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

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version
(a)
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
(b)
This degree was first offered in 1906.
2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Business may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 360 points towards the qualification; and
(b)
be credited with the courses listed in Schedule A to these Regulations; and
(c)
satisfy the requirements for a major as listed in Schedule B to these Regulations and 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; and
(d)
be credited with:
i.
at least 255 points from courses listed in Schedule C of these Regulations; and
ii.
at least 225 points above 100-level; and
iii.
at least 90 points at 300-level.
4.
Admission to the qualification

A student must satisfy the Admission Regulations for the University to be admitted to this qualification.

5.
Subjects
(a)
Majors and minors for the Bachelor of Commerce and their requirements are listed in Schedule B to these Regulations.
(b)
Minors listed in Schedule A to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts can also be taken as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.
(c)
Any given course at 300-level can only contribute to one major or minor.
(d)
Any given course at 200-level credited to a minor cannot also be credited to a major or another minor.
(e)
Where the same course is required for more than one major or minor, a substitute course, approved by the Dean of Business, will be required.
6.
Time limits

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University with a time limit of 10 years.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Cross-credit between LLB and BCom

In addition to the cross-credits allowed under the General Enrolment Regulations a student may cross-credit a further 30 points between the two degrees, which must include LAWS 101.

(b)
Cross-credit between BE(Hons) and BCom

In addition to the cross-credits allowed under the General Enrolment Regulations, EMTH 201 or EMTH 202 or EMTH 210 or MATH 218 or ENME 230 may also be cross-credited between the BE(Hons) and the BCom; however, these points must not be included in the 255 points required by (d) i above.

(c)
Cross-credit between BForSc and BCom

In addition to the cross-credits allowed under the General Enrolment Regulations, with permission of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), a further 15 points from the BCom, which has not been credited as part of the 300 level requirements of a BCom major, may be cross-credited as a substitute for one FORE 400-level elective.

(d)
Credit from the New Zealand Diploma in Business or New Zealand Certificate in Commerce.

A student 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 as determined by the Dean of Business.

8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with no additional stipulations.

9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
There are no advancing qualifications for this degree.
(b)
A student who has not met the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce may, with the permission of the Dean of Business, transfer to the Certificate in Commerce.
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