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Examines two main areas of advanced professional accountancy, including advanced financial reporting standard analysis and review and financial risk management. The course develops the advanced principles required for those looking to progress through the MPA qualification.
This course examines two main areas of advanced professional accountancy, including advanced financial accounting and reporting and financial statement analyses. The course develops the advanced principles required for those looking to progress through the MPA qualification.
Advanced Accounting Principles1. Demonstrate a theoretical analysis of key New Zealand and International developments within financial reporting.2. Critically evaluate a company’s financial position and performance through the application of advanced analysis techniques.3. Compose a detailed report on a company’s compliance with New Zealand and International financial reporting standards.Business Finance4. Examine financial risk management theory and analyse systems for the monitoring, management and mitigation of such risks.5. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of derivative financial instruments as they apply to the management of financial risks.
Subject to the approval of the Programme Director
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Julia Wu
Forty-five Per cent RuleThere is a requirement that students are required to average not less than 45 per cent in the invigilated component of their assessments in order to pass the course as a whole. ‘Invigilated’ means ‘formally supervised under exam conditions’. In MPAC602, the invigilated component is the exam. AegrotatsNote that aegrotats are not available for any item of assessment in this course without the prior approval of the Director, Executive Development Programmes in consultation with the lecturer. Wherever possible and with the lecturer’s agreement, a replacement assessment will be sought in each case where a student has not been (with valid reason) able to submit or has been disadvantaged in some way.Oral ExaminationsLecturers reserve the right to orally examine students on any submitted piece of work, including the examination and take home test.TurnitinThe essay must be submitted through the link provided on the MPAC602 LEARN site. A Turnitin originality report is generated for each item submitted. The report is generated by comparing your essay to millions of other documents,
Deegan, Craig Michael;
McGraw-Hill Education (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2016.
Applying international financial reporting standards;
John Wiley & Sons Australia, 2010.
Deegan, Craig , Samkin, Grant;
New Zealand financial accounting;
6e [i.e. 6th ed.];
McGraw-Hill Australia, 2013.
Principles of financial accounting;
John Wiley and Sons Australia, 2013.
The required text is available for purchase from UBS (The University Bookshop) and is also available on 3-hour restricted loan in the Central Library.ADDITIONAL READING:A number of NZ IFRS and NZ IAS’s.
Domestic fee $1,218.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page.