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Bachelor of Commerce

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
Southern Institute of Technology
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Your global business journey starts here! SIT's Bachelor of Commerce will equip you with the theory and practical skills required to succeed in business, both locally and worldwide.

With a choice of three majors (accounting, management or marketing), enjoy the mix of academic theory and interactive learning experiences which will give you a strong commercial grounding in business. SIT tutors have strong links with local businesses and focus on creating opportunities whereby you can obtain real world experience before you graduate. Tailor your degree and launch your career in the commercial field.

This three-year, full-time (or equivalent part-time) programme that will give you the analytical, technical and practical skills to apply your knowledge effectively in your career. It is approved and accredited with both Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and NZQA.

Our compulsory first year papers will equip you with the solid business grounding, the leadership skills and the global mindset required to help you to succeed in business.

Alongside technical development, in the following two years of specialised study, you will gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills to apply your knowledge effectively in the business world, providing a stimulating launching pad for your chosen business career.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have a sound understanding and awareness of the New Zealand business environment alongside practical skills that will add value to a business, either as an employer, employee or business owner. Possible careers include:

  • Accounting majors can find careers in financial accounting, financial management, corporate accounting, taxation, auditing and business consulting. Students can apply to become members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Management majors can find careers in production management, supply chain or logistics management, human resources management, project management or general management (after obtaining relevant experience in the business environment)
  • Marketing majors can find careers in marketing and sales management, product management, merchandising, services marketing, market research, brand management, customer services management, key account management or general management (after obtaining relevant experience within a sales and marketing environment)

Satisfactory Completion

Every candidate for the qualification of Bachelor of Commerce, is required to follow to the satisfaction of the Teaching and Learning Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of three years. Each year of study comprises two 17-week semesters.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to University Entrance - NCEA Level 3

Applicants over 20 years: Mature entry applicants will have achieved the age of 20 by March 1 of the first year of enrolment in the programme, and have provided evidence of relevant prior learning and experience.

Special Admission: An applicant who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more Year One papers, provided he or she meets the requirements above. Upon successful completion of the papers, the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band


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