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Diploma in Commerce

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
February July
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 18,394

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved subject list, with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects.
  • A minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics.
  • A minimum of eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori of which four credits must be in Reading and four credits must be in Writing.
  • Mature applicants who are at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and can provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience, or completion of an external or overseas qualification.
  • IELTS score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5


Year 1

  • Compulsory papers
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Professional Communications
  • Economics
  • Commercial Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis


  • Accounting Practices
  • Chinese for Business
  • Principles of Business Computing
  • Social Media Management
  • Principles of Tourism

Year 2

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Company Law
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Relations
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Product Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Pricing and Distribution Management
  • Research Methods
  • Tourism Industry Management

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