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Bachelor of Commerce with Honours – BCom (Hons)

The BCom(Hons) degree is a postgraduate programme which can be taken by advanced students. The degree involves intensive study, culminating in the completion of a research dissertation. Yes, it takes an extra year and involves more advanced study, but the investment gives you other advantages besides higher levels of knowledge and understanding. For example, it is true that employers look more favourably on honours graduates, so it is a great way to stand out from the rest.

It is also true that honours gives you a real taste of postgraduate study. It is about the best grounding you can get to prepare you for higher study, and many honours graduates go on to Masters’ or PhD programmes.

Our honours degree gives you a chance to develop academic and practical research skills which you will use in the completion of an individual research dissertation.

Besides preparing students for further postgraduate work (such as MCom or PhD), the research skills gained in honours are highly desirable for graduates considering careers in areas such as market research, consultancy, policy and other industry- based analysis roles.

Programme requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours

Entrance requirements

Entrance to honours is competitive – it is based on grades in your previous papers. You should aim for at least a B+ average grade for your four best 300-level papers that can count towards the major subject requirements for your BCom in Marketing.

Contact details

If you are interested in finding out more about our honours programme, please contact the Honours Co-ordinator:

Dr Mathew Parackal
Room 4.35, Otgo Business School
Tel +64 3 479 7696
Email mathew.parackal@otago.ac.nz