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From financial markets to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of online commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global business environment.
UC and its business partners provide many opportunities for you to gain practical business experience and make important contacts. The BCom is accredited by AACSB International, reflecting our commitment to innovation and providing a competitive and industry-relevant qualification for the business professions.
New Zealand organisations are becoming increasingly globalised and need well-prepared graduates able to operate with confidence in the international business environment. This subject provides the opportunity to gain skills relevant for conducting business in a global, multicultural economy.
Why study International Business at UC?
You will study activities and transactions that involve:
You will also study an approved foreign language and/or culture course. International Business students are encouraged to spend a semester studying at an overseas partner university. This provides a great opportunity to learn about a different culture, gain insight into different business environments and practices, and form new contacts.
Graduates will have completed coursework covering financial accounting, marketing, microeconomics and international management. They will have specialised knowledge and an understanding of the international business environment. Graduates' advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in International Business will prepare them well for higher-level employment opportunities or for entry into advanced research degrees.
Typical job opportunities include import/export agent, foreign currency investment advisor, foreign sales representative, and international management consultant. Frequent employers include government departments, banks, import/export corporations, multinational manufacturers, consulting firms, international non-governmental organisations, electronics and transportation companies, and tourism and hospitality organisations.
Applicants must have completed New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA; or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
There are no formal requirements for those wishing to study International Business. An interest in social sciences such as psychology, sociology, political science, economics and education is advantageous as these areas are present in all areas of management.
Good communication skills, both written and interpersonal, are important. Those who have studied English to an advanced level at school will benefit from the skills they have developed. A sound understanding and previous study of statistics is also useful.
Former studies in a foreign language would be beneficial and allow the inclusion of more advanced language courses as part of the major. This would enhance your immersion in a language and culture, and make the exchange semester even more productive.
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