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Calculate the best opportunities for you and study Accounting

An understanding of accounting is important for everyone. Accounting takes you places, and can open doors to a range of exciting industries.

Accounting at Otago covers:

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Financial management
  • Accounting analytics
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting and ethics
  • Taxation and auditing
  • Business law (for Accounting)

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Otago is recognised worldwide. You can combine Accounting with another discipline – with a double major – or a minor – or you can take Accounting papers as interest papers that still count towards your degree.

Plan your BCom in Accounting

No matter how you include Accounting in your degree, Otago is a great choice.

Visit the Accounting subject page and explore degree options, programme requirements and available undergraduate papers

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Combining a minor with an Accounting Major

Completing the compulsory BSNS 100 level papers and all papers required for BCom majoring in ACCT amounts to 13 papers. This leaves a student room to add further papers structured as a minor in another subject if desired. Common minors combined with an Accounting major are those offered in the Business School (e.g. Business Analytics, Finance, Information Science, etc) but minors from across the University can be added (e.g. Mathematics, English, etc).

Find out more about minor subjects

A minor in Business Analytics

A new minor that is attractive to business employers is Business Analytics. Data Analysis is key to business growth and digital transformation. Employees with analytical skills are in high demand – apply yours to make informed decisions that drive organisational success.

Find out more about studying Business Analytics at Otago

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.

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Discover Otago's four pathways to professional accounting qualifications.

Course advice

If you have any questions about studying Accounting, we can help with your study plans.


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