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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CA Pathway)

Indicative Application Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start, 23 June for July start

Become more than a number-cruncher and play an important role in commerce.

In the first year of study you will develop knowledge in core business strategies including accounting, business communication, commercial law, business heritage, culture and sustainability, marketing, computing, management and applied research.

You will focus on your accounting specialisation in the second and third years, with study preparing you for an accounting position. Core subjects include:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting - details the regulatory and technical aspects of accounting as well as external reporting and evaluating techniques.
  • Intermediate Management Accounting - covers the processes and information required for effective planning, control and decision making.
  • Taxation in New Zealand - applies knowledge of taxation rules and compliance.
  • Advanced Financial Accounting - prepares financial statements to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting practice.
  • Advanced Management Accounting - examines sourcing and evaluating accounting information related to organisational success.

Cooperative Education Project - with this aspect of our programme you will work within a real business environment applying your learning for a minimum of 400 hours. You will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation. Part-time up to 10 years.

This leads to the Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6320 - $7140 per year
International costs
$19,920 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6700 - $7500 per year
International costs
$20,520 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

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,
  • Numeracy* - 14 credits at Level 1 or above

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

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

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/

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.

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.
  • 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 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 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

A career in accounting will give you the required skill to hold an accounting position in a variety of business environments. You will fit well into a dedicated accounting firm whilst not standing out in a specialised business where you provide the accounting expertise. Future opportunities could include positions in the public, private and not for profit sectors in accounting roles.

Study pathways

You can continue to study for the CPA Australia Professional accreditation or the professional pathway of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and ACCA to become an accountancy professional.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CA Pathway)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Become more than a number-cruncher and play an important role in commerce.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH3988
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start, 23 June for July start
Credits 360
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3988-AAPA

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6320 - $7140 per year
International costs
$19,920 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6700 - $7500 per year
International costs
$20,520 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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