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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Auckland


Gain sophisticated analytical skills and be better equipped for your career in business with a one-year postgraduate qualification for high-achieving BCom graduates.

Programme overview

If you have achieved consistently high grades in your Bachelor of Commerce degree (or equivalent) you could be eligible for the honours programme. It will provide you with an additional 120 points of postgraduate research-based study to develop your analytical skills and critical thinking.

You will complete a set of advanced courses in the discipline and a short supervised dissertation or project that will demonstrate your independent research skills. Your honours programme structure and courses will depend on the specialization selected.


Finance can broadly be defined as the science of money management. It plays a crucial role in the health of an economy and every business enterprise within it.

Study Finance with us and you will be well prepared for a career in banking, investment management or corporate finance. Because Finance and Accounting are complementary, we strongly recommend you take these subjects as a double major in your Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree. This will give you a broader base of skills and knowledge, and enhance your flexibility in terms of prospective career options. However, you can also study Finance as a double major alongside one of the other majors offered with the BCom. Along with a thorough grounding in your subjects, you will learn to be creative and critical in your thinking, and to apply your learning in contexts outside the classroom.

Where can Finance take you?

When you graduate, you could become an investment banker, merchant banker, corporate banker, merger and acquisition specialist, corporate finance specialist, treasury specialist, stockbroker or a financial analyst.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate, investment or merchant banker
  • Operations manager
  • Policy analyst or adviser
  • Sales or marketing manager
  • Tax adviser
  • Web applications developer

Further study options

  • Master of Commerce
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate business degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 in the highest level of courses required for the major.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 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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