Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting in The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

Campus: Tauranga

Duration: 3 years

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee:   $28,525 per year

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The course will help you to direct people and manage a company or enterprise throughout good range of industries. You will learn to start own small industry.

This degree will help you with well-rounded business and financial state that today’s companies are looking for, throughout all the key scopes of management: economics, accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, supply chain management, and much more.

You’ll also learn skills in decision-making, creation, teamwork, leadership and communication.

You’ll learn valuable insights into why industries need to be agile and creative in today’s marketplace. You’ll learn how to seek company’s operations more effectively and profitable, satisfy the requirements of customers.

Learn the entrepreneurial technique of creating new services, and be introduced to the new digital technologies like big data and cloud computing – that are changing business and society.

In third year, you’ll have the chance to learn practical management experience working for a local or international organisation, and use everything you’ve learned so far to a real business situation.


Accounting is a way by which you can work with audience to help them make their industries more successful, and lower their disclosure to financial risk. With accounting you’ll hone the techniques you need to become a business adviser and make planned financial decisions for industries. Accounting can help you into all kinds of industries, such as agribusiness, manufacturing or entertainment.

Accountants can earn good salaries and are in demand both in New Zealand and overseas. They often operate in high-level management roles where skills in financial control, decision making, legal compliance and leadership are important.

If you love working with numbers and people, and want to help businesses grow, then accounting is best for you.  You will learn to prepare financial records to obey with professional reporting standards, and gain concept of commercial and taxation laws that apply to businesses.

By doing this degree, you can meet the academic requirements to join Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or CPA Australia once you graduate, and gain globally certified qualification.

Career Outcomes:

  • Auditor
  • Business consultant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Company accountant
  • Financial accountant/controller
  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant
    This degree provides flexibility to major in your choice of any two of the subjects listed below.

  • Digital Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Student must have completed 10+2 in any stream.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score of 80 is required (20 in writing)
    3. PTE required score is 57

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