The Joint Programme will be based on the VUW’s Bachelor of Commerce degree structure, of which up to twelve (12) courses equivalent to 180 points may be studied at the HCMC, and twelve (12) courses equivalent to 180 points studied at Wellington.
All courses are taught in English on campus in HCMC and attendance at all classes is required.
The following courses are to be offered at HCMC:
1. ACCY 111 (Accounting): The preparation, use and analysis of internal and external accounting information.
2. ECON 130 (Economics Principles and Issues): An introduction to economic principles and their application to issues facing households, businesses and government in the New Zealand economy and the international economic environment.
3. ECON 141 (Macroeconomic Principles): An introduction to macroeconomics, including fiscal and monetary policies, the international sector, and analysis of income-expenditure, IS-MPR and aggregate demand-aggregate supply models.
4. ECON 201 (Intermediate Microeconomics): This course in intermediate microeconomic analysis includes demand theory and applications of consumer behaviour, analysis of market structures, strategic behaviour, introductory welfare economics and analysis of public goods and externalities.
5. INFO 101 (Foundation of Information Systems): An examination of the role of information systems in the business operations, managerial decision-making and strategy of modern organisations. The course introduces the fundamental concepts of computer-based information systems acquisition and use.
6. IBUS 201 (Principles of International Business): An introductory course in international business, providing comprehensive coverage of the issues facing firms in international markets. This course focuses on the international business environment and strategy.
7. MARK 101 (Principles of Marketing): An introduction to the study of marketing and its role in developing a strategic customer/ client focus within commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
8. MARK 203 (Market Research): Examines the key role of collecting, interpreting and analysing information to assist marketing managers in formulating marketing strategy. Market research methods and information technologies are covered in detail.
9. MGMT 101 (Introduction to Management): This introductory course in management offers a broad perspective on modern management in the business, public and voluntary sectors, and examines key issues likely to face managers in the near future.
10. FINA 201 (Introduction to Corporate Finance): An introduction to the fundamental concepts in corporate finance. Topics include the net present value method, alternative investment rules, capital budgeting, and the theories of capital structure.
11. QUAN 102 (Statistics for Business): An introduction to techniques useful in business research or practice. Topics include graphs and diagrams, measures of location and dispersion, index numbers, probability, sampling, estimation and testing, correlation and simple regression.
12. QUAN 111 (Mathematics for Business and Finance): Mathematical methods appropriate for study of economics and financial set theory, functions, calculus of functions of one or several variables, financial mathematics, vectors, matrices and systems of linear equations.