Keen to become a professional accountant? Massey University's Bachelor of Accountancy is the only Bachelor of Accountancy offered in New Zealand. It will give you the skills you need to be a sought-after employee, both in New Zealand and internationally.
It is a specialised degree that leads you to an accountancy career and membership of one of the professional accounting organisations.
There are no special entry requirements for the BAcc programme beyond those that qualify you for study at the University. If you are not confident with your level of competence in English you are recommended to undertake additional study prior to enrolling, or attend a Massey University summer programme in English.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
The Bachelor of Accountancy programme will give you the knowledge and technical skills needed to analyse accounting and business problems. You will gain a solid foundation in accounting and finance rounded out with the all-important inter-personal and technical skills, knowledge and critical thinking essential for success in today's business environment.
You'll understand how best to communicate and use financial information to support business decisions.
The BAcc degree will also give you an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment that commercial organisations and accounting professionals must work within. You'll learn to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide logical ways to resolve them.
When you graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate self-directed and independent learning. You'll communicate effectively through speech, writing, and multiple forms of media, and you'll be able to measure, analyse and communicate information about economic transactions and events in the global economy.
Finally, you'll learn the concepts and processes needed to protect, validate and attest to the integrity and reliability of accounting information.
If you'd like to take accountancy as part of a broader business qualification, consider the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).