The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
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Within the degrees listed below, students may undertake a course of study that will meet all the academic requirements entitling them to apply for provisional membership (CA) to Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ).  CA membership is the professional qualification that is recognised in New Zealand and overseas.

The CA ANZ recognises the importance of a broad education and hands-on experience for all students, and has commended these degree programmes.  CA ANZ requires three years (or equivalent) full-time study at a recognised tertiary institution, including the completion of an approved degree course.  If you choose to take the CA track within the BMS, you must satisfy both the degree regulations as well as the additional requirements specified by the CA ANZ.  The following programmes have been approved.

  • The Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  • The Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours) (Accounting)
  • The Master of Management Studies (Accounting)
  • The conjoint LLB/BMS degree
  • The Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial (Honours)
  • The Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial and Graduate Diploma

Click on the following link for additional information on choosing between the BMS or BBA

You are advised to follow the CA ANZ and degree requirements for the year in which you completed your first degree level accounting paper. There are slight changes from year-to-year, and most students are best served if their programme is consistent with the requirements that were in place in their first year of university study.

From 2001 liberal papers have to be included as part of the CA ANZ requirements. Liberal papers are normally non-accounting and non-business but also include certain management communication and tourism management papers.

If you require assistance with planning a programme to meet CA ANZ requirements within any of the above degrees, please see one of the following departmental advisors during their office hours posted on their office doors:


Howard Davey MSB3.14 ext.4441
Mary Low MSB3.24 ext.8746



NZICA requirements follow for those students who commenced their CA ANZ study in the year:

Academic Requirements for 2014 website link 

Academic Requirements for 2014.pdf

Academic Requirements for 2013 and earlier website link 

For those students who commenced their university study prior to 2001, please consult an advisor in the Department of Accounting .

If you want more information on CA ANZ, sign up for their Student Affiliate programme. It's the ideal way to discover the world of accounting from those in the know. Receive invites to exclusive events to meet employers and be kept in the loop about exciting stuff happening on campus.CA ANZ also have a Facebook page to announce important information for students and for you to ask questions and engage with the institute

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