Taxation and Accounting

Tākehanga me te Kaute

  • Professor Adrian Sawyer
    Professor Adrian Sawyer, Taxation and Accounting, awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association Hill Medal in 2015 in recognition of outstanding contributions to tax teaching and policy in Australasia.

Ranking

Top 200 in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021)

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A comprehensive guide on UC as a world-class university, enrolment requirements and all undergraduate qualifications and subjects study options at UC.

Ranking

Top 200 in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021)

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This prospectus gives an overview of UC as a world-class university, student life, and available study options for international students.

Qualifications

Overview

Taxation is more than interpreting and applying legislation. Societies need taxation in order to redistribute wealth, to provide for expenditure on public goods and services, as well as serve as a tool to influence behaviour.

Taxation is a core area within the broader fields of accounting and law, drawing together concepts from these disciplines, with those from economics. More recently, knowledge and theories in a number of other disciplines, such as psychology and sociology, have been applied to assist with a greater understanding of the impact of taxation on society.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand recognise the importance of studies in taxation, with courses containing taxation content included in their ‘core’ and ‘accounting and/or business related’ academic requirements.

Minor in Taxation

UC also offers a minor in Taxation, which allows Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Bachelor of Sport Coaching, and Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership students to complement their major subject with study in a different discipline. This can increase breadth of knowledge at an undergraduate level, and potentially employability.

Contact us

Te Tari Kaute me te Pūnaha Pārongo | Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Phone +64 3 369 3888
Email studybusiness@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Reception Level 2, Meremere building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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