Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA Pathway) Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA/CA Pathway)

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DegreeFull time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme Code

CH3988

Domestic

$5,900 - $6,500 per year

Starts

February, July

International

$17,950

Credits

360

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

This qualification allows you to complete the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants academic requirements for Associate Chartered Accountants membership.

With our practical, applied education experience, you are well prepared to move into the professional accounting environment having studied accounting to an advanced level.

You will gain business knowledge in business computing, commercial law, economics, marketing and management. Other study includes communication, business, heritage culture and sustainability.

On completion of this academic programme as specified by NZICA graduates will also be required to complete:

  • 1 year's general practical experience
  • 1 year's specified practical experience under the guidance of an NZICA registered mentor
  • a professional competence programme

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. You must complete all 10 core courses of which there are 8 at level 5 and 2 at level 6.

Core courses
Elective Courses

You will need to complete the required courses in a major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7. Five additional courses need to be completed which could be a second major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7, or you will then choose five elective courses to the value of 75 credits at Level 5, 6 and 7. The remaining 60 credits go towards your industry project. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

It is important to note that if you are already working in this area you can apply to have your work experience recognised with credits towards this qualification. For more information contact the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning via email capl@ara.ac.nz or (03) 940 8214.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

LISTENING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

SPEAKING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

ACA Pathway

On completion of this academic programme as specified by NZICA, graduates will also be required to complete:

  • 1 year's General Practical Experience
  • 1 year's Specified Practical Experience under the guidance of an NZICA registered mentor
  • a Professional Competence programme


CA Pathway

On completion of this academic programme of study as specified by NZICA, graduates will also be required to complete:

  • 3 year's Practical Experience with an NZICA approved training employer
  • the Chartered Accountants Programme of four technical modules and a capstone module


To apply for either of these programmes please

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Associated chartered accountants are well placed within the profession to work for chartered accountants in public practice, as financial and business analysts or advisors, and in management roles.

Study pathways

Go on to complete the professional requirements for full NZICA ACA membership or undertake further study towards one of our graduate diplomas.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Computing/ ICT

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