Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2020 Semester Two – 27 July
2021 Semester One – 1 March
Available locations
City
Points
360
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

With New Zealand’s leading Bachelor of Commerce programme you will learn from the country’s best teachers and mentors to get a taste of every aspect of the business world before deciding on a major or double major that’s right for you.

The real-world skills, knowledge and experience you will gain, along with the programme’s world-class accreditation and strong links to industry, will see you thrive in any industry you choose.

From 2021, we are making some exciting changes to our BCom: real-world case studies, applied skills and innovative workshops that mix disciplines will be an ever-greater focus, right from the start of your first year.  

Programme structure

A BCom with a double major is a three-year degree programme. You will be required to complete a minimum of 24 courses (360 points). In your first year, you will complete a set of core Stage 1 courses and further courses depending on the major(s) you are planning to take.

A double major requires careful planning.  

You will also be required to select two General Education papers – this is a distinctive feature of our University’s degree designed to broaden your education. 

  • If you wish to major in Accounting you will need to enrol in ACCTG 102 in your first year.
  • If you wish to major in Economics you will need to enrol in ECON 152 in your first year.
  • If you wish to major in Finance you will need to enrol in ACCTG 102 and MATHS 108 (or 150 or 153) in your first year.*

Students starting in 2021*

Students enrolling in the BCom for the first time from 2021 will complete a cross-disciplinary capstone course. The capstone gives you an opportunity to apply your skills/knowledge in a practical context, which you can share with future employers.

*The programme structure for 2021 is subject to regulatory approval.
**Maximum of two courses from outside the BCom schedule.

Most students need to take one or two General Education courses.

Students should also be aware of the University’s Academic English Language Requirement.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Starting in 2020

Year 1 120 points

  • Code:
    Business 101
    Name:
    Business and Enterprise 1
    Type:
    Semester One Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ACCTG 101
    Name:
    Accounting Information
    Type:
    Semester One Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOSYS 110
    Name:
    Business Systems
    Type:
    Semester One or Semester Two Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    STATS 108
    Name:
    Statistics for Commerce
    Type:
    Semester One or Semester Two Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Business 102
    Name:
    Business and Enterprise 2
    Type:
    Semester Two Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    COMLAW 101
    Name:
    Law in a Business Environment
    Type:
    Semester Two Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ECON 151 OR 152
    Name:
    Understanding the Global Economy or Principles of Economics
    Type:
    Semester Two Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 2 120 points

  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Elective course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    General Education course
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 3 120 points

  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Elective course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    General Education course
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

Starting in 2021*

Year 1 120 points

  • Code:
    BUSINESS 111
    Name:
    Innovation and Value Creation
    Type:
    Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINESS 114
    Name:
    Accounting for Decision Making
    Type:
    Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINESS 115
    Name:
    Economics, Markets and Law
    Type:
    Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOSYS 110
    Name:
    Digital Systems
    Type:
    Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINESS 112
    Name:
    Managing Sustainable Growth
    Type:
    Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    STATS 108
    Name:
    Statistics for Commerce
    Type:
    Core Course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major or Elective course**
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major or Elective course**
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 2 120 points

  • Name:
    Core Course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major or Elective course**
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major or Elective course**
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    General Education course
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 3 120 points

  • Name:
    Capstone course
    Type:
    Capstone course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 1 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Major 2 course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    General Education course
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts

Note: From 2019, Information Management will be called Business Analytics. However if you are currently studying Information Management your major will continue in 2019.

 

 

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 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
    180

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

  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    190

    Three subjects from Table A and/or Table B.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    27

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.

Transfer of Credit - You can apply for transfer of credit for tertiary courses completed elsewhere as part of your Application for Admission. If you have completed study at another New Zealand University, get an estimate of the transfer credit you may be eligible for, using our Transfer Credit Calculator.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

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

  • If you are entering university for the first time but don’t meet the University of Auckland general selection standards, have a look at the Aspiration to Business admission scheme (A2B).

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 an ABB grade. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard. 

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

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Your GCE A level score is calculated on the best three academic subjects and General Studies cannot be included. Your CIE score (rank score) will be calculated based on your AS and A Level results.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    27
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
    Score required
    BCC
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    CIE University of Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    190
    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 semester of successful bachelors 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

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:

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.
  • If you have an offer of place from us that is conditional on meeting English language requirements, you may be considered for English Pathway courses from the University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA)
  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Bachelor of Commerce cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,242.40 – $6,726*
International students
NZ$37,141*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $943.20 for full-time study (120 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

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

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

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

In light of the impact of Covid-19, Semester 2 applications will remain open after the closing date published and will be considered if places are available.

International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

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 2020
4 July 2020

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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Developing your capabilities

The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.
As you study towards your BCom degree you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your employability and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.

As well as enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your degree will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills and cross-cultural understanding.

As a BCom graduate you will be able to develop:

  • Knowledge and Practice
    Demonstrate and apply a breadth of knowledge across disciplines, as well as specialist knowledge within one or more of them, while recognising the relevancy of this knowledge within a global context.
  • Critical thinking
    Analyse and critique theory and practice to develop well-reasoned arguments.
  • Solution seeking
    Identify and frame problems using analytical skills to create and evaluate innovative solutions.
  • Communication and engagement
    Collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse business contexts using multiple formats.
  • Independence and integrity
    Respond professionally and ethically, demonstrating a capacity for independent thought and learning.
  • Social and environmental responsibility
    Recognise the significance of the principles underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi and consider your obligations in relation to sustainability, whilst displaying constructive approaches to diversity.
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

Business is everywhere, from environmental groups to your favourite fashion brands and our graduates are doing important work in industries both established and emerging. The skills and knowledge you will gain from the BCom are invaluable in any industry and can start you on a huge range of exciting and diverse career paths .

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountant/Financial adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate, investment or merchant banker
  • Entrepreneur/Business owner
  • Operations manager
  • Policy analyst or adviser
  • Sales or marketing manager
  • Web applications developer

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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.

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