Why to study
With Accounting at the University of Waikato you'll gain the skills you need to become a trusted business adviser and make strategic financial decisions for organisations. A qualification in accounting can lead you into all kinds of industries, such as agribusiness, manufacturing or entertainment.
Accountants can earn attractive salaries and are in demand both in New Zealand and overseas. They often work in high-level management positions where skills in financial control, decision making, legal compliance and leadership are essential.
If you enjoy working with numbers and people, and want to help businesses grow, then accounting may be a good fit for you.
In this subject, you'll learn how to prepare financial records to comply with professional reporting standards, and gain an understanding of commercial and taxation laws that apply to businesses.
Become a professionally qualified accountant
Professionally qualified accountants are paid attractive salaries, and can work anywhere in the world.
By following a specific programme of study, you can meet the academic requirements to join either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or CPA Australia once you graduate, and gain an internationally recognised qualification. See below for details.
- Business analyst
- Business manager/consultant/strategist
- Commercial banking associate
- Commercial director
- Communications advisor
- Environmental sustainability consultant
- General manager
- Human resources manager
- Marketing manager
- Project manager
- Senior analyst - investment team
- Senior credit risk manager
- Senior financial analyst
- Senior policy advisor
- Service manager
- Strategic programme manager
- Supply chain strategy development
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Accounting for Management
- Intermediate Financial Accounting
- Accounting Information Systems
- Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
- Capstone in Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
120 or 180
DisciplinesFinance Accounting View 36 other Masters in Finance in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Birth certificate, passport and permits
- Evidence of citizenship
- Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
- A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
- Evidence of any previous tertiary study
- Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
- A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.
International22212 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22212 USD per year during 12 months.
National5749 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5749 USD per year during 12 months.
- Domestic fees: $7,986 - $11,979 per year
- International fees: $30,855 (120 points); $46,285 (180 points)
Living costs for Hamilton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 6 months
Check the official programme website for potential updates.