Finance postgraduate programme requirements

You will need to meet certain requirements to achieve a postgraduate qualification in finance at the University of Auckland Business School.

MCom

The masters degree may be taken as a two-year programme (180 points) or as a one-year programme (120 point) following a year's postgraduate study. 

Prerequisites Requirements
A major in Finance including MATHS 208 or STATS 208 or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department
  • Taught Masters
  • 30 points: FINANCE 701, 702
  • At least 60 points from FINANCE 705-782, including 15 points from FINANCE 751, 761
  • Up to 30 points from ACCTG 711-782
  • 60 points: FINANCE 791 Dissertation
A student who has achieved an average grade of B or higher in the first 120 points MCom, or BCom(Hons) or PGDipCom in Finance may proceed to FINANCE 796 thesis.
Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are related to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.
For more information go to the Master of Commerce website
BCom(Hons)
The honours degree consists of one fulltime year of postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Entry is by invitation only and is based on superior grades in the subject area.
Prerequisites Requirements
A major in Finance and MATHS 208 or STATS 208 or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department
  • 30 points in FINANCE 788 Dissertation
  • 30 points in FINANCE 701, 702
  • at least 30 points from FINANCE 705-782, including at least 15 points from FINANCE 751, 761
  • up to 30 points from ACCTG 711-782

Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are related to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.

For more information go to the Master of Commerce website.

PhD in Finance

The general PhD regulations require either a bachelors honours degree or masters degree for entry. Both the honours degree and the masters degree should have prepared the applicant with subject matter expertise and research skills, including at least one significant research endeavour as part of the degree. For this reason, Masters of Business Administration (MBAs) and other general, applied degrees are often not seen as adequate preparation for PhD study, and transitional preparation may be required. Prior degree study should have been completed with distinction (generally, at A- level or above) and have prepared the applicant in the discipline in which the research is proposed. In terms of supervision, the disciplinary base of the department is broad and applicants are encouraged to check the research profiles of potential supervisors on the department website. Many staff members have identified preferred areas of PhD and masters supervision to assist students' identification of research topics.

Enter your expression of interest online at www.postgrad.auckland.ac.nz/doctoral/interest