Bachelor of Commerce - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce

See also General Course and Examinations Regulations.

The Programme for this Degree

1.
The Structure of the Programme
(a)
Subjects: The degree of Bachelor of Commerce is awarded with a major in: Accounting; Business Economics; Economics; Finance; Human Resource Management; Information Systems; International Business; Management; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Marketing; Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Taxation and Accounting.

Note: Details of majoring requirements are given in Schedules A and B for this degree.

(b)
Structure: To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce:
i.
a candidate must pass courses having a minimum total value of 360 points; and
a.
at least 255 points must be from courses listed in Schedule C to the Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce;
b.
at least 75 of these 255 points must be from Schedule A to the Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce
c.
up to 105 points (the balance of the 360) may be for courses from any degree of the University. These courses will be subject to the Regulations for the other degree.
ii.
within the structure outlined in clause b(i), a candidate must pass courses to the value of:
a.
At least 225 points must be for courses above 100-level.
b.
At least 90 points must be for courses at 300-level.
iii.
a candidate must also satisfy the requirements for a Major as listed in Schedule B;
iv.
a candidate may optionally satisfy the requirements for a Minor as listed in Schedule B to these Regulations or Schedule A to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts.

Note: Any course at 300-level may contribute to only one major or minor. Any course at 200-level credited to a minor cannot also be credited to a major or another minor. Where the same course is required for more than one major or minor a substitute course, approved by the Dean of Commerce, will be required.

2.
Requirements upon Courses from Other Degrees

A candidate exercising an option of enrolling in a course which is from the Schedule for another degree shall comply with the pertinent regulations for that degree relating to the course.

Note: Such regulations include prerequisites, combinations of subjects and practical work.

Admission to the Programme

3.
Standard of Entry and Approvals Required for Admission to the Programme

All students must satisfy Regulation A of the Admission Regulations.

4.
Direct Entry into 200-level Courses

Subject to the approval of the Dean of Commerce, a student who has achieved a sufficient standard in a subject or subjects in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) or other comparable examination may be enrolled in one or more courses listed in the Schedule at 200-level without having passed the appropriate prerequisite of that course provided that:

(a)
if the candidate is credited with the course, he or she shall not thereafter be credited with any prerequisite of that course, and
(b)
if the candidate fails the course but in the opinion of the examiners attains the standard of a pass in another course at 100 or 200-level, he or she may be credited with a pass in such course or courses as the Dean of Commerce shall decide.

Note: Before being recommended by the Dean for admission under this regulation a candidate shall take such tests as the Dean may require.

Transfers of Credit and Exemptions

5.
Credit for Study for Other Qualifications

The Dean of Commerce may grant credit towards the degree from any tertiary or other qualification where the content and standard of such study are considered appropriate to the degree. Credit may be specified or unspecified, and will be at an appropriate level. Credit from a completed degree will not exceed a maximum of 120 points. Credit from an incomplete degree, diploma or other tertiary qualification will not exceed 240 points.

Notes:
1.
Students seeking credit for courses from the New Zealand Diploma in Business or New Zealand Certificate in Commerce must have completed the courses with high grades.
2.
Students may enquire from the Student Advisors in the College as to the Faculty's understanding of 'appropriate'.
6.
Exemptions, Transfers, Credits and Cross-Credits from Other Qualifications
(a)
Credit from LLB
i.
A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce who is or has been enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Laws and has been credited with LAWS 101 to the Bachelor of Laws, shall also have this course cross-credited to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce as part of the cross-credits allowed under regulation K1 of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
ii.
In addition to the credits permitted under regulation K1 of the General Course and Examination Regulations, a candidate may cross-credit a further 30 points between the two degrees.
(b)
Cross credit between BE(Hons) and BCom

In addition to the credits permitted under regulation K1 of the General Course and Examination Regulations, a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce who is or has been enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours shall be permitted to cross-credit EMTH 201 or EMTH 202 or EMTH 210 or MATH 218 or ENME 230, if credited to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce.

