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BCom Core - Required Papers

From 2017 the Otago Business School's BCom required core BSNS papers will change.  This will mean:

  • Students should normally take all BCom core (BSNS) papers in their first year. 
  • At least three BSNS papers must be passed in order to progress to any 200-level Commerce paper. 
  • All Core BSNS papers must be completed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper.

If you are currently completing a BCom at Otago and will not complete BSNS 102, 104, 106, 107, and 108 papers by the end of 2016 please view the BCom core transitional arrangements.  Please note the final time BSNS 103 and BSNS 105 will be offered is in Summer School 2017.  After this period you will need to refer to the transitional arrangements for these papers too.

BCom Core from 2017

Single-degree full-time BCom student from 2017:

  • students must enrol in all five papers in the first year of study
  • at least three must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper
  • all must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper

Double-degree full-time BCom student (e.g. BCom with BA, BSc, BAppSc, BPhEd, LLB) from 2017:

  • at least three core papers must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper
  • all core papers must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper

Began your BCom before 2017?

The regulations are different if you begun studying towards your BCom at Otago before 2017. Click on the links below for further information about your situation:

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact either a course advisor in your major department or the Business School Student and Course Administrator in the Office of the Dean (Level 1, Commerce Building).

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Flexible Study

As a business student you not only gain a broad perspective of the business world, but most students are also able to select additional elective, or 'interest' papers relevant to their own interests.

Students can also continue to study toward a double-degree (two degrees simultaneously), a double-major (two majors simultaneously) or an endorsed minor without the required papers adding significantly to your overall workload.

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