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Studying accounting is your pathway to working with clients to help them make their businesses more profitable and successful, and reduce their exposure to financial risk. With accounting you'll gain the skills you need to become a trusted business adviser and make strategic financial decisions for organisations. A qualification in accounting can lead you into all kinds of industries, such as agribusiness, manufacturing or entertainment.


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  • Chief financial officer
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  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant

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- COMBO (2018)

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At Waikato, you'll get hands-on experience with specialised accounting software such as MYOB and Xero.

You'll analyse real-life case studies of accounting situations, and learn about the business environment and how managerial decisions are made.

You'll also learn about contracts and trusts, evaluate the impact of taxes, and gain skills in auditing, investment, financing and asset management. You could also undertake an industry internship in an accounting workplace.

If you're new to Hamilton, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to make new friends with similar interests. You could get involved with Beta Alpha Psi, a student accounting club that runs regular workshops and employer visits.


Accounting as a single major for the BBus, BBA or BMS(Hons)

If you wish to take Accounting as a single major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus), you'll need to pass 135 points (9 papers) in this subject area, including at least 105 points above 100-level and 60 points above 200-level.

As all papers are 15 points, you will need to complete 2 x 100-level, 3 x 200-level and 4 x 300-level papers for your major. No more than three 200-level papers may be included in this major.

The specific requirements for a single major in Accounting are that you must take the following 9 papers:

  • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
  • ACCTN102 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN202 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN203 Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
  • ACCTN204/304 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCTN301 Capstone in Accounting
  • ACCTN308 Performance Reporting
  • Choose ONE of the following:
    • ACCTN302 Financial Accounting
    • ACCTN303 Management Accounting
    • ACCTN305 Auditing
    • ACCTN306 Taxation
    • ACCTN309 Law of Business Enterprise
    • MNMGT201/301 Business Law and the Legal Environment
  • MNMGT495/496/499 Business Experience paper

For the BMS(Hons), in fourth year you are required to complete a further 60 points at 500-level in papers relevant to your Accounting major.

Accounting as a 2nd Major for any bachelor's degree

If you are enrolled in a bachelor's degree that doesn't list Accounting, you can normally still take it as a 2nd Major subject. You'll need to pass 120 points (8 papers) in this subject area, including at least 90 points above 100-level, and 45 points above 200-level.

As all papers are 15 points, you will need to complete 2 x 100-level, 3 x 200-level and 3 x 300-level papers in Accounting.

The specific requirements for a 2nd Major in Accounting are that you must take the following 8 papers:

  • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
  • ACCTN102 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN202 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN203 Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
  • ACCTN204/304 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCTN301 Capstone in Accounting
  • ACCTN308 Performance Reporting
  • Choose ONE of the following:
    • ACCTN302 Financial Accounting
    • ACCTN303 Management Accounting
    • ACCTN305 Auditing
    • ACCTN306 Taxation
    • ACCTN309 Law of Business Enterprise
    • MNMGT201/301 Business Law and the Legal Environment

Accounting as a Minor for any bachelor's degree

If you wish to take Accounting as a Minor as part of any bachelor's degree at the University of Waikato, you'll need to pass 4 papers (60 points) in this subject, which includes at least 2 papers (30 points) above 100-level.

The specific requirements for a Minor in Accounting are that you must include:

  • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management

Choose your other three papers from the following:

  • ACCTN102 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN202 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN203 Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
  • ACCTN204/304 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCTN301 Capstone in Accounting
  • ACCTN308 Performance Reporting
  • ACCTN302 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN303 Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACCTN305 Auditing
  • ACCTN306 Taxation
  • ACCTN309 Law of Business Enterprise
  • MNMGT201/301 Business Law and the Legal Environment

Graduate Certificate (GradCert)

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Accounting, you must pass 4 papers (60 points) at 100-level or above, which includes at least 3 papers (45 points) at 300-level or above. At least 45 points must be from the subject area of Accounting.

