Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

If you are wanting to become a Chartered Accountant, this programme is ideal with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ) accreditation. Incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major industry project, this hands-on qualification has industry experience and connections at its core.

About the programme 

Achieve the academic requirements for Chartered Accountant (CA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) or CPA Australia membership with this internationally-recognised, specialised accounting degree.

Accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia, this qualification is the first step towards your career as an accounting professional.

Employment opportunities for Accountants are good due to strong demand for accounting services from 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.

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

This qualification puts you in the perfect position to complete the professional requirements for full CA or ACA membership with CAANZ or membership with CPA Australia.

Studying part-time 

We know full-time study isn't always possible. We offer part-time options for this programme - talk to us about what would suit you best.

Courses

Year one 
  Course name Level Credits
Core courses Organisations in a New Zealand Context    5    15
  Business Environment    5    15
  Business Functions    5    15
  Principles of Change Management    5    15
Strand Financial Accounting    5    15
  Planning and Managing Financial Performance    5    15
  Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements    5    15
  Tax and Managing Financial Risk    5    15
Total       120
Year two 
  Course name Level Credits
Core courses Improving Organisational Performance    6    30
  Taxation in New Zealand    6    15
  Intermediate Financial Accounting    6    15
  Intermediate Management Accounting    6    15
  Law of Business Entities     6    15
  Auditing and Assurance    6    15
  Economics    6    15
Total       120
Year three 
  Course name Level Credits
Core courses Introduction to Finance    6    15
  Accounting Information Systems    6    15
  Advanced Financial Accounting    7    15
  Advanced Management Accounting    7    15
  Organisational Research Design    7    15
  Industry Project for Professional Accounting    7    45
Total       120

Next steps to becoming a CA or ACA with CAANZ

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 at charteredaccountantsanz.com

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.