Duration: 16 months full-time / part-time available
Programme code: AK3611 Level: 9 Points: 240
AUT encourages early application. This programme will remain open until all places have been filled.
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for those who have completed a bachelor's degree in any field of study and wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification in accounting.
The programme provides an advanced understanding of accounting principles and practice within business and the wider economic environment and gives you the opportunity to change career path if you do not have a background in accounting.
The MPA provides you with the academic requirements for membership with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - the pathway for those wanting to become registered chartered accountants.
The MPA is a good choice if you:
At the discretion of the Programme Director the IELTS may be waived for :
If your English does not meet the required standard, AUT International House offers English language courses (GIE programme).
A student with an average grade for the coursework papers falling below a B- prior to enrolment in the research project may be required by the examination board to have their points reassigned to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.
The outcomes for graduates of this programme are outlined in the Graduate Profile.
To graduate with a Master of Professional Accounting, you must successfully complete the papers below (Please note that cross credits are not available for this qualification).
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 is strong demand for highly skilled accountants and senior managers with a strategic understanding of accounting and finance. Careers include:
For further information please email
The MBA and Professional Masters Programme Administrator
(09) 921 9135
The MPA meets the academic requirements for those seeking registration with the following professional bodies. We advise you check their websites below for information about the benefits of professional membership and the opportunities for certified and registered chartered accountants.
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand)
CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants Australia)
Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 1.42pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.