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. MPA participants are typically:

  • Graduates from any undergraduate discipline.

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 2019 -- Business Taught Masters

PLEASE NOTE: This timetable includes all BTM 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 28 January to Friday 5 April

(Download as pdf: BTM term 1 2019

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY

9:00 am

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Tutorial 1 (10-11am)
Rehua 702
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski 

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Tutorial 2 (11am-12pm)
Rehua 702
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

MBUS601 (2)
Marketing
Rehua 702
Chris Chen 

MBIS601
Management of Information Systems
Rehua 702
Nelly Todorova

MBAZ601
Managerial Accounting
Combined Lecture
(28/1-17/2)
E5 Lecture Theatre

Stream 1
(18/27/4)
Rehua 702
Oli Hille

MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
Rehua 620
Neil Crombie

 

12:00 pm

 

WASS

WASS

WASS

 

1:00 pm

MBUS601 (1)
Marketing
Rehua 702
Chris Chen

MBIS603
Business and Technology
Rehua 620
Ravi Sharma

MPAC601
Professional Accounting Principles
Rehua 702
Catherine McMillan

MBAZ603 (2A)
Managerial Finance
(28/1-3/3)
(1-3pm)
Rehua 620
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

MBAZ605
Business Law
Rehua 702
Matthew Barber & Annick Masselot

MBAZ603 (1)
Managerial Finance
(28/1-7/4)
(1-3pm)
Rehua 620
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

MBIS602
Systems Analysis and Process Modelling
E16 Lecture Theatre
Annette Mills

MBAZ603 (2B)
Managerial Finance
(4/3-7/4)
(1-3pm)
Rehua 620
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 pm

MBAZ602
Business Economics
Rehua 005
Stephen Hickson

 

 

MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
(18/2-7/4)
Rehua 620
Oli Hille

 

 

 

TERM TWO: Monday 22 April to Friday 28 June

 

TERM THREE: Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 7 October to Friday 6 December

Learn from our students' experiences

Key contacts:

Nicole Anfang

Student Advisor
Postgraduate
Meremere Building 209
Internal Phone: 92964

Julia Wu

Lecturer
MPA Director
Meremere 508
Internal Phone: 93746