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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: July-2020
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

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.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. 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.

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.

Entry criteria

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 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.

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

English requirement:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (SPEAKING – 5.5, READING - 5.5, WRITING - 5.5, LISTENING – 5.5)

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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