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Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • One year full-time study; Up to a maximum of four years part-time study.
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the PGDipAcc must meet the University admission requirements as specified, and will have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Accountancy or equivalent and having achieved a minimum B grade average in the highest level courses. Students must gain admission as being eligible to proceed into this programme.

To support your application, you will need to provide the following document/s:

  • Verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Students who wish to keep their options open for possible future progression to a masters programme are strongly recommended to select their courses for the PGDip from the relevant masters endorsement schedule of courses.

Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy structure

Course regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.

Part II

Course Requirements

  1. To qualify for the award of the diploma, a candidate shall have passed at least 120 approved masterate credits of which 90 credits shall be from those listed in the Schedule below (see Courses section).

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


110.710 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
110.711 Advanced Accounting Theory
110.717 Research Methods in Accounting
110.792 Special Topic
110.799 Research Report

Note: Not all courses are available in any one year. Students should consult the Accountancy Postgraduate Coordinator before enrolling.

Successful candidates who achieve a minimum B- grade average in the PGDipAcc may proceed to the MBS. 110.717 must be included in the PGDipAcc and must be passed before enrolling in the research report/thesis. From 2014, 110.717 is not required for the MMgt.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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