Program Overview

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for people with an unrelated degree who want retrain as an accountant and 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 become a member of professional accounting bodies or change careers to work as an accountant.


You'll advance your understanding of accounting from a strategic business perspective and develop the financial expertise 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.


AucklandNew Zealand

  Course Duration

16 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 49,950


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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To graduate with a Master of Professional Accounting, you must successfully complete the courses below. Cross-credits are not available for this postgraduate accounting qualification.


Complete the following courses

  • ACCT860 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT861 Management Accounting for Business
  • ACCT862 Taxation in New Zealand
  • ACCT863 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT865 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT866 Strategic Management Accounting
  • ACCT867 Finance for Accountants
  • ACCT869 Accounting Regulations and Business Law
  • ACCT960 Auditing
  • ACCT995 Applied Professional Accounting Project
  • ECON863 Economics and Quantitative Methods

Minimum entry requirements
Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with a B- grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent
International student entry requirements


English language requirements
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band.

$51,351 (for 180 points)
($49,950 tuition fees + $1401 student services levy)

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.

Careers include:

  • Chartered accountant
  • International accounting firms
  • Management accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Finance manager
  • Forensic accountant
  • Senior management
  • Business consultant
  • Tax specialist


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