Bachelor of Commerce
Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Management and Commerce
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Applicants under 20 years:
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, 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 5 credits in reading and 5 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)
Applicants over 20 years:
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one's own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.
5.1.2. English Language Entry Criteria
Applicants 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 Language Assessment, or 1 of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 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, 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 General or 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 18
University of Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 169. No less than 162 for 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
LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS
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:
Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
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
Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or passed one of the English language tests listed above.
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aim of the Bachelor of Commerce programme is to produce graduates with the personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments, whether locally, nationally or internationally.
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Management and Commerce at this level can earn:
Median earnings one year after study
Median earnings two years after study
Median earnings five years after study
Status one year after study
Employment rate two years after study
Employment rate two years after study
Data as at November 2021
Examples of related scholarships
Ikawai Community Scholarship
Waimate Accountants - Ikawai Community Scholarship Fund C/-
Varies, could be up to $5000
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