Commerce (Management)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 3.19k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 15.8k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3746 Duration:36 months

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The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree programme enables each student to develop his or her own interests in business and related subjects. Students are able to create individualised courses using a range of papers offered across teaching departments in the School of Business and University as a whole. Students have the flexibility within the BCom degree to combine two specialisations and graduate with a double major.

The value of study in management cannot be overestimated. Whatever your interests in life and work and whatever your future hopes, wishes and goals, management will help you succeed. Management skills are needed by everyone in a position of responsibility. For example the top jobs in manufacturing, commerce, healthcare, education, legal, nonprofit, recreational and science organisations will include managerial responsibilities. Management is equally applicable to self-employment, small business, national businesses, government organisations and multinational companies.

Often described as 'the art of getting things done through people', Management teaches students how to apply principles which focus on people at work, the day to day job of 'managing' and on organisations as a whole. Students may also take courses which attempt to explain the implications of managerial roles both in and out of the workplace.

A Management major is an essential component for all those who wish to participate and succeed in the business or organisational world because the management role is critical to both economic performance and human satisfaction in the workplace.

Management provides theoretical groundings and frameworks for understanding and developing solutions to the challenges of human resource and operations management. However, all students benefit from Management study because management activities support other specialist responsibilities. For instance, a senior medical laboratory technician is both a scientist and a manager, a school principal is a teacher and a manager. A senior accountant is both a financial interpreter and a manager and a religious leader is a spiritual teacher and a manager. Management is relevant to a wide range of areas, and is an excellent subject to combine with others in a double degree or major.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 3191 Year (National)
  • EUR 15772 Year (International)

International: 24,530NZ$. National:4,963.00NZ$

Start date 2016 Credits 360
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Management is a major in the Bachelor of Commerce, a three year programme. At Otago, we add our own perspectives to the study of management and organisations offering you insights to a wide range of management and business disciplines. You will learn what it means to be a manager and how to apply managerial principles.


As part of your Management major you will study BSNS 105 (Management and Organisations).

This is a foundation for all the areas of Management:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Communications
  • Employment Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Theory

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 58 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 80

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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NCEA National Certificate in Educational Achievement

  • 10 Level 2 credits in approved literacy (5 in reading, 5 in writing)

CIE Cambridge International Examinations

  • Grade E or better in AS English

IB International Baccalaureate

  • English at Higher or Standard level in Language A: literature, or Language A: language and literature; or at Higher level in Language B

NZUEBS New Zealand University Entrance Bursaries and Scholarships

  • English mark of 46% or higher

IELTS International English Language Testing System

  • 6.0 in academic module (with no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL (paper based) Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • 550 Test of Written English 4.5

TOEFL (internet based) Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • 80 (with a Writing score of 20)

CPE Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

  • Minimum of 50

CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Minimum of 58

APIEL Advanced Placement International English Language Examination

  • Grade 3 or higher

University of Otago Foundation Studies Ltd

  • Successful completion of ‘English for Undergraduate Academic Purposes’ paper

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

  • Overall score of 58 with no communicative skills score below 50

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

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    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

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