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Bachelor of Commerce (Level 7)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology


Gain applied business knowledge and hands-on skills connected to local industry so you can hit the ground running. Choose a single or double major in Accounting, Management or Marketing.

Specialise in accounting, management or marketing with electives in law, human resource management, logistics, international business, and more.

In addition to the specialist skills and knowledge students will develop during the programme, students will gain a range of professional skills, including:

  • effective communication
  • managing yourself and working collaboratively
  • problem solving using creative and innovative thinking
  • building and developing business relationships
  • professional and ethical behaviour

You will gain these skills along with business knowledge in your chosen area of interest and have the opportunity to practise in real-life scenarios in a safe environment.

Aims of the programme

Graduates of the BCom programme will have the personal attributes, specialist knowledge and professional skills necessary to make an immediate and valuable contribution in demanding and evolving business environments whether locally, nationally or internationally.

The programme offers grounding in research practice and thinking, and provides for the acquisition of practical research skills enabling students to undertake directed research at an undergraduate level and apply these work ready skills in their professional practice.

The BCom programme aims to provide opportunities for students to further develop their abilities to critically evaluate and analyse data and qualitative information and to identify, implement and promote decision making that is innovative and value adding for their enterprise.

Key features

  • Study fully online for first year, face-to-face on our Nelson campus, or a combination of both. Year two and three courses are run exclusively on Nelson/Marlborough campus
  • Choose from 6 major combinations (single and double)
  • Three years full time (single major) or three and a half years full time (double major)
  • Open entry for over students over 20 years of age
  • Receive quality supervision from expert advisors for level 7 research
  • Use recognition of prior undergraduate study, or extensive work experience, to skip courses you already hold the necessary skills and knowledge in.
  • CAANZ/CPA recognised courses to pathway into Chartered Accountancy studies

Graduate outcomes

As a graduate of the NMIT Bachelor of Commerce you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply core business competencies such as - but not limited to - critical thinking, decision making, negotiation, presentation, problem solving, managing self and others.
  • Research, assess and critically evaluate business information relevant to their selected business areas and business environment.
  • Evaluate and adopt different approaches to decision making as required by the environment.
  • Establish and actively support various methods of collaboration and teamwork in real and virtual environments.
  • Plan and manage their continued learning and career development.
  • Practise business in a legal, sustainable, ethical and culturally appropriate manner.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.


  • Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent.

English language requirements:

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English must have:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTs) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years or equivalent.
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score 66

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