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Our Bachelor of Commerce degree

OBS entrance

Studying Business at the University of Otago is an exciting and life-changing experience. If you are new to tertiary education, you enrol in an undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). This requires three years of full-time study to complete.

You must study at least one of the Bachelor of Commerce major subjects. This is your main area of study. There are also five compulsory papers that you must take. 

The major subjects you can choose from are: 

The five compulsory papers that you take are:

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Degree minors

Adding a business minor is a great choice, even if you aren’t completing a Bachelor of Commerce. Minors are your opportunity to turn an interest into a qualification by completing a selection of papers in a particular subject area.

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Adding a minor into your degree

If you wish to study a non-business subject as your main interest then a minor in a business subject might be a good option to provide more career pathways.

Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in another business subject

  • E.g. BCom majoring in Accounting with a Marketing minor

Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in a non-business subject from the Division of Humanities or Division of Science

  • E.g. BCom majoring in Marketing with a Japanese minor
  • E.g. BCom majoring in Management with a Chemistry minor

Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in a non-business subject from the Division of Humanities or Division of Science

  • E.g. BCom majoring in Finance with an Economics minor (complementary)
  • E.g. BCom majoring in Tourism with a Food Science minor (unrelated)

If you aren’t completing a BCom, but wish to add a business minor

  • E.g. Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Psychology with a Management minor

Business minors are available in the following subjects:

For more information, please contact:

University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Tel 0800 80 80 98 (callers within New Zealand)
Tel +64 3 479 7000 (callers outside New Zealand)
Email university@otago.ac.nz

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