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)

DegreeFull-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

Programme code

CH3988

Starts

February, July

Credits

360

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

22 January for February start, 23 June for July start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Domestic

$6,320 - $7,140

International

$19,920

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

About this programme

Transition from foundation-level accounting to 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

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

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • University Entrance: 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)

    OR
    New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

    Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

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

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
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

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.