Program Overview

From financial markets to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of online commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global business environment.

UC and its business partners provide many opportunities for you to gain practical business experience and make important contacts.


ChristchurchNew Zealand

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 32,975



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  • Competitions and inter-university business challenges develop your entrepreneurial, project management, and teamwork skills.

  • You have the option to study a minor from subjects across Commerce, Arts, Health Sciences, Science, Sport Coaching, and Youth and Community Leadership.

  • Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is accredited by international associations EQUIS and AACSB, giving you a competitive and industry-relevant qualification for business professions.

UC’s Trading Room gives you a real-world trading environment with a live market and stock data feed, and simulation tools for trading.

The Bachelor of Commerce is a highly flexible degree that allows a wide range of choices from major and minor subjects, as well as courses from other degrees.

You will complete at least one major subject, and can also choose to specialise in a minor subject.

See ‘How do I plan my degree?’ above for an example degree structure diagram.

Compulsory courses

The BCom includes five 100-level compulsory courses in the first year:

  • ACCT102 Accounting and Financial Information
  • ECON104 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • INFO123 Business Information Systems and Technology
  • MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management
  • STAT101 Statistics 1

These courses provide a good general business background and are required for entry to some 200 and 300-level courses. However, you can complete some of these courses in your second and third years depending on the requirements of your major.

You will also take compulsory courses beyond your first year, which will develop knowledge in the business cultural environment and give formal recognition of work experiences through UC study:

  • BSNS201 Business and Culture
  • BSNS299 UC Employability Portfolio (0 points, no fees course)

Major subjects

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Taxation and Accounting
  • Tourism Marketing and Management
  • Minor subjects
  • Accounting
  • Adventure Sport and Environment
  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Theory
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • English Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • European and European Union Studies
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Māori and Indigenous Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Activity
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Professional and Community Engagement
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Russian
  • Society and Policy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport Science
  • Statistics
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Taxation
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Tourism Marketing and Management
  • Youth and Community Leadership

Internship, industry, and international experiences

As a Bachelor of Commerce student, you may have the chance to integrate work and international experiences into your study through:

  • industry internships
  • international exchanges
  • overseas study tours


Anyone with entry to the University can study a BCom from 100-level without previous study in the area. However, it is useful to have studied accounting, economics, business studies, and mathematics (especially statistics) at secondary school.

If you have achieved top results in accounting and/or economics at secondary school you may be eligible for direct entry to some 200-level courses.

A good standard of oral and written English is important.

If you want to study towards a Bachelor Degree (excluding teaching degrees), Certificate of Proficiency, Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma, or Graduate Certificate or Diploma you must have one of the following:




Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking


Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.


With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5


Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade


minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

PTE with an overall score of 46 and no PTE communicative skills score below 36


Level 4 - Academic endorsement


 Overall mark of 8/10 with nothing less than a 7 being scored in a single category.


B2 Communicator (LRWS) overall with High Pass


English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 2 (with no skill lower than Level 1)


This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded) -   $ 32,975

  • Get hands-on experience through industry internships, international exchanges, and overseas study tours.
  • Gain problem-solving, communication, and management skills needed to succeed in a global business environment.
  • Network with UC’s industry contacts and get support in launching your own business ideas.
  • Graduates are working as accountants, software developers, consultants, marketers, entrepreneurs, and more.
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