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Unitec Institute of Technology Bachelor of Business Accountancy
Unitec Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Business Accountancy

Auckland, New Zealand

3 Years


Full time

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Mar 2024

NZD 36,175 *


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Bachelor of Business Accountancy

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

The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) degree will develop your skills in accounting to work in a variety of roles in a diverse range of organisations. The degree offers you flexibility and choice, and prepare you for work in almost any organisation in the world. Accountants 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. Study at Unitec and learn the software platforms, double entry accounting and the decision-making skills 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
  • Industry Based Learning - a work placement in your final year and a chance to apply your skills in a business organisation of your choice
  • Pathways to complete the academic requirements for professional membership of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia or ACCA Global (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • Day and evening classes may be offered during summer school
  • Opportunity to graduate with a double major

Bachelor of Business double majors

Studying for a double major at Unitec is strongly recommended.

A popular double major combination is Accountancy and Finance which will enhance your career options to a different dimension.

This combination will make you a broader business professional, an accountant with expertise in finance, and generate a wide variety of job opportunities.

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Accountancy and Marketing
  • Accountancy and Management
  • Finance and Management
  • Finance and Marketing
  • Marketing and Management

Career pathway

  • If you choose the right courses, the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) meets the academic requirements for CA ANZ's CA and ACA professional pathways. See the CAANZ Recognised Qualifications and the CPA Australia Accredited Courses list for further details.
  • Progress to the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy for advanced technical requirements.
  • Take advantage of CPA Australia, CA ANZ and ACCA accreditation agreements.
  • Join an approved training organisation.


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


  • Domestic/NZ students: $6,134 (NZD) (Approximate fee only.)
  • International students: $22,050 (NZD)

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

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 Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)

3.14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau

4.If English is your second language, you will 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

Don’t have NCEA? We also accept:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; OR
  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

Key Information for Students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements: 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 from a mix of subjects, 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Maths & English language requirements or relevant & equivalent qualifications, special & discretionary admission also accepted.

Student Success

Successful course completions: 83%

National graduate outcomes

(3 years after completion)

  • Median earnings $49,333
  • Earnings range $39,283 - $59,876
  • In employment 80%
  • In further study 13%
  • On a benefit 1%

Note:All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.

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