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Grow beyond your degree

05 November 2023

Whether you're keen to delve into financial markets, explore innovative management techniques, or understand the dynamics of e-commerce, UC's Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) provides the perfect platform. 


The three-year BCom programme isn't just a degree – it's an experience. Choose from 12 majors and 13 minors to prepare yourself for the real-world challenges of tomorrow.

Why study a Bachelor of Commerce at UC?

Flexible degree: The Bachelor of Commerce at UC is structured in a way that allows you to choose additional courses from outside of your major. The design of the BCom also allows you to complete a double degree, or a conjoint degree with the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Product Design, or Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.

Among the best: Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is among the 1% of business schools worldwide that hold ‘triple-crown’ accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Student support: The UC Business School takes pride in its support services for students. The overall support service satisfaction rate among UC Business School students is 94% according to the 2023 International Student Barometer, 6% above the global university benchmark. See the support available for new students.

Life in Christchurch and New Zealand: Christchurch is ranked the most affordable English-speaking city on the QS Best Student Cities 2024 list and has living costs at least 11% lower than New Zealand’s two other largest cities.

Explore the World with Overseas Study Options:  Broaden your horizons and gain a global perspective through our overseas study options. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures, enhance your international understanding, and expand your knowledge while earning your degree. Learn more about our global opportunities.

Make Valuable Connections: Our connections with the corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors gives you unparalleled networking opportunities. We provide opportunities to connect with industry leaders, world-renowned visiting academics as part of the Erskine programme, experienced alumni, and like-minded peers.

Hundreds of Student Clubs: Discover passions beyond your studies. Whether it's entrepreneurship, debate, dance, or more – there’s a club waiting for you. Choose your club now.

Gain Practical, Real-World Experience: Learning is more than just the theory. Dive into hands-on learning opportunities like professional placements, business competitions and project-based courses that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Regardless of which major you choose, your Bachelor of Commerce degree will include courses on employment preparation and working in multicultural environments, which makes your knowledge and skills relevant for local and global workplaces.

Supporting future entrepreneurs: Your entrepreneurial journey begins here. Through the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) and student-led initiatives like Entré, cultivate your innovative thinking. Bring your classroom learning to life, gain tangible work skills, and prepare to make your mark on the business world.


Part-time options

For those exploring part-time studies or considering studying Commerce alongside a non-Commerce degree, the Certificate in Commerce is your ideal route. And the best part? The courses can be credited towards a BCom in the future.

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