Master of Professional Accounting

General

Program Description

Ramp up your career with a recognized accounting degree

Make the move into accounting or get the certification you need to take the next step in your accountancy career.

Learn to manage complex accounting and business issues, and gain the confidence to provide specialist expertise.

You’ll build an understanding of professional practice, ethics and procedures, and insight into the business landscape in New Zealand and internationally.

Fast-track or fit in with work

The MPA helps you fast-track your certification and is a globally-recognized qualification you can complete in 16–17 months full-time study.

The MPA is also ideal for working professionals wanting to add accountancy to their resume. You don’t need to have studied accounting before and evening courses mean you can study part-time while working.

International recognition

The MPA gives you the academic requirements for certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.

The School of Accounting and Commercial Law is part of Victoria Business School, one of two schools in New Zealand to get accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in both Business and Accounting.

The Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.

Community

Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues from around the world.

You'll have access to the faculty postgraduate facilities and opportunities to attend events, workshops, careers sessions and seminars such as the Student Learning Postgraduate Research skills sessions. You'll also be able to meet with people from the chartered accountancy bodies on campus.

The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information and provides a voice for you within the University.

Returning to study

Many students return to university for postgraduate study after several years away. If it's been a while since you've studied, our liaison officers can help you get back into university life.

While some MPA candidates worry they’ll struggle if they haven’t studied accounting before, past students—whether recent graduates in other subjects or people who have been out in the workforce for some time—have not found this a barrier.

Careers

As well as roles in accountancy firms, your MPA can set you up for a career in banking and finance, law, government, not-for-profits and companies large and small. You’ll be on track to move into roles including a chief financial officer, financial controller, auditor, and finance manager.

Employer support

The capability boost you get from doing an MPA means your employer may be willing to pay some or all of your costs.

Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

Get a world-class education as an international student at Victoria University of Wellington—New Zealand's globally-ranked capital city university. Victoria University of Wellington is located in Well ... Read More

Get a world-class education as an international student at Victoria University of Wellington—New Zealand's globally-ranked capital city university. Victoria University of Wellington is located in Wellington – New Zealand’s second largest city – in the geographic, political and cultural heart of the country. We’re number one in New Zealand for research quality. Read less
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