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Bachelor of Commerce - Invercargill

Qualification: Degree
Level: 7
Dates:

11 February to 8 November 2019

Duration:

This is a three year full time degree.
Part time study is also available.

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 360

SIT's Bachelor of Commerce is a high quality three year degree programme that will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in business. 

With a choice of three majors - accounting, management or marketing, you have the flexibility to design a programme that best serves your career aspirations, and to enjoy the mix of academic theory and strong practical and applied skills taught by our experienced and respected tutors. 

This programme is approved and accredited with both Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and NZQA.

Our teaching staff have extensive business experience, combined with excellent academic backgrounds and strong links with the professions, while the Bachelor of Commerce has a strong practical and applied focus. We know that our programmes will challenge you, but that you will feel supported and excited about your future once you decide to study with SIT. Our business staff are passionate about teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages and from different cultures.

We have strong links with local businesses and focus on creating opportunities whereby our students can obtain real world experience before they graduate.

Year One   
Compulsory Papers - all Bachelor of Commerce Programmes                                                            

ACC102 Introduction to Accounting                         

COM140 Professional Communications                  

ECN120 Economics                                              

LAW110 Commercial Law                                      

MAN130 Principles of Management    

Elective papers and additional year one compulsory papers dependent on major

ACC103 Accounting Practices                                

MAN135 Principles of Human Resource Management

MKT171 Principles of Marketing                              

QNT165 Quantitative Analysis                                

ACC104 Introduction to Budgeting and Taxation      

ACC105 Analysis of Financial Information                

CBS145 Chinese for Business                                

ENV181 Environmental Studies                              

INF150 Principles of Business Computing               

SMM190 Social Media Management                       

TSM180 Principles of Tourism                                

Elective 1 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager    

Year Two                                                       

ACC201 Financial Accounting                                

ACC202 Management Accounting                          

ACC203 Business Finance                                     

ACC204 Accounting Information Systems               

ACC206 Taxation                                                  

LAW210 Company Law                                         

MAN215 Organisational Behaviour                          

MAN230 Principles of Leadership                            

MAN232 Operations Management                           

MAN233 Human Resource Development                 

MAN235 Employment Relations                             

MKT271 Consumer Behaviour                                

MKT272 Product Management                                

MKT273 Integrated Marketing Communication         

MKT274 Pricing and Distribution Management         

MKT275 Marketing Management                             

MKT276 Services Management and Marketing        

MGT204 Sales and Promotion                                

MGT208 Digital Marketing                                      

RES280 Research Methods                                   

TSM285 Tourism Industry Management                   

Elective 2 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                 

Elective 3 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                 

Elective 4 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                                                                                                                              

Year Three                                             

ACC301 Advanced Financial Reporting                   

ACC302 Advanced Management Accounting                            

ACC304 Applied Research Project - Accounting      

ACC305 Auditing                                                      

ACC315 Advanced Auditing                                   

CON359 Contemporary Issues                               

ETH360 Business Ethics                                       

HTM306 Sustainability in Tourism                           

IBS390 International Business                                

ICE360 Industry Consultation                                 

MAN334 Strategic Management                              

MAN335 Advanced HRM                                       

MAN336 Applied Research Project - Management    

MKT372 Strategic Marketing Management               

MKT374 Applied Research Project - Marketing        

MKT376 Event Management                                   

Elective 5 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                 

Elective 6 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                 

Elective 7 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                 

Elective 8 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager                                                 

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

SIT's Bachelor of Commerce is a smart choice! With no tuition fees and direct material costs of just $60.00 per 15 credit paper (GST inclusive), over three years you'll pay around $1500, saving a massive $17,000* - all while gaining a high quality education and internationally recognised degree.

International Fees can be found here.

(*Prices above are estimated over 3 years of study, based on 2018 costs.)

Bachelor of Commerce graduates have a sound understanding and awareness of the New Zealand business environment alongside practical skills that will add value to a business, either as an employer, employee or business owner.

  • Accounting majors can find careers in financial accounting, financial management, corporate accounting, taxation, auditing and business consulting. Students can apply to become members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
  • Management majors can find careers in production management, supply chain or logistics management, human resources management, project management or general management (after obtaining relevant experience in the business environment).
  • Marketing majors can find careers in marketing and sales management, product management, merchandising, services marketing, market research, brand management, customer services management, key account management or general management (after obtaining relevant experience within a sales and marketing environment).

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 

 Three subjects at Level 3, made up of:

  • 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading and five credits in writing, and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or a package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required)

Entry may also be granted to mature applicants who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience, or completion of an external or overseas qualification which is considered to be the equivalent of any of the above qualifications as approved by the Programme Manager.

