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:
- Financial accounting
- Management accounting
- Financial management
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.
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.
If you have any questions about studying accounting, please contact an adviser who can help with your study plans:
Sriya Kumarasinghe (overseas student exchange)
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.