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Taxation and Accounting

02 September 2023

Taxation is important to the functioning of any economy. It usually brings in the vast majority of the revenue available to a government. It involves legal interpretation and analysis, calculations, and providing advice. Find out about studying Taxation and Accounting at UC.


Taxation is about more than creating and charging taxes — it distributes money to public goods and services, and serves as a tool to influence behaviour.

This study involves many different subject areas, including law, economics, and even psychology to help us understand the impact of taxation on society.


Minor in Taxation

UC also offers a minor in Taxation within multiple degrees to complement your major subject with study in tax expenses and public services. This can increase your knowledge and potentially employability in an industry that interests you.


What will you learn?
  • Take a range of courses from legal, accounting, and practical perspectives that prepare you for a professional career in taxation and accounting.
  • Apply your learning through internships and international study options.
  • By taking specific courses in this major, you can gain external qualifications and membership with CPA AustraliaChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and other professional accounting bodies internationally.
  • Complete a minor in Taxation or Accounting within a range of bachelor’s degrees to add understanding of tax and policy to your other studies.


Taxation and Accounting major

For the major in the Bachelor of Commerce, complete the following courses:




For those interested in provisional membership with professional accounting bodies, you will need to include specific courses in your degree in addition to the other Taxation and Accounting major requirements. Contact a Student Advisor for more information.

For the complete three-year Bachelor of Commerce Taxation and Accounting major degree plan, see Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School website.


Taxation minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:




Study in taxation will set you up with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a taxation specialist or as a chartered account in Aotearoa or internationally.

Career pathways could include:

  • finance manager
  • business analyst
  • tax consultant or auditor
  • forensic accountant.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Taxation and Accounting.

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