Special Admission
A student who has successfully completed a minimum of three papers in the New Zealand Diploma in Business may transfer their enrolment and be admitted onto the Bachelor of Commerce programme.  The Programme Manager will advise according to the current cross credit schedules.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests  specified  above

Provisional Part time Admission
An applicant who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more year one papers. Upon successful completion of the papers, the student may apply for admission by mature entry.

Every candidate for the qualification of Bachelor of Commerce, is required to follow to the satisfaction of the Teaching and Learning Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of three years. Each year of study comprises two 17-week semesters.

Programmes of study for the Bachelor of Commerce are made up of clusters of papers taken at the appropriate levels as outlined in the Programme Schedule of this document.

The Bachelor of Commerce qualification conforms to the NZQA credit requirements of 360 credits from Level 5 to Level 7. Study scheduled for each of Levels 5 to 7 is in accordance with the processes, learning demand, and responsibility that are detailed in the Programme Schedule.

Individual papers may have specific pre-requisites or other knowledge/skill requirements, which may be required to be satisfied by students.

Candidates may withdraw without penalty, provided they do so before the approved withdrawal date for the programme. Refunds and other financial arrangements attached to the SIT Zero Fees Scheme are detailed on the application form, and in the SIT Student Handbook and Policies and Procedures Manual of the QMS.

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the programme schedule.

A student completing the Bachelor of Commerce will normally be expected to complete the three year programme (full-time equivalent) within ten years.

Notwithstanding the requirements set out above, the Head of Faculty with the approval and recommendation of the Teaching and Learning Board of Studies may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.)

Semester 1, 2018
NOTE: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions.             

Papers begin on the 12th February 2018 and run through to the 22nd June 2018 (two week break from 16th - 27th April). Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change                                                          

ACC102  Introduction to Accounting         
Tuesday              9-11.30am          B2:20    
Friday                9-11.30am          LAB

ACC103  Accounting Practices
Monday               9.30-12noon        B2.20    
Thursday             9.30-12noon        B2.20

INF150  Principles of Business Computing
Tuesday             3.30-6pm            TBC      
Thursday             3.30-6pm            TBC

MAN130 Principles of Management          
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:32    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:32

MKT171 Principles of Marketing   
Monday               9-11.30am          B2:32    
Thursday             9-11.30am          B2-32

LAW110 Commercial Law            
Monday               6-8.30pm            B2:37    
Wednesday          6-8.30pm            B2:37

ECN120 Economics        
Wednesday          9-11.30am          B2:32    
Friday                 1-3.30pm            B2:32

MKT276 Services Management & Marketing         
Tuesday              1-3.30pm            B2:18    
Thursday             1-3.30pm            B2:20

ACC201  Financial Accounting      
Tuesday             4-6.30pm            TBC      
Thursday             4-6.30pm            LAB

ACC202  Management Accounting
Tuesday              1-3.30pm            B2:18    
Thursday             1-3.30pm            B2:18

ACC204  Accounting Information Systems
Monday               4-6.30pm            TBC      
Wednesday          4-6.30pm            TBC

ACC206  Taxation           
Tuesday              9.30-12noon        B2:37    
Friday                9.30-12noon        B2:37

LAW210 Company Law    
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:37    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:37

RES280  Research Methods         
Monday               4-6.30pm            B2:31    
Wednesday          4-6.30pm            B2:32

MAN215 Organisational Behaviour
Monday               9-11.30am          B2:19    
Thursday             9-11.30am          B2:19

MAN232 Operations Management
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:20    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:20

MKT271 Consumer Behaviour      
Tuesday             4-6.30pm            B2:32    
Thursday             4-6.30pm            B2:31                

ACC301  Advanced Financial Reporting     
Monday               9-11.30am          B2:20    
Thursday             9-11.30am          LAB

ACC302  Advanced Management Accounting          
Wednesday          9-11.30am          B2:32    
Friday                 1-3.30pm            B2:32

ACC304  Applied Research Project - Accounting     
Individual                                                           

CON359 Contemporary Issues     
Tuesday             1-3.30pm            B2:18    
Thursday             1-3.30pm            B2:18

ICE360   Industry Consultation   
Individual                                                           

MAN335 Advanced Human Resource Management 
Monday               6-8.30pm            TBC      
Wednesday          6-8.30pm            TBC

MAN336 Applied Research Project - Management  
Individual                                                           

MKT374                 Applied Research Project - Marketing      
Individual           

Semester 2, 2018
NOTE: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions
                                              

Papers begin on the 9th July and run through to the 9th November (two week break from 10th - 21st September) Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change                                                                                                                                          

