

CPA Australia Requirements
If you complete your BAcc degree with the required subjects included as electives (for details refer to the eligibility criteria to join CPA Australia as an Associate). After completing the CPA programme and practical experience you will become a CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant).


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Requirements
On completion of your BAcc degree with the required subjects included as electives (for details refer to the eligibility criteria for exemptions from nine ACCA modules). After completing the remaining five ACCA examinations, plus three years of practical experience and a professional ethics module, you will qualify as an ACCA member.


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Requirements
If you complete your BAcc degree with the required subjects included as electives (for details refer to exemptions from seven CIMA courses – all five certificates, one operational, and one management). After completing the remaining CIMA syllabus you become a CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant).

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme
 

  • Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
  • There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Careers and job opportunities
There are more employment and career opportunities in accounting than there are in many other areas of study. The management of financial information underpins all business activity.
 

With a Massey Bachelor of Accountancy, you are equipped for a diverse range of accountancy and financial roles in almost any industry, including:
 

  • chartered accounting firms - audit, tax, business services, or consulting
  • business - financial accounting, management accounting, or financial management
  • finance, banking and public sectors.


Our recent graduates have been employed by a range of companies, including the ‘big four’ international accounting and consulting firms.

 

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fonterra
  • Toyota
  • New Zealand Post (business and industry)
  • BNZ Bank (finance)
  • Mid-Central District Health Board
  • Audit New Zealand (public sector).

 

Boost your career even further


Your Bachelor of Accountancy degree will allow you to join key professional bodies. You can then further develop your technical knowledge and professional skills through applied postgraduate learning and mentored practical experience.

 

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - representing more than 120,000 members in New Zealand and around the world.
  • CPA Australia - the largest professional accounting body in Australia with membership around the globe.
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - a chartered management accountant is considered to be the premier management accounting qualification you can attain globally.
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) supports 208,000 members and 503,000 students worldwide.
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