Programmes & Courses



Masterís Degree Programmes: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

The Master of Agriculture is normally undertaken after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture. It consists of either a full thesis, or two appropriate postgraduate courses and a Supervised Research Project.

The Masterís programme consists of a thesis (DG700) or following the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, two postgraduate courses plus a Supervised Research Project (DG600).

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an opportunity to undertake a research essay on diplomacy and international affairs on a topic of particular interest to the student. This programme also provides research skills and advanced writing skills. In addition, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs students also have the opportunity to follow an interest in a particular academic stream by clustering their electives in particular disciplines or subject areas such as law, environment, economics or development studies.

Admission Requirements: The admission requirement for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs is a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs with a GPA of 3 or above, or equivalent qualification.

Programme Requirements: The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs consists of eight courses including five core and three elective courses.

Core Courses: PL409, PL410, PL411, EC416; plus one of: PL400 or PL401.

Electives: The electives for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs include (but are not limited to) the following: DG422, EC406, EC408, EC413, LW468, LW469, LW473, MS441, PL402.

The Masterís programme in Governance may be completed in three ways, subject to approval:

  • (1) MA thesis (DG700, thesis only), an option reserved for applicants fitting two circumstances: they have completed the degree of bachelor at The University of the South Pacific with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA in courses at the 200- and 300-level; or they are students of the Postgraduate Diploma who have completed DG400, DG404 plus two 400-level course in Governance with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • (2) Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, students successfully complete two additional postgraduate courses in Governance, or another approved field, plus a Supervised Research Project (DG600)
  • (3) The Master of Arts in Governance consists of eight courses. Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, students must complete four additional courses: one 400-level course in Governance (must be DG403 if not taken before); one 400-level course in Diplomacy and International Affairs; plus two elective 400-level courses in Governance or related fields.

MASTER OF ARTS IN POLITICS/INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

The Masterís programme consists of a thesis or two postgraduate courses plus a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Persons are eligible to be admitted to study for the Master of Business Administration if they have:

  • a) passed the Graduate School of Business Management Admissions Test (GSBMAT); and,
  • b) a bachelorís degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of three years significant work experience in an executive of professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • c) postgraduate diploma from Graduate School of Business, The University of the South Pacific with a minimum GPA of 3.0 plus 5 years significant work experience in an executive or professional position involving considerable authority and decision making; or
  • d) have met the mature student admission criteria, which shall be judged on the basis of exceptional professional achievements.

The Master of Business Administration consists of twelve courses. A student who obtains three fail grades will not be allowed to continue with the Master of Business Administration programme.

Courses: MBA423, MBA431, MBA432, MBA433, MBA434, MBA435, MBA436, MBA437, MBA438, MBA439, MBA440; plus one from: MBA421, MBA422, MBA430, MBA441, MBA442, MBA443; or one from: AF420, AF433, DG410, DG415, DG417, EC408, EC412, MG401, MG404, MG405, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412, LM401, LM402, TS401 or supervised independent research conducted within MBA425.

Note: Programmes in the Graduate School of Business operate on the basis of three trimesters per year.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN ACCOUNTING

The Masterís programme consists of a full thesis. To be admitted to a Master of Commerce in Accounting a person shall obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

To be admitted to a Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting programme a person shall have at least one year of experience in commerce, industry or government after completing a Bachelor's Degree with a major in Accounting from a recognised tertiary institution.

The Masterís programme consists of any ten courses from:

AF401, AF402, AF405, AF420, AF431, AF432, AF433, AF434, AF435, AF436, AF437, AF439, AF440, BF401, BF402, FM401.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN BANKING AND FINANCE

The Masterís programme consists of (a) a thesis or (b) two appropriate postgraduate courses and a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN ECONOMICS (THESIS OR SRP)

The Masterís consists of (a) a thesis or (b) two appropriate postgraduate courses and a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN ECONOMICS (COURSEWORK)

Note: The MCom in Economics by coursework consists of eight courses, including the four core courses offered under the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Economics).

Courses: EC401, EC402, EC403, EC404 plus any 4 from EC405, EC406, EC407, EC408, EC410, EC412, EC414, EC415, EC417. 

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN LAND MANAGEMENT

The Masters programme consists of a thesis or two postgraduate courses and a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (THESIS OR SRP)

The Masterís programme consists of a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) plus: a thesis; or two appropriate postgraduate Management 400-level courses from: MG401, MG402, MG403, MG404, MG405, MG406, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412, MG451, MG453 and a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (COURSEWORK)

The Masterís programme consists of Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Management and Public Administration) plus any four additional MG 400-level courses from: MG401, MG402, MG403, MG404, MG405, MG406, MG409, MG410, MG411, MG412, MG451 and MG453.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN OFFICIAL STATISTICS

The Masterís programme consists of a thesis or two postgraduate courses plus a Supervised Research Project.

MASTER OF COMMERCE IN POPULATION STUDIES AND DEMOGRAPHY

The Masterís consists of a thesis.

MASTER OF COMMERCE (TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT)

Applicants to the master's programme must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Studies or Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Tourism and Hospitality Management) or equivalent qualification with a cumulative of GPA of 3.0.

The Masterís programme consists of a thesis (TS700F or TS700P) or, following the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Tourism and Hospitality Management), two 400-level Postgraduate courses plus a Supervised Research Project (TS600F or TS600P).

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