Master of Professional Accounting

In recent years, the nature of accounting in the global business workplace has moved from being principally the preparation of financial reports to now include the role of business advisor and consultant. Otago’s Master of Professional Accounting provides an opportunity for graduates with little or no experience or qualifications in accounting to pursue professional accreditation through an intensive course of study and applied research over a period of 18 months. Our accounting programme will help you in developing strong professional accounting skills including excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.

The MProfAcct has been designed by both academics and practitioners; therefore it prepares you for accounting jobs of the future. Moreover, our job ready programme prepares you to find employment by providing the knowledge, confidence and experience you need for a successful job search.

Future career prospects

The MProfAcct prepares you for launching a career as an accountant either in public accounting practices or private and public sector organisations. Highly skilled accountants and business managers having accountancy and finance backgrounds are high in demand both in New Zealand and internationally. The MProfAcct qualification opens doors to a range of career opportunities, such as:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Certified practising accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business consultant
  • Tax consultant
  • Systems accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Forensic accountant