Master of Commerce in Taxation and Accounting in The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 12-18 months

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee: NZD $37,500

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The degree will help you to know about chosen subject field, view the world and go for a good piece of research. These practices, skills and capabilities mean MCom students are well-prepared for professional fields and business consulting.

If you want to be the part of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) programme (now the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand), study MCom course which is considered as single year of professional education.

Why choose Master of Commerce at UC?

As M Com student you will:

  1. Develop the knowledge and skills of competitive thought and enhancements within specific research area.
  2. Discover the conclusions of your research outcomes for the corner entity of relevant academic literature.
  3. Synthesize academic and professional data and communicates findings to a range of people in different ways.

Program Structure:

The degree involves 180 points of which between 90-120 points are coursework and a 90-point thesis or a 60-point dissertation.


Taxation is a main area within the corner fields of law and accounting, drawing together ideas from these disciplines, with those from economics. Skills and theories in ample fields, such as sociology and psychology, have been applied to help with a good knowledge of impact of taxation on people.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand know the importance of education in taxation, with courses having taxation included in their ‘main and ‘accounting and/or business related’ academic needs. Studying taxation will help you with the skills to become a specialist within the profession of accounting, a commercial experienced professional or a chartered accountant.

Career Outcomes:

You will be able to enter a number of industries. Such specialist in taxation or chartered accountant, business and commercial enterprises, banking and financial services, management consultancies, education organisations and law firms .

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility:

Candidate must have done BCom.

English language proficiency score:

  1. IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0

Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 6.0

  1. TOEFL Score of 90 is required
  2. PTE required score is 64

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