Notes:
1.
These points may not be included in the 255 points required by Regulation 1 for courses in the Schedule to these Regulations.
2.
Students should also consult BE(Hons) regulations about the total number of cross-credits permitted between the degrees.
(c)
Cross credit between BForSc and BCom
  • In addition to the credits permitted under regulation K1 of the General Course and Examination Regulations, a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce who is or has been enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Forestry Science shall be permitted to cross credit up to 30 points (non-majoring) from the degree of Bachelor of Commerce to the degree of Bachelor of Forestry Science as a substitute for one FORE 400-level elective.
(d)
Cross credit between BCom and LLB limits a subsequent credit
  • A candidate who has enrolled for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws for the first time after 1975 and who has had LAWS 203 or 311 or 814 credited to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws or the Law Professional Course, may not subsequently have ACIS 152 and ACIS 252 or AFIS 151 credited to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce.

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

At least five ‘core’ courses selected from:

(1)
ACCT 102 Accounting and Financial Information
(2)
ECON 104 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 105 Introduction to Macroeconomics
(3)
INFO 123 Information Systems and Technology
(4)
MGMT 100 Fundamentals of Management
(5)
STAT 101 Statistics 1

Schedule B to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce

Note: Students are required to complete the core courses as specified in the Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce, as well as those outlined in Schedule B below. Detailed course information for each course is provided in Schedule C.

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Accounting

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Accounting must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: ACCT 103.

200-level
  • Required: ACCT 211 and ACCT 222.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points from ACCT 311, ACCT 312, ACCT 316, ACCT 332, ACCT 340, ACCT 341, ACCT 342, ACCT 346, ACCT 356, ACCT 358 and ACCT 359.

Minor

Students intending to take a minor in Accounting must be credited with the following:

i.
ACCT 102 and ACCT 103; and
ii.
ACCT 211 and ACCT 222; and
iii.
A further 15 points of Accounting at 200-level or above or INFO 243; and
iv.
A further 15 points of Accounting at 300-level.

Business and Sustainability

Major

There is no major in Business and Sustainability.

Minor

Students intending to take a minor in Business and Sustainability must be credited with the following:

i.
MGMT 100
ii.
MGMT 230 and MGMT 335; and
iii.
A further 30 points from ECON 225, MGMT 270, ACCT 340, MGMT 333.

Business Economics

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Business Economics must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: ECON 104 and ECON 105.
  • Recommended: FINC 101.

200-level

Required:

i.
ECON 207, ECON 208; and
ii.
ECON 213 or ECON 214; and
iii.
FINC 201.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level ECON including ECON 310.
  • Additionally students must meet the requirements for at least one other minor, other than Economics, as specified in this schedule.

Minor

There is no minor in Business Economics.

Economics

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Economics must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: ECON 104 and ECON 105.

200-level

Required:

i.
ECON 202 or 207; and
ii.
ECON 203 or ECON 208; and
iii.
ECON 201 or 206.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level Economics.

Note: MATH 102 is only required for honours and master's. Students who enrolled in the BCom prior to 2015 may graduate under the 2014 regulations.


Minor

Students intending to minor in Economics must be credited with the following:

i.
ECON 104 and ECON 105; and
ii.
ECON 207 or ECON 208; and
iii.
A further 15 points of Economics at 200-level or above; and
iv.
A further 15 points of Economics at 300-level.

Entrepreneurship

Major

Refer to the major in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Entrepreneurship must be credited with the following:

i.
ACCT 102, MGMT 100, MKTG 100; and
ii.
MGMT 223; and
iii.
MGMT 342, MGMT 343.

Finance

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Finance must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: MATH 101 or MATH 102.
  • Recommended: MATH 102.

200-level
  • Required: FINC 201 and FINC 203.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points in 300-level Finance, including at least 30 points from FINC 301, FINC 311, or FINC 312.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Finance must be credited with either:

i.
ACCT 102, STAT 101; and
ii.
MATH 101 or MATH 102; and
iii.
FINC 201, FINC 203; and
iv.
A further 15 points from FINC 301, FINC 311 or FINC 312.

or

i.
STAT 101; and
ii.
MATH 102 and MATH 103; and
iii.
FINC 201; and
iv.
A further 30 points of Finance, including at least one of FINC 301, FINC 311 or FINC 312.

Human Resource Management

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Human Resource Management must be credited with the following:


200-level
  • Required: MGMT 206, MGMT 207, MGMT 208 and MGMT 230.

