Master of Professional Accounting

Full Time

Master of Professional Accounting

Unitec Institute of Technology
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    1st year fees
  • 180
  • Campus
  • Masters
  • 1.5 years


This Master’s degree has been designed for those who would like to pursue a new career in professional accounting. It’s a conversion programme, meaning you have the advantage of covering core knowledge and competencies - and developing higher level capabilities - quickly so you can start working as soon as possible.

You’ll need an undergraduate degree to apply (or equivalent professional experience) – but it doesn’t matter what discipline you’ve previously studied as the programme builds on the diverse skill set you already have.  This includes analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, technical accounting skills, and research capabilities to operate in a variety of small to medium enterprises, as well as some larger organisations.

Admission Requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with merit achievement deemed to be a grade average of B- or higher; or
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Courses Units

You need to complete 180 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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English Language Requirements

  • 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
  • If English is not your first language, you’ll need one or more of the following:
  • Achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University Entrance
  • Provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

If you don’t meet the English criteria above, we have a range of English Language programmes available

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