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The School of Accountancy is a quality provider of accounting and business law education and research. We create successful career opportunities for graduates, conduct and disseminate applied research, and contribute to the accounting profession and wider community.
The School is one of the largest academic units at Massey.
We provide quality accounting and business law education to give students the knowledge, skills and values to develop successful professional careers.
We offer internal and extramural undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including professional development. We also run a Summer School between November and February.
School of Accountancy staff are engaged in a wide range of research of international standing. We encourage applied research and scholarship in the pursuit of academic excellence, and reward outstanding achievements.
We place a high priority on support and resourcing for research by emphasising publication in quality journals, presentation of research papers at international conferences and identifying and nurturing emerging areas of research.
Massey University’s Manawatū campus is in Palmerston North. The School of Accountancy teaching spaces are predominantly in the Business Studies building (which has ‘Business Studies West’ and ‘Business Studies Central’ wings).
Massey's accountancy programmes are internationally accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialised/professional accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn.AACSB accountancy accreditation
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.ACCA - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Massey's Executive MBA programme has been accredited by the Association of MBAs - the global organisation that focuses on international business school accreditation. We have programme-specific endorsements in accountancy, finance and aviation.AMBA - Association of MBAs
Association of MBAs
Accountancy programmes have accreditation from the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), one of the leading professional associations of business and finance in New Zealand and Australia.CAANZ
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Massey University is a CFA Programme Partner. Partners are recognised as academic leaders and champions of practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education programmes around the world. The CFA charter has been described by The Economist newspaper as the “gold standard” in the investment management profession. Massey's Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the CFA.CFA - Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
The accountancy programmes at Massey University have been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. They have 172,000 members and students in 165 countries.CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Accountancy programmes at Massey University have been accredited by CPA Australia. This is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a membership of around 150,000 finance, accounting and business professionals. Core services include education, continuing professional development, technical support and advocacy for the profession. The CPA designation is recognised globally, with members in 121 countries.CPA Australia - Certified Practising Accountants
Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 150 universities for accounting and finance. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.QS Ranking - Accounting and Finance
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for law (business law). QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.QS Ranking - Law
Massey University is ranked no.1 in New Zealand for business administration and finance by the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The ranking is determined by a series of indicators such as the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, international collaboration on papers, and the number of staff winning awards in an academic subject.Shanghai Ranking – business and finance
Fawzi is a highly-regarded accountancy researcher, with specific research and teaching interests in financial reporting and accounting education. He has expertise in professional accountancy and has served on numerous professional boards and committees.
The School of Accountancy is one of five interconnected schools within the Massey Business School.
Massey University School of Accountancy aims to be recognised as a leader in accounting and business law education and research.
To achieve our Mission the School will:
The School seeks to be recognised as a quality provider of accounting and business law education and research.
It will attain this vision through realising goals and objectives in the following key areas: education, research, and contribution to the profession, the University, and the wider community.
We award a range of prizes (sponsored by industry) to top-performing Massey University accountancy students every year.
School of Accountancy research seminars are for staff members of the School and visitors to present their current research and in this way share their ideas with, and receive feedback from the academic community as well as the wider public, including professionals. Everybody is welcome.