UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Auckland
With New Zealand’s leading Bachelor of Commerce programme you will learn from the country’s best teachers and mentors to get a taste of every aspect of the business world before deciding on a major or double major that’s right for you.
The real-world skills, knowledge and experience you will gain, along with the programme’s world-class accreditation and strong links to industry, will see you thrive in any industry you choose.
A BCom with a double major is a three-year degree programme. You will be required to complete a minimum of 24 courses (360 points). In your first year, you will complete a new, integrated set of core courses, experiencing the multi-disciplinary environment that businesses operate in, and two further courses depending on the major(s) you are planning to take (Maximum of two courses from outside the BCom schedule).
A double major requires careful planning.
You will also be required to select two General Education papers – this is a distinctive feature of our University’s degree designed to broaden your education.
If you wish to major in Accounting you will need to enrol in ACCTG 102 in your first year.
If you wish to major in Economics you will need to enrol in ECON 152 in your first year.
If you wish to major in Finance you will need to enrol in ACCTG 102 and MATHS 108 (or 150 or 153) in your first year.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Experience new ways of thinking about business and enterprise that are relevant to understanding and addressing real world challenges and shaping the future.
You will learn about the key elements in ecosystems that are crucial in supporting start-up ventures and the scale-up of growth-oriented firms. You'll study alongside successful innovators and entrepreneurs, developing the skills to recognise, assess and realise opportunities. You'll also construct creative solutions to problems and take action when facing ambiguous and uncertain circumstances.
In your Bachelor of Commerce INNOVENT major, you will undertake an exciting real-world project that integrates theory and practice as you work with a client organisation in a real world context. The options include start-ups, corporate venturing, Maori enterprise, social enterprise, new product development and technological innovation. This project-based experience will give you invaluable hands-on experience, setting you up for the realities of the workplace. To complete the project brief, you will need to establish and maintain a professional relationship with your client organisation and display appropriate leadership and management skills.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship works well with majors in other business-related subjects including Marketing, Finance, international Business and Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Where could this programme take you?
Business is everywhere, from environmental groups to your favourite fashion brands and our graduates are doing important work in industries both established and emerging. The skills and knowledge you will gain from the BCom are invaluable in any industry and can start you on a huge range of exciting and diverse career paths .
Jobs related to this programme
Corporate, investment or merchant banker
Policy analyst or adviser
Sales or marketing manager
Web applications developer
Secondary school qualifications
You need to have one of the following:
International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.
GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.