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