All our courses are offered online at the moment for international students because of the COVID-19 pandemic border closures in New Zealand.
Acquire research skills from and be mentored by leading academics. You’ll critically assess contemporary practices and issues in your area of expertise, and have a framework for creating and synthesising evidence to advance your field and society.
Investigate contemporary topics such as:
the intersection of climate change and accounting
digital marketing and issues of data privacy
the future of work
sustainable tourism management
reputational risks and uncertainties in organisations
complexity in the real and virtual world
the economics of disasters.
By the end of your degree, you’ll be equipped to be the go-to expert in your field. Find out about some of the research projects you could be involved in at Wellington School of Business and Government.
Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.
Study while you work
Studying the MCom part-time allows you to grow your professional career through part-time work while undertaking your study. As a part-time student, you will typically study two courses per trimester, with two days of full-time study per week. Our careers team can assist you with finding part-time employment at a local public or private sector organisation, and identify a project or issue at your workplace that aligns with your research area.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 24–28 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working full time.
You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours of work.
This 180-point programme will take you three to four trimesters of full-time study. If you’re studying part-time it usually takes six trimesters.
Depending on your goals and background, you can opt for a shorter postgraduate research qualification by doing a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)). As well as being a valuable qualification in its own right, courses completed as part of the BCom(Hons) can count towards the full MCom programme, if you decide to continue your studies.
Doing a PhD
If you're thinking of doing a PhD after completing your Master's degree, you're recommended to include the 90-point thesis in your course of study.