Duration
Full-time: 5 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City
Points
675
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

A BCom/LLB conjoint allows you to complete a BCom and LLB in less time, and with fewer points, than it would take to complete the two degrees separately.     

Our graduates are armed with a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career. We offer opportunities to gain knowledge of the law and its implications, analytical and research skills, social appreciation, a sense of public responsibility and communication skills.      

During your BCom you will complete a set of core courses. These include an exciting two-course sequence in Business and Enterprise. This will introduce the types of choices facing entrepreneurs and managers and help you develop your academic and professional skills.      

Your first-year core programme will provide a strong base from which to launch into your chosen major or majors. A double major in your BCom will enable you to gain greater breadth and increase your career options by combining two sets of courses at advanced level.    

Programme structure

The BCom/LLB takes five years (10 semesters) if you are studying full-time. You will need to complete 675 points, including:

  • 255 points from BCom courses
  • 405 points from LLB courses
  • 15 points from General Education

In your first year, you will need to complete three Stage I core LLB courses, and five Stage I courses from the BCom. You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Commerce courses in each of your second, third, fourth and fifth years. You will also need to include a General Education course in one of these years.

You would usually need to enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you want to complete in five years (10 semesters). This is a higher load than the standard enrolment of 120 points a year. Alternatively you could complete in 5.5 years (11 semesters) by enrolling in 120 points per year and adding an extra 15-point course in one semester. You also need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

The LLB includes a combination of core courses, and a wide range of elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family and Environmental Law.

The BCom includes six core courses. You can then choose to major in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Management, Information Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Please note that:

  • It is not possible to include any Commercial Law courses in your degree
  • It is not possible to major in Commercial Law or Taxation as part of this conjoint programme

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    210

    Minimum of 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and/or Table B

  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    230

    Three subjects from Table A and/or Table B

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    28

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    BBC
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    28
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws Conjoint cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,272.45*
International students
NZ$33,688*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $915.30 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018
Summer School 2019
1 December 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

BCom/LLB conjoint graduates are well-positioned for a wide range of careers in business or law.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountant
  • Barrister and solicitor
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate, investment or merchant banker or lawyer
  • Policy analyst, adviser and law reformer
  • Researcher and academic
  • Sales or marketing manager
  • Tax adviser
BCom/LLB graduate Janelle Danielson at the University of Auckland Fale Pasifika.

A conjoint degree in Commerce and Law has given Janelle Danielson a broad foundation to kick-start her career.

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Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

The Business School also has its own dedicated career service, the ASB Careers Centre. It provides business specific career advice and a range of services including individual support, workshops, and employer engagement. The Career Centre will help you to develop your employability to secure a meaningful, successful and rewarding career.

Becoming a barrister and solicitor

To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor you will need complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course after completion of the LLB or LLB(Hons). There are currently two providers of this course:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies
www.ipls.org.nz

The College of Law (New Zealand)
www.collaw.ac.nz

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