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Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
Auckland Campus
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Course details

Summary

One of a kind

Join the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance.

Whatever your accountancy career ambitions are, this qualification will help you get there.
The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF) is the only professional master’s degree in New Zealand combining the two popular disciplines of accountancy and finance. It is open to graduates with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Open the door to professional organisations

Completion allows you to join key professional accountancy organisations in Australia and New Zealand.

The MPAF meets the academic requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). It is accredited by all three organisations. The MPAF is also endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute.

Elevate your career

Completing this qualification shows a commitment to gaining the business capabilities employers are looking for. It will build on your previous study and/or practical work experience. You'll gain 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 you come from a background in accountancy and finance or not, the MPAF will help build on your skills to help you move into more senior roles.

Careers

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.

Credit summary

240 credits

Part A compulsory courses– 120 credits

Part B compulsory courses– 120 credits

There are regulations around completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two.

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, you must achieve a minimum B- grade average in Part A of the qualification.

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance you will have been awarded or qualified for an undergraduate degree achieving at least a B grade average in the highest two levels of the majoring subject.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

Course variation

28-February-2022 - Massey University

Campus:
Massey University
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
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