Master of Professional Accounting

MPA

  • Ernst and Young

Duration

15-17 months full-time

Entry times

January or October

Fees

NZD $19,000

Based on 2018
total programme fee

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Duration

15-17 months full-time

Entry times

January or October

Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

Overview

The Master of Professional Accounting is a conversion taught master's qualification that provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be a highly effective accountant in both domestic and international organisations. Through applied research, students will gain an understanding of the theoretical considerations facing the Accounting profession while developing the confidence to challenge existing practices, and develop innovative new ways to solve issues in the field.

The qualification is aligned with professional accounting bodies in the industry (such as the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), allowing graduates to gain provisional membership.

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is also part of the Executive Development Programmes, providing opportunitues to pursue new career pathway options. Candidates with a background in any discipline may apply and no prior experience in Commerce or Accounting is required.

The UC Business School is placed within the top five per cent of business schools worldwide through its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UC ranks in the top 150 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017).

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Professional Accounting.

For study planning help contact the Executive Development Programmes team or the College of Business and Law:

College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3300
Email executivedevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz