Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7) - Accounting Major (CAANZ/CPA pathway)

Programme highlights

Become a chartered accountant and greatly increase your chances of employment in New Zealand and overseas, plus get hands-on experience with an accountancy project for a real business.

Combine core business skills and practices with specially prescribed courses in accounting principles. Plus each student is matched to a company to complete a real-world accountancy project.

Our Bachelor of Applied Management (CAANZ/CPA pathway) meets the educational admission requirements of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.  In addition, we are one of CPA Australia's globally accredited institutions meaning your qualification is recognised in 127 countries.

We teach all of our practical programmes at MIT Manukau, located right in the heart of Manukau and easily accessible by train, bus and car. Our small class sizes mean our passionate staff work closely with you to achieve your goals. And our strong industry relationships keep you up to date with the latest business practices.

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Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster. To learn more make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

CPA Australia Accredited programme

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,200 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4535
Duration

Three years (full-time) or part-time

Study Method Three years (full-time) or part-time
Credits 360
International Fees $20,300 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Degree

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA credits (or equivalent) at Level 3 or higher, made up of 14 credits in one approved subject, 14 credits in another approved subject, 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects; and
  • 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and
  • 14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or pangarau) Level 1 (or equivalent); or
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy; or
  • Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g.,three to five years' full-time work experience (relevant to business). Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available; and
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

Positions such as financial planner, auditor, chief financial officer, advisory consultant, chief executive officer, tax specialist, forensic accountant and more.

Programme structure

Due to the structure of the CAANZ/CPA pathway, elective courses or a second major are not possible.
COMPULSORY COURSES

Level 5

311.537 Introduction to Accounting

Learn the basics of accounting in a New Zealand business context; create and understand financial statements; and analyse business performance for small companies

181.519 Professional Communication

Study oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills in the New Zealand business context.

341.571  Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability

Develop an understanding of New Zealand’s diverse cultural and commercial history, and how its cultural heritage relates to business today.

323.510 Commercial Law

Learn the fundamentals of the legal system as it relates to business, including liability, contract law and consumer rights.

371.514 Economics

Develop an understanding of elements of economic theory and how they relate to contemporary business issues, including exchange rates, international trade, and the relationship between market economics and regulation.

351.515 Introduction to Marketing

Gain a basic understanding of the theory and practice of marketing, including market analysis, segmentation and consumer behaviour

341.576 Management

Understand and apply the factors that influence people and change management of an organisation

341.582 Managing Operations

Understand and apply the factors that influence the operational and financial management of an organisation

143.505 Business Statistical Analysis

Gain a practical understanding of data analysis, spreadsheets, and how to present this data meaningfully in the form of graphs

COMPULSORY COURSES

Level 6

CORE COURSES

341.628 Applied Management

Build on the skills learnt in the Management course by proposing, developing and executing a project that meets the needs of a specific business problem.

341.629 Research Methodology

Train in the key analytical tools used in business and how they affect management decision-making. You will learn to apply research methodologies to identify and solve a practical businessrelated problem

COURSES IN THIS MAJOR:

311.646 Intermediate Financial Accounting

Gain an understanding of the regulatory and technical aspects of financial accounting, including the formation of new companies, analysis of financial reporting, and contemporary issues in accounting.

311.647 Intermediate Management Accounting

Build on the skills learnt in the Introduction to Accounting course, learning how to analyse and present management-accounting information to help an organisation make effective business decisions.

311.648 Taxation in NZ

Study the principles of accounting in the context of taxation and apply that knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand businesses in a range of situations

311.650 Introduction to Finance

Gain a practical understanding of financial management, capital budgeting techniques, asset management and analysis of shortterm and long-term financing alternatives

311.651 Auditing and Assurance

Learn about auditing and assurance processes, audit standards and frameworks, and current issues of auditing research

323.607 The Law of Business Entities

Learn about, and demonstrate an understanding of, the legal requirements for the creation, operation and ending of different kinds of business entities.

578.605 Accounting Information Systems

Learn to design, implement and maintain accounting information systems; gain skills in spreadsheets, databases and accounting packages; and learn to create meaningful reports and flowcharts.

COMPULSORY COURSES

Level 7

CORE COURSE

341.736  Industry Project (equivalent to three courses)

As part of your Graduate Diploma or in the final year of your Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting Majors only) you will work ‘hands-on’ within a real business environment applying your learning. During this time you will complete a significant research project for your host organisation, overseen by an MIT lecturer. This experience will ensure you graduate with both a qualification and practical experience.

COURSES IN THIS MAJOR:

311.728 Advanced Financial Accounting

Gain the skills necessary to operate in New Zealand’s financial reporting environment, preparing and presenting complex financial statements in the context of accepted modern accounting practice.

311.729 Advanced Management Accounting

Build on the skills learnt in Intermediate Management Accounting, learning advanced techniques to provide and evaluate accounting information, how it affects behaviour and how it contributes to strategic decision-making.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, MIT Manukau, Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau (directly above Manukau Station)

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Key information for students

Bachelor or Applied Management (Level 7)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicant s must meet the following entry requirements Academic entry requirement Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA (or equivalent) credits at Level 3 or higher, made up of 14 credits in one approved subject 14 credits in another approved subject 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects AND 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent) AND 14 credits ln NCEA Mathematics (or Pangarau) Level1 (or equivalent) OR Successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy (see 7.1.2 and 7.1.3 above). Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three to five years full time work experience (relevant to business). vidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assess ments are available . AND Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language-is not English may be required to provide li:lvldence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 3 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$5,778 $17,335
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$6,258 $18,773
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$12,036 $36,107
Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 81%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $49,333
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $39,283 - $59,876
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 80%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 13%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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