Take your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma to the next level with a Master of Commerce (MCom). You'll take an in-depth look at an issue through completing a research thesis, gaining advanced knowledge of your subject area and thorough training in independent research.

Once complete, you'll have the tools and capabilities you need for a career in business or public policy. You'll also be able to apply for PhD study in New Zealand or overseas.

This 120-point programme will take you 12 months to complete full time. You must take at least 90 points of research. This means you'll complete a research thesis made up of a literature review, data collection and analysis, and your findings. A thesis is usually 30,000–40,000 words.

Available subjects

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Policy

Master of Commerce by thesis

  • Starts: 20 Nov 2017, 5 Mar 2018, 16 Jul 2018, 19 Nov 2018, 4 Mar 2019, 8 Jul 2019, 11 Nov 2019
  • Type: Research
  • Location: Flexible
  • Complete: 120 points (1-3 courses)
  • Entry: Bachelor's degree with Honours in relevant subject

Workload

If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year.

Further study

At the end of your Master's you can choose to continue your research and apply to do a PhD.

Program taught in:
English

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