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.



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.

Contact us

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

Phone +64 3 369 3888

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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