Regulations - Business And Economics


The Degree of Master of Commerce – MCom

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

either

a (i) (a) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed the specified prerequisite courses in the subject intended for this degree with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in that major

or

(ii) (a) completed the requirements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration from the University of Auckland or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed at least 90 points above Stage I from courses listed in the Bachelor of Commerce Schedule including at least 45 points above Stage II in the intended subject for this degree

and

(c) achieved a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in 45 points in the Stage III courses

or

b (i) (a) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Auckland or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in the subject intended for this degree with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher over the programme

or

(ii) (a) completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce from the University of Auckland or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce in the subject intended for this degree with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher over the programme.

2 A student who has not completed all the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce but who has:

a passed courses with a total value of at least 330 points for that degree

and

b passed the specified prerequisite courses as listed in the Master of Commerce Schedule for the intended subject

and

c achieved a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the prerequisite courses

may, with the approval of the relevant Head of Department enrol for this degree. The remaining courses for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce must be passed within 12 months of initial enrolment for the Master of Commerce. The Degree of Master of Commerce will not be awarded until the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce have been completed.

3 Admission to this degree is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment of this degree.

5 If a student is enrolled in the Late Year Term in points towards the MCom, then this counts as a semester in respect of the time limits specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

6 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

7 a A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements for one of the subjects as listed in the Master of Commerce Schedule.

b A student who has to complete 180 points for this degree must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Commerce cannot continue.

c A student required to complete 180 points for this degree may substitute up to 30 points from other subjects listed in the Master of Commerce Schedule or from other 700 level courses offered at this University as approved by all Heads of Department.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Thesis / Dissertation

9 a The thesis or dissertation is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis or dissertation topic must be approved by the relevant Departmental Postgraduate Committee prior to enrolment.

c The thesis or dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Master Degrees, except for students enrolled in a dissertation in the Late Year Term.

Submission of a Dissertation taken in the Late Year Term

10 a A student who has enrolled in a dissertation in the Late Year Term must submit the dissertation by the final Friday of the Late Year Term. If, in exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, the dissertation has not been able to be completed by this date, Senate or its representative, acting upon the recommendation of the Head of Department, may approve a limited extension of time, not exceeding two months.

b The dissertation is to be submitted in accordance with Regulation 9 of the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

11 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Commerce to the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce.

Variations

12 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

13 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

14 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2017. The 2009 regulations for the Degree of Master of Commerce were thereby repealed.

Master of Commerce (MCom) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following subjects:


Accounting

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ACCTG 796 Thesis


Commercial Law

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: COMLAW 796 Thesis


Economics

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ECON 796 Thesis


Finance

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: FINANCE 796 Thesis


Global Management and Innovation

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GLMI 796 Thesis


Information Systems

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: INFOSYS 796 Thesis


Marketing

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MKTG 796 Thesis


Operations and Supply Chain Management

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: OPSMGT 796 Thesis

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following subjects:


Accounting

Prerequisite: A major in Accounting including MATHS 208 or STATS 208, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: ACCTG 701, 702

60 points from ACCTG 711–782, FINANCE 705–782

90 points: ACCTG 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: ACCTG 701, 702

at least 60 points from ACCTG 711–782

up to 30 points from FINANCE 705–782

60 points: ACCTG 791 Dissertation


Commercial Law

Prerequisite: A major in Commercial Law, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department

Research Masters

30 points: COMLAW 703

60 points from COMLAW 747, 748, 757, LAWCOMM 701–789

90 points: COMLAW 793 Thesis

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points: COMLAW 703

90 points from COMLAW 747, 748, 757, LAWCOMM 701–789

60 points: COMLAW 791 Dissertation


Economics

Prerequisite: A major in Economics including 45 points from ECON 301, 311, 321, or equivalent courses approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: ECON 701, 711, 721, 723

15 points from ECON 721, 723

45 points from ECON 700, 702–784

90 points: ECON 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: ECON 701, 711

15 points from ECON 721, 723

75 points from ECON 700, 702–784

60 points: ECON 791 Dissertation


Finance

Prerequisite: A major in Finance including MATHS 208 or STATS 208, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: FINANCE 701, 702

15 points from FINANCE 751, 761

45 points from ACCTG 711–782, FINANCE 705–782

90 points: FINANCE 794 Thesis

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


Global Management and Innovation

Prerequisite: A major in International Business or Management or Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: BUSINESS 710

15 points from BUSINESS 704, 705

60 points from BUSINESS 704, 705, 711, 712, GLMI 701–712, 750, 751

90 points: GLMI 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points: BUSINESS 710

15 points from BUSINESS 704, 705

90 points from BUSINESS 704, 705, 711, 712, GLMI 701–712, 750, 751

60 points: GLMI 791 Dissertation


Information Systems

Prerequisite: A major in Information Systems including 15 points at Stage II in Statistics, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

45 points: INFOSYS 720, 750, 751

45 points from INFOSYS 700–702, 722–740, OPSMGT 752, 757, 780

90 points: INFOSYS 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

45 points: INFOSYS 720, 750, 751

75 points from INFOSYS 700–702, 722–740, OPSMGT 752, 757, 780

60 points: INFOSYS 791 Dissertation


Marketing

Prerequisite: A major in Marketing including MATHS 208 or STATS 208, or an equivalent course as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: MKTG 701, 703, 704, 705

30 points from MKTG 702, 710, 717–719

90 points: MKTG 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: MKTG 700

90 points from MKTG 701–705, 710, 717, 718

60 points: MKTG 791 Dissertation


Operations and Supply Chain Management

Prerequisite: A major in Operations and Supply Chain Management and STATS 208 or 255 or BUSAN 200 or INFOMGMT 290 or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: OPSMGT 760

30 points from INFOSYS 750, 751, OPSMGT 752

45 points from INFOSYS 700, 701, 722, 737, 740, 750, 751, OPSMGT 700, 732, 752, 757, 762–780

90 points: OPSMGT 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points: OPSMGT 760

30 points from INFOSYS 750, 751, OPSMGT 752

75 points from INFOSYS 700, 701, 722, 737, 740, 750, 751, OPSMGT 700, 732, 752, 757, 762–780

60 points: OPSMGT 791 Dissertation

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