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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA 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

Move up from accounting technician level and prepare for chartered accountant status.

With our practical, experience-based approach you'll be prepared to move into the professional accounting environment.

You'll gain advanced knowledge in computing, commercial law, economics, marketing and management within a business context, as well as communication, business, heritage, culture and sustainability.

To obtain Chartered Accountant status you must also complete three years of approved employment. Approved employment is recognised when you are:

  • working in a relevant accounting role with an approved or recognised training employer
  • working for at least 17.5 hours per week for a period of three months or longer
  • under the guidance of a recognised mentor

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

Associated chartered accountants are well placed within the profession to work for chartered accountants in public practice, as financial and business analysts or advisors, and in management roles.

Study Pathways

Go on to complete the professional requirements for full NZICA ACA membership or undertake further study towards one of our graduate diplomas.

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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