The Master of Professional Accounting equips you with the skills to change careers and become an accountant. This postgraduate accounting degree can be completed in as little as one year.
The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for people with an unrelated degree who want retrain as an accountant and 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 become a member of professional accounting bodies or change careers to work as an accountant.
You'll advance your understanding of accounting from a strategic business perspective and develop the financial expertise 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.
If your English does not meet the required standard, AUT International House offers the GIE programme.
To graduate with a Master of Professional Accounting, you must successfully complete the courses below. Cross-credits are not available for this postgraduate accounting qualification.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
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.
The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with the academic requirements for membership in:
Check their websites below for information about the benefits of professional membership and the opportunities for certified and registered chartered accountants.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.