UniversityUniversity of Otago
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Expected Jul 2023
University of Otago
The Master of Commerce (MCom) degree allows for the development of individual research. Starting with a sound background of coursework, students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing fields or to begin to develop new areas of research.
The MCom can be pursued by a combination of papers and thesis, or by thesis only. Students who have a good Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) will complete the MCom by papers and thesis (at least two years' full-time study). The first year consists of a selection of papers worth 144 points, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom). Students who have a good Honours degree or a PGDipCom (or equivalent qualification) can complete an MCom by thesis only (minimum one year).
Why study Marketing?
Marketing is everywhere and affects most of what we do. Marketing is about creating value and understanding why individuals and groups consume what they do.
While studying Marketing at Otago, we also consider the consequences of consumption from social, ethical and environmental perspectives. We stress that marketing can bring about positive change within individuals and society.
Since marketing influences just about every industry and organisation, career options are varied and diverse. We offer high-quality courses, with teaching based on the latest research.
Marketing is people-orientated. It offers careers that are exciting, challenging and rewarding. Because Otago’s courses are comprehensive, require independent and collaborative learning, and celebrate creative approaches to problem-solving, our graduates leave well equipped to work in a variety of roles.
A career in marketing could include: sales management, public relations, brand management, designing new products, planning advertising and behaviour change campaigns, export and international marketing, or analysing market trends.
Some of our graduates join training programmes with well-known companies. Others work for smaller businesses, not-for-profits, and sports and cultural organisations, offering equally stimulating career opportunities ranging from sales to advertising, market research to market analysis.
While studying marketing you will also gain transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, analysis, critical engagement, problem-solving, management, and team skills, all of which make you more employable and rounded as a citizen.
We invite a number of industry guest speakers into lectures and provide opportunities for students to work directly with industry members on consultancy projects and class assignments.
We keep students informed about frequent on-campus presentations by companies looking to recruit talented students, and are in regular contact with organisations throughout New Zealand, many of them keen to employ Otago graduates.
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
Every applicant must either
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.
English language requirements