Bachelor of Commerce
Level 7

Bachelor of Commerce

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  • Locations and dates


    29 November 2021
    21 February 2022
    18 July 2022
    28 November 2022


    29 November 2021
    21 February 2022
    18 July 2022
    28 November 2022

    Offshore Online:

    21 February 2022


    29 November 2021
  • Study options

    Full-time and part-time study options available

  • Length

    Three years - 40 weeks including 6 weeks of study breaks per year

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Gain applied business knowledge and hands-on skills connected to local industry so you can hit the ground running. Choose a single or double major in Accounting, Management or Marketing.

If you achieved University Entrance (UE) in 2020, the entry requirements for this programme may differ from those displayed on this page and in printed material due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. To find out about entry requirements for those who achieve UE in 2020 see the NZQA website(external link).

Skills and Knowledge for tomorrow’s business world

NMIT have been offering a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) since 1993. The current qualification, remodelled in 2019, builds upon years of successful delivery and ongoing industry engagement in response to the ever changing business environment. We are committed to ensuring our Bachelor of Commerce remains applied and relevant to the needs of the modern business, with regular updates to learning resources to reflect the current and future business environment.

The programme takes the opportunity to employ a range of applied learning activities e.g. project/problem-based learning, simulated business scenarios, flipped learning and case studies. This ensures our learners are ready to hit the ground running when they graduate.

Our courses are endorsed by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) meaning graduates meet the education requirements for provisional membership to these bodies and further training for certifications in chartered accountancy.

Specialise in accounting, management or marketing with electives in law, human resource management, logistics, international business, and more.

In addition to the specialist skills and knowledge students will develop during the programme, students will gain a range of professional skills, including:

  • effective communication
  • managing yourself and working collaboratively
  • problem solving using creative and innovative thinking
  • building and developing business relationships
  • professional and ethical behaviour

You will gain these skills along with business knowledge in your chosen area of interest and have the opportunity to practise in real-life scenarios in a safe environment.

Aims of the programme

Graduates of the BCom programme will have the personal attributes, specialist knowledge and professional skills necessary to make an immediate and valuable contribution in demanding and evolving business environments whether locally, nationally or internationally.

The programme offers grounding in research practice and thinking, and provides for the acquisition of practical research skills enabling students to undertake directed research at an undergraduate level and apply these work ready skills in their professional practice.

The BCom programme aims to provide opportunities for students to further develop their abilities to critically evaluate and analyse data and qualitative information and to identify, implement and promote decision making that is innovative and value adding for their enterprise.

Key features

  • Three years full time (single major) or three and a half years full time (double major)
  • Open entry for over students over 20 years of age
  • Study fully online for first year, face-to-face on our Nelson campus, or a combination of both. Year two and three courses are run exclusively on Nelson/Marlborough campus
  • Choose from 6 major combinations (single and double)
  • Receive quality supervision from expert advisors for level 7 research
  • Use recognition of prior undergraduate study, or extensive work experience, to skip courses you already hold the necessary skills and knowledge in. (See 'Recognition of Academic Credit’ below)
  • CAANZ/CPA recognised courses to pathway into Chartered Accountancy studies


Study full time over three/three and a half years (six/seven semesters plus study breaks), or part-time. Courses are run on our Nelson/Marlborough campus or online through the eCampus NZ online learning platform (first year only under New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5).

See 'Classes and study hours' for more information.

Marlborough campus via video link

The majority of classes will be video linked from our Nelson campus for students studying on our Marlborough campus. Video link students meet and study together on the Marlborough campus then interact with their fellow students, and the lecturer, in Nelson via the video linking software.

Marlborough students have full access to Library Learner Services and one on one tutor sessions as required.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic requirements: University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher which must include ; 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects as well as Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline OR A qualification or examination recognised as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination) Alternative requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate) English language requirements: If English is not the applicant s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band), Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

3.5 Years

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $6,135 $21,472
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $6,470 $22,644
TOTAL Learn more $12,604 $44,116
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 88%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $49,333
Earnings range Learn more $39,283 - $59,876
In employment Learn more 80%
In further study Learn more 13%
On a benefit Learn more 1%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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