Master of Professional Accounting

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Master of Professional Accounting

University of Canterbury
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  • Masters
  • 1.5 years


The Master of Professional Accounting is a conversion taught master's qualification that provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be a highly effective accountant in both domestic and international organisations. Through applied research, students will gain an understanding of the theoretical considerations facing the Accounting profession, while developing the confidence to challenge existing practices, and develop innovative new ways to solve issues in the field.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses is required. Students must be approved by the Dean of Business, who will take account of the relevance and standard of previous studies and experience.

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The MPA programme consists of 13 compulsory courses, followed by up to 60 points in elective courses taught over five terms, in ten-week blocks.

The 13 courses must be completed to an overall B Grade Point Average in order to move on to the elective options, which may include the capstone Research Project (MBAZ 680 Research Project) or Internship course (MBAZ 681 Internship).

The MPA is a 240-point qualification which can be completed within 18–22 months of full-time study, or up to 4 years part-time.

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