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Doctorate (PhD)

Dunedin
A Doctor of Commerce degree is awarded for published original contributions of special excellence in some branch of commerce. A candidate for this degree would normally have graduated from the University of Otago and have held a degree for at least five years before applying.
Entry Requirements
  1. The degree shall be awarded for published original contributions of special excellence in some branch of commerce.
  2. Every candidate for the degree must either
    1. have held a degree for at least five years before applying for admission to the degree; or
    2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree.
  3. A candidate for the degree shall normally be a graduate of the University of Otago or shall have had some other formal academic association with the University.

Doctorate (PhD)

Dunedin
The degree of Doctor of Business Administration is awarded on the basis of submission of a thesis and the completion of coursework consisting of six papers. The coursework is an integral and constitutive part of the thesis research of the degree.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate with a bachelor's honours degree and a postgraduate diploma, or a master's degree in a business discipline, or
    2. in exceptional cases, have alternative equivalent qualifications acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  3. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their previous academic record (normally with a grade average of at least B+), their graduate experience and academic achievements, their commitment to the field of business, evidence that they are committed to ongoing education, and reports from three referees.
  4. Every applicant will normally have at least ten years of experience as a professional in business and demonstrate evidence of leadership in their field.
  5. Every applicant must present evidence of ability for advanced level of academic study.
  6. Initial admission to the programme shall be provisional; it shall be confirmed after successfully completing the coursework component, with no grade below B+ and after a research proposal has been satisfactorily presented at the Oral Confirmation Seminar as part of the residential component of BDBA 906 or BDBC 906 Research Methodology II.
  7. If admission to the programme is not confirmed, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may approve provisional admission of up to one further year or the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the programme.

Masters (Coursework)

Dunedin
The Master of Tourism (MTour) is a degree that can be completed in a 12 month period, starting either in February (semester 1) or July (semester 2). It is an interdisciplinary programme that mixes cutting edge taught courses with independent research.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate, normally with qualifications requiring a total of at least three years of tertiary study, or
    2. have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).

Masters (Coursework)

Dunedin
The MSusBus is an interdisciplinary programme providing you with an advanced qualification in sustainability.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the relevant 300-level papers, or
    2. normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year requirements for that major subject; or
  3. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

Masters (Coursework)

Dunedin
In recent years, the nature of accounting in the global business workplace has moved from being principally the preparation of financial reports to now include the role of business adviser and consultant.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B in the relevant 300-level papers, or
    2. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  3. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

Masters (Coursework)

Dunedin
The Master of Marketing (MMart) is a one-year or 18-month full-time degree that encompasses both coursework and research. The coursework component is spread over two semesters and is followed by the research component.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ at 300-level, or
    2. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  3. No applicant will be admitted who has previously been awarded an honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

Masters (Coursework)

Dunedin
The Master of International Business (MIntBus) is a 12-month coursework degree designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills to work across cultural boundaries in the expanding global business environment.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the relevant 300-level papers, or
    2. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  3. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

Masters (Coursework)

Dunedin
The Master of Finance (MFinc) will equip students to be either professional practitioners or academic researchers in the field of Finance. The Master of Finance can be completed in one year of full-time study which consists of a selection of papers plus either an applied or research project.
Entry Requirements
  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate with a mathematically-oriented degree and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year major subject requirements for that degree, or
    2. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
  3. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.