300-level
  • Required: MGMT 301, MGMT 303, MGMT 308 and MGMT 331.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Human Resource Management must be credited with the following:

i.
MGMT 100; and
ii.
MGMT 206, MGMT 207; and
iii.
MGMT 303, MGMT 308.

Information Systems

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Information Systems must be credited with the following:


200-level
  • INFO 223 and INFO 253; and a further 15 points from INFO 213, INFO 263 or SENG 201.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points from 300-level INFO courses. Note: Students may substitute COSC 332 or COSC 362 for any 15-point INFO course.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Information Systems must be credited with the following:

i.
INFO 123; and
ii.
INFO 223 or INFO 253; and
iii.
A further 30 points of Information Systems at 200-level or above; and
iv.
A further 15 points of Information Systems at 300-level.

International Business

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in International Business must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: (MKTG 100 or MATH 101 or MATH 102) and ECON 104; and 30 points in a single subject selected from (FREN, CHIN, SPAN, JAPA, GRMN, RUSS).

200-level
  • Required: ECON 222, FINC 201 and MGMT 221; and 15 points from FINC 203, MGMT 228, MKTG 201, MKTG 204.
  • Note: Students intending to proceed to the BCom(Hons) or MCom degree in Finance must have passed ECON 213.

300-level
  • Required: FINC 344, MGMT 332 and (MGMT 344 or MGMT 320); and 15 points of FINC 301, MGMT 324, MKTG 301, MKTG 305, MKTG 309, MKTG 314.

Students intending to major in International Business should carefully examine the prerequisites and other details of the courses in the Course Catalogue section to ensure that they plan an appropriate pathway to the 200-level and 300-level courses they wish to take.

Minor

Students intending to minor in International Business must be credited with the following:

i.
MGMT 100, ECON 104, MKTG 100; and
ii.
ECON 222, MGMT 221; and
iii.
MGMT 332.

Management

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Management must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: (MGMT 170 or MSCI 101) and MKTG 100.

200-level
  • Required: MGMT 206, MGMT 207; and 30 points from MGMT 208, MGMT 221, MGMT 230, MGMT 270, MGMT 281, MKTG 201.

300-level
  • Required: MGMT 301, and either (MGMT 344 and 30 points of 300-level courses from MGMT or MKTG) or (MGMT 320 and 15 points of 300-level courses from MGMT or MKTG). No more than 15 points may be taken from MGMT 303, MGMT 308, MGMT 331.

Students intending to major in Management should carefully examine the prerequisites and other details of the courses in the Course Catalogue to ensure that they plan an appropriate pathway to the 200-level and 300-level courses they wish to take.

Minor

There is no minor in Management.

Marketing

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Marketing must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: MKTG 100.

200-level
  • Required: MKTG 201, MKTG 202, MKTG 204; and 15 points from MKTG 205, MKTG 230.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points from 300-level MKTG courses.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Marketing must be credited with the following:

i.
MKTG 100; and
ii.
MKTG 201, MKTG 202, MKTG 204; and
iii.
A further 15 points of Marketing at 300-level.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Operations and Supply Chain Management must be credited with the following courses:


100-level
  • Required: MGMT 170 or MSCI 101

200-level
  • Required: MGMT 270, MGMT 271; and 15 points from MGMT 223, MGMT 230, MGMT 280, MGMT 281.

300-level
  • Required: MGMT 370; and 45 points from MGMT 300-level courses of which at least 30 points must be from MGMT 371-379.
  • Note: For further course information students should refer to the subject ‘Management Science’ in the Course Catalogue.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management must be credited with the following:

i.
MGMT 170; and
ii.
MGMT 270, MGMT 271; and
iii.
MGMT 370; and
iv.
15 points from MGMT 371-379.

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Strategy and Entrepreneurship must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: (MGMT 170 or MSCI 101) and MKTG 100.

200-level
  • Required: MGMT 221, MGMT 223; and 30 points from MGMT 206, MGMT 230, MGMT 270, MKTG 201.

300-level
  • Required: MGMT 320 or (MGMT 344 and MGMT 345); and 30 points from MGMT 321, MGMT 324, MGMT 342, MGMT 343.

