University Transfer Programme: Commerce

Key Information

Duration

3 trimesters (1 year)

Intake Dates

February, June, October

Location

Christchurch

Fees

NZD$30,100 (per programme)

International

Fees

NZD$30,100 (per programme)

Course Overview

UTP: Commerce is equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate 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.

UC boasts New Zealand's oldest Bachelor of Commerce degree. At the time of its introduction in 1906 the UC Bachelor of Commerce degree was one of the first business degrees in the British Commonwealth.

The UC School of of Business and Law is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance, and in the top 200 for Business and Management, and Economics and Econometrics**.

UC 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.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Canterbury.

Available Majors

Not all courses are offered every semester. Elective options will be chosen in consultation with the academic team

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics 1
  • 2 Other Electives

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics 1
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Required courses:

  • Accouting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Information Systemes
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

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

Entry to Second Year: University of Canterbury Bachelor of Commerce

Find more information on the UC School of Business & Law.

* Students must complete and pass all courses in the UTP programme, apply before the University of Canterbury deadline and meet any additional requirements from the University. Access to selected faculties of the University may require the completion of certain prerequisites. UCIC will advise students individually in this regard as required. Course offerings may change without notice. Please contact info@ucic.ac.nz for current course offering information.
** UCIC’s University Transfer Programme: Commerce is a NZQA approved Training Scheme. This does not lead to a formal qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. The University Transfer Programme: Commerce may be used for progression requirements under a pathway arrangement between UCIC and UC, subject to final approval by the University of Canterbury.
*** QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019.
Notes: Please see the Fees & Payment page for full details on fees. In addition to programme fees, all UCIC students must pay the Student Services Levy, which contributes to the excellent services and facilities on campus.
Commencement each trimester will be dependent upon enrolments.

Careers

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.

Meet a UTP Commerce Student