One of a kind
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 (MPAF) is the only master’s qualification in New Zealand endorsed by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts). Massey University is one of only 130 partner universities around the world to have a partnership agreement with the CFA.
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 250. 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.
Our uniquely broad range of study modes means you can fit your study around your life. You can study towards this qualification on our Auckland campus, via block courses. Or you can study via distance, from wherever you are, whenever it suits you. Massey has the largest and longest-running distance learning courses in New Zealand, giving you access to our expertise and world-leading tools.
As well as being recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts organisation, MPAF is accredited and meets the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and the ACCA.
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only accountancy body that focuses on finance within public services globally. It is also highly regarded throughout public service organisations. CIPFA is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
The CIPFA professional qualification has been designed in three stages; the Professional Certificate, the Professional Diploma and the Strategic Level.
The course is flexible which allows you to complete each stage via a structure that suits you. CIPFA is suitable for those with a range of qualifications – whatever your subject. If you hold a degree in finance or accountancy you may be granted exemptions.
CIPFA Professional Certificate
• Financial Accounting
• Management Accounting
• Company Financial Reporting
• Audit and Assurance
CIPFA Professional Diploma
• Public Service Financial Reporting
• Financial Management
• Corporate Governance and Law
• Strategy and Policy Development
• Business and Change Management
• Strategic Case Study
• Strategic Public Finance
Visit the CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification (PAQ) page on the Nottingham Business School website for more details! https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/business/pf/2017-18/cipfa-professional-accounting-qualification
This programme equips you with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in business and finance within a global context.
You gain skills in management and enterprise combined with the study of accounting and finance, financial crime and global economy and financial markets. This programme will be of interest to those seeking to pursue a career in the financial services sector including economics, accounting and management in both the commercial and public sectors.
This course provides clear links between theory and practice and places discussion of relevant management techniques and themes in the context of the international stage. You gain specialist knowledge of the global economy, financial reporting requirements and financial management in a global marketplace and gain insight into the process of detecting and preventing financial crime. The programme concludes with the dissertation, which provides the opportunity for you to carry out a major international business project.
You develop your understanding of strategy and management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context as well as developing strategic thinking in accountancy.
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
This programme enables you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management and broad accountancy themes as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills.
How you are assessed
The assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with opportunities for feedback to assess your learning and guide you with the final assessments for each module.
The assessments include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, a research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.
Successful completion of this programme opens up opportunities in international business and management and accountancy.
Got an undergraduate finance degree? Looking to advance your career in accountancy or corporate finance? Southampton Solent University’s MSc International Accounting and Finance programme combines academic theory and practical application, helping you to improve your employment or promotion prospects.
Southampton Solent University’s MSc International Accounting and Finance programme combines academic theory and practical application, helping students to understand the impact of accounting information on business performance, stock markets and corporate finance. It is also designed to prepare our graduates for essential professional accreditation.
Students study financial accounting and corporate finance, exploring their contribution to the strategic development of organisations through real-world examples and case studies. Students will also cover contemporary global issues in accountancy and finance, preparing them well for careers with multinational businesses.
The curriculum is taught by lecturers with professional qualifications and industry experience. This helps them to teach academic theory alongside practical application, enriching the student experience and ensuring that graduates understand how the skills they have learnt relate to ‘real world’ practise.
The accountancy, finance and economics tutoring team have significant experience of delivering postgraduate, professional accountancy and finance units. Tutors are friendly, approachable and accessible.
The MSc International Accounting and Finance will provide a foundation for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or corporate finance. It has been specifically designed to be a stepping stone to professional qualifications in accounting.
Students will graduate in a good position to pursue chartered accountant, chartered management accountant or chartered certified accountant status.
Specifically designed as a stepping stone to professional accountancy qualifications, this course is ideal for those with a business or accounting undergraduate degree who wish to further progress their career in accountancy or corporate finance.
Plus one of the following options:
Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
We provide a stimulating learning environment and access to state-of-the-art resources to help you make the most of your time with us. Flexible spaces, Wi-Fi facilities and learning zones all contribute to our lively and contemporary study environment at Solent.
Suitable roles for graduates of this course include:
Solent's strong links with industry help provide students with access to live briefs, case studies and guest speakers. Students work alongside experienced academics, researchers and business specialists, benefiting from their first-hand industry insight.
All members of the course team have professional qualifications (chartered accountant, chartered management accountant or chartered certified accountant) and connections with the various professional bodies of which they are members.
The course team runs two employability weeks for students interested in careers in accounting and finance, with visiting speakers from over a dozen individuals and organisations. Students will also be encouraged to enter various business competitions and attend industry events.
This program is designed to encourage the development of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills. By facilitating personal growth and the ability to adapt and respond to a complex and changing environment, the program helps you acquire advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business.
Upon successful graduation from the Goodman MAcc CPA pathway program:
You will have completed the CPA PEP program in seven months of full-time study, instead of two years of part-time study.
You will have completed all four CPA elective modules (Assurance, Tax, Finance and Performance Management) and have exceeded the elective requirements of CPA Ontario.
You will have completed two integrated capstone modules designed to prepare you for the CFE.
You will proceed to write the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) in the September immediately following your graduate program.
You may have chosen to complete a four month co-op work term which will count toward your CPA practical work experience requirement.
The integrated and innovative coursework in the MAcc ensures that you receive an unparalleled accounting education. Throughout the program, critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are developed through the use of case study analysis, student discussion, presentations and research papers.
Goodman’s MAcc CPA Pathway will allow you to complete all of the required courses and modules for the CPA designation. Upon graduation from the MAcc CPA Pathway, graduates will proceed directly to the CFE.
In the first term of the MAcc, you will take four courses that map to all of the CPA electives (Assurance, Finance, Tax & Performance Management), plus one general business elective. In the second term of the MAcc, you will be required to complete two program specific graduate accounting courses, one general business electives and two CPA Capstone courses (Integration and Team Management & Integration and Analysis) which focus on CFE examination preparation.
The MAcc CPA pathway program will be completed over seven months (January to July).
You can find more information by taking a look at our brochure here: https://brocku.ca/flipbook/gsb/macc/
The MSc Accounting (ACCA) is designed for professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors. The programme is designed to enable students to develop their understanding of the principles and practice of accounting and financial management, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. They will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk & business strategy, financial performance and taxation and auditing. The course includes a module on research methods that will support their learning by providing an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques, as well as enhancing critical and investigative skills which can be applied in your professional practice. They will also be required to submit a dissertation for which they will carry out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue. This will enable them to demonstrate their critical understanding of the subject and their ability to carry out sustained independent study.
The course is aligned to the Final Year ACCA Programme and gives students an understanding of accountancy and financial management techniques, which are essential for the modern day financial manager.
As the course is aligned to the Final Year ACCA Programme, five of the taught modules will follow the ACCA syllabus and will allow students to sit the External ACCA examinations and thus complete their Professional Accountancy Qualification along-side their Postgraduate degree.
Accountancy UG students have the option of completing this master’s course alongside the final year ACCA.