ACC102 Introduction to Accounting
This paper provides students with an introduction to financial accounting statements and their associated components, ranging from small businesses to public companies.
COM140 Professional Communications
This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to develop confidence and competence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication with emphasis on the communication skills students will use in the workplace and during their studies.
This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to apply elements of economic theory to contemporary issues relating to the New Zealand and world economies.
LAW110 Commercial Law
This paper provides students with basic knowledge in the field of commercial law to enable them to apply legal reasoning and to develop an organised approach to problem solving.
MAN130 Principles of Management
This paper provides students with an introduction to the principles and processes of management and how they are applied to address current issues.
MKT171 Principles of Marketing
This paper provides students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
QNT165 Quantitative Analysis
This paper provides students with an understanding of the application of some of the statistical and mathematical techniques relevant to business contexts.
One paper to be selected from the list below:
ACC103 Accounting Practices
This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to process business transactions and produce financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and using business computer technology. The paper also provides a foundation for more advanced accounting papers and must be completed by those students intending to major in accounting.
CBS145 Chinese for Business
This paper provides students with an introduction to Chinese language, culture and business practice to equip them with the skills to undertake business within China, develop relationships and with Chinese business partners and host Chinese business delegations.
ENV181 Environmental Studies
This paper provides students with a basic understanding of the natural environment, contemporary environmental problems faced by New Zealand and its inhabitants, environmental law, and the relationship between business and the environment.
INF150 Principles of Business Computing
This paper provides students with foundation knowledge of current and emerging information technologies and their impact on business along with the skills to analyse business problems and recommend appropriate solutions using information technology tools.
SMM190 Social Media Management
This paper provides students with an understanding of the theoretical principles and practical aspects of social media with a focus on the procedures involved in integrating social media into business strategy. The skills developed will allow the development and management of social media profiles for an organisation.
TSM180 Principles of Tourism
This paper provides students with an overview of the tourism industry and the factors which influence its structure and development with specific reference and applications to New Zealand.
An elective paper at Level 5 may be taken from a qualification other than SIT Bachelor of Commerce - to be approved by the programme manager (prerequisities may apply).
ACC201 Financial Accounting
This paper provides students with an understanding of the regulatory aspects of accounting, how to critically evaluate financial information, and the concepts, techniques and problem solving skills needed for the production of financial reports for companies.
ACC202 Management Accounting
This paper provides students with an understanding of the concepts and techniques of organisational planning, decision making, costing and control.
ACC203 Business Finance
This paper provides students with a base appreciation of finance and financial markets as they relate to the business environment. Emphasis is given to modern accounting practice in New Zealand, particularly as it relates to small and medium businesses.
ACC204 Accounting Information Systems
This paper provides students with a general understanding of roles undertaken by accountants in relation to information systems; how to analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from AIS; how controls interrelate with AIS; and a conceptual/practical understanding of IT and its application within businesses.
This paper provides students with an introduction to external auditors’ obligations in New Zealand and the methods by which those obligations are met.
This paper provides students with an understanding of the New Zealand tax base, the principles under which tax is imposed, basic legislation relevant to fringe benefits and GST so that students will be able to apply taxation and related legislation to various situations.
LAW210 Company Law
This paper provides students with knowledge of the legal principles and concepts relating to companies and other business vehicles and the analytical skills to apply those principles and concepts in practice.
MAN215 Organisational Behaviour
The application of a range of ideas, theories and concepts from the discipline of organisational behaviour.
MAN230 Principles of Leadership
This paper provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of leadership and provides them with the tools and techniques of business leadership. Students will gain knowledge of the leadership process and be encouraged to develop innovative approaches to thinking and critical reflection.
MAN232 Operations Management
This paper provides students with an understanding of the management function in relation to the production of goods and services. Students will gain knowledge of the practical realities of operations management and how it contributes to the overall management of the organisation.
MAN233 Human Resource Management
Students will understand the roles, functions and application of human resource management within contemporary New Zealand organisations.
MAN235 Employment Relations
This paper provides students with an understanding of the opportunities and risks created by the employment relations framework by developing their understanding and knowledge of the key institutions, processes and practices in contemporary employment relations in New Zealand.
MKT271 Consumer Behaviour
This paper provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of consumer behavior. Topics include the relationship(s) between producers and consumers; the impact of situational, psychological, social and cultural elements of consumer behaviour, materialism, and the impact of technology.
MKT272 Product Management
This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of product management, including new product development, branding and the role of the product manager.
