UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
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.
An MCom allows you to develop an advanced level of knowledge and competencies with an intellectually rewarding postgraduate programme in your specialist field.
The MCom is a 120 or 180-point, advanced, specialist masters degree that builds on an undergraduate degree in the same discipline.
The 180-point MCom is a 12 or 15-month specialist masters combining coursework and a research component in the form of either a short dissertation (60 points) or a more substantial research portfolio (90 points).
If you have completed a BCom(Hons) or equivalent, you may be eligible to undertake a 120-point MCom degree by research comprising a supervised thesis.
A high performance in the BCom(Hons) or MCom (120 or 180-point) enables you to apply for a doctoral programme.
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.p>Jobs related to this programme
Master of Commerce in Marketing, with a customised dissertation specialising in an area such as:
A dissertation is an advanced research project involving one-on-one mentoring by a dedicated academic staff member. This individualised experience will extend your analytical capabilities, enable you to stand out when job hunting and future-proof your career.
Where can postgraduate study in Marketing take you?
Graduates who have specialised in Marketing typically enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities. Most take up first positions in marketing departments, retailing, sales and general management. Others may be employed in marketing research or advertising. Having a postgraduate qualification in marketing serves as an important differentiator for students.
Possible roles include:
Further study options
Doctor of Philosophy
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.