Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Qualification code OP700109

Start counting your way to success with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting. This flexible distance learning degree is internationally recognised and accredited by leading accounting bodies Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (for both their Chartered Accountants (CA) and Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) designations) and CPA Australia. With this degree in hand you may also be eligible for exemptions for subjects in the UK based Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) qualifications.

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  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $13,140 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

Entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the programme and have one of the following:

  • New Zealand University Entrance (visit nzqa.govt.nz for details)
  • passes in New Zealand certificate/diploma qualifications/courses considered appropriate by the programme leader
  • an overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to either of the above by the programme leader.

Contact us if you don’t meet the above criteria to discuss your study options.

Computer and online access

Some of the courses are delivered online so you will need to have regular access to a computer or device, a reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan to be able to support your online learning. You will need to stream videos, download content and submit assessments online.

International students

You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit. 

Find out about the special conditions and fees which you’ll need to meet

Domestic students living overseas

You can study this programme if you’re a New Zealand citizen living overseas.

Find out about the special conditions and fees which you'll need to meet

English language

English is the language of study at Open Polytechnic. You will need to be able to read and write well in English so that you can understand course materials and also submit written assessments. There are criteria that must be met if English is not your first language. Find out more about English language requirements or contact us.