Some of the following courses are optional and may depend on whether you choose the CA Foundation, CPA Foundation or ACA Pathway within the Accounting major.
Year one courses
Applied Accounting (15 credits)
Learn to record and process a wide range of financial transactions manually, as well as using software. You'll act in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics to research and communicate technical financial information for a business entity’s performance.
Business Environments (15 credits)
Analyse environmental influences on a business entity.
Business Functions (15 credits)
Apply knowledge of core business functions for operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Introduction to Accounting and Taxation (15 credits)
Apply accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements for a business entity and apply tax rules.
Organisations in a New Zealand Context (15 credits)
Review and analyse business entities from a range of perspectives in a New Zealand context.
Understanding Change (15 credits)
Learn to contribute to innovation and change in organisations.
Elective courses (choose two)
Administration Services (15 credits)
Learn to plan, organise, analyse, manage and evaluate administration systems and processes to support management.
Administration Systems, Processes and Projects (15 credits)
Learn to analyse the effectiveness and efficiencies of administration systems and processes; develop and implement strategies to improve administration systems and processes; plan, co-ordinate, monitor, manage and evaluate projects within a budget to support a business entity.
Analysis of Financial Information (15 credits)
Learn to calculate, analyse and interpret financial information to inform decision making for a business entity and evaluate debtor risk.
Budgets for Planning and Control (15 credits)
Learn to prepare budgets and use budgets to monitor business performance for a business entity and determine internal controls to minimise financial risk for a business entity.
Business Information Management (15 credits)
Learn to use information to support operations and management; produce support materials for business technology to meet business entity needs and manage business technology to support users to meet business entity needs.
Business Planning (15 credits)
Learn to formulate a business plan.
Business Technologies (15 credits)
Learn to research and analyse new and emerging business technologies and apply knowledge of those technologies to support the operations and management within a business entity.
Leadership (15 credits)
Learn to apply leadership skills to achieve organisational outcomes and change.
Managing Projects (15 credits)
Learn to effectively manage a project.
Operations Management and Compliance (15 credits)
Learn to apply techniques to improve operational management and compliance.
Year two courses
Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 credits)
Learn to apply the regulatory and technical aspects of financial accounting and external reporting for companies, and evaluate financial and non-financial information.
Intermediate Management Accounting (15 credits)
Learn to collect, interpret, present and use relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.
Introduction to Finance (15 credits)
Apply financial management knowledge and skills to a small or medium size business for decision-making purposes.
Project Management (15 credits)
Learn the basic principles and terminology of the profession of project management, and apply this to create project plans. You'll also be given a brief introduction to using project management.
Taxation in New Zealand (15 credits)
Apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations.
Elective courses (choose two from L5, L6 or L7)
Year three courses (compulsory)
Advanced Financial Accounting (15 credits)
Gain a sufficient understanding of New Zealand's financial reporting environment, and sufficient technical skills to prepare complex financial statements that comply with generally accepted accounting practice. You'll also gain a wider appreciation of financial reporting to enable you to respond and contribute to the development of the accounting profession.
Advanced Management Accounting (15 credits)
Learn advanced techniques and gain skills to be able to provide and evaluate accounting information, including its behavioural implications and contribute to organisational success.
Industry Capstone (45 credits)
Undertake an industry based project/internship of a complex nature.
Professional Practice (15 credits)
Preparation for transition into an applied business profession. You'll source an industry project/internship and produce appropriate documentation.
Elective courses (choose two from L5, L6 or L7)