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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Pathway)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Gain the specialist skills required to become a chartered accountant.

Becoming a chartered accountant will open doors for you across the globe. Our graduates are known not only for being highly skilled, but for being able to hit the ground running. This pathway has accreditation from both CAANZ and CPA, and you can study it part-time, full-time or in the evenings.

Right from your first year you’ll focus on your accounting specialisation with core subjects such as:

Your studies will also cover core areas of business including business communication; commercial law; business heritage, culture and sustainability; marketing; computing; management; and applied research.

In your final year you’ll undertake a co-operative education project which involves applying your learning within a real business environment. You’ll undertake a significant research project for your host organisation and on successful completion you’ll have real-life work experience to add to your CV.

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 and:

Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing,

Numeracy* - 14 credits at Level 1 or above

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

* NZQA approved subjects

Alternative 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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