QualificationBachelor of Applied Management (Level 7) Accounting (non CAANZ/CPA pathway)Programme code: MN4535
$6,600 (approx.) per year
International feesNZD$23,400 (approx.) per year
Accounting isn't just for accountants.
Today's business leaders also need core skills in accounting.
They need to be able to make sense of financial reports and make decisions based on the numbers. Study accounting with MIT and you will open the door to job opportunities in business management.
If you want to become a Chartered Accountant, you should study the CAANZ Accounting pathway instead.
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"I chose MIT because of its strong reputation.
My qualification from MIT definitely helped me secure my current job as a tax consultant at KPMG. The course ‘Taxation in NZ’ helped me to obtain the academic and technical knowledge, and the industry project helped me to apply that knowledge into practice.
The learning at MIT is not just class based. For example, I am using my accounting and taxation studies regarding Deferred Tax treatment, Imputation Credits at my current role. I think it’s really important to have such learnings built into your course outline as it will make you learn those things faster at your job and distinguish you from others.
What I loved most is that MIT had small and manageable class sizes which helped me make good relationships with my lectures. I also made some good friends because of the team project work. My queries were also answered on a one-on-one basis which made me appreciate MIT even more.
Prior to studying I was working as a retail assistant as I could not get a job in accounting without having a qualification first. I have always had an interest in accounting, it’s what my father studied, so I guess, maybe its hereditary.
Accounting is a high demand job, and you can not only get a good salary in this field, but you can also have an option of setting up your own business and be self-employed.
I would highly recommend students to study at MIT. The small class size, interactive learning course pattern and friendly and helpful staff made my experience unique at MIT.”
"I’d always wanted to become a Chartered Accountant. Studying business and accounting at MIT was the first step in getting this qualification. It helped guide me to my current role as founder and Director of a small Chartered Accounting firm.
The practical nature of the learning at MIT and the lecturers who could use their personal industry experience as examples definitely helped cement my choice. The qualifications I gained gave me the base to work in roles in the public and private sectors. MIT offered the flexibility to study in the evenings while I was working full-time. The small classes helped in getting more one-on-one time with the lecturers and the supportive family environment really stood out for me.
Now my firm employs seven people, and I would definitely consider hiring more MIT graduates. The qualifications I received from MIT have helped me get to where I am today.”
Eli Elisara Saina Tagi
"I chose to study at MIT because they have small class sizes and my study could fit around my work and personal life. Also, the accounting degree was recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants which meant I could go straight into the profession once I graduated.
When I graduated from MIT my first job was with Transpacific Waste Management. One of the reasons they employed me was because I had gained a lot of practical skills at MIT, meaning I could hit the ground running when I started working for them.
My MIT degree has definitely given me a great foundation for my career."
“I chose to study business and accounting because there are good job opportunities in these industries. If you take it seriously you will have a solid career and be recompensed for your good work.
I had recently moved to New Zealand, and I was learning English before studying. At MIT I felt included for the first time after three years of living in New Zealand, I felt I had a family, and I was finally being part of the New Zealand culture. I choose MIT because the campus is close to my house, however, soon I started loving the environment, the culture, the small classes, and the lectures. The lecturers know you by name, they will sit by your side, and they will help you out. You will learn real-word activities and will be confident about yourself.
I had assignments focused on practise; MIT led me to the job market faster.
I am in my current job because MIT placed me there to complete my industry project. The placement was essential to put me in the job market. I had so many interviews before that, however, I could not show all my potential and who I was in a one-hour interview. The placement gave me the opportunity to show my employer my good work.
At the beginning it was not very accounting-related, but I asked for more responsibilities and more accounting-related tasks. They liked my attitude and provided me with tasks such as bank reconciliation, processing invoices and doing some simple journals; after two months I started completing my first set of financial reports and tax returns for a small client. They liked me and offered me a permanent job position as their junior accountant even before I concluded the placement period.
I bring the practice from my classroom assignments and exercises to my work.
