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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: February-2019
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. You will gain advanced skills and knowledge in accounting management with this qualification.

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 a minimum total of 360 credits.

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.

Please note that TANZ offers a selection of courses from the Bachelor of Applied Management, but not all courses required to complete the degree are currently available through fully online study.

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13). Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

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.

English requirement:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 6

  • SPEAKING - 6.0
  • READING - 6.0
  • WRITING - 6.0
  • LISTENING - 6.0

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 570 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 70 or higher (with a writing score of 21)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 55 (Cambridge English Scale 177-180)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 54

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