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.
Why study a Bachelor of Commerce at UC?
The BCom is accredited by AACSB International, reflecting our commitment to innovation and providing a competitive and industry-relevant qualification for the business professions.
A choice of 12 different major Commerce subjects and over 35 minor Arts and Commerce subjects.
Competitions such as entré and inter-university business challenges develop your entrepreneurial, project management, and teamwork skills.
Student-run commerce, economics, and finance clubs offer support and fun.
As a Commerce graduate, you could work in numerous and varied roles from being an accountant, economist, and financial analyst, through to being an operations manager, marketer, and information systems specialist. You could become a manager, consultant, or your own boss.
The Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting, and Taxation and Accounting majors are pathways to external qualifications with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA (Australia), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and other professional accounting bodies internationally.
University of Canterbury Highlights
No. of Campuses
1 main campus
No. of Residence Halls
Graduate Job Rate
89.9% (full time)
Above 600,000 NZD pa
Cost of Attendance
29,550 NZD pa
Mode of Program
Full time and online
University of Canterbury Tuition fee
New Zealand Living Expenses
In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.