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Degree

Master of Commerce in Economics (Taught)

About the program

  • 38,258 NZD

    Tuition
  • 1 - 1.5 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Master of Commerce in Economics (Taught)

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.

What can you study in 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.

Programme structure

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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$54,662

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$38,258

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

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.

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

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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