UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Canterbury
A Master of Commerce degree will allow you to learn more about your chosen subject area, critically view the world and carry out an independent piece of research. These knowledge, skills and competencies mean MCom graduates are well-prepared for professional roles and business consulting.
If you have been following the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand programme, study in the MCom counts as one year of professional experience.
Students who have qualified for a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours or equivalent may be admitted to the MCom by thesis only in that major (one year, worth 120 points).
As an MCom graduate you will be able to:
The Master of Commerce degree consists of 180 points of which between 90-120 points is coursework (between six and nine courses), and a 90-point thesis or a 60-point dissertation.
Finance is a rapidly growing discipline that examines the acquisition and allocation of financial resources. Where financial accounting measures past performance, Finance as a discipline is forward-focused. It is largely about future planning for firms or investors.
Finance consists of three interrelated subject areas:
All of these areas assess the trade-off between risk and reward and the valuation of both financial and capital assets.
Today it would be rare for a person to rise to the position of chief financial officer (CFO) without a strong grounding in both Accounting and Finance. There are also many other career opportunities for Finance graduates, with typical jobs including: financial analyst, money market and foreign exchange dealer, loan analyst, equity analyst, risk analyst/manager, portfolio manager, financial planner, investment banker and small-business manager.
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
Students must have completed one of the following:
Prerequisites vary between majors, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Recommended start date: February. Coursework + Dissertation: February (all subjects) or July (subject to course availability). Thesis only: Anytime start (the first day of any month), subject to supervisor approval.