The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
  • money
  • tax
  • stock
  • law

Department of Accounting

Accounting is often called the language of business. It underpins almost all business and organisational activities. An understanding of the role of accounting in organisations is important for all managers regardless of their area of specialisation.

The Department of Accounting offers papers at all undergraduate levels through to postgraduate and doctoral studies for those wishing to become professional accountants, and for non-accountants who need to understand and use accounting information in their managerial activities.

The CA academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) can be satisfied with an appropriate selection of papers which can normally be completed within the BMS; the BBA(Fin); or the BBA(Hons)(Fin). In addition, the academic requirements of CA ANZ (ACA), CPA Australia or ACCA accountancy professional institutions may also be satisfied through the BBA(Fin) degree.



The Accounting Department offers over 50 papers across 4 semesters each year. See our current offerings



Access details of recent publications and working papers produced by staff in the Accounting Department



It is possible to gain industry experience with an internship in a host organisation as part of your studies in Accounting.

Professional Bodies


See what the Accounting professional bodies have to say about the opportunities offered by a career in accounting. Find out more.

Corporate Relationships

Corporate Relationships

See what some of our Alumni working in the accounting industry have to say about being out in the 'real world'. Find out more

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Choosing BMS or BMA

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Master of Professional Accounting

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