Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Plant the seeds for a rewarding future with a degree that puts you at the heart of where successful businesses succeed and grow – with the finance and accounting skills to navigate the changing world of business here in New Zealand or overseas.

Cultivate your expertise and potential by learning how firms design, develop then apply financial systems and models to nurture value. This accounting and finance major from Lincoln University prepares you for employment almost anywhere in the world, with the knowledge and real world experience that meets the requirements of professional accounting and finance bodies.

How you’ll grow

  • Through relevant, real world-based course content that feeds your career prospects.
  • A programme that combines academic learning with practical skills to develop your accounting and finance expertise.
  • A recognised and respected qualification that meets all the requirements of Australasia’s professional accounting bodies including Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • A recognised CFA Institute University Affiliation Program that provides you with a pathway to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation to become investment and financial professionals.
  • A degree that leads accounting and finance firms to approach Lincoln University asking for introductions to graduates.

Career opportunities

You will be strongly positioned for a career in Professional Accounting, Banking and Rural Banking, Rural Accounting, Financial Consulting, Stock Broking, Investment Analysis, Auditing, Business Advisory, Insurance and Financial Control.

This degree gives me the option to become either a Chartered Accountant or a Chartered Financial Analyst.  But I don’t have to decide until after I graduate. So I can get some work experience then choose.

Gregory Fleming

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Finance major

Upon successful completion of this degree programme, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Commerce with an Accounting and Finance major.

Programme information

Programme Structure

Third Year

Semester 1 Courses

  • B Com (Accounting and Finance) Year 3 Electives*
  • 300-Level FINC Courses*
  • Elective

  • Elective

Semester 2 Courses

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the lists below

Courses required for CFA pathway: FINC 305, FINC 307, FINC 310, FINC 312.

Courses required to meet Professional Accounting: ACCT 203, LWST 201, ACCT 302, ACCT 306, ACCT 308, ACCT 310.

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.



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Programme contacts

Claire Beattie

Dr Claire Beattie

Senior Lecturer

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