Students intending to major in Strategy and Entrepreneurship should carefully examine the prerequisites and other details of the courses in the Course Catalogue to ensure that they plan an appropriate pathway to the 200-level and 300-level courses they wish to take.

Minor

Refer to the minor in Entrepreneurship.

Taxation

Major

Refer to the major in Taxation and Accounting.

Minor

Students intending to minor in Taxation must be credited with the following:

i.
ACCT 102, ACCT 103, ACCT 152; and
ii.
ACCT 254; and
iii.
ACCT 358, ACCT 359.

Taxation and Accounting

Major

Students intending to complete the BCom majoring in Taxation and Accounting must be credited with the following:


100-level
  • Required: ACCT 103 and (ACCT 152 or LAWS 101).

200-level
  • Required: (ACCT 211 or ACCT 222) and ACCT 254.

300-level
  • Required: ACCT 358, ACCT 359; and at least 30 points from ACCT 311, ACCT 312, ACCT 316, ACCT 332, ACCT 340, ACCT 341, ACCT 342, ACCT 346, ACCT 356.

Minor

Refer to the minor in Taxation.

Schedule C to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Accounting

Note: In the past many courses below were prefixed with ACCY or AFIS or ACIS. From 2011, the prefix was changed to ACCT and all courses changed to 15 points.

Course Code Course Title
ACCT 102 Accounting and Financial Information
ACCT 103 Accounting and Taxation: An Introduction
ACCT 152 Law and Business
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
ACCT 212 Accountants: skills, attributes and practice
ACCT 222 Management Accounting
ACCT 252 Law of Business Contracts
ACCT 254 Introduction to Taxation
ACCT 256 Law of Business Organisations
ACCT 311 Financial Accounting Theory
ACCT 312 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 316 Public Management and Governance
ACCT 332 Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT 340 Social and Environmental Reporting
ACCT 341 Public Accounting and Finance
ACCT 342 Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting
ACCT 346 Auditing
ACCT 356 Advanced Auditing
ACCT 358 Advanced Issues in Taxation
ACCT 359 Further Issues in Advanced Taxation
ACCT 365 Special Topic
ACCT 367 Special Topic
ACCT 368 Special Topic
ACCT 369 Special Topic
ACCT 390 Accounting Internship

Business

Course Code Course Title
BSNS 201 Special Topic: Business and Culture
BSNS 290 Special Topic: Enterprise in Practice - Project

Computer Science

Course Code Course Title
COSC 101 Working in a Digital World
COSC 121 Introduction to Computer Programming
COSC 122 Introduction to Computer Science
COSC 241 Special Topic
COSC 242 Special Topic
COSC 243 Special Topic
COSC 261 Formal Languages and Compilers
COSC 262 Algorithms
COSC 264 Introduction to Computer Networks and the Internet
COSC 265 Relational Database Systems
COSC 362 Data and Network Security
COSC 363 Computer Graphics
COSC 364 Internet Technology and Engineering
COSC 366 Research Project
COSC 367 Artificial Intelligence
COSC 368 Humans and Computers
COSC 371 Special Topic
COSC 372 Special Topic
ENCE 260 Computer Systems
ENCE 360 Operating Systems
ENCE 361 Embedded Systems 1
SENG 201 Software Engineering I
SENG 301 Software Engineering II
SENG 302 Software Engineering Group Project
SENG 365 Web Computing Architectures

Economics

Course Code Course Title
ECON 104 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 105 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 199 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 206 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomics - Households and Government
ECON 208 Intermediate Microeconomics - Firms and Markets
ECON 213 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 214 Special Topic: Data Analytics for Business Economics
ECON 222 International Trade
ECON 223 Introduction to Game Theory for Business, Science and Politics
ECON 225 Environmental Economics
ECON 310 Economic Thinking for Business
ECON 314 Special Topic: Economic Analysis of "Big Data"
ECON 321 Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 323 Time Series Methods
ECON 324 Econometrics
ECON 325 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 326 Macro and Monetary Economics
ECON 327 Economic Analysis of Law
ECON 329 Industrial Organisation
ECON 330 Strategic Behaviour of Firms
ECON 331 Financial Economics
ECON 332 Economics and Psychology
ECON 333 Experimental Economics
ECON 334 Labour Economics
ECON 335 Public Economics 1
ECON 338 Health Economics Overview
ECON 339 The Economics of European Integration
ECON 340 Development Economics
ECON 341 Economics of Education
ECON 342 Economic History
ECON 343 Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property
ECON 344 International Finance
ECON 345 The Economics of Risk and Insurance
ECON 390 Internship or Consultancy Project

