Degree Plans - Course Advice - School of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury

Degree Plans

A range of downloadable degree plans are available to assist you with planning your degree. They show the pathway of study, whether you start your degree in February or July. The degree plans are organised by course level - 100-level, 200-level and 300-level. In your first year, you typically enrol in up to eight 100-level courses (120 points for a full-time course load). Depending on your major, some 100-level courses may be deferred to your second or third years. When it comes to course planning, talk to a student advisor or email bsecdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

BCom Major Plans

Major

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Interactive plan

Accounting

 

 

  • Accounting major
PDF download110KB Accounting interactive plan
  • Chartered Accountants and Accounting major

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NZICA - College of Chartered Accountants and Accounting major interactive plan

Business Economics PDF download138KB NZICA - College of Chartered Accountants and Accounting major interactive plan

Economics

PDF download109KB

Economics interactive plan

Finance

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Finance interactive plan

Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management interactive plan

Information Systems

PDF download110KB Information Systems interactive plan

International Business

   
  • Finance pathway (with and without an international exchange)

PDF download110KB

International Business - Finance pathway interactive plan

  • Marketing and Strategy pathway (with and without an international exchange)

PDF download110KB

International Business - Marketing and Strategy pathway interactive plan

Management PDF download110KB Management interactive plan
Marketing PDF download111KB Marketing interactive plan

Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Management Science and Operations Management interactive plan

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Strategy and Entrepreneurship interactive plan

Taxation and Accounting

 

 

  • Taxation and Accounting major
PDF download109KB Taxation and Accounting interactive plan
  • Chartered Accountants and Taxation and Accounting major

 

NZICA - College of Chartered Accountants and Taxation and Accounting major interactive plan

BCom Minor plans

From 2017, BCom students have the option of competing a minor in a subject from the BCom degree schedule or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree schedule. This allows you to complement your major subject with study in a different discipline (called a 'minor').

Check the BCom Minor Guides and talk to a student advisor to ensure you are taking the correct courses to complete your degree.

Double majors and Double degrees

Students can study for a second major (called a double major) as part of a BCom. Common majors that combine well include: Accounting & Finance; Economics & Finance; Management & Human Resources; Management & Marketing, and other combinations are also possible. With careful planning a BCom double major can be completed within three years and with some combinations does not require any additional courses to be taken. The strength of a double major is that you specialise in more than one discipline, and have more to offer as a BCom graduate.

Many students study for a second degree in addition to a BCom (called a double degree). In particular, a BCom and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a highly marketable combination. The BCom also combines well with degrees in Arts, Science, Forestry Science and Engineering. It is normally possible to complete the two degrees in five years (some degree combinations may take longer).

If you are thinking of undertaking a double degree you should also consider postgraduate study. In the time it takes to finish a double degree (five years) you can complete a Master of Commerce (MCom). Alternatively, in four years you can complete a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)).

Both the BCom(Hons) and MCom are postgraduate qualifications and represent a higher level of achievement than a bachelor’s degree. In an increasingly competitive job marketplace these qualifications help you to distinguish yourself.

Students considering a double major, double degree or a postgraduate qualification should seek advice from a School of Business and Economics Student Advisor.