School of Marketing and International Business

Master of Commerce (MCom)

The School of Marketing and International Business offers Master's-level study in Marketing/International Business either by coursework (180-points) or by thesis (120-points) for the MCom degree. The 180-point MCom in Marketing/International Business by coursework follows on from a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Marketing/International Business, or similar degree. In addition to 90-120 points of taught courses (including study of research methods), it involves one or two small research projects and/or a research paper. This degree is a good choice for graduates in Marketing/International Business seeking to complete a Master’s degree in three trimesters (the maximum time allowed is four years).

The 120-point MCom in Marketing/International Business by thesis follows a previous Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Marketing/International Business, or a similar honours degree. The MCom by thesis is for those graduates who wish to undertake a substantial independent research project. This gives them the opportunity to build on their experience in the Honours programme, and apply their new research skills to further specialise in an area of Marketing/International Business of their own choosing. It is a good choice for honours graduates who want to undertake further research without the lengthy time commitment that a PhD represents. (The Master's thesis can be completed in two trimesters; the maximum period of enrolment is 12 months full time or two years half time.)

Note: Information about scholarships and grants for students at Victoria University is available from the Scholarships website, including a download of the upcoming Postgraduate Scholarships closing dates (updated monthly).

Admission requirements

  • BCom degree including either IBUS 305 and 312 or 45 points of 300-level Marketing, with a grade average of B+ or better; or
  • BCom(Hons) in International Business or Marketing with Second Class Honours or better; or
  • suitable alternative degree (or the equivalent in extensive and appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience).

Subject Requirements

To complete the 180-point MCom in Marketing you need to take: MARK 401, 405, 410, 430; three further 400-level MARK or other approved courses; and MARK 530 and 531.

To complete the 180-point MCom in International Business you need to take: IBUS 401, 405 and 90 further points from 400-level IBUS or other approved courses; and IBUS 530 and 531.

MCom by Thesis

To complete the 120-point MCom in Marketing/International Business, having entered the degree with a completed honours degree, you need to take either:

A 120-point Master’s thesis MARK 591


A 120-point Master’s thesis IBUS 591

How to find out more

MCom Programme (Marketing)
Dr Jayne Krisjanous
Phone:04-463 6023
Room: RH 1118

MCom Programme (International Business)
Dr Hongzhi Gao
Phone: 04-463 6914
RH 1125