About the department
Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Finance - one of the largest departments in the University of Auckland.
Our department is one of the leading Accounting and Finance departments in the Asia-Pacific region, renowned for its research excellence and innovative teaching.The department is divided into three areas: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Finance.
The department provides courses primarily for the BCom, BCom(Hons), BBIM and MCom programmes. In particular, the BCom(Hons) programme has been highly successful since its inception, giving staff an opportunity to teach in their area of specialisation and to supervise research students. It also gives students an opportunity to be creative and critical in their thinking, and to take their learning from their undergraduate studies to the next and more advanced level.
Staff from the department also teach in courses in the MBA and Postgraduate Diploma in Business programmes.
Students intending to obtain memberships in several prestigious professional bodies can satisfy the academic component of the requirements set by these bodies at the University of Auckland. After students have graduated, other requirements may include the completion of the professional competency examinations and obtaining practical experience before students can be fully admitted into the professional bodies.
Professional bodies that recognise our programmes include CA ANZ, CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the CFA Institute. Individuals who are members of these professional bodies are increasingly sought after by large accounting and commercial firms, both domestically and globally. The department is proud to be affiliated with these professional bodies.
Professor Steven Cahan
Head of Department