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Manukau Institute of Technology


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Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7) - Accounting Major (CAANZ/CPA pathway)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 11-October-2021
MIT Manukau
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Course details


Programme highlights

Take the next step in your accounting career. Pathway to becoming a chartered accountant.

You will learn core skills in accounting and get hands-on experience with an accountancy project for a real business. We will support you to succeed. Our classes are small so we can work closely with you to achieve your goals and, our strong industry relationships keep you up to date with the latest business practices.

At MIT, you'll also get hands-on experience with an accountancy project for a real business.

This qualification meets the educational admission requirements of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. We are also one of CPA Australia's globally accredited institutions. This accreditation means your qualification is recognised in 127 countries.

Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

Career opportunities

Chartered Accountant.

Programme structure

You will need to complete 15 compulsory courses as well as the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):
Compulsory courses

Level 5

143.505 Business Statistical Analysis (15 credits)

181.519 Professional Communication (15 credits)

311.537 Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)

311.538 Accounting Practices (15 credits)

323.510 Commercial Law (15 credits)

341.571 Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability (15 credits)

341.576 Management (15 credits)

341.582 Managing Operations (15 credits)

351.515 Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)

371.514 Economics (15 credits)

Level 6

341.628 Applied Management (15 credits)

341.629 Research Methodology (15 credits)

Level 7

311.728 Advanced Financial Accounting (15 credits)

311.729 Advanced Management Accounting (15 credits)

341.752 Industry Project (equivalent to three courses) (45 credits)

Courses related to your chosen major


Due to the structure of the CAANZ/CPA pathway, elective courses or a second major are not possible.
When planning your degree, remember that not all courses are available each quarter. You must check the programme structure above, the pre-requisites, electives and availability of your chosen courses in advance.

Entry criteria

  • Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA credits (or equivalent) at Level 3 or higher, made up of:
    • 14 credits in one approved subject
    • 14 credits in another approved subject
    • 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects; and
  • 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and
  • 14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or pangarau) Level 1 (or equivalent);


  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy;


  • Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g., three to five years' full-time work experience (relevant to business). Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available;


IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 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 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: 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;; OET at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42


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