School of Marketing and International Business

Master of Commerce (MCom)

Overview

The School of Marketing or International Business offers Master's-level study for the Master of Commerce (MCom) degree in Marketing or International Business. There is a 180-point MCom (for students who have not yet completed honours or an equivalent qualification) and a 120-point MCom (for those who have).

180-point MCom

The 180-point MCom follows on from a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in the same subject area, or a similar degree.  In addition to 90 points of taught courses (including study of relevant research methods), it involves a research thesis.  This degree is a good choice for graduates in MARK or IBUS seeking to complete a Master’s degree in 12 -15 months (full time).

Marketing

To enrol in the 180-point MCom in Marketing you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom degree including 45 points from MARK 300 - 399, with a grade average of B+ or better in the 200 and 300-level MARK courses; or
  • a suitable alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

To complete the 180-point MCom in Marketing, you need to take:

  • MARK401 and 405
  • two courses from Mark 402-404, 406 and 410
  • two further courses from MARK401 - 489, MMCA 401, IBUS 401 – 489, INFO 401-404, MGMT401, COML401 – 403 or other approved Honours courses.
  • MARK 592 (90 point thesis)

International Business

To enrol in the 180-point MCom in International Business you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom degree including IBUS 305 and 312, with a grade average of B+ or better in the 200 and 300-level IBUS courses; or
  • a suitable alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

To complete the 180-point MCom in International Business, you need to take:

  • IBUS 401 and 405
  • two courses from IBUS 402 – 408
  • two further courses from IBUS 401 - 489 or other approved Honours Courses
  • IBUS 592 (90 point thesis: word count approximately 30,000 words)

120-point MCom

The 120-point MCom in Marketing or International Business follows a previous Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in the same subject area, or a similar honours degree.

To enrol in the 120-point MCom in Marketing or International Business, you need to have completed either:

  • a BCom(Hons) in MARK or IBUS with First Class Honours (or Second  Class, Division 1); or
  • a similar alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

The 120-point Master's degree requires completion of a 120-point research thesis (120 point thesis: word count approximately 40,000 words).

How to find out more

MCom Programme (Marketing)
Dr Jayne Krisjanous
Phone: 04-463 6023
Room
: RH 1118
Email: jayne.krisjanous@vuw.ac.nz

MCom Programme (International Business)
Dr Hongzhi Gao
Phone: 04-463 6914
Room:
RH 1125
Email: hongzhi.gao@vuw.ac.nz