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.
Postgraduate study at The University Of Auckland 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
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.
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