Ph.D. On Campus


University of Waikato

36 months
30855 USD/year
6516 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Accounting degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University of Waikato for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members.


Studying accounting is your pathway to working with clients to help them make their businesses more profitable and successful, and reduce their exposure to financial risk. With accounting you'll gain the skills you need to become a trusted business adviser and make strategic financial decisions for organisations. A qualification in accounting can lead you into all kinds of industries, such as agribusiness, manufacturing or entertainment.

Career opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Business consultant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Company accountant
  • Financial accountant/controller
  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant

Practical experience

At University of Waikato, you'll get hands-on experience with specialised Accounting software such as MYOB and Xero.

You'll analyse real-life case studies of accounting situations, and learn about the business environment and how managerial decisions are made.

You'll also learn about contracts and trusts, evaluate the impact of taxes, and gain skills in auditing, investment, financing and asset management. You could also undertake an industry internship in an accounting workplace.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
  • Finance
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Data Analytics with Business Applications
  • Business Law and the Legal Environment
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Capstone in Accounting
  • Performance Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Law of Business Enterprise

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Statement of Research Interest
  • A Sample of your Academic writing
  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates for qualifications held
  • Academic References
  • A copy of your passport or birth certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30855 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6516 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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