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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Key information

Level of study:
Graduate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: 25-July-2022
Campus:
Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)
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Course details

Summary

Upskill to become a professional accountant and help organisational leaders make smart financial decisions with UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

Accountants provide a valuable service to organisations and businesses - recording business transactions, preparing financial statements and reports, and helping management with strategic planning.

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting course will give you the expertise to manage financial information and the skills to create and implement financial strategies. You'll also gain real-world experience by working with a local business/organisation on a project.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Management accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Operations and production management

Course Information

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Accounting comprises six compulsory courses, each worth 15 credits (except for Industry Project B which is worth 30 credits) as follows:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Taxation in New Zealand
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Professional Practice
  • Industry Project/Internship

Industry Connections

The Graduate Diploma is well supported by industry and this strong industry involvement means that students are able to apply their knowledge and skills and develop an analytical approach to real world problems and issues.

Entry criteria

A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Accounting; or

Alternative: Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree) or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. 3 - 5 years full time work experience [relevant to business studies].

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5. TOEFL (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic): Score of 50 with no band less than 42. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Applicants under 20 years of age:

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country). For more details, please visit the institution website.

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