Qualification

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours

Overview

The Bachelor of Commerce with Honours comprises one year of coursework (between six and nine courses) following a relevant Bachelor's degree.

Students who complete a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours at a satisfactory standard may elect to proceed to a Master of Commerce by thesis only.

As a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours graduate you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts and frameworks within your major discipline
  • Think logically, analytically and critically with respect to the academic literature in your major discipline
  • Plan and carry out a supervised programme of academic research that shows a sound understanding of ethical practice
  • Synthesise academic or professional literature and effectively communicate research orally and in written form

Entry requirements

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.

Qualification specific requirements

Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree with high grades and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned.

Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.

For full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours or use the admission requirements checker.

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification structure and duration

With permission of each of the Heads of Department concerned, a candidate may complete the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in two subjects (combined Honours).

Students must satisfy the course requirements for entry to Honours in each subject, take Honours-level courses totalling at least 60 points (0.5 EFTS) in each subject, with a total points value no less than the minimum allowed for a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours degree in either subject. Included in these courses must be a research paper that normally would reflect the combined nature of the degree.

Duration

The honours programme must be completed within one year of full-time study or, with Dean of Commerce approval, in up to four years of part-time study.

Subjects and courses

Subject areas for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours are:

How to apply

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Career opportunities

As a commerce graduate, you could work in numerous and varied roles from an accountant, economist or financial analyst, through to a manager, marketer or information systems specialist. 

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

More information

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours.

For general information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone in NZ 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For study planning help contact the School of Business and Economics:

School of Business and Economics
College of Business and Law
University of Canterbury
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 364 2316
Email bsec@canterbury.ac.nz