International Business major
For the major in the Bachelor of Commerce, complete the following courses:
There are at least four distinct pathways in the International Business major, depending on whether you wish to specialise in Finance or Marketing and Strategy, and whether you want to take part in an international exchange. The course chosen from the options in your first year will determine your pathway.
For the complete three-year Bachelor of Commerce International Business major degree plan, see Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School website.
International Business minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
Language and cultural courses
We recommend that if either English or te reo Māori is your native language, and you have not had prior experience in a foreign language, that you take language courses throughout your degree. UC offers study in the following languages:
You will be directed to the appropriate level of courses based on an assessment of your language ability. This will be carried out by the relevant language department. The selected language or cultural courses must be approved.
Native speakers of a foreign language are not permitted to take courses in that language or culture for credit towards the major or minor.
During your first year of the major or minor, you are encouraged to apply for an international exchange, taken in Semester 2 of your second year. Courses from other universities will be credited to the major or minor programme.
You will need to apply by 1 July in your first year at UC. (Note: some applications are as early as 31 May.) For further information consult the interactive degree plans for International Business.
You are encouraged to go on exchange to a country whose language/culture you have studied. However, this may not always be possible due to restrictions placed on the number of students that can go to a particular exchange university. You are not able to go on an exchange in your country of origin.
In some circumstances it may be best for you to go on your international exchange in your third year. In this situation, if you wish to complete your degree in three years, it is crucial to choose an exchange university that offers courses which are direct substitutes for the required third-year International Business major courses.
While only 30 points of language and cultural studies are required, further language and/or cultural studies would be highly beneficial.