Graduate Diploma in Accounting
Level 7

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates

    Marlborough:

    19 July 2021
    29 November 2021

    Nelson:

    19 July 2021
    29 November 2021
  • Study options

    Full time or part time

  • Length

    1 year full time (or equivalent part-time study); 40 weeks including 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits

    120

  • Fees

    2020: $6,480 plus $240 Student Services Levy, 2021: $6,600 plus $240 Student Services Levy, Dependent on course selection

    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    3875 - Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Understand and process accounting information in a range of business environments.

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting allows you to add a specialisation in accounting with an elective option in project management, strategic management and more to further your career.

You will use your existing graduate skills or extensive experience to start your business study at the equivalent level to the final year of a business degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting is a great option if you are seeking promotion in your existing employment, wish to widen your skills and knowledge base and keep ahead in the knowledge game or if you are considering a career change, including self-employment.

Your studies will see you process and evaluate a full set of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices in New Zealand. On completion, you will demonstrate a technical, analytical and conceptual understanding of the role of accounting in the business environment.

Aims of the programme

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting give students who already have a degree, or extensive business experience, an opportunity to pursue study in a specific business discipline at an advanced undergraduate level.

Graduates of the Grad Dip Accounting programme will have the personal attributes, specialist knowledge and professional skills necessary to make an immediate and valuable contribution in demanding and evolving business environments.

Key features

  • One year full time or longer part time
  • Open entry for any person with an undergraduate degree
  • Receive quality supervision from expert advisors for level 7 research project BUS750 Advanced Business Project
  • Use recognition of prior undergraduate study, or extensive work experience, to skip courses you already hold the necessary skills and knowledge in (see 'Recognition of Academic Credit’ below)

Structure

Study full time over one year (two semesters plus study breaks), or part-time. Courses are run on our Nelson/Marlborough campus.

See 'Classes and Study hours' for more information.

Marlborough campus via video link

The majority of classes will be video linked from our Nelson campus for students studying on our Marlborough campus. Video link students meet and study together on the Marlborough campus then interact with their fellow students, and the lecturer, in Nelson via the video linking software.

Marlborough students have full access to Library Learner Services and one on one tutor sessions as required.

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