Master of Professional Accounting

University of Canterbury

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have gained the skills, knowledge and competencies to be a highly effective contributing accountant to organisations both domestically and internationally. They will have the required qualifications to gain provisional membership into NZICA's College of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia. They will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts, frameworks and industry practice within the fields of accounting and business and will be able to think logically, analytically and critically with respect to the academic literature and professional journals within the field of accounting and business. They will be able to plan and carry out research that demonstrates critical awareness of academic and professional issues and will be able to synthesise academic and professional literature and effectively communicate this information and research findings both orally and in written form to a range of audiences.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Accountancy at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

John Waller Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Canterbury - The Scholarships Office



$6,000 per annum + mentorship and employment offers

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Lake Taupo Charitable Trust Education Grants

Provided by:

Lake Taupo Charitable Trust



Determined by Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 827 748
Phone: (03) 369 3999

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