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Master of Commerce (MCom) in Accounting

Apply for the Master of Commerce (MCom) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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The Master of Commerce (MCom) degree allows for the development of individual research.

MCom students have the opportunity to contribute to existing fields of knowledge or to begin to develop new areas of research through writing of a thesis. The completion of a thesis aids in the development of strong research, analytical, intuitive and communication skills.

Programme requirements

The MCom can be pursued by a combination of papers and thesis, or by thesis only.

Papers and thesis

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, equivalent to a PGDipCom.

Thesis only

Students who have a good Honours degree or a PGDipCom (or equivalent qualification) can complete the MCom by thesis only (minimum one year).

Admission to the MCom programme

Students are required to gain approval from the Head of Department and admission is determined by academic merit.

Students apply for admission to the MCom by completing the application online.

Regulations for the MCom programme

See the University of Otago website for MCom regulations.

Research Masters: Further information

Further information about completing a research thesis is available elsewhere on the University of Otago website.

Programme requirements

Master of Commerce (MCom) in Accounting

  • Thesis: ACCT 5