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Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available in Auckland and Manawatū by Block Mode
  • Two years full-time study; Up to six years part-time study.
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Applicants for admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF) will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and have completed an undergraduate degree achieving at least a B grade average in the highest two levels of the majoring subject.

All applicants will need to submit:

  • Verified academic transcripts of all previous tertiary level studies.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance structure

Candidates for the MPAF shall follow a fixed course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising Part A and Part B, including all of the courses specified in the Schedule to the Qualification.

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must have achieved a minimum B- grade average in Part A of the qualification.

The MPAF may be awarded with or without a class of Honours.

The timeframes for completion as outlined in General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

Part A
110.701 Accounting Systems
110.702 Financial Accounting and Reporting
110.703 Management Accounting and Decision Making
125.701 Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance
125.702 Financial Management
152.771 Management in Organisations
155.771 Law of Business
178.771 Economics

Part B
110.804 Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
110.805 Advanced Strategic Management Accounting
110.806 Auditing and Assurance
110.807 Tax
125.803 Corporate Finance
125.804 Financial Asset Management
125.805 International Finance
125.806 Financial Risk Management

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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