Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in 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 world to the recent management techniques a degree in commerce UC provides you the power and skills to excel in a global business environment.

In UC you are provided with many opportunities to gain practical business experience and make contacts. The BCom is certified and reflects our devotion to creation and providing a competitive and industry-relevant education for the industry professions.

The degree of Accounting covers a good range of accounting tools and methods in different fields, providing a strong base for the best professional career.

Accountants give important financial and other information for main other groups such as owners, dealers, and regulators, as well as assisting managers with click that helps them to make organisational choices. Alongside this, accountants judge the efficiency and loyalty of financial information (auditing), assess risk, and ensure taxation laws and rules are adhered to.

The subject is divided into:

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Cost and management accounting
  • Auditing and assurance
  • Taxation
    Why to opt Accounting at UC?

    This degree is a road to other studies with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and other accounting bodies globally.

    At UC you will learn different views on contemporary accounting. You will learn about the latest, major role accountants can play in many fields such as private and public; social, , economic, political and cultural.

    You will also take important issues, such as industry rules and corporate social responsibility,

    Career Outcomes:

    After studying accounting, you will be able to work in different fields throughout career. The most common roles are: Accounting Manager, Auditor, Consultant, Credit Analyst, Manager or Executive, and Chief Financial Officer.

    You can look on a range of areas such as tax, audit, financial management, investment analysis, business services, company or treasury systems accountancy, government finance, or third sector development work. The graduates can get work in a good variety of job roles around the world.

    Many Accounting graduates successfully become chartered accountants, through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, or become members of CPA (Australia), or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). To have membership of these professional bodies, your Bachelor of Commerce degree must include specific courses.

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

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