Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Equivalent to 3 years of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ only
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A rewarding career in almost any industry

Massey’s Bachelor of Accountancy will equip you for a rewarding career in any sector of the economy.

What is it like?

Keen to become a professional accountant? A Massey University Bachelor of Accountancy is the only Bachelor of Accountancy offered in New Zealand. It will give you the skills you need to be a sought-after employee, both in New Zealand, and internationally.

It is a specialised degree that leads you to an accountancy career and membership of one of the professional accounting organisations.

Study to suit your interests

The BAcc degree includes a solid foundation of compulsory papers, but it also provides some flexibility to choose papers for yourself. It's a specialised degree that can lead to an accountancy career and membership in one or more of the professional accounting organisations.

Many career options

There are more employment and career opportunities in accounting than there are in many other areas of study because the management of financial information underpins all business activity.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top five per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited.

You will learn from well-respected academics and business experts, gaining an international perspective on the major that you choose.

Our School of Accountancy has accreditation from national and international professional institutions including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 100 universities in the world by QS (Quacquareli Symonds) rankings . Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in accounting theory and practice to your study.

What will you learn

The Bachelor of Accountancy programme will give you the knowledge and technical skills needed to analyse accounting and business problems. You will gain a solid foundation in accounting and finance rounded out with the all-important inter-personal and technical skills, knowledge and critical thinking essential for success in today’s business environment.

You’ll understand how best to communicate and use financial information to support business decisions.

The BAcc degree will also give you an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment that commercial organisations and accounting professionals must work within. You'll learn to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide logical ways to resolve them.

When you graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate self-directed and independent learning. You'll communicate effectively through speech, writing, and multiple forms of media, and you'll be able to measure, analyse and communicate information about economic transactions and events in the global economy.

Finally, you'll learn the concepts and processes needed to protect, validate and attest to the integrity and reliability of accounting information.

If you’d like to take accountancy as part of a broader, less specialised business qualification, consider the Bachelor of Business Studies (Accountancy).

A good fit if you:

  • Know you would like to be an accountant
  • Enjoy working in a team, and meeting new people
  • Would like a career with a new challenge every day
Anè Lubbe
Bachelor of Accountancy
Graduated in 2012
Audit Analyst - Deloitte

“The quality of the lecturers and the support provided by the university equipped me with the skills I needed to start a career in the accounting industry…”

In 2012, I completed my Bachelor of Accountancy degree at Massey University’s Albany campus. The quality of the lecturers and the support provided by the university equipped me with the skills I needed to start a career in the accounting industry. I was selected for a graduate position in Audit at a Big 4 company and with support from the firm, I am currently completing the new CA programme with NZICA to become a fully qualified chartered accountant.

Careers

There are more employment and career opportunities in accounting than there are in many other areas of study because the management of financial information underpins all business activity.

With a Massey Bachelor of Accountancy to your name, you’ll be equipped for a diverse range of accountancy and financial roles in almost any industry, including:

  • Chartered accounting firms – audit, tax, business services, or consulting
  • Business - financial accounting, management accounting, or financial management
  • Finance, banking and public sectors.

Our recent graduates have been employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte, and Ernst and Young - these are known as the ‘Big Four’ international accounting and consulting firms. Our graduates have also found jobs with companies such as Fonterra, Toyota, New Zealand Post (Business and Industry) and BNZ Bank (Finance), as well as Mid-Central Health and Audit New Zealand (public sector).

Professional bodies

You’ll have the option to boost your career with a professional accounting qualification. Your BAcc will allow you to join international professional bodies once you’ve completed their various requirements such as a fourth year of tertiary education, professional examinations and work experience programmes.

Professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, representing over 30,000 members in New Zealand and more than 90 other countries: http://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com
  • CPA Australia - the largest professional accounting body in Australia with membership around the globe: www.cpaaustralia.com.au
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). A Chartered Management Accountant is considered to be the premier management accounting qualification you can attain globally: www.cimaglobal.com
  • ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) supports 154,000 members and 423,000 students in 170 countries: http://www.accaglobal.com
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