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Master of Professional Accounting (CPA) Lincoln University

New Zealand



Course info


The Master of Professional Accounting (CPA) provides extensive academic support for candidates considering enrolling, or currently enrolled, in CPA Australia's CPA Program.

With our Online Distance Learning option, you can study from anywhere in the world, in real time, benefiting from the skills and experience of our expert teachers, and being able to access assistance when you need it.

You will actively participate in timetabled classes through the use of Zoom video conferencing technology. You will be able to engage with the lecturer and your peers, by asking questions and participating in discussions, during class sessions and through forums. Recordings of all class sessions will also be available. All you need to do is be able to meet the technical requirements to be able to join in with the scheduled classes.

Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA) will be eligible for full CPA Australia membership upon completion of three years' work experience.

Key Benefits of the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA) programme
Lincoln University is the 1st and only Registered Tuition Provider to offer a CPA Australia, Approved Integrated Course in New Zealand.
Additional benefits include:
• Face-to-face learning and support complementing the CPA Program distance education program
• Structured guidance preparing candidates for their CPA Program exams
• Develop a range of skills in communication, negotiation and people management
• Apply strategic thinking and strategic business leadership to a range of domestic and global business issues
• Become an experienced user of Bloomberg software
• Earn a Master’s degree while also completing the CPA Program exams
• Broaden your career opportunities

Visit CPA Program for more information on the programme and gaining the CPA designation.
Pathway to MPA (CPA) study for a non-accounting background

You can study the MPA(CPA) even if you don't have an accounting background.

As long as you have a bachelor’s degree with a B average or better, in any subject, you may be able to enrol in the Pathway Certificate for MPA Entry which will prepare you for the master's course and open up the world of professional accounting to you.


​Graduates will be able to pursue higher studies in professional accounting such as obtaining their CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) designation and expand their career opportunities, including careers in accounting firms, consulting firms, and industry.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Professional Accounting (CPA).

Online/Distance with attendence (18 months)

Tuition fees

NZ $43,900 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


19-Jul-21, 21-Feb-22, 18-Jul-22


Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,



7647, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

  • A degree with at least a B grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses.
  • CPA Australia Associate membership

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at Lincoln University.

International Taught Master Merit Scholarships

Value of scholarship

Up to the value of NZ $7,000 - NZ $10,000 towards the overall cost of your study

Application details:

Submit a complete application online to study including supporting documents and then your application will be considered.

Eligibility requirements:

You must have at least a GPA of a B+ average in the last year of your bachelor’s degree to meet the requirements.

NZ$10,000 – apply to the following programmes:

Master of Business – Global Management and Marketing
Master of Business – Finance
Master of Professional Accounting (CPA)
Master of Management in Agribusiness
Master of Management in Agricultural System
Master of Sports and Recreation Management
Master of Tourism Management
Master of International Rural Development

NZ$7000 – apply to the following programmes:

Master of Applied Computing
Master of Pest Management
Master of Precision Agriculture
Master of Science in Food Innovation
Master of Environment Management & Policy
Master of Wine and Viticulture (February only)
Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience

Who can apply:

All international