Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial, Major in Accounting

University of Waikato

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  • BBAFull-timeJuly3 yearsNZD 25865 year
Course Information

The Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA) will open the door to career pathways in accounting, economics, investment banking, stock broking, financial planning, and much more.

You could end up advising companies on how to increase their profits and reduce exposure to financial risk; or help private clients to grow their investment portfolios. Or you could become a policy advisor, helping government departments to make better decisions for the economy, jobs, housing or public transport.

With this three-year degree, you'll gain advanced skills in financial and economic analysis, learn how markets and economies operate, and develop a solid understanding of the commercial business environment.

By taking specific papers, you can use the BBA degree to accelerate your pathway towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Waikato has an international reputation

We're ranked in the world's top 101-200 universities for the teaching of Accounting, Finance, Business & Management Studies, and Economics by the prestigious QS Subject Rankings.

You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

Major subjects

For this degree, you'll major in one or two of the subjects below - you don't need to decide until second year.

  • Accounting
  • Economics (Hamilton only)
  • Finance

If you choose to major in Accounting, you can use this degree to fast-track your pathway towards becoming a Chartered Accountant once you graduate, by following a tailored package of papers. On completion of your BBA, you can then apply for provisional membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia, or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

If you decide to take a second major, this could be another management subject, or any undergraduate subject offered at the University of Waikato.

Alternatively, you could choose to take a 'Specialisation' (60 points) in either Agribusiness, a language (Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish,  Te Reo Maori) or Management Education Abroad.

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants must be 16 years of age or over. Other English Language Requirements accepted: paper-based TOEFL score of 525; (or a computer-based TOEFL score of 197 or above); or have successfully completed Level 6 of the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English with a B grade average at the University of Waikato Pathways College.

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