18 months
43550 USD/year
14182 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Professional Accounting at University of Canterbury is a conversion taught masters qualification in Accounting, that provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be a highly effective accountant in both domestic and international organisations.


The Professional Accounting qualification at University of Canterbury will be aligned with professional accounting bodies in the industry (such as the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, (CAANZ), Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), allowing graduates to gain provisional membership.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Course includes:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Managerial Finance 
  • Business Research
  • Methods Business Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General 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.
  • If English is your additional language, you will also to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43550 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    14182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14182 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National Students - 19,702 NZD
  • International Students - 60,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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