Finance

Course Code Course Title
FINC 101 Personal Finance
FINC 201 Business Finance
FINC 203 Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
FINC 205 Quantitative Finance
FINC 301 Corporate Finance Theory and Policy
FINC 302 Applied Corporate Finance
FINC 305 Financial Modelling
FINC 308 Applied Financial Analysis and Valuation
FINC 311 Investments
FINC 312 Derivative Securities
FINC 316 Fixed Income Securities
FINC 323 Time Series Methods
FINC 331 Financial Economics
FINC 344 International Finance
FINC 345 The Economics of Risk and Insurance
FINC 390 Finance Internship
FINC 390 Finance Internship

Information Systems

Note: In the past many courses below were prefixed with ACCT or AFIS or ACIS. From 2011, the prefix was changed to INFO and all the courses changed to either 15 points or 30 points.

Course Code Course Title
INFO 123 Information Systems and Technology
INFO 125 Introduction to Programming with Databases
INFO 213 Object-Oriented Systems Development
INFO 223 Business Systems Analysis
INFO 243 Accounting Information Systems
INFO 253 Internet Business and Technology
INFO 260 Special Topic
INFO 261 Special Topic
INFO 263 Web Design and Development
INFO 333 IT Risk and Security Management
INFO 343 IT Governance and Strategy
INFO 353 Contemporary Issues in Information Systems
INFO 360 Business Process Management
INFO 361 Business Intelligence Systems for Organisations
INFO 362 Special Topic
INFO 363 Special Topic
INFO 369 Special Topic
INFO 390 Information Systems Internship
INFO 393 Information Systems Project Management

Law

Course Code Course Title
LAWS 355 European Union Law

Management

Course Code Course Title
MGMT 100 Fundamentals of Management
MGMT 170 Managerial Decision Making
MGMT 206 Organisational Behaviour
MGMT 207 Principles of Human Resource Management
MGMT 208 Principles of Leadership
MGMT 221 International Business
MGMT 223 Innovation Management
MGMT 228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture (study tour)
MGMT 230 Business, Society and the Environment
MGMT 240 Business Communication for the Global Age
MGMT 270 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 271 Operations Management Processes
MGMT 281 Business Research Methods
MGMT 301 Leading Change and Innovation
MGMT 303 Leading and Managing People: Essential Employment Frameworks
MGMT 304 Diversity in Organisations
MGMT 306 Team Leadership
MGMT 308 Advanced Human Resource Management
MGMT 324 International Entrepreneurship
MGMT 330 Communication Management
MGMT 331 Learning and Development in Organisations
MGMT 332 International Management
MGMT 333 Managing Corporate Responsibility
MGMT 334 Negotiation for Business
MGMT 335 Special Topic: Business and Sustainability
MGMT 342 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
MGMT 343 Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 344 Strategic Management
MGMT 345 Strategy Processes and Practices
MGMT 370 Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 371 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 372 Project Management
MGMT 373 Quality Management
MGMT 390 Management Internship

Marketing

Course Code Course Title
MKTG 100 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 201 Marketing Management
MKTG 202 Marketing Research
MKTG 204 Consumer Behaviour
MKTG 205 Services Marketing and Management
MKTG 230 Business, Society and the Environment
MKTG 305 Strategic Marketing
MKTG 307 Advertising and Promotion Management
MKTG 309 International Marketing
MKTG 310 Customer Experience
MKTG 311 Retail Marketing
MKTG 314 Tourism Marketing and Management
MKTG 315 Marketing for Behavioural Change
MKTG 316 Digital Marketing
MKTG 317 Sustainable Tourism Enterprises and Destinations
MKTG 390 Marketing Internship

Mathematics and Statistics

These subjects are not available as a major for the BCom, but the courses can be counted towards the degree. A maximum of 60 points in Mathematics and Statistics at 100 and 200-level may be included in the 255 points required for courses in this Schedule.

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