Paper offerings can change; for full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ACCTN

Graduate Diploma (GradDip)

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Accounting, you must pass 8 papers (120 points) at 100-level or above, which includes at least 5 papers (75 points) at 300-level or above. At least 90 points must be from the subject area of Accounting.

You can choose to take up to 30 points from other subjects with the permission of the Graduate Convenor of Accounting.

The specific requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Accounting are that you must include:

  • ACCT209 Accounting and Managerial Decision Making

Paper offerings can change; for full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ACCTN

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate in Accounting, you must pass 60 points at 500-level from the subject of Accounting.

You must also meet with the Graduate Convenor of Accounting to discuss an appropriate programme of study.

Paper offerings can change; for full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ACCTN

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, which includes at least 90 points from the subject of Accounting, and submit a Portfolio of Achievement.

You can choose to take up to 30 points from other subjects with the permission of the Graduate Convenor of Accounting.

You must also meet with the Graduate Convenor of Accounting to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

Paper offerings can change; for full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ACCTN

Master of Management Studies in Accounting (MMS)

The completion requirements for the Master of Management Studies in Accounting vary according to your admission criteria; please see the MMS qualification page for further details. However you'll need to:

  • Meet with the Graduate Convenor in Accounting to discuss an appropriate programme of study and to ensure any specific subject requirements are met.
  • Take MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies (unless passed previously)
  • Take a dissertation (591/592) or thesis (593/594) in Accounting
  • Submit a Portfolio of Achievement
  • Meet the specific subject requirements prescribed for Accounting

Paper offerings can change; for full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ACCTN

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)

To complete the requirements for the Master of Professional Accounting, you must pass 220 points at 500-level and submit a Portfolio of Achievement.

You'll need to include:

Stage One: Core Knowledge and Skills

  • ACCT570 Fundamental Accounting for Decision Making
  • ACCT571 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT576 Commercial and Corporate Law
  • ACCT577 Financial Management
  • ACCT578 Accounting Information Systems
  • ECON506 Economics for Business
  • ECON507 Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics
  • MNGT504 Organisational Behaviour

Stage Two: Advanced Professional Knowledge

  • ACCT572 Advanced Auditing
  • ACCT573 Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACCT574 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT575 Advanced Taxation

Stage Three: Professional Development Capstone

  • ACCT581 Professional Development Capstone and
  • ACCT582 Research Project or ACCT583 Professional Internship

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Please contact the department's Graduate Convenor.


To meet the academic requirements to join either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia or ACCA once you graduate from your bachelor's degree, you will need to choose Accounting as a single major and follow a specific programme of papers.

This means it's not possible to take a 2nd Major (8 papers) in another subject without completing 4-5 extra papers, depending on your degree.

However, you may still have the option of taking a Minor (4 papers) in another subject, if you wish.

You will need to pass the following 16 papers, in addition to any other papers required to complete your degree:

  • ACCTN101/201 Accounting for Management
  • ACCTN102/222 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
  • FINAN101 Introduction to Finance
  • ACCTN202 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN203 Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
  • ACCTN204/304 Accounting Information Systems
  • ECONS205 Data Analytics with Business Applications
  • MNMGT201/301 Business Law and the Legal Environment
  • ACCTN302 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCTN301 Capstone in Accounting
  • ACCTN308 Performance Reporting
  • ACCTN303 Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACCTN305 Auditing
  • ACCTN306 Taxation
  • ACCT309 Law of Business Enterprise

Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Location: MSB.1.50, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Phone: +64 838 4303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc
Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Undergraduate/Postgraduate Convenors in Accounting

Dr Mary Low
Email:mary.low@waikato.ac.nz

Associate Professor Martin Kelly
Email: martin.kelly@waikato.ac.nz

Dr Vida Botes - Master of Professional Accounting
Email: vida.botes@waikato.ac.nz