Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway) Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)

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 	Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)
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DegreeFull time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme Code

CH3988

Domestic

$6,030 - $6,600 per year

Starts

February, July

International

$18,400

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

Our qualification gives you the opportunity to complete the foundation level for accreditation with the globally recognised Australian professional accountancy body - CPA.

With a fully integrated practical experience element the CPA programme takes you from the foundation level to the professional level with elective courses including:

  • Research
  • Accounting
  • Business computing
  • Commercial law and business ethics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Sustainability

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

For more information you can contact CPA Australia directly www.cpaaustralia.com.au in relation to the practical experience requirements, or contact us.

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Work anywhere in the world with this qualification where on completion you will be a highly qualified, work-ready employee.

Your technical, business, personal effectiveness and leadership skills will ensure you graduate equipped for key positions in any national and international business.

Study pathways

Further your study with a graduate diploma in another area of business such as accounting, business transformation and change, event management, human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship, operations and production management, project management, and sales and marketing.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT
  • Economics

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