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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)

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

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

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

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.

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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