The Master of Professional Accounting equips you with the skills to change careers and become an accountant. It can be completed in 16 months fast-track.
It’s designed for people with an unrelated degree who want to work towards registration with leading professional accounting bodies – including the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). It's a good choice if you want to gain membership with professional accounting bodies or change careers to become an accountant.
The MPA will advance your understanding of accounting from a strategic business perspective and provide the financial expertise needed for senior management roles. Roles may include chartered accountant, management accountant, chief financial officer, finance manager, forensic accountant, business consultant, tax specialist or a role in senior management.
To graduate with a Master of Professional Accounting, you must successfully complete the papers below (cross-credits are not available for this qualification).
Complete the following papers
ACCT860 Financial Accounting
ACCT861 Management Accounting for Business
ACCT862 Taxation in New Zealand
ACCT863 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT865 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT866 Strategic Management Accounting
ACCT867 Finance for Accountants
ACCT996 Professional Accounting Practice
ECON861 Economics for Business
ECON862 Statistics for Business
LAWS860 Business Law
LAWS861 Law of Business Organisations
MGMT861 Managing Organisations and People
Accounting offers excellent job opportunities both in New Zealand and internationally. There's strong demand for highly skilled accountants and senior managers with a strategic understanding of accounting and finance.
International accounting firms
Chief financial officer
Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with a B- grade average in papers at level 7 or equivalent, OR
10 years of relevant work experience combined with a work-based portfolio
Admission is subject to the approval of the Dean (or representative).
English Language Requirements:
Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.
IELTS may be waived (at the discretion of the Programme Director):
For a student who has completed a qualification, the language of instruction for which was English, and which was awarded within the last 3 years
For a student who has lived and/or worked in an English speaking environment for 3 years