ACC102  Introduction to Accounting         
Wednesday          9-11.30am          TBC      
Friday                 1-3.30pm            TBC

ACC103  Accounting Practices      
Monday               9.30-12noon        B2:32    
Thursday             9.30-12noon        B2:32

ACC104  Budgeting & Tax
Tuesday             9.30-12noon        TBC      
Friday                9.30-12noon        TBC

ACC105  Analysis for Financial Information           
Wednesday          9-11.30am          TBC      
Friday                 1-3.30pm            TBC

COM140 Professional Communication       
Tuesday              1-3.30pm            B2:32    
Thursday             1-3.30pm            B2:32

ECN120 Economics        
Tuesday              9-11.30am          TBC      
Friday                9-11.30am          TBC

LAW110 Commercial Law            
Tuesday              3.30-6pm            TBC      
Thursday             3.30-6pm            TBC

MAN130 Principles of Management          
Monday               9-11.30am          TBC      
Thursday             9-11.30am          TBC

MAN135 Principles of Human Resource Management
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:37    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:37

QNT165 Quantitative Analysis     
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:11    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:18

ACC201  Financial Accounting      
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:32    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:32

ACC202  Management Accounting
Tuesday              1-3.30pm            TBC      
Thursday             1-3.30pm            TBC

ACC203  Business Finance           
Monday               4-6.30pm            B2:18    
Wednesday          4-6.30pm            B2:32

MAN233 Human Resource Management    
Monday               9-11.30am          B2:19    
Thursday             9-11.30am          B2:37

MAN235 Employment Relations   
Wednesday          9-11.30am          B2:37    
Friday                 1-3.30pm            B2:37

MKT273 Integrated Marketing Communication      
Monday               4-6.30pm            TBC      
Wednesday          4-6.30pm            TBC

MKT275 Marketing Management 
Monday               1-3.30pm            B2:20    
Wednesday          1-3.30pm            B2:20                        

ACC304  Applied Research Project - Accounting     
Individual                                                           

ACC305  Auditing
Monday               9-11.30am          B2:31    
Thursday             9-11.30am          B2:31

CON359 Contemporary Issues     
Tuesday              9-11.30am          B2:31    
Friday                9-11.30am          B2:20

ETH360  Business Ethics  
TBC                   TBC                  

IBS390  International Business    
Monday               4-6.30pm            B2:18    
Wednesday          4-6.30pm            B2:18

MAN334 Strategic Management (+HTM305)          
Tuesday              1-3.30pm            TBC      
Thursday             1-3.30pm            TBC

MAN336 Applied Research Project - Management  
Individual                                                           

MKT372 Strategic Marketing Management
Tuesday             3.30-6pm            TBC      
Thursday             3.30-6pm            TBC

MKT374                 Applied Research Project - Marketing      
Individual                                                           

ICE360   Industry Consultation   
Individual

BCOM SEMESTER 1 TEXTBOOK LIST 2017    

ACC102 Introduction to Accounting (Required)
Accounting: an introduction -9781486004546
2nd Edition
Atrill, P.,  McLaney, E, Harvey, D., Jenner, M., Weil, S
Pearson

COM140 Professional Communication (Required)
Communication: organisation and innovation - 9781442541535
3rd Edition
Barnett, S. & O'Rourke, S.  

LAW110 Commercial Law  
Understanding commercial law - 9781927248157
8th Edition
Gerbic & Miller  

MAN130 Principles of Management (Required)
Management the Essentials-9781488609077
3rd Edition
Robbins, DeCenzo, Coulter, & Woods
Pearson

MKT171 Principles of Marketing (Required)
Marketing. Real people. Real choices. -9781442552722
2nd Edition
Solomon, M., Charbonneau, J., Marshall, G., & Stuart, E. (2012).
North Shore, NZ; Pearson Education. 

QNT165 Quantitative Analysis (Required)
Australian Business Statistics-9780170237000
6th Edition
Selvanthan, Selvanathan, Keller & Warrack
Cengage

ACC202 Management Accounting (Required)
Management Accounting: Information for Managing and Creating Value-9781743075906
7th Edition
Lang-field-Smith, Thorne and Hilton
McGraw Hill

ACC206 Taxation (Required)
New Zealand Master Tax Guide for Students 
2017    
C.C.H. New Zealand

LAW210 Company Law (Required)
Understanding Company Law -9781927248195
3rd Edition
Jonathan Barrett 
LexisNexis

LAW210 Company Law (Required)
CCH Companies and Securities Legislation for Students 9781775472162 2017    

RES280 Research Methods  
No required text (readings)      

MAN215 Organisational Behaviour (Required)
Organisational behaviour-Global Ed 9781292056555  
Robbins, S. Judge,
T Pearson 

MAN232 Operations Management (Required)
Operations Management-9781292098678
8th Edition
Slack, Brandon-Jones, Johnston NJ;
Pearson Education.

