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Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) Unitec Institute of Technology

New Zealand

Course info


Accountants understand the financial impacts of operations and play a vital role in the success of a business. Gain a sound understanding of both accounting and finance principles, and learn to apply your technical accounting knowledge in a variety of business settings.

Accountants are pivotal to the successful functioning of businesses. They provide the numbers to analyse business problems and opportunities, and maintain the accounting systems and processes to ensure tax and financial reporting requirements are met. Accountants can also check the financial statements of organisations (auditing) and provide advice on a wide range of issues from tax planning to buying and selling businesses.

Because accountancy can be broad and full of variety, the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) has been designed to develop your skills in accounting to work in a variety of roles in a number of diverse organisations. You'll develop the accounting, financial, analytical and interpersonal skills required to become effective in working with financial accounts. Study at Unitec and learn the software platforms, double entry accounting and decision-making skills used to analyse and interpret financial statements.


  • Develop a high-level of technical competence in accounting, concentrating on problem-solving and adaptability to change in the marketplace
  • Focus on current business practices
  • Internship Based Learning – a work placement in your final year and a chance to apply your skills in a business organisation of your choice
  • Successful completion of this programme gives you the academic requirements for professional membership of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia
  • Day and evening classes may be offered
  • Opportunity to graduate with a double major

Bachelor of Business double majors

Studying for a double major at Unitec is strongly recommended. Double majors further grow your knowledge and capabilities, and it makes you more employable and competitive in the job market.

Double major options with the Bachelor of Business include::

  • Accountancy and Marketing
  • Accountancy and Management
  • Marketing and Management

Career pathway

  • If you choose the right courses, the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) meets the academic requirements for CA ANZ's CA and CPA professional pathways.
  • Progress to the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy for advanced technical requirements.
  • Take advantage of CPA Australia and CA ANZ accreditation agreements.
  • Join an industry approved training organisation.


  • Financial accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Management accountant
  • Chartered accountant
  • Taxation consultant
  • Systems accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Audit manager

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$19,950.00 (9,68,501) per year


01-Mar-21, 26-Jul-21


Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have NCEA, Foundation Studies, a certificate, a diploma or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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