The Master of Professional Accounting is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed to prepare graduates for a career in accounting. You will acquire knowledge and skills in business, accounting, finance, commercial law and taxation.
The programme is recognised by key professional accounting bodies, including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ formerly NZICA), CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountant CIMA.
With a Master of Professional Accounting, you will have the skills and knowledge required to launch a career as an accountant with a chartered accountancy practice, industry or the public sector.
The Master of Professional Accounting is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed to prepare graduates for a career in accounting. You will acquire knowledge and skills in business
The Master of Professional Accounting is an 18 month, 240-point programme studied over six quarters. You will study core business courses before continuing on to study a set of specialised Accounting courses.
You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world.
To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science.
In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelor's degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects.
*Applicants who have completed the advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis.
Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must, therefore, be able to understand, speak and write English fluently.
To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:
- Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or;
- TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or;
- TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or;
- Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-.
About the School
The University of Auckland is a comprehensive university of 40,000 students, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes across a wide range of disciplines.