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Bachelor of Accountancy

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
Auckland Campus
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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.

The BAcc degree will give you an understanding of the legal and regulatory environments. You'll learn to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide logical ways to resolve them. You’ll learn how best to communicate and use financial information to support business decisions.

You'll also learn the concepts and processes needed to protect and validate the integrity of accounting information.

Relevant study

Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in accounting theory and practice to your study. Massey is ranked third in Australasia and first in New Zealand for accounting research impact and productivity.

If you’d like to take accountancy as part of a broader business qualification, consider the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).

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.


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:

  • chartered accounting firms - audit, tax, business services, or consulting
  • business - financial accounting, management accounting, or financial management
  • finance, banking and public sectors.

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

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fonterra
  • Toyota
  • New Zealand Post (business and industry)
  • BNZ Bank (finance)
  • Mid-Central District Health Board
  • Audit New Zealand (public sector).

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.

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - representing more than 120,000 members in New Zealand and around the world.
  • CPA Australia - the largest professional accounting body in Australia with membership around the globe.
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - a chartered management accountant is considered to be the premier management accounting qualification you can attain globally.
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) supports 208,000 members and 503,000 students worldwide.

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Those who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme. An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit. The English language requirements can be met by: A minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) used to gain entry to the NZDipBus or, a recent IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

Course variations

22-February-2021 - Massey University

Massey University
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
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Massey University
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
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