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Study Accounting at Otago

Study for the life you want

The Department of Accountancy and Finance offers undergraduate and postgraduate study choices. Gain knowledge and experience that will be an asset in any career.

An understanding of accounting is important for everyone. Accounting takes you places, and can open doors to a range of exciting industries. Looking to practise accounting, work in a business environment, or just wish to be a better informed consumer or shareholder? Accounting is for you.

Accounting at Otago covers five main areas:

  1. Financial accounting
  2. Management accounting
  3. Financial management
  4. Taxation
  5. Auditing

Read about the professional qualifications available to Accounting students.

How can I study Accounting?

The Department of Accountancy and Finance offers a range of accounting study choices – at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Undergraduate study with us

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Otago is recognised worldwide. More capable students may choose to enrol for entry into the Honours programme.

Find out more about undergraduate study.

Postgraduate study with us


We offer a number of options for postgraduate students. These range from the BCom (Hons) – available to more capable BCom students – to a PhD, for those looking to study at the most advanced level.

Find out more about postgraduate study.

Professional qualifications

Accounting at Otago is a professional programme. You may choose to pursue a professional qualification after completing your degree, either through the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (CAANZ), CPA Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). These further enhances your career options and salary prospects.

Find out more about the course requirements for students considering completing a professional qualification later.

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Discover Otago’s four pathways to professional accounting qualifications.

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