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Master of Commerce and Management

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


2 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


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Lincoln University’s Master of Commerce and Management cultivates your potential through advanced knowledge of management, organisational behaviour, marketing, finance, accounting and economics. These same skills will also help you shape the opportunities and future of those around you.

The skills, disciplines and broad-based understanding of the leaders of various organisations, from businesses to sports clubs to government departments have a profound impact on the people that work alongside you. The Master of Commerce and Management prepares you for the modern business world. The programme nurtures your capabilities and understanding of the theory and practical application needed to form perspectives and make decisions affecting the future of your organisation and all who work in it.

Programme Structure

You’re required to complete 240 credits. This is normally made up of 120 credits of taught courses (from the regulation schedules for the relevant Master’s degree) and a thesis worth 120 credits. Students enrolling in a thesis-only Master’s only need complete a minimum of 120 credits.

The first year’s study provides preliminary research preparation.


No fewer than 120 credits selected with the approval of the Academic Board, normally including QMET615. Plus Business Statistics, one from ECON614 or ACCT614, and four other courses chosen from the BCom (Hons) schedule.

Entry criteria

  • For a 240 credit Master’s (thesis plus exam) you need a relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses
  • For the 120 credit Master’s (thesis only) a relevant postgraduate honours degree with Second Class Honours, Division One equivalent or higher.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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