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Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

  • ID:NMIT640010
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,950.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$333.33
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,950.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$333.33

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

1. 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:

  • 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
  • 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)

2. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori (4 in reading, 4 in writing).

3. 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need one or more of the following:

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance;
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency;
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years;

Course Information

Accountants understand the financial impacts of operations and play a vital role in the success of a business. Gain a sound understanding of both accounting and finance principles, and learn to apply your technical accounting knowledge in a variety of business settings. 

Programme overview

Accountants are pivotal to the successful functioning of businesses. They provide the numbers to analyse business problems and opportunities, and maintain the accounting systems and processes to ensure tax and financial reporting requirements are met. Accountants can also check the financial statements of organisations (auditing) and provide advice on a wide range of issues from tax planning to buying and selling businesses.

Because accountancy can be broad and full of variety, the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) has been designed to develop your skills in accounting to work in a variety of roles in a number of diverse organisations. You'll develop the accounting, financial, analytical and interpersonal skills required to become effective in working with financial accounts. Study at Unitec and learn the software platforms, double entry accounting and decision-making skills used to analyse and interpret financial statements.


  • Develop a high-level of technical competence in accounting, concentrating on problem-solving and adaptability to change in the marketplace

  • Focus on current business practices

  • Internship Based Learning – a work placement in your final year and a chance to apply your skills in a business organisation of your choice

  • Successful completion of this programme gives you the academic requirements for professional membership of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia

  • Day and evening classes may be offered 

  • opportunity to graduate with a double major

Bachelor of Business double majors

Studying for a double major at Unitec is strongly recommended. Double majors further grow your knowledge and capabilities, and it makes you more employable and competitive in the job market.
Double major options with the Bachelor of Business include::

  • Accountancy and Marketing

  • Accountancy and Management

  • Marketing and Management

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  • Accounting for Business (ACTY5200), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To introduce students to the role of accounting information in business decision-making and to analyse and interpret financial statements.
  • Accounting Applications (ACTY5206), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to apply double entry accounting to prepare financial statements using both manual and computerised processes.
  • Information Systems and Applications (ACTY5230), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to gain an understanding of how information systems are used in a modern organisation and to be able to apply software skills to business related problems.
  • Economic Principles (ACTY5270), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to apply the fundamental elements of economic theory to contemporary business issues.
  • Principles of Managerial Finance (ACTY5290), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To introduce students to the fundamental concepts and analytical techniques used in financial management.
  • Law of Business Obligations (ACTY5320), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide students with an in depth understanding of legal rules and fundamental legal obligations in the New Zealand business environment.
  • Business Statistics (ACTY5401), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To introduce students to the importance of research and data collection in business and apply quantitative methods and statistical analysis to data.
  • Introduction to Professional Practice (Part 2) (ACTY5700), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), The aim of this course is to build on student’s knowledge of successful Business practices gained from Introduction to Professional Practice Part A. A theme running throughout the course is a focus on ethical business practices which acts as a foundation for later courses within the Bachelor degree programme. Throughout the course students will be expected to engage in individual and collaborative learning and assessment events. Students will continue to develop and refine their professional profile through the development of a portfolio of evidence. The course will enable students to continue to develop their digital, information and academic literacies for tertiary study.
  • Management Today (BSNS5390), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to examine the role and functions of organisations in New Zealand and globally.
  • Introduction to Professional Practice (Part 1) (BSNS5600), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable the development of business and academic skills in order to enhance personal development of communication, numeracy and literacy.
  • Financial Accounting (ACTY6201), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide students with the skills to prepare general purpose financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice (GAAP) and to discuss the concepts and valuation bases underlying their preparation.
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACTY6206), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to use and evaluate accounting information systems to provide information to support business processes.
  • Taxation (ACTY6210), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To introduce students to the fundamental tax principles and apply them to entities in the New Zealand environment.
  • Management Accounting (ACTY6212), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the core concepts and techniques for planning and control of costs in organisations.
  • Law of Business Entities (ACTY6320), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to explore the legal issues surrounding the creation, administration and termination of business structures.
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (ACTY7201), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to critically examine accounting theories, current financial accounting issues and apply advanced financial accounting techniques.
  • Advanced Management Accounting (ACTY7212), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to critically evaluate those management accounting techniques that contribute to business strategy and enhance organisational performance.
  • Internship Based Learning (BSNS7030), 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS), To provide students with the opportunity to integrate their learning across their programme of study and to apply theoretical and practical business skills to an approved project and work objectives in industry. To critically reflect upon the processes undertaken in completing the project and work objectives so as to inform their future personal and professional development.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Financial accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Management accountant
  • Chartered accountant
  • Taxation consultant
  • Systems accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Audit manager

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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