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Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (1 year)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Oct 2024


Auckland University of Technology


Further your understanding of accounting from a strategic business perspective in as little as eight months with the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting provides an eligibility point for students who don’t want to enrol in a full Master of Professional Accounting or who need added flexibility. All graduates from this postgraduate diploma are encouraged to continue into the Master of Professional Accounting. The programme is available as an exit qualification if required.

What you study

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting is taught over two 10-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 10 weeks of teaching, with exams scheduled in weeks 11 and 12.

To complete the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, students must achieve 120 points from the Master of Professional Accounting.

Complete the following courses

ACCT860 Financial Accounting (15 points)
ACCT861 Management Accounting for Business (15 points)
ACCT862 Taxation in New Zealand (15 points)
ACCT863 Accounting Information Systems (15 points)
ACCT865 Advanced Financial Accounting (15 points)
ACCT866 Strategic Management Accounting (15 points)
ACCT867 Finance for Accountants (15 points)
ACCT869 Accounting Regulations and Business Law (15 points)
ECON863 Economics and Quantitative Methods (15 points)
ACCT960 Auditing (15 points)
ECON861 Economics for Business (15 points)
LAWS860 Business Law (15 points)
LAWS861 Law of Business Organisations (15 points)
MGMT861 Managing Organisations and People (15 points)

Entry criteria

Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline)

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; AUT Academic English with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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