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About us

Accountancy and Finance – proven excellence and experience

Study in the largest department in the Otago Business School, and take advantage of our research-based teaching.

We are experts in Accountancy and Finance education and research, as demonstrated by our:

The Department also enjoys School-wide accreditation with Europe-based EQUIS and USA-based AACSB and has close links with a number of accrediting bodies.

Our programmes

Gain the education, skills, and confidence you need to succeed both in New Zealand – and internationally. Our graduates are not just ‘work ready’, they are empowered with all the requirements for top-level success in the international business environment. It takes more than just a great education to succeed in your chosen career – personal development and growth are also key.

Benefit from our teaching in lectures and tutorials, and write individual essays and reports to demonstrate your learning. Work in groups and give presentations to prepare yourself for the world stage. There will also be opportunities to take part in other activities, such as the Business Case Competition. Or you could travel overseas on a student exchange for the ultimate experience.

Professional qualifications for Accounting and Finance students

Accelerate your career by completing the core study requirements for professional qualifications with us.

Accountancy students can work towards professional qualifications from CAANZ and CPA, while Finance students can work towards CFA certification. The Department is the only New Zealand-based CFA® Program Partner, one of only around 125 CFA-partner universities internationally.

Links with the accounting and finance industry

Accountancy and Finance education at Otago is so much more than learning from textbooks and we value our close links with the business community.

Many of our academic staff have worked in public and private sector roles prior to joining academia, and all our staff maintain a connection. Our Community Accounting Initiative, staff and student research projects for business clients, visitor programme and regular guest lecturers are other ways we stay connected with the community.

Please get in touch with the Department if you are interested in collaborating with us.

National and International Associations

Our Department is proudly aligned with a number of prestigious associations and institutes:

Get in touch with us

Any questions? Please ask! We are happy to answer any queries to put you on track for a thrilling career.