Accounting Papers at Tauranga (2018)

Accounting is known as the common language of business. Accountants use their skills to analyse and explain financial information to their clients, such as profit margins and cash flow. They also help senior managers make important business decisions, and can advise on taxation, contracts and assets. The academic requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia or ACCA accountancy professional institutions can be satisfied with an appropriate selection of papers.

Accounting is available as a first major for the BBA and the BMS(Hons). Accounting may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Accounting as a single major for the BBA or BMS(Hons), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Accounting, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete ACCTN101, ACCTN102, ACCTN202, ACCTN203, ACCTN204 or ACCTN304, ACCTN301 and ACCTN308, and 30 points from ACCTN302, ACCTN303, ACCTN305, ACCTN306, and ACCTN309.

To complete Accounting as part of a double major for the BBA, BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Accounting, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ACCTN101, ACCTN102, ACCTN202, ACCTN203, ACCTN204 or ACCTN304, ACCTN301 and ACCTN308, and 15 points from ACCTN302, ACCTN303, ACCTN305, ACCTN306, and ACCTN309.

To complete a minor in Accounting, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Accounting major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, and including ACCTN101 .

Note: Students meeting the academic requirements for CA are required to include MNMGT301 and the remaining papers from ACCTN302, ACCTN304, ACCTN305, ACCTN307 and ACCTN308 not already taken for the major. Students who commenced a major in Accounting in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCTN204Accounting Information Systems18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the practical application of technology in an Accounting context. Students experience a hands-on approach to the use of spreadsheets, relational databases, and dedicated accounting software through practical exercises.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCT301Capstone in Accounting18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga) & 18T (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    ACCT302Financial Accounting18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18S (Hamilton) & 18S (Tauranga)
    A study of the principles and practices of company accounting.
    ACCT313Accounting Information Technology and Systems18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18XB (Hamilton) & 18XB (Tauranga)
    The design, acquisition, operation, management, and control of accounting information systems with prime focus on computerised accounting information systems, accounting packages, spreadsheets and databases.
    ACCT321Commercial Law18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    A study of selected areas of the law regulating commercial and domestic consumer contracts. A review of statutory and common law developments in the general law of contract and agency, an introduction to trust law.
    ACCT322Law of Business Enterprises18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A study of the law relevant to the establishment, activities and control of business enterprises. Also, an examination of current legal issues that impact on decision making within business organisations.
    ACCT324Legal Issues in Business and E-Commerce18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper is intended to provide students with an appreciation of the legal issues arising from electronic commerce; the students should develop the ability to identify the problems which they may face in the area, thereby assisting them in arriving at a solution.
    ACCT331Management Accounting18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    A study of concepts, techniques and practices relevant to the provision of accounting and related data for management planning, control and decision-making.
    ACCT332Financial Management18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper develops understanding of important issues with regards to financial management and decision making and how crucial this area is with regards to the impact that financial decisions will have on the creation of financial value of organisations.
    ACCT341Auditing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    A study of the theory and practice of auditing including computer based systems and the nature, scope and purpose of financial audits.
    ACCT351Taxation18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A study of the concepts, law and practice of the main direct, indirect and wealth taxes.
    ACCT399Applied Project in Accounting18F (Hamilton), 18F (Tauranga), 18H (Hamilton) & 18H (Tauranga)
    An applied research project investigating an accounting related issue in an organisational context.
  • 400 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCT401Capstone in Accounting Advanced18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    ACCT422Law of Business Enterprises18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A study of the law relevant to the establishment, activities and control of business enterprises, and an examination of current legal issues that have an impact on decision making within business organisations.
    ACCT431Management Accounting18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    A study of concepts, techniques and practices relevant to the provision of accounting and related data for management planning, control and decision-making. Students are required to examine developments in one management accounting topic in depth.
    ACCT490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga), 18S (Hamilton), 18S (Tauranga), 18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (Tauranga)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department. Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    ACCT499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18D (Tauranga), 18F (Hamilton), 18F (Tauranga), 18J (Hamilton), 18J (Tauranga), 18M (Hamilton) & 18M (Tauranga)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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