Enrolment FAQs

Find answers to some FAQs about enrolling for 2022.

Enrolling

What courses should I enrol in for my first year in the BCom?

Example structure for first year BCom

Semester
One
Semester
Two
BUSINESS 111 BUSINESS 112
BUSINESS 114 INFOSYS 110
BUSINESS 115 One General Education or Elective
STATS 100 OR 108 One General Education or Elective 

Notes

  • BUSINESS 111 and 112 should be taken in the semesters shown above.
  • All other courses can be swapped between Semester One and Two.

Where can I find information about the requirements for my major?

The following majors require these Stage I courses

Accounting

ACCTG 102 in Semester Two instead of ‘One General Education or Elective’.

Note: BUSINESS 114 is the pre-requisite for ACCTG 102.

Economics

ECON 152 in Semester Two instead of ‘One General Education or Elective’.

Note: BUSINESS 115 is the pre-requisite for ECON 152.

Finance

ACCTG 102 and MATHS 108 in Semester Two instead of ‘Two General Education or Elective’.

Double major in Economics and Accounting

ACCTG 102 and ECON 152 in Semester Two instead of ‘Two General Education or Elective’.

Double major Economics and Finance

ACCTG 102 and ECON 152 in Semester Two instead of ‘Two General Education or Elective’.

Other BCom majors

The following BCom majors do not have any Stage I courses as they start at Stage II:

  • Business Analytics
  • Commercial Law
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation

Need help and advice?

  • Visit your nearest Visit your nearest Student Hubs.
  • See the 2022 Undergraduate Planning Guide.

What courses should I enrol in for my first year in the BProp?

Example structure for first year BProp

Semester
One
Semester
Two
BUSINESS 111 BUSINESS 112
BUSINESS 114 BUSINESS 115
STATS 100 OR 108 INFOSYS 110
PROPERTY 102
PROPERTY 103

Notes

  • BUSINESS 111 and 112 and PROPERTY 102 and 103 should be taken in the semesters shown above.
  • All other courses can be swapped between Semester One and Two.

Need help and advice?

If you need further enrolment help or advice please visit your nearest Student Hubs.

Do I need to enrol for both semesters?

Yes, you need to enrol for the whole year. Enrol now for both Semester One and Semester Two courses.

How many courses should I enrol in?

BCom and BProp students should take eight courses each year (four in each semester).

Conjoint students should aim to take nine courses each year (four in Semester One, and five in Semester Two).

My timetable looks quite empty – have I missed something?

Your timetable will show one 2-hour Lecture (also called a workshop) for each of BUSINESS 111, 112, 114, 115. This is correct (there is no missing Tutorial or Laboratory component).

There will be additional preparation and drop-in sessions, which you will be told more about in your first week of classes.

Most of the core courses are named BUSINESS, where do I find my major?

Some of the BCom core courses changed in 2021.

The new core courses are multi-disciplinary and while you may not see the names of majors such as ‘ACCOUNTING’ in the course names, the disciplines are in the course titles.

Old course New course
BUSINESS 101 BUSINESS 111
BUSINESS 102 BUSINESS 112
ECON 151 BUSINESS 115
ACCTG 101 BUSINESS 114
STATS 108 No change
INFOSYS 110 No change
COMLAW 101 No longer a required course for students who start their BCom after 2020

If you started your BCom prior to 2021 and still need to complete any of the core courses, you will need to enrol for the new course as above.

Which Statistics course should I take in my first year?

STATS 100 and STATS 108 both meet the BCom core requirement.

  • STATS 100 is for students who lacked confidence in Year 13 Statistics or didn’t study it at that level. You can’t take STATS 100 if you’re enrolled in another Statistics course or have already passed one.
  • STATS 108 is required to advance in majors such as Finance, Business Analytics and Information Systems and by the Professional Accounting bodies (i.e. if you had taken STATS 100 you would then need to do STATS 108).

Should I enrol in COMLAW 101?

No, if you are a new student in 2022, you shouldn’t enrol in COMLAW 101 – this is not part of the new core.

New students should only enrol in COMLAW 101 if you have received a waiver for one of the core courses. For more information, please speak to an adviser at your nearest Student Hubs.

What is the difference between General Education and Elective courses?

An Elective course can be any course without a ‘G’ at the end of the course code. It can be from any faculty (including Business) and it can be at any stage, as long as you meet the prerequisite to enrol (e.g. ARTHIST 115).

There is no Elective course list, but you can browse the Course Catalogue, which lists all courses offered at the University of Auckland (you will need to select from courses that are offered at 100, 200 or 300 level).

Course Catalogue

IMPORTANT: An Elective cannot be in the same subject as your General Education course(s) i.e. if you take ARTHIST 115 as an Elective you cannot take ARTHIST 114G as a General Education course.

Recommended business Electives

  • ACCTG 102
  • ECON 152, 221
  • INFOMGMT 192
  • MATHS 108
  • PROPERTY 102
  • STATS 208

General Education courses options

General Education courses are chosen from the specific schedules below and have the ‘G’ after the course number (e.g. HISTORY 103G).

Note: BUSINESS 151, MKTG 151, ACCTG 151, INTBUS 151 are not available for BCom students as either an Elective or General Education course.

Changing majors

How do I change my major?

  1. Accept your offer
  2. Enrol in Semester One courses
  3. Change your major by self-service on Student Services Online
     

Conjoint students

Which faculty do I need to talk to for advice about my conjoint degree?

Please seek degree planning advice for each component of your conjoint degree programme from a Student Adviser at your nearest Student Hubs.

 

CAANZ accreditation

How do I get CAANZ accreditation?

The CAANZ (Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand) requirements are currently under review and will be available on the website once they have been confirmed.
 

Need help?

Pop into your nearest Student Hubs to speak with a student adviser.