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University Transfer Programme: Commerce

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3 semesters
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Start date: 22-February-2021
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UTP: Commerce is equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce studies. Upon completion of the programme, you will be eligible to progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Commerce degree and you will be able to choose from a variety of specialisations.

The University of Canterbury and its business partners provide many opportunities for you to gain practical business experience and make important contacts. Internships, business case competitions, career fairs and student groups all allow you to put classroom theories to the test in the real world and network with industry professionals.

Required Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Statistics

Additional options may include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Maths

Entry to the second year: Bachelor of Commerce - University of Canterbury

Available majors:

  • Accounting/ Chartered Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Potential career paths:

A Commerce degree can be applied to almost any career, including the financial sector, industry and trade, international commerce, the not-for-profit sector, government, health care and technology. A Commerce degree provides an all-round knowledge base for management careers or starting your own business.

Entry criteria

Entry into the UTP generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent (this is equivalent to Year 13 in the New Zealand education system).

NCEA Level 3 or equivalent qualification: A minimum of 10 credits in each of 3 University Entrance approved subjects

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Please refer to UCIC website for details:

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic: Overall 5.5. All band scores minimum of 5.0
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 14
  • Cambridge English Qualification - B2 First or B2 First for schools: Score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET (Occupational English Test): Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • LanguageCert: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than merit in any band
  • Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA): Qualification completed and awarded

Due to COVID-19, we are accepting online versions of the above tests.


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