About three months after I graduated, still working in my current position, I received an email from a client telling us they were considering buying a new business. Before I forwarded the email to my boss, I remembered some of my assignments at MIT – researching about buying, starting, and doing analyses about a business. So, I wrote down a list of personal advice that I considered important for that business such as target market, product pricing, direct and indirect costs and showed to my boss. My boss used most of my notes to advise the client about their business purchase and I was able to do that just because I had so many practice exercises about the real-world of business from MIT.”
Suelem Da Costa Pereira
“My qualification from MIT helped me secure a graduate role at Deloitte NZ as a Junior Associate. I applied for graduate roles at all top six accounting firms in NZ, had interviews at five firms, and was presented with three employment offers.
Accounting has always been something that I wanted to do. It provides excellent opportunities in both New Zealand and around the world. It’s also a profession with excellent growth opportunities, salary advantages, and flexible work options. You don’t necessarily have to become an accountant. It could be used as background to start your own business. Having studied accounting, you will have more knowledge about the business environment, legislation regulating this environment, and the financials of the environment and business.
At MIT it wasn’t always about learning the academic work like a parrot. We had more practical interactions and assessments that tested what we could expect in the real world. MIT provides open-plan classrooms, with small class sizes, and you will meet wonderful people from all around the world. They provide great support from their friendly and helpful staff, and the lecturers know you by name, which is something special – you will not be treated as another number.
The Manukau campus is clean and tidy, and something to be proud of. MIT has a careers team that provides students with advice and assistance. The library team will ensure that you are doing your research in the appropriate manner and that your referencing is done right. This, all-combined, will ultimately provide any student with the ideal study experience.
I chose MIT for a number of reasons:
- Firstly, MIT is all about whānau, and that for me is the most important thing that any person can have in life.
- Secondly, MIT offered the qualification I was after, and provide great career placement.
- Thirdly, MIT was more affordable, and closer to where I live.
- Lastly, I chose MIT because of its strong reputation. I say ‘just do it.’ Time goes past faster than you think, it is definitely worth it.”
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);
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.
You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.
You will need to complete 13 compulsory courses, five elective courses and the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):
181.519 Professional Communication (15 credits)
Study oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills in the New Zealand business context.
311.537 Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)
Learn the basics of accounting in a New Zealand business context; create and understand financial statements; and analyse business performance for small companies
323.510 Commercial Law (15 credits)
Learn the fundamentals of the legal system as it relates to business, including liability, contract law and consumer rights.
341.571 Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability (15 credits)
Develop an understanding of New Zealand's diverse cultural and commercial history, and how its cultural heritage relates to business today.
341.576 Management (15 credits)
Understand and apply the factors that influence people and change management of an organisation
341.582 Managing Operations (15 credits)
Understand and apply the factors that influence the operational and financial management of an organisation
351.515 Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)
Gain a basic understanding of the theory and practice of marketing, including market analysis, segmentation and consumer behaviour
371.514 Economics (15 credits)
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.
341.628 Applied Management (15 credits)
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 (15 credits)
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 business related problem
311.728 Advanced Financial Accounting (15 credits)
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 (15 credits)
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.
341.736 Co-operative Education Project (equivalent to four courses) (60 Credits)
As part of the final year of your Bachelor of Applied Management, you will work hands-on within a real business environment applying your learning. During this time you will also 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.
In addition, for each major you must select five other elective courses (a total of 75 credits) from the list. If you are doing a double major you will not be able to take elective courses, you will need to take five courses from your other major and also 341.752 Industry Project (45 Credits).
Courses related to your chosen major
311.646 Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 credits)
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 (15 credits)
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 (15 credits)
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
When planning your degree, remember that not all courses are available each semester. You must check the programme structure above, the prerequisites, electives and availability of your chosen courses in advance.
A major in accounting will give you a strong grounding for a variety of roles within businesses. Accounting is also integral to almost all management positions within any company. If you wish to become a Chartered Accountant, you should pursue the CAANZ Accounting pathway instead. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.
Information is correct as at 4 November 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.