Minors in the Bachelor of Commerce

A minor is an optional additional area of focus for a degree. All major BCom subjects are available as minors, while some subjects are only available as minors.

A minor is made up of a collection of courses in a particular subject. The workload for a minor is lighter than for a major—fewer courses to do, fewer points required. This makes a minor a good way to build a second or third area of focus or concentration into your degree. Find out more about how minors work.

All majors can be also be taken as a minor, so check the majors available in the Bachelor of Commerce. You might also be able to study majors from other undergraduate degrees as a minor in your Bachelor of Commerce.

Minors are made up of at least 60 points from the relevant subject area at 200 level or above. At least 15 of those points must be at 300 level and not counted towards a major or another minor.

Explore the subjects that can be taken as a minor below.

Actuarial Science

Get the knowledge and skills you need to set you on the path to become a qualified actuary. Actuarial Science brings economics, mathematics, and statistics together to help companies and organisations forecast and manage risks.

Take advantage of the growing demand for actuarial skills in many areas including in investment, stockbroking, and software development, as well as in government, education, and health.


Complete the following courses:

And complete one further course from:


Gain specialist knowledge of banking regulation from a financial and legal perspective. Study the fundamentals of bond pricing and portfolio and risk management. Prepare for your future career in banking with a solid understanding of banking and investments and the basic legal obligations and processes that form the bedrock of the financial sector.

Learn about the regulatory structure of the New Zealand banking system, including the Reserve Bank's Te Ao Māori strategy. Wellington City not only has a large banking presence, but is also home to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. This combination sees the city hosting a vibrant banking infrastructure, with many legal and advisory firms catering to the sector.


Complete the following courses:

Sustainability and Ethics in Business

Learn about the importance of sustainability and ethics in today’s business environment. Critically analyse the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals from a diverse range of perspectives and get prepared to apply the principles of sustainability and business ethics in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.


Include the following two core courses:

Include one course from:

Include one further course from:

Data Science

Study Data Science to develop technical skills in computing technologies, statistics, and mathematics and work with real data sets to develop a practical understanding of the social dimensions of data.


Complete the following courses:

And complete one further 200- or 300-level course from the Data Science major requirements for the BSc.


Econometrics is a tool for testing economic ideas and making forecasts. How do we know what effect a change in the official interest rate might have on inflation? To figure this out, economists can turn to econometrics. Learn to understand and use econometric models and methods.


Complete at least 60 points from:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor permits students from any Faculty, degree or major, to add a dimension to their programme of study focused on how they might develop the ideas they are learning, and the experiences they are gaining at the University, into products, services, ideas, or solutions that may help us change the way work, think and live.


Include the following two core courses:

Choose a specialisation

Business Analysis

  • Business Process Design and Management (INFO 204 or INFO 234)
  • Digital Business Innovation (INFO 305 or INFO 334)

Commercial Law


Information Systems


Public Policy

Or include these core courses:

Plus two other courses from the following:

The prerequisites for courses in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor schedule have been designed to enable students from any degree program to complete the minor within their existing course of study in the most efficient manner possible.

Tourism Management

Study Tourism Management to learn how tourism works, how tourism businesses operate, the behaviour of the tourist, and the impacts of visitors on a country.


Complete the following courses:

And complete one further course from MARK 202, GEOG 212, GEOG 322, HRER 201, HRER 303, IBUS 201 , IBUS 312, INFO 336, MARK 211, MARK 304, MARK 315, MGMT 210, MGMT 211, MGMT 302, MGMT 303, MGMT 305, MGMT 307, MGMT 317, MGMT 319, MGMT 321, PUBL 201, and  PUBL 307