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Master of Commerce in Information Systems

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


120 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


University of Auckland


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.

Information Systems

Master of Commerce in Information Systems in areas such as:

  • Using information and communications technology to achieve strategic goals
  • Design, development and implementation of cutting-edge solutions to solve organisational problems
  • Technical and organisational aspects of information technology
  • Digital innovation and transformation.

You will extend your knowledge and analytical ability and develop valuable research skills by conducting research projects under the guidance of academic staff.

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.

Note: Semester Two start is available for the 120-point masters as well as for selected courses within the 180-point masters. Please contact the Business Student Centre for advice.

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Where can postgraduate study in Information Systems take you?

If you choose to complete a postgraduate degree in Information Systems, more advanced or senior roles are possible including those that impact the strategic direction of an organisation. Possible roles include:

  • Application developer/consultant
  • Business analyst/consultant
  • Business process engineer
  • Systems analyst/consultant/developer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network analyst/consultant
  • Data communications specialist

Further study options

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

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 and no band less than 6.0; 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.

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