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Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • All students who have entry to the University can study a BCom from 100-level without previous study in the area. However, it is useful to have studied accounting, economics, business studies, and mathematics (especially statistics) at secondary school.
  • If you have achieved top results in accounting and/or economics at secondary school you may be eligible for direct entry to some 200-level courses.
  • A good standard of oral and written English is important.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

From financial markets to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of online commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global business environment.

UC and its business partners provide many opportunities for you to gain practical business experience and make important contacts.

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  • The Bachelor of Commerce is a highly flexible degree that allows a wide range of choices from major and minor subjects, as well as courses from other degrees.

  • To graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce you must complete the requirements of at least one major subject, and can also choose to specialise in a minor subject.

  • By studying more than one subject in the BCom you can increase breadth of knowledge at undergraduate level, and potentially your employability.

  • See ‘How do I plan my degree?’ above for an example degree structure diagram.

Major subjects

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Human Resource Management

  • Information Systems

  • International Business, Management

  • Marketing

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Taxation and Accounting

  • Tourism Marketing and Management

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
  • Master of Commerce
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a Commerce graduate, you could work in numerous and varied roles from being an accountant, economist, and financial analyst, through to being an operations manager, marketer, and information systems specialist. You could become a manager, consultant, or your own boss.

The Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting, and Taxation and Accounting majors are pathways to external qualifications with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA (Australia), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and other professional accounting bodies internationally.

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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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