Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) majoring in Taxation and Accounting in The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee:   $27,802 approx

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From financial markets to the latest management techniques and the fast changing world of commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC equips you with skills to succeed in a business environment.

UC provides many chances for you to enhance practical business skills and make important contacts. The BCom is certified by AACSB International, showcasing our devotion to creation and providing a competitive and industry-relevant education for the business professions.

Taxation is all about interpreting and applying legislation. People need taxation in order to manage wealth, to provide for expenditure on public services, as well as serve as a tool to influence behavior.

Taxation is a core area within the corner fields of accounting and law, drawing together ideas from these disciplines, with those from economics. Currently, knowledge and theories in other disciplines, such as psychology and sociology, have been used to assist with a greater understanding of the impact of taxation on society.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand know the importance of studies in taxation, with courses containing taxation context included in their ‘core’ and ‘accounting and/or business related’ academic needs. Studying taxation will help you with the skills and knowledge to become a specialist within the accounting profession, a commercial professional or a chartered accountant.

A Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Taxation and Accounting is a way to external education and membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and other professional accounting bodies globally.

Taxation programs are taught by staffs at UC who are excellent teachers. The guest lecturers from leading professionals are delivered to enable a broader appreciation of tax issues faced in practice.

The program provides a balance of legal, accounting and practical perspectives that give a thorough preparation for a professional career. Students are helped with academic and practice-informed research into current tax issues by the third year.

Career Outcomes:

After completion, you will be able to access in a variety of organisations. Such as a taxation specialist or accountant in chartered accounting firms, accountancy practices, government organisations (including Inland Revenue and the Treasury), business and commercial enterprises, non-profit organisations, banking and financial services, management consultancies, education organisations and law firms.

Many Taxation and Accounting students want to become chartered accountants through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA (Australia), or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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 5.5





  1. TOEFL Score of 80 is required (19 in writing)
  2. PTE required score is 50

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