Information systems programmes

You will need to meet certain requirements to achieve a postgraduate qualification in information systems 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 Information Systems including 15 points at Stage II in Statistics, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department.

Taught Masters

  • 45 points: INFOSYS 720, 750, 751
  • Up to 75 points: INFOSYS 700, 701, 722-740, OPSMGT 752, 757
  • 60 points: INFOSYS 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 Information Systems may proceed to INFOSYS 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 bachelors degree. Entry is based on an average grade of B+ or higher in the relevant Stage II and Stage III courses.
Prerequisites Requirements
  • A major in Information Systems or equivalent and 15 points at Stage II in Statistics, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department.
  • 30 points: INFOSYS 788 Dissertation
  • 45 points: INFOSYS 720, 750, 751
  • 45 points from INFOSYS 700, 701, 722-740, OPSMGT 752, 757
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.
PGDipCom
The postgraduate diploma consists of one fulltime year of postgraduate coursework following the bachelors degree as described below.

Students intending to qualify for entry to the Master of Commerce degree must include the required courses as listed in the Master of Commerce schedule.
Prerequisites Requirements
  • A major in Information Systems and 15 points at Stage II in Statistics, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department
  • 120 points from INFOSYS 700-751, OPSMGT 752, 757
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.
PhD in Information Systems
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, MBAs and other general, applied degrees are often not seen as adequate preparation for PhD study, and transitional preparation of up to one year 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 have identified preferred areas of PhD and masters supervision to assist students' identification of research topics.

Learn more about the PhD application process.