Accountants are trusted business advisors who work with clients to help them make their businesses more profitable and successful. If you enjoy working with numbers and want to help businesses grow, accounting may be a good fit for you. Accounting students can meet the academic requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia or ACCA accountancy professional institutions by taking an approved suite of papers. Accounting is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))[1]. Accounting may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled. To complete Accounting as a single major for the BBus, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Accounting, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete ACCTN101, ACCTN102, ACCTN202, ACCTN203, ACCTN204, ACCTN301, ACCTN308, 15 points from ACCTN302, ACCTN303, ACCTN304, ACCTN305, ACCTN306 or MNMGT304, and one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399. To complete Accounting as part of a double major for the BBus or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Accounting, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ACCTN101, ACCTN102, ACCTN202, ACCTN203, ACCTN204, ACCTN301, ACCTN308, and 15 points from ACCTN302, ACCTN303, ACCTN304, ACCTN305, ACCTN306 or MNMGT304. To complete a minor in Accounting, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Accounting major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete ACCTN101. NOTES: [1] There will be no new enrolments into the BMS(Hons) from 2024. Students who commenced a BMS(Hons) in 2023 or prior should contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

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Students meeting the academic requirements for CA are required to complete MNMGT304 and the remaining papers from ACCTN302, ACCTN303, ACCTN304, ACCTN305 and ACCTN306 not already taken for the major. Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Accounting papers

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Code and paper title Points
ACCTN101 Accounting for Management right arrow

This paper focuses on the analysis and use of financial and non-financial information by internal and external stakeholders to make informed business...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
ACCTN102 Introductory Financial Accounting right arrow

This paper teaches students how to record, report, and analyse accounting information and prepare financial statements. The paper involves the use of...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
Code and paper title Points
ACCTN202 Intermediate Financial Accounting right arrow

This paper deals with the practices, principles and regulations of Financial Reporting in New Zealand with emphasis on financial reporting in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTN203 Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control right arrow

This paper provides students with an understanding of management accounting, with emphasis on the use of costing, budgeting, and performance...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTN204 Accounting Information Systems right arrow

This paper employs hands-on application of current technologies to prepare students to use and develop accounting systems, to store and retrieve...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
ACCTN301 Capstone in Accounting right arrow

The development of accounting and accounting theory, the conceptual framework, non-mandatory reporting, ethics and governance, unresolved issues, and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online Tauranga)
ACCTN302 Financial Accounting right arrow

This paper involves detailed examination of current accounting practices, principles and regulations.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
ACCTN303 Management Accounting right arrow

This paper examines current theory and practice in management accounting with an emphasis on the design of management accounting systems, and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ACCTN304 Corporate Entities right arrow

This paper explains the laws and regulations that govern the different forms of legal entities, including the significance of separate legal entity...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ACCTN305 Auditing right arrow

This paper examines professional ethics and current audit practice techniques, audit theory, audit technology, and the process employed to audit...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ACCTN306 Taxation right arrow

This paper educates students about the main statutes and policy in New Zealand taxation. It also addresses the importance of taxation in business...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
ACCTN308 Performance Reporting right arrow

This paper develops competencies in performance reporting pertaining to the key areas of financial management: investment, financing and asset...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
MNMGT304 Commercial Transactions right arrow

This paper overviews the sources of New Zealand business law and obligations that arise under this law, and critically examines the importance of key...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
WSAFE396 Management Internship right arrow

The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
WSAFE399 Report of an Investigation right arrow

This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
ACCTN502 Advanced Financial Reporting right arrow

This paper equips students with sufficient practical knowledge to appreciate some of the problems involved in preparing advanced financial...

30 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTN506 International Accounting right arrow

This paper explores and analyses accounting in a global and transnational context. Similarities and differences between accounting and its regulation...

30 24A (Hamilton)
ACCTN531 Advanced Management Accounting right arrow

This paper aims to develop skills and critical ability in management accounting. It will broaden the knowledge of participants by examining the...

30 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTN541 Fraud Auditing and Analytics right arrow

The paper emphasises contemporary methods for detecting and preventing fraud. Students will engage in case analyses and conduct business data...

30 24A (Hamilton)
ACCTN581 Professional Development Capstone right arrow

The objective of this paper is to help students develop critical thinking and sound analytical skills about the past, present and future of...

20 24H (Online)
ACCTN582 Research Project right arrow

Students undertake a research project from an accounting workplace environment.

20 24H (Online)
ACCTN583 Professional Internship right arrow

Students undertake a professional internship within an accounting workplace environment.

20 24H (Online)
ACCTN590 Directed Study right arrow

Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. This paper is available only to Waikato...

30 24X (Hamilton)
ACCTN591 Accounting Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

30 24X (Hamilton)
ACCTN592 Accounting Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
ACCTN593 Accounting Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
ACCTN594 Accounting Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
ACCTP512 Risk and Technology right arrow

Risk and Technology analyses how businesses create and protect stakeholder value with a focus on risk management, data and technology arising from...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP513 Financial Accounting and Reporting right arrow

This paper requires candidates to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), or local equivalents, and regulatory and ethical...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP514 Business Performance right arrow

This paper is concerned with equipping students with skills for critiquing the performance of a business and supporting decision-making. The ability...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP515 Accounting for Mātauranga Māori and Sustainability right arrow

In Sustainability for Accountants, students will develop their awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts on organisations, and...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP516 Tax right arrow

This paper is concerned with the core knowledge and skills of tax required to provide advice and services for a range of transactions and events...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP517 Audit and Risk right arrow

This paper develops a student’s knowledge and skills required for applying professional judgement and professional scepticism in addressing risk in...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP518 Integrated Chartered Accounting Practice right arrow

This paper requires students to build on and integrate existing technical knowledge, critical thinking, and professional skills to provide business...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP519 Data Analytics and Insights right arrow

This paper will enable students to identify, analyse and solve business problems using data analysis techniques and modern business intelligence...

7.5 No occurrences
ACCTP569 Management Accounting for Organisational Value right arrow

This paper provides an understanding of budgeting, product, and service costing, control, and performance evaluation. The paper also covers the local...

15 24H (Hamilton)
ACCTP570 Accounting Systems and Processes right arrow

This paper covers the form and function of financial statements and how financial transactions are recorded through the understanding of accounting...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24H (Hamilton)
ACCTP571 Financial Accounting and Reporting right arrow

This paper explores the theoretical principles underlying current accounting practices, principles and regulations and their application to the...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ACCTP572 Advanced Auditing right arrow

This paper aims to develop an awareness of auditing by applying theory to audit practice and audit decision-making. Students will focus on the role...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTP573 Management Accounting and Strategic Decision Making right arrow

This paper provides an overview of management accounting, decision theory, control theory, economics, and human and organisational behaviour theory...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ACCTP574 Advanced Financial Accounting right arrow

This paper is designed to deepen understanding of the issues involved in the current practices, principles, and regulations of New Zealand...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTP575 Advanced Taxation right arrow

This paper covers the fundamentals of the New Zealand taxation system and its administration and aims to help students develop the technical skills...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTP576 Business Law right arrow

This paper introduces students to the New Zealand legal system and laws regulation specified business activities. The initial focus is given to the...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ACCTP577 Performance Reporting right arrow

The paper will cover the three key areas of financial management decisions relating to investment, financing and asset management.

15 24B (Hamilton)
ACCTP578 Accounting Information Systems right arrow

This paper employs hands-on application of current technologies to prepare students to use and develop accounting systems, to store and retrieve...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ACCTN800 Accounting MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ACCTN900 Accounting PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 14 Apr 2024 01:00am