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.
An MCom allows you to develop an advanced level of knowledge and competencies with an intellectually rewarding postgraduate programme in your specialist field.
Many of the great societal issues require trade-offs between conflicting objectives. Understanding these issues is the essence of Economics.
You can study Economics at postgraduate level in the Business School or the Faculty of Arts. Courses taught at postgraduate level include:
Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organisation, Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Topics in Money, Banking and Finance, Econometrics
Topics in International Trade and,
Trade Policy ,Advanced International Finance, The History of Economic Thought, Energy Economics, Various special topics.
When selecting your specialisation, Research (120 or 180 points) or Taught (180 points) options may be available.
Research masters include a thesis or research portfolio of at least 90 points and,
Taught masters usually include taught courses only, although some can include a dissertation or research project.
Masters degrees are usually 120-point (1 year full-time), 180-point (18 months full-time) or 240-point (2 years full-time) programmes.
A high performance in the BCom(Hons) or MCom (120 or 180-point) enables you to apply for a doctoral programme.
aught 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 (70%-74.9%).
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 have been in the same field as your intended specialisation and you will need a GPE of 5.0 (70%-74.9%).
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.
Use your advanced understanding of economics to gain a foothold in a career in business, banking, public policy, law, management, community development, international business, teaching or research.
Economics graduates have gained employment in businesses, government departments and consulting and research organisations throughout New Zealand and the world.
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