Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (Master Degree, Masters Degree)

Massey University

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The award
Master Degree, Masters Degree

How long you will study
2 - 6 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time, distance, online

Course starts
February, August

International course fees
NZD 25200 per year

All study options

About Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance at Massey University

Join the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance.

The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance shows a commitment to gaining the business capabilities that are sought-after by potential employers. It will build on your previous study and/or practical work experience to help you develop an excellent understanding of accountancy and finance principles and practical applications. It is the only masters qualification where your study covers both these disciplines.

Whether or not you come from a background in accountancy and finance, the MPAF will help build on your skills to help you move into more senior roles.

Our partnership agreement with the CFA means that the MPAF programme covers 75% of the curriculum learning outcomes deemed essential by the organisation. These have been developed by the finance industry, meaning your learning is relevant and aligned with what the industry demands. An understanding of accountancy and finance is highly sought-after by potential employers and will help you step up in your career.

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited.

Our School of Accountancy has accreditation from national and international professional institutions including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 150 universities in the world by QS (Quacquareli Symonds) rankings and our business and management studies are ranked in the top 200. We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in accounting theory and practice to your study.

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Notes about fees for this course

Full Year (120 credits)

International Students

$25,200 (NZD)

Fees quoted are estimates only and are based on 120 credits unless otherwise specified. Fees are in New Zealand dollars excluding GST and exclude study within New Zealand. Fees are based on 2018 rates and are subject to change each year. Non-tuition fees of between $163.75 and $285.30 per year will also apply, depending on the number of papers (courses) you study. 

Entry requirements

International Students

Admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have completed an Undergraduate degree achieving at least a B grade average in the highest two levels of the majoring subject.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level. Some programmes require a higher level of English Language competency than the minimum requirement indicated, you can view further details on the university website.

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