Diploma in Commerce

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in the realm of business with the one-year Diploma in Commerce (DipCom), a gateway to honing your skills across various facets of the dynamic business landscape. Designed to cater to individuals seeking to augment their business acumen without committing to a full three-year bachelor’s degree, DipCom offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and development. Whether you’re looking to complement your existing studies or pursue a path of lifelong learning, this diploma equips you with the essential knowledge and expertise to thrive in diverse business environments.


Dive into an expansive array of Business subjects offered at UC, spanning all levels of complexity and specialization. The DipCom program offers the flexibility to be completed full-time within one year or pursued part-time over a period of up to six years, accommodating the diverse needs and schedules of students. Moreover, it serves as a seamless pathway to the Bachelor of Commerce, facilitating the transfer of completed courses to this esteemed degree program, thereby offering a streamlined trajectory for academic advancement and career growth.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening

Choose 120 points of courses from a range of Commerce subjects, including Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Innovation, Management, and Marketing. Additionally, students may include up to 60 points at 100 or 200-level from Mathematics and Statistics

  • Domestic — $7,142
  • International — $34,000

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma in Commerce are well-positioned to embark on a myriad of rewarding career paths within the realms of finance, marketing, consulting, operations management, and entrepreneurship. The program equips students with practical skills, industry insights, and critical thinking abilities essential for navigating the complexities of the contemporary business landscape. Real-world examples of successful alumni demonstrate the program’s efficacy in preparing individuals for the demands and challenges of the evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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