Why study Taxation?

Tax is a cost on business and tax compliance is the most common area where business and government come into contact. Taxation is an essential prerequisite for membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Complementary majors

A major in Taxation combines well with:


What are the career paths?

Become a financial accountant or taxation adviser.


Programmes available

You can study Taxation in the following programmes:

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
The BCom offers Taxation as a single major or as a double major alongside one of the other majors offered within the BCom. Taxation combines well with a major in Accounting or Finance. You can also study the Bachelor of Commerce in Taxation as part of a conjoint degree programme where you study for two degrees at once.

Bachelor of Commerce(Hons)
The BCom(Hons) in Commercial Law is one year of fulltime study following the Bachelor of commerce degree. Entry is based on superior grades in the subject area. Taxation may be the subject that is a particular research area.

Master of Taxation Studies (MTaxS)
The MTaxS programme is now offered by the Faculty of Law. Further information is available at their web page.

Master of Commerce (MCom)
The Master of Commerce is usually a two-year programme.

Master of Law (LLM)
It is also possible for students to take individual MTaxS courses towards their LLM degree. Further information is available at the Faculty of Law web page.