The Degree of Master of Professional Accounting (MPA - 240 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Professional Accounting

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version
(a)
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
(b)
This degree was first offered in 2014.
2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Business may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these Regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
(a)
To qualify for the Master of Professional Accounting a student must be credited with:
i.
240 points towards the qualification: and
ii.
a minimum of 195 points from Group A of the Schedule to these Regulations; and
iii.
a minimum of 45 points from Group B of the Schedule to these Regulations.
(b)
A student may, on the basis of previous studies, be exempt from courses in the Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Professional Accounting and will replace these courses with other appropriate postgraduate courses as approved by the Programme Coordinator.
4.
Admission to the qualification

To be admitted to the Master of Professional Accounting a student must have:

(a)
either
i.
qualified for a New Zealand university degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing as the holder of such a degree, and
(b)
been approved as a student for the degree by the Dean of Business, and
(c)
demonstrated a high proficiency in English. A student who speaks English as a second language will be required to produce evidence that their English ability meets the standards specified in the General Regulations to the University.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors or minors for this degree.

6.
Time limits
The time limits for this qualification are:
(a)
18 months for a full-time student and
(b)
48 months for a part-time student.
7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulation:

A student will be withdrawn from the degree if they fail:
(a)
more than two courses
(b)
any Group B course.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulation:

This degree may be awarded with Distinction if a GPA of 8.0 or better is achieved across all courses.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
There are no advancing qualifications for this degree.
(b)
A student for the degree who has satisfied all requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business may apply to withdraw from the degree and be awarded the alternate qualification.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Professional Accounting

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Group A

Course Code Course Title
MBAZ 601 Managerial Accounting
MBAZ 602 Business Economics
MBAZ 603 Managerial Finance
MBAZ 604 Business Research Methods
MBAZ 605 Business Law
MBIS 601 Management of Information Systems
MPAC 601 Professional Accounting Principles
MPAC 602 Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
MPAC 603 Advanced Management Accounting
MPAC 604 Advanced Financial Accounting
MPAC 605 Taxation
MPAC 606 Management
MPAC 607 Information Systems
MPAC 608 Auditing

Group B

Note: Not all courses may be offered in a given year.

Course Code Course Title
MBAZ 680 Research Project
MBAZ 681 Internship