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.
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 papers below (cross-credits are not available for this 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.