Gain a postgraduate qualification and enhance your career prospects
Benefit from the knowledge and supervision of experts from the world of business. The Department of Accountancy and Finance offers a range of advanced level qualifications and all of our teaching is research based. Whatever your situation, we have the qualifications to further enhance your career prospects and salary potential.
We offer the following postgraduate qualifications:
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons))
Take your accounting or finance education beyond the standard BCom. The Honours programme must be completed in one year of full-time study. The degree involves intensive study, culminating with the completion of a research dissertation.
Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
Improve your job opportunities or bridge the gap to postgraduate study with a DipGrad. A DipGrad is a great way to retrain or to update existing qualifications. The DipGrad programme can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over more than one year.
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)
Benefit from advanced, specialised course work. The programme is a one-year course of study is similar to the honours fourth year, but without the dissertation.
Master of Commerce (MCom)
Undertake your own individual research – develop your research skills and build your analytical and communication skills in the process. The MCom can be pursued by a combination of papers and thesis, or by thesis only.
Master of Finance (MFinc)
Gain advanced financial skills and knowledge. The Master of Finance (MFinc) will equip students to be either professional practitioners or academic researchers in the field of Finance. The Master of Finance can be completed in one year of full-time study which consists of a selection of papers plus either an applied or research project.
Master of Accounting and Finance (MAccFin)
Develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of accountancy and finance. And be well-positioned for opportunities in analytics, equity, and ESG research relevant to business, academic and consulting pathways.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Achieve excellence – study for a doctoral thesis for the University's highest level supervised research degree.
The Department of Accounting and Finance at Otago produces high quality, internationally renowned research – be part of it. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University's highest level supervised research degree and is awarded on successful completion of a doctoral thesis.
For further information about postgraduate study in Accounting or Finance you can contact the department.