Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years


Level 7

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Expand your career options

If you are starting your business career in Accounting and you want a degree then the EIT | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Accounting is just right for you.

This programme is the first unified national programme under Te Pūkenga – this means, if you begin studying with us, then move to another city or town in Aotearoa, then you’ll be able to seamlessly transition through learning and employment in a multitude of contexts to suit your changing circumstances.

There are lots of business degrees and content is often quite similar, our point of difference is that we offer a practical approach together with a supportive learning environment and lots of practical hands-on experience.


Full-time learners take four 15 credit courses per semester, part-time learners can take one to three courses per semester and may choose to study only part of the year.

The programme distinguishes itself from many other business degrees being more practically oriented with a work-based placement.

You can expect a supportive environment with small classes and positive, experienced staff.

A further advantage is readily available one-to-one advice on course selection targeted towards your career.

Subject areas

  • Management and financial accounting
  • Business finance

Work integrated learning

The capstone of the EIT | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Accounting is the work integrated learning business project or internship.

Your future career and study opportunities

The Bachelor of Accounting is approved by both accounting professional bodies in New Zealand as a stepping stone to Chartered Accounting status.

Further your study with a postgraduate qualification at any of the Te Pūkenga campuses nationwide.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.