Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Otago Polytechnic

Program Description

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Otago Polytechnic

Achieve the academic requirements for Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) membership with this internationally-recognised Specialised Accounting degree of excellence.

This qualification has Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) accreditation and is ideal if you want to embark on a career in accounting as a Chartered Accountant or Associated Chartered Accountant.

Employment opportunities for Accountants are good due to strong demand for accounting services from a wide range of businesses and individuals, and this demand is expected to keep rising.

Incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major industry project for professional accounting and associated research project, this hands-on qualification has industry experience and connections at its core. This will enable you to gain the work-ready skills that employers are looking for and to move into the professional accounting environment successfully.

You will also gain core business knowledge in management, commercial law, marketing, business computing and economics; with additional study in communication, and business, heritage, culture and sustainability.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be in the perfect position to then complete the final professional requirements needed to achieve full CA or ACA membership with CAANZ.

International fee: NZD 18,640 (first year)

Entry requirements

If you are under 20, you must have:

  • NCEA Level 3 including:
    • 14 credits at Level 3 or above in three NZQA approved university entrance subjects, and
    • Literacy-10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
    • 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and
    • Numeracy-10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
    • specified achievement standards available through a range of subjectsOR
    • package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

If you are over 20, you must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative qualifications such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

If you are a school leaver or adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria, you may still be given provisional entry to year one at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements.Clickherefor equivalent academic entry requirements by country.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than5.5 in any band.

Successful completion of our New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) programme is an acceptable equivalent.

Bridging options

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (offered at our Dunedin campus) provides a sound initial understanding of business operations and therefore provides a good pathway into this programme. Other programmes of study may also provide bridging options.

Additional documentation

You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records and proof of residency (where appropriate).

Additional costs

You will need to purchase some textbooks, and you will also need to cover any costs associated with field trips.

Program Structure

Year one

Compulsory courses

  • Introduction to Accounting, level 5, 15 credits
  • Professional Communication, level 5, 15 credits
  • Business, Heritage, Culture and Sustainability, level 5, 15 credits
  • Commercial Law, level 5, 15 credits
  • Economics, level 5, 15 credits
  • Introduction to Marketing, level 5, 15 credits
  • Business Computing, level 5, 15 credits
  • Management, level 5, 15 credits

Total: 120 credits

Year two

Compulsory courses

  • Applied Management, level 6, 15 credits
  • Research Methodology, level 6, 15 credits

Accounting Major courses - compulsory

  • Accounting Practices, level 5, 15 credits
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting, level 6, 15 credits
  • Intermediate Management Accounting, level 6, 15 credits
  • Taxation in New Zealand, level 6, 15 credits
  • Auditing and Assurance, level 6, 15 credits
  • The Law of Business Entities, level 6, 15 credits

Total: 120 credits

Year three

Major compulsory

  • Business Statistical Analysis, level 5, 15 credits
  • Introduction to Finance, level 6, 15 credits
  • Accounting Information Systems, level 6, 15 credits
  • Advanced Financial Accounting, level 7, 15 credits
  • Advanced Management Accounting, level 7, 15 credits
  • Industry Project for Professional Accounting, level 7, 45 credits

Total: 120 credits

Overall programme total: 360 credits

Your workload

In your first year, course work will require approximately 40 hours of both directed and self-directed study per week. Class sizes are small, allowing for more one-on-one teaching in a supportive learning environment. As you progress through the qualification, directed study hours are reduced as your study becomes much more self-directed.

Next steps to becoming a CA or ACA with Chartered Accountants NZ

Upon successful completion of this academic programme as specified by CAANZ, graduates will be required to complete the following professional requirements to become a CA:

  • three years of approved practical experience under the guidance of a CA mentor
  • The Chartered Accountants Programme.

Upon successful completion of this academic programme as specified by Chartered Accountants ANZ, graduates will be required to complete the following professional requirements to become an ACA:

  • two years of approved practical experience under the guidance of a CA mentor
  • The Professional Ethics Module.

Further information on these membership requirements is available atcharteredaccountantsanz.com

Start dates

February (Dunedin)

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 1, 2017
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3 years
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