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Northwestern Polytechnical University
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NPU undergraduate study leading to Bachelor of Commerce and Master's programmes for University of Canterbury

This course is available

via Global pathways

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year Bachelor of Commerce + 1 year Master of Applied Finance and Economics

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Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study Options
Students in this pathway who complete 2.5 year study at NPU can transfer 240 points towards Bachelor of Commerce at UC. Those graduates who successfully meet the entry requirements for UC Master of Applied Finance and Economics can take an additional year at UC to complete their Master's degree.
New Zealand Qualification
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. The BCom is accredited by AACSB International, reflecting our commitment to innovation and providing a competitive and industry-relevant qualification for the business professions.

The Master of Applied Finance and Economics is a joint master's degree in Finance and Economics that can be completed full-time in 12–14 months. Students take advanced coursework in both Finance and Economics, followed by a capstone course with four project-based modules including cost-benefit analysis, financial decision-making, forecasting, and portfolio management. It prepares students for high-level profession roles in finance, banking and the public sector.

Entry criteria

To gain admission to UC through this curriculum articulation pathway, Both English and Academic requirements need to be satisfied. More UC entry requirement please check UC webpage.

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