STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN 2016 WILL ENROLL IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME.
STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE BEFORE 2016 BUT HAVE NOT PASSED 16 OR MORE COURSES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (2016) BELOW.
REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (2016)
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent or the NUS Diploma in Business, Office Management or Tourism or equivalent.
b) mature age entry:
i. at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii.has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time
Not less than six semesters
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty-four courses consisting of:
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a) ten core courses:
HAC111 Introductory Financial Accounting, HEC101 Introductory Microeconomics, HMG162 Management, Organisations & People, HMK101 Marketing, HCS185 Introduction to Computing, HCL152 Introduction to Commercial Law, HSA100 Introduction to Samoan History and Society, HMA194 Business Mathematics or HEC104 Economic Statistics, HEN100 Business English, and HEN107 English for Academic Purposes, and
b) a business major of a further ten courses in one of accounting, economics, management or marketing, and
c) a business minor (1 x 100 and 3 above 100 level in accounting or economics or management or marketing or commercial law or finance which is not the chosen business major) or non-business minor from another Faculty (a maximum of 2 x 100 level degree courses and 2 degree courses above 100 level) or four electives, no more than 2x100 level courses may be included – some will have to be at 200 level.
See the schedule below for details of majors and minors.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the dean or the dean’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce a student must pass twenty-four courses as prescribed above in 4.
A student who has passed sixteen courses with at least six at 200 level and a pass in HSA100, but has failed at least one 300 level course in the major three times, and there is no alternative, may be awarded a Diploma in Commerce. The student may not continue with the degree programme.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016
SCHEDULE OF MAJORS AND MINORS
Business Majors (Choose one)
• Accounting – HAC112, HAC211, HAC212, HAC213 or HAC214, HAC311, HAC312, HAC313, HAC314, HAC315, HAC390
• Economics – HEC102, HMA121, HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC307, HEC308, HEC305 or HEC309, and HEC390
• Management – HMG161, HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG 205, HMG390 and four of HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366
• Marketing – HMK105, HMK201, HMK203, HMK205 or HMK208, HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306, HMK307, HMK390
Business Minors (Choose one which is not a chosen major)
• Accounting – HAC112 and three of HAC 211, HAC212, HAC213 or HAC214, HAC311, HAC312, HAC313, HAC314, HAC315 – note pre-requisites
• Commercial Law – four of HCL251, HCL252, HCL351, HCL352, HCL356 - note pre-requisites
• Economics – HEC102 and three of HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC305, HEC307, HEC308, HEC309 – note pre-requisites
• Finance – HBF235, HBF332, HBF335, HBF336 – note pre-requisites
• Management – HMG161 and three of HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205, HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366 – note pre-requisites.
• Marketing – HMK105 and three of HMK201, HMK203, HMK205, HMK208, HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306, HMK307 – note pre-requisites
Non-Business Minors (Four courses – 1 or 2 x100 ,a maximum of 2x100 level, and 2 or 3 x 200/300 level.)
These are available from the Faculties of Arts (English, Geography, History, Sociology), Science (Computing, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) and the Centre for Samoan Studies (Samoan Language and/or Culture). Read the relevant Calendar entries for these subjects.
Note pre-requisites especially for Faculty of Science courses