Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
The Bachelor of Commerce with Honours is for high-achieving students with a relevant bachelor's degree. A choice of seven subjects is available.
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.
You must have qualified for a bachelor's degree, and satisfied the prerequisites for your major subject. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
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The BCom(Hons) comprises one year of coursework (between six and nine courses) to the value of at least 120 points.
The honours programme must be completed within 1 year of full-time study, or with approval up to 4 years of part-time study.
See the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Schedule for course options and requirements for each subject:
- Information Systems
- Taxation and Accounting
With permission of each of the Heads of Department concerned, you may complete the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in two subjects (combined honours).
You will need to satisfy the course requirements for entry to honours in each subject, take honours-level courses totalling at least 60 points in each subject, and have 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 course that normally would reflect the combined nature of the degree.
You may progress to a variety of master's degrees in your subject area, and eventually a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
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.
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See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||120||Banded fee - actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,295|
|2022||120||Banded fee - actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,073|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||120||This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded)||$31,800||$27,652|
|2023||120||This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded) This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded)||$33,700||$29,304|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours.
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