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Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) majoring in Finance

Apply for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2023

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The Honours programme is an Postgraduate degree designed for students of outstanding intellectual ability who wish to undertake accounting education beyond that available in the standard BCom.

Why do an Honours degree?

An Honours degree is a way to stand out from other business graduates – allowing you to take advanced papers in specialised areas of business, investigate an area of particular interest to you through your dissertation and gives you a taste of what postgraduate study is like.

Admission to the Honours programme

Entrance to Honours is competitive and not all students are selected for the programme. Students are required to have a B+ average across their previous papers, especially Finance papers. Students apply for admission to the Honours programme after they have completed their BCom. If you are interested in the programme you are strongly encouraged to seek course advise early in your third year of study. The research methods paper (ACFI359) will need to be one of your 300 level papers. Honours students complete a dissertation or case study for FINC480 as well as other elective papers. Students will be given the honours and postgraduate students handbook which has more detail on resources, dissertation preparation and assessment procedures. In addition, the Library offers much information for students preparing a thesis.

Theses research information – University of Otago Library

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Finance


Further information about BCom(Hons)

If you are interested in finding out more about the Honours programme please contact the Department to speak to a course advisor.


Regulations for BCom(Hons)

For degree regulations, refer to the BCom(Hons) qualification page:

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons))