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Bachelor of Commerce 2011

School of Business and Computer Technology This information pack includes more information about the Bachelor of Commerce programme, the course content, programme length and commitments, future career pathways, fees and associated costs and student support services. The Bachelor of Commerce offers majors in accounting, management, marketing or a combination of these. The Bachelor of Commerce is available at Nelson and Marlborough campuses through either part time or full time study. 2011 intake dates: 7 February 2011 Nelson or Marlborough Campus 25 July 2011 - Nelson or Marlborough Campus

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your study options with you if you would like to talk to a member of staff and view our facilities you are welcome to make an appointment. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the School of Business and Computer Technology at bctadmin@nmit.ac.nz, or by calling 0800 422 733. This programme is open for international students, please go to www.nmit.ac.nz/international.

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Contents
School of Business and Computer Technology Career Pathways Graduate Profile Programme Summary Fees / Costs Student Finance Scholarships SANITI Important Dates Entry Requirements Industry-Based Learning Recognition of Prior Learning and Cross-Credit Accreditation Programme Structure Pre-Requisites Programme Content Single Majors Double Majors Courses from Other Degree Programmes at NMIT Forms of Assessment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Accommodation Student Support Services Library Learning Centre NMIT Online Transfers, Withdrawals and Refunds Disclaimer
Appendix Brief Course Descriptions

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School of Business and Computer Technology


NMITs School of Business and Computer Technology offers well-recognised business qualifications at all levels, from certificates, diplomas and degrees through to graduate diplomas. Our teaching staff has extensive business experience, combined with excellent academic backgrounds and strong links with the professions, while our qualifications have a strong practical and applied focus. Our facilities include a new MacIntosh lab alongside other technology suites, a simulated office and modern classrooms and lecture halls. We offer students a comfortable and nonthreatening learning environment. We are proud of the achievements of our students and our graduates. We know that our programmes will challenge you, but that you will feel supported by us and excited about your future once you decide to study with us. Our staff has extensive business experience, combined with excellent academic backgrounds and strong links with the professions. They are passionate about teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages and from different cultures. Many staff members are actively engaged in research providing valuable outputs and, importantly, keeping them up-to-date and growing their experience in their speciality field.

Career Pathways
Bachelor of Commerce graduates have a sound understanding and awareness of the New Zealand business environment alongside practical skills that will add value to a business, either as an employer, employee or business owner. Accounting majors can find careers in financial accounting, financial management, corporate accounting, taxation, auditing and business consulting. Students who intend to become Chartered Accountants will need to become members of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and should refer to the Single or Double Major? section of this document on page 8. Management majors can find careers in production management, general management (either general supervisory management or operations management), human resources management or project management. Marketing majors can find careers in marketing and sales management, general management (after ten years or so within a sales and marketing environment), product management, merchandising, services marketing, market research, brand management, customer services management or key account management. Bachelor of Commerce graduates have found employment in roles including: business analyst, key account manager, customer services manager, market researcher, chartered accountant, management accountant, production manager, general manager, human resource manager, project manager, marketing and sales manager and project manager.

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Graduate Profile
Lee-anne Jago Operations Manager, Kaiteriteri Kayaks Lee-anne Jago has an office that looks out over turquoise waters and golden sands, which has helped eased the transition from sea kayak guide to manager in a kayaking company. When I decided to get my degree in commerce at NMIT I was really worried that might have to end up working in an office block in Wellington, but here I am using my degree in a fantastic location at Kaiteriteri and I couldnt ask for more. The 33 year old is the Operations Manager at Kaiteriteri Kayaks, owned by Ngai Tahu Tourism. The former sea kayak guide and instructor is in charge of 35 staff, a job that she started just days before she graduated. Her boss Gary Easthope says having formal training has given Lee-anne key management skills. Her degree complements her practical experience nicely and its allowed her to move to the management level. Originally from Matamata in the Waikato, Lee-anne came to Nelson to study adventure tourism and is now firmly entrenched. I was keen to stay in adventure tourism but I didnt want to do the physical stuff anymore. Doing this degree gave me the key to open up other doors. Its perfect for me. With a double major in marketing and management under her belt, shes enthusiastic about encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. The pathway I took was great I started off doing some papers for a certificate in business and then as I grew more confident I was able to cross-credit and step up to the diploma and finally the degree. And getting a degree at NMIT was a lot less daunting than Lee-anne initially envisaged. I was nervous about being the oldest in the class but there were heaps of students in their 30s and the support from NMIT was amazing. I even had one-on-one tuition to help me through a statistics paper. Lee-anne knows what management style she likes and is keen to go further to develop her management skills. Its great to be able to use my management training in an industry I love. And who else gets to finish work and walk less than a minute from their office to go waka training!

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Programme Summary
Qualification Programme Level* Programme Length Bachelor of Commerce 7 3 years (full time study) (Single Major), or 3 years (full time study) (Double Major), or 4 years (full time study) (Double Major incl. Professional Accounting) 7 core courses, then compulsory and elective courses for each major Full time or part time Courses can be scheduled between 8am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. Evening classes from 6pm to 9pm are also available 20 - 30 360 credits (BCom majoring in Accounting, Management or Marketing, or 420 credits (BCom Double Major in two of Accounting, Management or Marketing), or 480 credits (BCom - Double Major in Professional Accounting with either Management or Marketing) Nelson or Marlborough 3 - 5 hours for each course taken 5 7 hours per course per week Full time students are expected to complete an average of 60 credits per semester (120 credits per year) 10 learning hours, which include both classroom and selfdirected learning.

Programme Structure Study Options Hours of Study / Class Times Average class size Total Credits

Campus Contact Hours per Week Self-Directed Study Hours Credits per Semester (Full time students only) One Credit Means

*The National Qualifications Framework has 10 levels, with 1 being the least complex and 10 the most. Levels depend on the complexity of learning. Levels 1-3 are of approximately the same standard as senior secondary education and basic trades training. Levels 4-6 approximate to advanced trades, technical and business qualifications. Levels 7 and above approximate to advanced qualifications of graduate and postgraduate standard. For more a more detailed explanation, go to: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/levels.

Please note that places on the Bachelor of Commerce programme are limited. It is prudent to enrol early as places can fill quickly.

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Fees / Costs
Fees for 2011 are yet to be confirmed. As a guide only, the fees for 2010 were: Programme Fees NZ / Australian Residents International Students (incl. GST): Per 15 credit course For one year full time study* $620.80* $4,775.68* $2,152.20* $17,100*

*Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed as part of your enquiry or application. Fees should be paid before the start date of your programme.

Additional Costs Text books, stationery, additional registration fees (e.g., NZICA), an annual SANITI fee of $118.10 (2010 fee please use as a guide only) and academic attire for graduation are all the responsibility of the student.

Student Finance
For information regarding student finance please contact StudyLink (WINZ) on 0800 88 99 00 for eligibility criteria or visit www.studylink.govt.nz. Please note that student allowances and loans are not available for international students.

Scholarships
Half a Degree for Free Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology offers a degree scholarship for Year 13 students, covering 50% of the full course fees for 3 years (= 6 semesters) on one of four NMIT degree programmes: Bachelor of Visual Arts Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Information Technology Other scholarships are available each year including: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Scholarships Nelson and Marlborough Region Scholarships National Scholarships Up to date information on scholarships can be found on our website at www.nmit.ac.nz/scholarships, or you can request your copy of the NMIT Scholarships brochure from the Information and Enrolment Centre on 0800 422 733. Please note that Scholarships are not available for International students.

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SANITI
In 2002, students at NMIT voted in a referendum for a compulsory Students Association, known as SANITI (Student Association of Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology Incorporated). SANITI is run by students, for students, to be an effective voice for student concerns and needs across all NMIT campuses. For further information on fees and services provided by SANITI, contact the SANITI office on 03 546 2425 or visit www.saniti.org.nz.

Important Dates
Semester One Programme Starts Mid-Semester break Semester One Ends 14 February 18-29 April 8 July Semester Two Semester Two Starts Mid-Semester break Programme Ends Graduation 25 July 10-21 October 18 November 16 December

Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements Applicants under 20 years old require: A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA level 3 or higher over 3 subjects on the NZQA approved subject list A minimum of 15 credits at NCEA level 2 in Mathematics A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA level 2 in English or equivalent (see below) OR A minimum of 72 credits at NCEA level 2 over 4 subjects on the NZQA approved subject list, including: o A minimum of 15 credits at NCEA level 2 or higher in Mathematics o A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA level 2 in English or equivalent (see below). Equivalent NCEA Level 3 Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to: 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher over 3 subjects OR 72 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher over 4 subjects Equivalent Mathematics Qualifications New Zealand Diploma in Business course 430 Quantitative Business Methods OR An overseas course that NZQA recognises as being equivalent to the New Zealand Diploma in Business course 430 Quantitative Business Methods.

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Applicants Over 20 For applicants 20 years or over, there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Leader will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Bachelor of Commerce Programme. Special Entry In exceptional circumstances an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the Bachelor of Commerce Programme where they supply evidence to satisfy the Academic Committee of their ability to succeed on the Bachelor of Commerce Programme. English Language Requirements All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English must have: An International English Language Testing System (IELTs) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years or equivalent. Entry from NMIT Diploma in Business A student who has successfully completed a minimum of three (3) courses in the NMIT Diploma in Business may transfer their enrolment and be admitted onto the Bachelor of Commerce programme. The cross credit schedule in section 7.4.1 will then apply. All Bachelor of Commerce applicants who meet the entry requirements are accepted onto the programme.

Industry-Based Learning
The Bachelor of Commerce is a combination of practical business and more theoretical conceptual skills. Its emphasis on applied knowledge and skill prepares you for a wide variety of worthwhile careers in business. The Bachelor of Commerce is industry oriented, with regular input into programme structure, content and development being sought from local and national industry representatives. The Bachelor of Commerce has an overseas study option. NMIT has established an exchange agreement with tertiary institute Fachhochschule Kufstein in Austria. Faschhochschule is very international, attracting students from all over Europe and further afield. They offer a wide range of amenities and support for foreign students. You will have the opportunity to study some business courses and credit them towards your NMIT degree.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Cross Credits


Students may apply to have relevant experience or qualifications recognised as academic credit for courses within this programme. Methods of recognition include Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Cross-Credit. Please contact the School of Business and Computer Technology to discuss your specific RPL details on (03) 5469175 ext 809.

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Accreditation
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is an accredited tertiary education provider under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and a New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants approved tertiary education institution. The following four-year courses have been recognised by the NZICA as fulfilling their academic requirements: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) plus the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting and Management Double Major) Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting and Marketing Double Major)

The classification of Accounting includes the sub-disciplines of auditing and taxation. The classification of Business-related is wider than pure business topics and includes subject matter that is considered necessary for competence in the business environment (e.g. commercial law, information technology, and statistics).The category of liberal has been defined by NZICA as general studies that are neither accounting nor business -related in subject matter (e.g. human behaviour, ethics and communications).

Programme Structure
The Bachelor of Commerce programme consists of 360 credits. This is considered to be three years of full time (or part time equivalent) study. It progresses over three levels from level 5 to level 7. Single Majors A student may study for a Single Major in: Accounting Management Marketing

Single major programmes consist of 360 credits. Double Majors A student may study for a Double Major in any of the following combinations: Accounting and Marketing Accounting and Management Management and Marketing

Double major programmes consist of 420 credits. This is considered to be 3 years of full time (or equivalent part time) study.

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Requirements for Admission to NZICA Students wishing to become members of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) must complete four years equivalent full time study and may complete one of the following Double Major programmes: Professional Accounting and Marketing Professional Accounting and Management

These Double Major programmes consist of 480 credits. A student wishing to become a Chartered Accountant or an Associate Chartered Accountant must fulfil NZICA admission requirements. Full details are contained in the latest NZICA Information Update, available either from the School of Business and Computer Technology at NMIT, or directly from NZICA. Please visit www.nzica.com.

Pre-requisites for Courses


Entry into a course is subject to entry requirements including pre-requisites being met. The course descriptor for each course includes the entry requirements for that course including pre requisites. A pre-requisite is a course which normally must be passed, credited or exempted before a person may enrol in a specified course.

Programme Content
The following seven courses are compulsory for all three majors, or any combination of double major, and are known as the BCom core: COMPULSORY COURSES NQF Course Course Name Level Number 5 ACC502 Introduction to Accounting LAW510 Commercial Law ECN520 Economics MGT530 Principles of Management COM540 Professional Communications MKT571 Principles of Marketing QNT565 Quantitative Analysis

Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits

NZICA Classification Accounting Business Business Business Liberal Business Liberal

In addition, each BCom major has its own set of compulsory courses and elective options. Please refer to the following tables for details. If you would like further advice regarding your choices, please feel free to contact us to discuss your options. Students enrolled on the Bachelor of Commerce programme may complete the programme within a reasonable time, usually 10 years, under the set of BCom regulations in existence at the time of their initial enrolment, or any subsequent regulations.

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Single Majors
Accounting Major NQF Level 5 6 Course Number Course Name ACC 503 ACC 601 ACC 602 ACC 603 ACC 604 ACC 605 ACC 606 LAW 610 LAW 611 RES 680 ACC 701 ACC 702 Computerised Accounting Financial Accounting Management Accounting Business Finance Accounting Information Systems Auditing Taxation Company Law Business Law Research Methods Advanced Financial Reporting Advanced Management Accounting Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 360 credits

Electives 4-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree course 7 Accounting degree course 7 Business degree course Total credits for Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Major Management Major NQF Level 5 6 7 Course Number Course Name MGT 533 ACC 602 MGT 636 RES 680 MGT 734 MGT 736 Human Resources Management Management Accounting Principles of Applied Management Research Methods Strategic Management Advanced Applied Management

Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 90 credits 30 credits 360 credits

Electives 4-7 Business degree course 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree courses 7 Business degree courses Total credits for Bachelor of Commerce Management Major

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Marketing Major NQF Level 6 7 Course Number Course Name MKT 671 MKT 672 RES 680 MKT 772 MKT 776 Marketing Management Marketing Applications Research Methods Strategic Marketing Management Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Research Advanced Applied Marketing Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 30 credits 90 credits 15 credits 360 credits

MKT 777 Electives 4-7 Business degree course 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree courses 7 Business degree course Total credits for Bachelor of Commerce Marketing Major

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Double Majors
Accounting and Marketing Major NQF Level 5 6 Course Number ACC 503 ACC 601 ACC 602 ACC 603 ACC 604 ACC 605 ACC 606 LAW 611 MKT 671 MKT 672 RES 680 ACC 701 ACC 702 MKT 772 MKT 776 MKT 777 Course Name Computerised Accounting Financial Accounting Management Accounting Business Finance Accounting Information Systems Auditing Taxation Business Law Marketing Management Marketing Applications Research Methods Advanced Financial Reporting Advanced Management Accounting Strategic Marketing Management Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Research Advanced Applied Marketing Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 420 credits

Electives 4-7 Business degree course 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree course 7 Accounting degree course Total credits for BCom Accounting & Marketing Majors

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Accounting and Management Major NQF Level 5 6 Course Number Course Name ACC 503 MGT 533 ACC 601 ACC 602 ACC 603 ACC 604 ACC 605 ACC 606 LAW 611 MGT 636 RES 680 ACC 701 ACC 702 MGT 734 MGT 736 Computerised Accounting Human Resources Management Financial Accounting Management Accounting Business Finance Accounting Information Systems Auditing Taxation Business Law Principles of Applied Management Research Methods Advanced Financial Reporting Advanced Management Accounting Strategic Management Advanced Applied Management Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 420 credits

Electives 4-7 Business degree course 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree course 7 Accounting degree course 7 Degree course Total credits for BCom Accounting and Management Majors Management and Marketing Major NQF Level 5 6 Course Number MGT 533 ACC 602 MGT 636 MKT 671 MKT 672 RES 680 MGT 734 MGT736 MKT 772 MKT 776 MKT 777 Course Name Human Resources Management Management Accounting Principles of Applied Management Marketing Management Marketing Applications Research Methods Strategic Management Advanced Applied Management Strategic Marketing Management Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Research Advanced Applied Marketing

Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 75 credits 15 credits 420 credits

Electives 4-7 Business degree course 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree courses 7 Business degree course Total credits for BCom Management & Marketing Majors

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Professional Accounting and Marketing Major NQF Level 5 6 Course Number ACC 503 ACC 601 ACC 602 ACC 603 ACC 604 ACC 605 ACC 606 LAW 610 LAW 611 MKT 671 MKT 672 RES 680 ACC 701 ACC 702 ACC 703 ACC 706 ACC 711 ACC 715 MKT 772 MKT 776 MKT 777 Course Name Computerised Accounting Financial Accounting Management Accounting Business Finance Accounting Information Systems Auditing Taxation Company Law Business Law Marketing Management Marketing Applications Research Methods Advanced Financial Reporting Advanced Management Accounting Financial Management Advanced Taxation Advanced Accounting Project Advanced Auditing Strategic Marketing Management Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Research Advanced Applied Marketing Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 480 credits

Electives 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree course Total credits for BCom Professional Accounting & Marketing Majors

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Professional Accounting and Management Major NQF Level Course Number Course Name 5 ACC 503 Computerised Accounting MGT 533 Human Resources Management 6 ACC 601 Financial Accounting ACC 602 Management Accounting ACC 603 Business Finance ACC 604 Accounting Information Systems ACC 605 Auditing ACC 606 Taxation LAW 610 Company Law LAW 611 Business Law MGT 636 Principles of Applied Management RES 680 Research Methods 7 ACC 701 Advanced Financial Reporting ACC 702 Advanced Management Accounting ACC 703 Financial Management ACC 706 Advanced Taxation ACC 711 Advanced Accounting Project ACC 715 Advanced Auditing MGT 734 Strategic Management MGT 736 Advanced Applied Management Electives 5-7 Business degree course 6-7 Business degree course Total credits for BCom Professional Accounting & Management Majors Credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 15 credits 15 credits 30 credits 30 credits 15 credits 480 credits

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Courses from other Degree Programmes at NMIT


As part of the elective requirements for each single-major and double-major degree programme, students may select up to 60 credits from other degree level programmes including: Bachelor of Information Technology (School of Business and Computer Technology) Bachelor of Arts and Media (School of Arts and Media) Bachelor of Nursing (School of Health)

The Programme Leader can assist with the selection of courses and must approve each students selection.

Forms of Assessment
Depending on the courses chosen, assessments can include tests, final exams, essays, assignments, presentations, written coursework, reports, research projects, controlled assignments, portfolios, simulations, case studies, literature reviews, group assessments, tutorial papers or project management.

FAQs
How is the study year structured? The study year is broken into two 17-week semesters. Each has a two four week midsemester break. How much time do I need to spend studying? Most courses are 15 credits requiring 3-5 hours a week in class and a similar time on self study, completing assignments and revising for exams. You should allow a total of 150 hours of study for each 15 credit course. Some courses are 7.5 or 30 credits halve or double these times accordingly. What does fulltime study mean? Fulltime students usually study 8 courses or 120 credits a year requiring 1200 hours of class and self study time. Note: International students must study a minimum of 90 credits a year to meet student visa requirements. Can I study this programme part time? Nearly all programmes can be completed by doing as little as 1 or 2 courses each semester. Many courses have resources on NMIT Online which can be accessed through the internet from home or work. What if I miss a class? No problem, but see the tutor (or NMIT Online) to catch up. Attending class is not compulsory but success is usually directly related to attendance. Tutors will not spend time helping you catch up if you regularly miss arranged classes.

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What happens if I am sick or unable to do an exam or complete an assignment? You may apply for an extension for assignments from the tutor otherwise significant penalties apply. If you are unable to complete an assignment or exam you can apply for an aegrotat pass for up to 60% of a courses total assessment or the final exam with a medical certificate. Who should I see if I have a problem with my course? You must see your course tutor in the first instance. If the issue is not resolved see the Programme Leader. What if I change my mind about studying or want to change to another programme? You can withdraw from a course within 3 weeks of commencement and receive a full refund. After this time, but before 60% of a course is completed, you can withdraw without refund and the course will not appear on your academic record as a fail. Can I get credits towards a course if I have studied it at another institution? You can apply for cross credits for whole courses where you have previously completed a similar course or courses covering at least 80% of the learning outcomes at the same level at another approved provider. Forms are available from BCT Reception. Can I get credits towards a course if I have done it as part of a job? We encourage applications for cross credits for whole courses where you can clearly demonstrate or provide independent confirmation that you have work or life experience covering at least 80% of the learning outcomes for a course. Forms are available from BCT Reception. There may be a cost for assessing RPL. Can I get a student loan or allowance? NZ students studying the equivalent of 80% or more fulltime on an NMIT programme usually qualify for a student loan. Entitlement to allowances depends on your personal circumstances. You should discuss your entitlement directly with StudyLink on www.studylink.govt.nz or phone 0800 88 99 00 Who do I see if I need more information about a course or programme? You should see the Student Programme Advisor in the first instance. If they are unable to answer your query they will make an appointment for you to see the Programme Leader. When do I need to choose a major for my BCom? Generally you do not need to choose a major until your second year but it is better do have a good idea before starting your second semester to ensure you choose the most efficient study pathway. If you are planning to do professional accounting, it is better to make this decision by your second semester to ensure that you complete all necessary pre-requisites.

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Accommodation
Nelson For information on on-campus accommodation fees and other details, visit the website www.nikauapartments.co.nz or email info@nikauapartments.co.nz. For more information on accommodation options, check out the notice boards on campus, local papers or contact the Students Association SANITI on (03) 546 2425 or www.saniti.org.nz. International Students should contact the student support coordinator in the first instance on (03) 546 9175 ext 876 or email international@nmit.ac.nz. Marlborough For information about accommodation options in Marlborough, contact the NMIT Student Advisor on 03 578 0215 ext 588 or the NMIT Students Association, SANITI on 03 546 2425 or www.saniti.org.nz.

Student Support Services


At NMIT we offer free and confidential support and advice to all students. The Student Support Team are dedicated to ensuring students are able to access assistance whenever the stresses and strains of study or home life become too much.

Library Learning Centre


The Library Learning Centre (LLC) on the Nelson Campus provides library, computing, audiovisual and study facilities for staff and students. A learning support service is also available for students. Students studying at the Marlborough Campus or at other locations can also access resources from the LLC and there is also a small library at the Marlborough Campus. A range of online resources can also be accessed from the LLC website http://library.nmit.ac.nz together with information about the LLC, the online catalogue and subject guides.

NMIT Online
The NMIT website provides access to information about all of our programmes and courses, student support information and remote access to your NMIT email address. NMIT Online is an extensive online resource that includes access to specific course content and additional learning and research resources. All students have access to this service, which can positively enhance their learning experience.

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Transfers, Withdrawals and Refunds


Enrolled students should contact their School administrator immediately if they are planning to withdraw or transfer onto another programme or course. You have 3 weeks to transfer, or withdraw without any financial penalties.

Disclaimer
Please note: The information in this publication is provided for your information and guidance. Every effort has been made to ensure it was accurate at the time of publication, but for the most up-to-date information, contact 0800 4 CAREER. Please note that all programmes are run subject to sufficient student numbers. The information in this pack has been extracted from programme regulations. Where there is any inconsistency with information, the latest version of the NMIT document will apply. The programme regulations are available on request from the School of Business and Computer Technology.

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Appendix
Brief Course Descriptions
ACC502 Introduction to Accounting (formerly Acct 102) 15 credits

Pre-requisite None This course introduces students to financial accounting statements and their associated components, ranging from small businesses to public companies. ACC503 Computerised Accounting (formerly Acct 103) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ACC 502.

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to process business transactions and produce financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and using business computer technology. The course also provides a foundation for more advanced accounting courses.
LAW510 Commercial Law (formerly Laws 110) Pre-requisite None 15 credits

This course provides students with basic knowledge in the field of commercial law to enable them to apply legal reasoning and to develop an organised approach to problem solving. ECN520 Economics (formerly Econ 120) Pre-requisite None 15 credits

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to apply elements of economic theory to contemporary issues relating to the New Zealand and world economies. MGT530 Principles of Management (formerly Mgmt 130) Pre-requisite None 15 credits

This course provides students with an introduction to the principles and processes of management and how they are applied to address current issues. MGT533 Human Resource Management (formerly Mgmt 133) Pre-requisite None 15 credits

This course provides students with knowledge of the human resource functions, processes, procedures and related legislation needed to effectively manage people in organisations and practical skills in specific human resource management processes. COM540 Professional Communications (formerly Pfs 140) Pre-requisite None 15 credits

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge develop confidence and competence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication with emphasis on the communication skills students will use in the workplace and during their studies.

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INF550 Principles of Business Computing (formerly Info 150)

15 credits

Pre-requisite None (some previous computer skills would be advantageous). This course provides students with foundation knowledge of current and emerging information technologies and their impact on business along with the skills to analyse business problems and recommend appropriate solutions using information technology tools. QNT565 Quantitative Analysis (formerly Quan 165) Pre-requisite Recommendation: Computer skills and experience using Excel spreadsheets. 15 credits

This course provides students with an understanding of the application of some of the statistical and mathematical techniques relevant to business. MKT571 Principles of Marketing (formerly Mark 171) Pre-requisite None 15 credits

This course provides students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations. ACC601 Financial Accounting (formerly Acct 201) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ACC 502 Introduction to Accounting and ACC 503 Introduction to Financial Reporting The purpose of this course is for students to understand the regulatory aspects, to develop the concepts and techniques and problem solving skills to be able to produce financial reports for companies, and to critically understand financial information. ACC602 Management Accounting (formerly Acct 202) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ACC 502; Recommended that students have also completed ACC 503 Introduction to Financial Reporting.

The purpose of this course is for students to develop concepts and techniques of organisational planning, decision-making, costing and control. ACC603 Business Finance (formerly Bfin 203) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ACC 502 Introduction to Accounting and QNT 565 Quantitative Analysis.

This course provides students with a base appreciation of finance and financial markets as they relate to the business environment. Emphasis is given to modern accounting practice in New Zealand, particularly as it relates to small and medium businesses. ACC604 Accounting Information Systems (formerly MIS204 or AIS 204) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed the following courses: ACC 502 Introduction to Accounting and MGT 530 Principles of Management. Recommended that students have successfully completed ECN 520 Economics. Students who have previously studied DAT 100 Database Concepts or INF 152 Information Management are unable to enrol on this course.

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ACC605 Auditing) Pre-requisite

15 credits ACC 502 Introduction to Accounting

This course provides students with an introduction to external auditors obligations in New Zealand and the methods by which those obligations are met. ACC606 Taxation (formerly Taxn 206) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Recommended: students have successfully completed the first year compulsory core Bachelor of Commerce courses.

This course provides students with an understanding of the New Zealand tax base, the principles under which tax is imposed, basic legislation relevant to fringe benefits and GST so that students will be able to apply taxation and related legislation to various situations. LAW610 Company Law (formerly Laws 210) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed LAW510 Commercial Law.

This course provides students with knowledge of the legal principles and concepts relating to companies and other business vehicles and the analytical skills to apply those principles and concepts in practice. LAW611 Business Law (formerly Laws 211) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed LAW510 Commercial Law.

This course provides students with knowledge to appreciate the legal opportunities, responsibilities and risks arising in the business environment and the ability to recognise when specialist legal assistance is required. MGT533 Human Resource Management Pre-requisite None. 15 credits

This course provides students with knowledge of the human resource functions, processes, procedures and related legislation needed to effectively manage people in organisations and practical skills in specific human resource management processes. MGT636 Principles of Applied Management (formerly Mgmt 236) Pre-requisites 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed MGT530 Principles of Management.

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop competence in application of management knowledge, skills and attitudes and to provide understanding and practice in functional management in a variety of practical management situations. MKT671 Marketing Management (formerly Mark 271) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed MKT571 Principles of Marketing. This course provides students with a detailed working knowledge of operational marketing analysis and decision making.

