Commerce aims to develop knowledge and skills in areas related to consumer choice, producer decisions, business operations, employment issues, entrepreneurs, finance and financial literacy so that students are able to make informed and responsible decisions.

Career pathways

Many students go to study at tertiary level for a B.Com, B.Bus, B.A,  B.Sc (Economics major) or LLB. Our subjects open doors to a wide variety of career options:

  • Business ownership    
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Consulting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Share Trading
  • Statistics

Our students have the opportunity to be involved in

  • Trips to China, Wellington, the Waihi Gold Mine and local businesses
  • Market days and other entrepreneurial activities
  • A Business Boot Camp in association with Massey University
  • The Young Enterprise scheme
  • The BP Business Challenge
  • The Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Challenge
  • Shadow a Leader Day in association with AUT

Market Researcher, Financial Advisor, Retailing, Sales, Accountant, Banking, Management, Government Departments, Economist, Analyst, Researcher, Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager, Banker, Advertising, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Product Development, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Investment Banking, Retail Buying, Retail Management, Public Relations Officer, Bank Management, Distribution & Logistics Management, Insurance Underwriter, International Market Developer, Property Manager, Property Valuer, Property Developer, Accounts Officer, Auditor, Debt Collector, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Payroll Officer, Mortgage Broker, Actuary, Energy Auditor, Real Estate Agent, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Database/Systems Administrator, Game Developer, Information and Communication Technology M,