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Professional pathways to enhance your BCom

To enhance and add value to your BCom in Accounting or Finance, we recommend you become a member of one or more of the professional accounting or finance associations.

The Department of Accountancy and Finance at Otago has connections with several professional associations to suit different career aspirations.


Otago's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree can be structured to meet the academic requirements for CA ANZ or CPA Australia, 12 of the 17 modules for CIMA, and 9 of the fundamental papers required for ACCA.


The University of Otago is a participant in the CFA University Affiliation Program (UAP). Our Department is the only New Zealand-based CFA® Program Partner. There are only around 125 CFA-partner universities globally.