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MKT672 Marketing Applications (formerly Mark 272) Pre-requisite Students must have completed MKT571 Principles of Marketing.

15 credits

This course provides students with an introduction to marketing in three specialty contexts - Services, International, and Small / Medium-sized Enterprise Marketing. RES680 Research Methods Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed QNT 565 Quantitative Analysis.

This course provides students with an introduction to key analytical tools used within business and the implications for managerial decision-making. Students learn to apply appropriate research methodologies to identify and solve business related problems. ACC701 Advanced Financial Reporting (formerly Acct 301) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ACC601 Financial Accounting.

This course provides students with sufficient theoretical understanding of New Zealands financial reporting environment, and sufficient technical skills, to prepare complex financial statements that comply with generally accepted accounting practices. ACC702 Advanced Management Accounting (formerly Acct302) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ACC602 Management Accounting.

This course provides students with advanced concepts and skills to be able to provide and evaluate accounting information that contributes to organisational success. ACC703 Financial Management (formerly Fman 303) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed ECN 520 Economics and QNT 565 Quantitative Analysis and ACC 603 Business Finance.

This course provides students with an understanding of financial concepts of the firm and the global operation and integration of financial markets so they can critically evaluate firms' investment, financing and dividend decisions, in an international global environment.

ACC706 Advanced Taxation 15 credits Pre-requisite Students must have successfully completed ACC 606 Taxation.
This course provides students with an understanding of the New Zealand tax base and the principles under which New Zealand imposes tax, including an understanding of basic legislation relevant to income tax, fringe benefit tax, GST, and how to apply taxation and related legislation to various situations.

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ACC711 Advanced Accounting Project Pre-requisite

30 credits

RES 680 Research Methods plus the successful completion of one of the following courses (depending on the accounting area selected for the research project): ACC 701 Advanced Financial Reporting; ACC 702 Advanced Management Accounting; ACC 703 Financial Management; ACC 706 Advanced Taxation; ACC 715 Advanced Auditing.

This course provides students with an opportunity to conduct advanced research into an aspect of accounting theory or practice by integrating the body of knowledge learnt in previous accounting courses. ACC715 Advanced Auditing 15 credits Pre-requisites: Students must have successfully completed ACC 605 Auditing; Recommended that students have successfully completed ACC 604 Accounting Information Systems. This course provides students with skills to gain an understanding and critical awareness of the accountability of external auditors within statutory and professional requirements and the conduct of an audit and other assurance related services, and to apply this understanding to current issues. MGT734 Strategic Management (formerly Mgmt 334) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed MGT530 Principles of Management.

This course provides students with an insight into how to think strategically in order to gain strategic advantage and to add value to an organisation. Students apply strategic management principles to simulated and actual business situations to develop their critical thinking skills. MGT736 Advanced Applied Management (formerly Mgmt 336) Pre-requisite 30 credits

Students must have successfully completed MGT 530 Principles of Management AND COM 540 Professional Communications.

This course provides students with an opportunity to undertake a supervised business research project in order to further their understanding and practice of the application of management knowledge, skills, attitudes and techniques. Students will be encouraged to integrate the body of knowledge learnt in previous subjects into practical application to an advanced level. This will further their understanding of business related research design, research issues and research methods including the use of SPSS. MKT772 Strategic Marketing Management (formerly Mark 372) Pre-requisite 15 credits

Students must have successfully completed MKT 671 Marketing Management; Recommended that students have successfully completed MKT 672 Marketing Applications.

This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of marketing strategy relevant to contemporary organisations and markets.

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MKT776 Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Research 15 credits Pre-requisite Students must have successfully completed MKT 671 Marketing Management. This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of marketing research project management. MKT777 Advanced Applied Marketing 30 credits Pre-requisite Students must have successfully completed MKT 671 Marketing Management and MKT 672 Marketing Applications and RES 680 Research Methods. This course provides students with an opportunity to conduct senior undergraduate research into some aspect of Marketing theory or practice on a self-managed basis.

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