One of a kind
Join the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance.
The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF) is the only master’s qualification in New Zealand endorsed by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts). Massey University is one of only 130 partner universities around the world to have a partnership agreement with the CFA
Elevate your career
The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance shows a commitment to gaining the business capabilities that are sought-after by potential employers. It will build on your previous study and/or practical work experience to help you develop an excellent understanding of accountancy and finance principles and practical applications. It is the only master's qualification where your study covers both these disciplines.
Whether or not you come from a background in accountancy and finance, the MPAF will help build on your skills to help you move into more senior roles.
Relevant to employers
Our partnership agreement with the CFA means that the MPAF programme covers 75% of the curriculum learning outcomes deemed essential by the organisation. These have been developed by the finance industry, meaning your learning is relevant and aligned with what the industry demands. An understanding of accountancy and finance is highly sought-after by potential employers and will help you step up in your career.
An internationally-ranked business school
The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two percent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited.
Our School of Accountancy has accreditation from national and international professional institutions including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).
Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 150 universities in the world by QS (Quacquareli Symonds) rankings and our business and management studies are ranked in the top 250. We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in accounting theory and practice to your study.
Study that fits around your life
Our uniquely broad range of study modes means you can fit your study around your life. You can study towards this qualification on our Auckland campus, via block courses. Or you can study via distance, from wherever you are, whenever it suits you. Massey has the largest and longest-running distance learning courses in New Zealand, giving you access to our expertise and world-leading tools.
Recognised as one of the best
As well as being recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts organisation, MPAF is accredited and meets the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and the ACCA.
Sought after by employers
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises.The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.
A Ministry of Education report found that:
- Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
- Five years after leaving study, most young domestic graduates will be earning above the national median earnings
- Young masters graduates earn 86 percent more than the national median
- Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives
Applicants for admission to the MPAF will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and have completed an undergraduate degree achieving at least a B grade average in the highest two levels of the majoring subject.
All applicants will need to submit:
- Verified academic transcripts of all previous tertiary level studies.
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Last updated March 8, 2018