Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Points per degree 360
Full-time study 3 years
Taught by Business School
Taught at City Campus


The emphasis of the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree is on flexibility  providing you with a wide range of business majors that may be combined in a double major. Develop your intellectual curiosity and analytical ability while gaining the knowledge essential for your future career. Your BCom will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as cross-cultural understanding.

Programme highlights

Flexibility to create your own individual programme - you are encouraged to pursue a double major - using the range of majors offered across the Business School.

Equips you with first class communication, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as cross-cultural understanding.

The Business School is accredited by EFMD EQUIS and AACSB International. In addition the school has programmes recognised by NZICA and CPA Australia.

A major is the main subject area that you choose to study in your degree. You will study courses to Stage III level in this subject.

When deciding on the major for your degree you should consider short and long-term career goals and personal strengths and interests. Learn about each of the majors and find out what courses are required:

Accounting | Commercial Law | Economics | Finance | Information Management | Information Systems | Innovation and Entrepreneurship | International Business | Management | Marketing | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Taxation

Double majors
A double major will enhance your career options by providing a broader base of skills and knowledge. The range of courses offered within each major provides you with exciting possibilities for combining sets of courses in specialist fields to match your interests and aspirations. Find about our popular double major combinations.

Conjoint options
You can strengthen your career options by combining this degree with a bachelor's degree in Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Music, Property, Science or Law. Learn more about our conjoint degrees.

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Other pathways to studying Business
Aspiration to Business admission scheme (A2B)
Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MOPAS)
University Targeted Admission Scheme (UTAS)
New Start programme on the University website

Degree structure

Career opportunities

The BCom degree leads to a variety of career options, including accountant, marketing manager, operations manager, tax adviser, trade policy analyst and web applications developer.

Our BCom majors have more information about potential careers.