Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

A broad-based and flexible business degree, the Bachelor of Commerce will allow you a choice to complete two majors within the degree - or study for two undergraduate degrees at the same time.

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Quick facts
Points per degree 360 points
Full-time 3 years
Taught at City Campus
Majors 13 different majors to choose from
Application closing date 4 July 2017 (S2), 8 December 2016 (S1)
Classes start 24 July 2017 (S2), 6 March 2017 (S1)

The 2017 academic dates are also available as an iCalendar. For more information, please visit Academic dates iCalendar.

Degree 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 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), formerly NZICA, and CPA Australia.
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Degree structure

First year

  • Study two courses in Business introducing you to the types of choices facing entrepreneurs and managers and focusing on the development of professional skills.
  • Take a broad range of core courses including: Business and Enterprise 1 and 2; Accounting Information; and Law in a Business Environment.

Second year and beyond

  • Have the choice of studying up to two courses from outside the Commerce schedule as well as the required number of courses from your chosen major(s).
  • Study two courses from the General Education schedule.
  • Be invited to join the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BCom(Hons)) programme if your results have been consistently strong.

BCom majors

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 SystemsInnovation and EntrepreneurshipInternational Business | International Trade | 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 out about our popular double major combinations.

Conjoint options

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

Course requirements

Read details about the number of points for each of the BCom core courses by visiting the BCom course requirements page.

Planning your degree

To help you complete your degree, we have provided some course advice to help plan each year of your study - visit the BCom planning your degree page.

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 has more information about potential careers.

Other pathways to studying Business

Further study options

The Business School offers a range of postgraduate programmes including:

Applying and enrolling

Learn about the next steps to studying at the Business School.

More information

Business Student Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63 (or +64 9 923 1969 if overseas)
Email: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz