Master of Professional Accounting

Our Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is a conversion degree, designed specifically for a career in accounting.

Today our accountants provide business consultancy and operational assistance as well as tax services and financial reporting.

As a result, qualified accountants with broader business and management knowledge are in high demand.

Gaining an MPA will allow you to pursue a career in accounting across a range of sectors and levels, including senior management and board positions. As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • Gain provisional membership to professional accounting bodies.
  • Undertake an entry level professional accounting role within an organisation.

Our MPA programme is ideal for recent graduates who are looking for a direct path into a professional role. The MPA programme is also an excellent choice for professionals seeking to transition into a new role in accountancy. MPA participants are typically:

  • Graduates from any undergraduate discipline.
  • Professionals in entry to mid-level roles from organisations of any size and sector.

Multiple entry qualifications offer you a number of study options depending on your professional career goals.*

Postgraduate Diploma in Business

8x Electives

120 points

MPA

Core courses from the Postgraduate Diploma plus:

MBAZ680 Capstone Project or MBAZ681 Internship

240 points

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business consists of eight elective courses. These courses constitute eight of the 13 required courses for the MPA programme. Having satisfied all requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma with a B average or above, prior to graduating, you can apply to transfer to the MPA.

Duration: Part-time up to 4 years and at full-time study, it will take 8 months.

2. Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

In addition to the course requirements for the postgraduate diploma, by completing a further five courses and the capstone project or internship, you can graduate with the full MPA.

The MPA gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to undertake more in-depth study in accountancy and business. Your project or internship can be undertaken with an industry or organisation that is of interest to you.

Duration: Part-time up to 4 years and at full-time study, it will take 15-17 months.

*In consultation, a personal course of study that differs from that outlined above can be completed, subject to the approval of the Dean of Commerce.

Combined Timetable 2018 -- Taught Masters

PLEASE NOTE: This timetable includes all EDP taught masters' courses: MBIS, MBM, MFM, MPA, etc. You will need to identify which courses you will be attending each term (usually, but not always, three courses).

All lectures run Monday to Friday, between the times of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. Each lecture occurs once a week for 10 weeks and is three hours long.

 

TERM ONE: Monday 29 January to Friday 6 April

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
MBIS601
Management of Information Systems
Nelly Todorova

Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber

Room: L526
MBIS602 (1) 
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
MBUS601
Marketing
Ann-Marie Kennedy

Room: Jack Erskine 340
1pm-4pm MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield

Room: L526
MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
Neil Crombie

Room: Psychology 344

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Ravi Sharma

Room: L526
MBIS602 (2)
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MPAC601
Professional Accounting Principles
Catherine McMillan/Julia Wu

Room: Jack Erskine 315  
MBAZ602 (2)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340
5pm-8pm     MBAZ602 (1)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
   

 

TERM TWO: Monday 23 April to Friday 29 June

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm

MBUS650
Business Strategy
Piet Beukman
Room: F3

MBIS623
Data Management
Constantine Zakkaroff
Room: L526

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Anushia Inthiran
Room: L526

MBIS623
Database Management
Constantine Zakkaroff
Room: L526

MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Trevor Nesbit
Room: Erskine 443

10am-12pm

WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield
Room: L526

       
1pm-4pm

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526

MPAC602
Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
Julia Wu
Room: L526

MBUS602
Leadership
Teresa Callow/Michelle Shields
Room: L526

MPAC606
Management
Tyron Love
Room: L526

MBUS651
Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Christian Walsh/Bob Hamilton
Room: Erskine 340

5pm-8pm      

MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Trevor Nesbit
Room: F1 (Forestry Lectorial Room)

 

 

TERM THREE: Monday 16 July to Friday 21 September

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Fleur Pawsey
Room: L526  

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Ravi Sharma
Room: L526

MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Managment
Neil Crombie, Michael Falta & Dieu Dang
Room: West 212
10am-12pm

MBAZ604 
Business Research Methods
Fleur Pawsey
Room: L526  

MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Managment
Neil Crombie, Michael Falta & Dieu Dang
Room: Julius von Haast 425
10am-12pm

MBIS621
IT Project Management
Pan Zheng
Room: L526
 
       

WASS (Writing & Study Skills)
Greg Armfield
Room: L520a
From 12:00 pm

 
1pm-4pm MPAC604
Advanced Financial Accounting
Catherine McMillan
Room: L526  
MPAC608
Auditing
Richard Fisher
Room: L526

MPAC605
Taxation
Adrian Sawyer/
Andrew Maples
Room: L526

MBUS603
Managing People & Performance
Russell Wordsworth
Room: Ernest Rutherford 465

MFIN603
Financial Management
Neil Crombie, Rob Vosslamber, Michael Falta & Andrew Maples
Room: L526
 

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 8 October to Friday 7 December

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBIS601 (1)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ605 (2)
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber
Room: L526

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Pan Zheng
Room: F3 lecture theatre  
MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
 
1pm-4pm MBAZ602
Business Economcs
Stephen Hickson 
Room: L526
MBIS622
Information Systems Security & Risk Management
Stephen Wingreen
Room: L526
MBIS601 (2)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
 
Evenings MBAZ605 (1)
Business Law
**5-8pm
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber
Room: Jack Erskine 443

MBAZ602
Business Economics
**5-8pm
Stephen Hickson
Room: F1 lectorial

MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
**4-7pm
Neil Crombie
Room: F3 lecture theatre 
   

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Key contacts:

Julia Wu

Lecturer
MPA Director
Meremere 508
Internal Phone: 93746