MKT271 Consumer Behaviour (Required)
Consumer behaviour: buying, having, being.-9781442553583
3rd Edition
 Solomon, M.R., Russell-Bennett, R., & Previte, J. (2013).
NSW; Pearson Australia.

ACC301 Advanced Financial Reporting (Required)
NZ Financial Accounting -9780071013086
6th Edition
Craig Deegan & Grant Samkin 
McGraw Hill

ACC302 Advanced Management Accounting (Required)
Management Accounting: Information for Decision-Making and Strategy Execution-9780273769989
6th Edition
Atkinson, A. Kaplan, R. Matsumra, E. Young, S.
Pearson Education

ACC304 Applied Research project - Accounting (Required)
Research methods for business students - 9781292016627
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2016).
Pearson Education.

CON359 Contemporary Issues  
No required text (readings)      

MAN334 Strategic Management (Required)
Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation-9780170227643
5th Edition
Hanson, D., Hitt, M., Ireland, R. & Hoskisson, R. (2011).
Cengage Learning

MAN336 Applied Research Project - Management (Recommended)
Research methods for business students-9781292016627
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2016).
Pearson Education.

MKT374 Applied Research Project - Marketing (Recommended)
Research methods for business students-as above 9781292016627
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2016).
Pearson Education.

ICE360 Industry Consultation  
Research methods for business students - 9781292016627
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2016).
Pearson Education.

 

BCOM SEMESTER 2 TEXTBOOK LIST 2017    

ACC103 Accounting Practices  
Accounting Practices (NZ context) - 9781442562554
3rd Edition
McIntosh  

COM140 Professional Communication
Communication: organisation and innovation - 9781442541535
3rd Edition
Barnett, S. & O'Rourke, S.  

ECN120 Economics  
Essentials of economics - 9781442558069 (2nd) or 9781 486022847 (3rd).
2nd or 3rd Edition
Garnett, A.M., Lewis, P., Hubbard, R.G., & O’Brien, A.P  

MAN130 Principles of Management  
Management the Essentials
3rd Edition
Robbins, DeCenzo, Coulter, & Woods
Pearson

QNT165 Quantitative Analysis (Required)
Australian Business Statistics-9780170237000
6th Edition
Selvanthan, Selvanathan, Keller & Warrack
Cengage

ACC201 Financial Accounting (Required)
NZ Financial Acounting - 9780071013086
6th Edition
Deegan & Samkin  

ACC203 Business Finance (Required)
Contemporary Financial Management - 9780538479172/ 9780324653502
13th Edition
Moyer, McGuigan and Kretlow  

ACC204 Accounting Information Systems (Required)
Accounting information systems (Asutralasian Ed) - 9781442542594
1st Edition
Romney, Steinbart, Mula, McNamara, Tonkin  

RES280 Research Methods  
No required text (readings)      

MAN215 Organisational Behaviour  
Organisational behaviour in NZ 
3rd Edition
Elkin, Jackson & Inkson (2007)
Pearson

MAN232 Operations Management (Required)
Operations Management
7th Edition
Slack, Brandon-Jones, Johnston NJ;
Pearson Education.

MAN233 Human Resource Management (Required)
Human Resources Management in New Zealand -9781877371271  
Rudman, R. (2010)  

MAN235 Employment Relations (Required)
Employment Relations in New Zealand - 9781877371530
2nd Edition
Rasmussen, E. (2009)   

MKT274 Pricing and Distribution Management
No textbook required        

ACC304 Applied Research project - Accounting (Required)
Research methods for business students - 9780273750758
6th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012).
Pearson Education.

ACC305 Auditing (Required)
Auditing - Theory and Practice in New Zealand
6th Edition
Van Peursem, K.A., Pratt, M.J. and Cordery, C. 
Pearson Education New Zealand

CON359 Contemporary Issues  
No required text (readings)      

IBS390 International Business (Required)
International Business: The new realities 9780273787068 - Global Edition
3rd Edition
Cavusgil, S. Knight, G. Riesenberger, J. (2014)  

MAN336 Applied Research Project - Management (Recommended)
Research methods for business students - 9780273750758
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012).
Pearson Education.

MKT374 Applied Research Project - Marketing (Recommended)
Research methods for business students - 9780273750758
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012).
Pearson Education.

ICE360 Industry Consultation  
Research methods for business students - 9780273750758
7th Edition
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012).
Pearson Education.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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