Bachelor of Applied Management - Accounting

Programme details

Translation Te Tohu Paetahi Whakahaaere Mahi
Code WR2836
Level 7
Credits 360
Duration 3 years
Scholarship available Scholarships for School Leavers
Domestic student fee $6,840* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Further study Postgraduate Certificate in Management Postgraduate Diploma in Management Master of Management
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950 per year
IntakesFebruary, May, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)3 years
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Programme aim

Scholarships for School Leavers available

Take a holistic view of organisations and examine the interface between education, organisations, and the community from a socioeconomic perspective to a specific business field. 

This qualification provides students with management skills, and knowledge required to successfully work in the business industry. This degree also aims to provide regional contextualisation for applied management study.

Specialist majors in this programme

Accounting and Business Management

Career opportunities

Business development, sales, marketing, project, HR, learning and development, communications, forest, forest operations tourism, or facilities manager; financial administrator or analyst; accountant; environmental analyst; or a senior manager in a trust or NPO

Award information

To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Applied Management, students must pass a total of 360 credits, including:

  • a maximum of 150 credits at Level 5;
  • a minimum of 120 credits at Level 6;
  • a minimum of 90 credits at Level 7.

Single major in Accounting

  • 195 compulsory credits;
  • 90 credits in a chosen major and 30 additional credits from the options list; and
  • 45 elective credits.

Double major

  • 195 compulsory credits; and
  • 165 credits in two chosen majors (includes 90 credits for the accounting major) from the options list.

Special Awards
By completing the requirements for a single major, students may achieve the award of the Bachelor of Applied Management, with an endorsement in Accounting, Business Management, or Wood Processing Management.

By completing the requirements for a double major, students may achieve the Bachelor of Applied Management with two endorsements for the relevant majors completed.

NZICA Pathway
To achieve the NZICA Pathway, students must achieve all compulsory courses, all courses within the Accounting major specific options list, MGMT.5920 and MGMT.6911.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply contemporary management theories and practice to the solution of work based problems within the business environment to a specific business field;
  • use both formal and informal networks to inform management practice from a technological and socioeconomic perspective;
  • explore practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection;
  • contribute to the discussion of indigenous business and entrepreneurialism;
  • direct the use of resources of a private or public organisation to achieve the organisation's objectives and achieve long term sustainability;
  • participate in organisational planning activities from operational goal-setting to strategic planning;
  • recognise and respond to significant changes within the environment that impact on the organisation's ability to achieve objectives;
  • use a variety of presentation skills to communicate information to staff within an organisation and also to the wider business community;
  • apply the principles of ethics, respect and accountability to professional practice;
  • engage successfully as a team member; and
  • organise and undertake ethical research in appropriate contexts and based on specific goals.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. All students must:

  • have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; or
  • have completed a minimum of a two year diploma equivalent to NZQA Level 7 or
  • higher in a related discipline; or
  • be able to demonstrate at least three years equivalent relevant practical and/or
  • professional experience (a curriculum vitae must be submitted detailing relevant work experience and professional achievements).

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Compulsory courses

Course details
COMM.5960 Business Communications
Gain the ability to communicate effectively using a wide range of techniques and technologies within a business environment. This course will enable students to be better equipped to write business letters, reports, take notes from meetings and write up minutes. The course will also enable students to develop research skills...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5000 Accounting Principles
Students will develop the ability to interpret financial statements and reports and analyse business performance for sole traders and small companies.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5922 Business Statistics
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the concepts and methods of data analysis, statistical inference and financial mathematics.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.5930 Organisation and Management
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the factors that influence management and management decisions within an organisation.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5941 Fundamentals of Marketing
The aim of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6903 Business Finance
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to evaluate and apply of a range of financial management components to assist decision-making in business contexts.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.6933 Human Resource Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the roles, functions and application of Human Resource Management within contemporary New Zealand organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6939 Project Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to initiate, plan and apply project management techniques to a project.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.7001 Applied Business Research
Develop critical thinking skills for evaluating the quality of research, and for understanding the different approaches to research such as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Gain skills to critique research reports, articulate research proposals and complete ethical approval processes.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.7930 Strategic Management
The aim of this course is to develop students' ability to think strategically when analysing an organisation's current situation and to develop a blueprint for an organisation's strategic intent.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.7990 Industry Project
The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from theoretical courses in a practical context that relates to the student's chosen area of specialisation.
Credits 30 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November
MGMT.7991 Industry Project
The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from theoretical courses in a practical context that relates to the student's chosen area of specialisation.
Credits 30 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November

Specialist major courses

Course details
MGMT.5901 Accounting Practices
The aim of this course is to provide students with skills and knowledge to enable them to record and process financial transactions, prepare financial statements and budgets in accordance with current accounting practices for a range of entities.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November
MGMT.5910 Introduction to Commercial Law
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills in law relevant to business.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2, May
MGMT.6902 Management Accounting
Collect, interpret, present, and use, relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6905 Auditing
The aim is for students to demonstrate an understanding of the nature and purpose of auditing, the regulatory requirements and the process of auditing including auditing standards.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6906 Taxation
Students will apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6957 Accounting Information Systems
The aim of this course is for students to demonstrate an understanding of accounting information systems and the changing role of the accountant in relation to information systems.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.7901 Advanced Financial Accounting
The aim of this course is for students to demonstrate an understanding and critical awareness of the theoretical principles underlying accounting practice including regulatory and technical aspects of financial accounting and external reporting for for-profit entities.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.7902 Advanced Management Accounting
The aim of this course is for students to demonstrate an understanding and critical awareness of contemporary management accounting theory and practice, applying numerical and analytical skills.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

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