What will I learn?

Build on your existing academic excellence with a postgraduate qualification that prepares you for specialist positions in the public and private sectors and can be a pathway to doctoral study.

Programme overview

An MCom allows you to develop an advanced level of knowledge and competencies with an intellectually rewarding postgraduate programme in your specialist field.

Programme structure

The MCom is a 120 or 180-point, advanced, specialist masters degree that builds on an undergraduate degree in the same discipline.

The 180-point MCom is a 12 or 15-month specialist masters combining coursework and a research component in the form of either a short dissertation (60 points) or a more substantial research portfolio (90 points).

If you have completed a BCom(Hons) or equivalent, you may be eligible to undertake a 120-point MCom degree by research comprising a supervised thesis.

A high performance in the BCom(Hons) or MCom (120 or 180-point) enables you to apply for a doctoral programme.

The 180 point MCom has a single intake per year, in Semester One.

The 120 point MCom may start in either semester, depending on department approval.

Finance

You can study Finance in three postgraduate programmes offered at the Business School.

Postgraduate study with us will prepare you for senior or specialised career roles such as chief financial officer, corporate adviser or valuer, multinational funds manager and portfolio manager. An academic career specialising in finance is also an option.

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Finance
  • Governance Issues in Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Modern Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Various special topics

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business policy adviser
  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate advisor or valuer
  • Data communications specialist
  • Financial manager in a manufacturing, service or consultancy organisation
  • Multinational funds manager
  • Security assessor
  • Software engineer

Which department am I in?

Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$38,258.00 (19,75,146) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2021

More details

Start date

Expected July 2021

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a 120 point Masters degree: Requires a completed bachelor honours degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas, in a related subject area, with the required GPE. Admission to a 180 point Masters degree: Requires a completed bachelor degree or postgraduate certificate from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas, in a related subject area, with the required GPE. Previous work experience may be taken into account. Admission to a 240 point Masters degree: Requires a completed bachelor degree from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas, in a related subject area, with the required GPE. Previous work experience may be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

For international students

Taught 180 points: You must have completed an undergraduate degree in the same field as your intended specialisation at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Research 120 points: You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). Your study must have been in the same field as your intended specialisation and you will need a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Auckland

University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and leading research university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Among top 100 global universities according to QS Rankings
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • New Zealand’s leading university for entrepreneurship