MKT273 Integrated Marketing Communication
This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of core Integrated marketing communication concepts and their practical application. Marketing communication tools such as advertising, public relations, sales promotion, personal selling, direct marketing and electronic marketing are examined. Integrated media plans will be developed and students will be encouraged to improve their IMC research, planning and presentation skills.
MKT274 Pricing and Distribution Management
This paper provides students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the external and internal factors influencing pricing and distribution decisions; formulating, implementing and monitoring pricing and distribution strategies and decisions. The skills developed include analysis of problems, problem solving, working collaboratively within groups, using and working with numerical information, using spreadsheets, negotiating, resolving conflicts and making, reporting and evaluating decisions.
RES280 Research Methods
This paper provides students with an introduction to key analytical tools used within business and the implications for managerial decision-making. Students learn to apply appropriate research methodologies to identify and solve business related problems.
TSM285 Tourism Industry Management
This paper provides students with the ability to establish and develop tourism ventures in New Zealand and an understanding of the operational issues in managing tourism ventures.
Up to three elective papers at Level 6 may be taken from qualifications other than SIT Bachelor of Commerce - to be approved by the programme manager (prerequisities may apply).
In order to meet NZICA requirements students planning to qualify as Chartered Accountants (CA) or Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) should select the following elective papers:
ACC301 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACC205 Auditing, ACC206 Taxation and LAW210 Company Law
This paper provides students with sufficient theoretical understanding of New Zealand’s financial reporting environment, and sufficient technical skills, to prepare complex financial statements that comply with generally accepted accounting practices.
ACC302 Advanced Management Accounting
This paper provides students with advanced concepts and skills to be able to provide and evaluate accounting information that contributes to organisational success.
ACC303 Financial Management
This paper provides students with an understanding of financial concepts of the firm and the global operation and integration of financial markets so they can critically evaluate firms’ investment, financing and dividend decisions, in an international global environment.
ACC304 Accounting Dissertation
This paper provides students with an opportunity to conduct advanced research into an aspect of accounting theory or practice by integrating the body of knowledge learnt in accounting papers.
ACC306 Advanced Taxation
This paper provides students with an understanding of the New Zealand tax base and the principles under which New Zealand imposes tax, including an understanding of basic legislation relevant to income tax, fringe benefit tax, GST, and how to apply taxation and related legislation to various situations.
ACC315 Advanced Auditing
This paper provides students with skills to gain an understanding and critical awareness of the accountability of external auditors within statutory and professional requirements and the conduct of an audit and other assurance related services, and to apply this understanding to current issues.
CON359 Contemporary Issues
This paper provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of various marketing / management / accounting theories and practices applicable to profit and/or non-profit organisations, which reflect the key contemporary issues faced by organisations. Students will be able to identify, consolidate and evaluate strategic issues studied in earlier parts of the degree and within the current business environment.
IBS390 International Business
This paper provides students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting international business, with a focus on the specific requirements involved with importing, and foreign entry strategies. The ability to formulate international business strategies and trade initiatives within the context of differing financial, political, legal and cultural systems will be developed.
ICE360 Industry Consultation
This paper provides students with an opportunity to conduct research into an aspect of accounting / management / marketing theory or practice by integrating the body of knowledge obtained in previous papers. The paper also links the research that students have undertaken to a related applied project. A key aim is to enable students to reflect critically on the relationship between their academic study and industry practice. The chosen topic must take into account a real need identified by the student’s employer or other beneficiary.
The project forms the final component of the programme and requires students to produce work of the highest quality as evidence of their development.
The Industry Consultation paper concludes with a presentation and defence before a panel composed of the programme manager, a representative of the employer or project beneficiary, and the supervisor.
MAN334 Strategic Management
This paper provides students with an insight into how to think strategically in order to gain strategic advantage and to add value to an organisation. Students apply strategic management principles to simulated and actual business situations to develop their critical thinking skills.
MAN336 Management Dissertation
This paper provides students with an opportunity to conduct advanced research into an aspect of management theory or practice by integrating the body of knowledge learnt in management papers.
ETH360 Business Ethics
This paper aims to provide participants with an understanding of ethical reasoning. Participants will learn to identify ethical issues and evaluate ethical theories as they are applied to various contexts with a particular emphasis on business.
Up to four elective papers at Level 7 may be taken from qualifications other than SIT Bachelor of Commerce - to be approved by the Programme manager (prerequisities may apply).