Enrol online Skip to main content


Commerce focuses largely on value chains, which connect the world.

Our approach

Our programmes cover supply chain management, marketing, food and resource economics, IT accounting and finance, land and property management, as well as providing a bio-economic basis for agriculture.
We use real-world examples and practical experiences to produce graduates who can immediately make a difference in the field.
Be it in supply chain management, marketing, food and resource economics, IT or accounting and finance, our graduates are bringing the world to New Zealand and New Zealand to the world.


Bachelor of Commerce
New Product and Communications, K9 Natural
Alumnus Maddy Surie describes herself as a Cantabrian, through and through. One of her reasons for attending Lincoln, apart from it being located in her home province, was wanting to be a part of the University’s Future Leader Scholarship programme.
“I have always been interested in community events and projects, which this scholarship focuses on, so it was a perfect fit for me.”
She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce, focusing on marketing and economics. She says the courses she studied were hugely beneficial for her current role, which involves running the New Product and Communications programme at pet food company K9 Natural.
“Learning about New Zealand commodities and how we can differentiate in the market overseas has been truly valuable to my work at K9 Natural.” Maddy says the one-on-one attention that Lincoln students receive from lecturers is priceless.
“The campus is also stunning and the people I met in Lowrie Hall during my first year were great.” After graduating from Lincoln, Maddy received a two-week research position through the University at K9 Natural.
“I was offered a full-time role after this period ended. Aside from marketing, I have also spent time in operations, which was very valuable, as it helped me understand the logistics of export and domestic production.”
Bachelor of Commerce in Food Science and Marketing (Hons)
Promotions Coordinator, National Heart Foundation
Chloe Balderstone attended Lincoln University on a hockey scholarship and received a Bachelor of Commerce in Food Science and Marketing (Hons) in 2012.
“I chose to come to Lincoln because it’s a small university, which means it has a great lecturer-student-ratio, and it’s got excellent courses that actually lead into a job,” she says. Chloe found the course content challenging, interesting and relevant to the real world.
“There’s a great range of courses with good practical content you can use in the workforce. I loved the Commerce department. The lecturers are awesome people and really care about your future. The sports scholarship was also an amazing programme, which taught me to push myself and always strive to be the best I can be.”
In her current role with the National Heart Foundation, she delivers nutrition education programmes to schools and early childhood centres. “My work is about primary prevention - stopping the younger generation from developing heart disease,” she says.
“It’s an extremely rewarding job. I feel like I’m making a difference in the world and to me, that’s really important.”

Career outcomes

Here are some of the careers that have been pursued by our commerce graduates:
Accountant (management, financial, tax, chartered, investment, business services, cost, project, company)
Credit Analyst
Finance Officer
Investment Advisor
Investment Analyst
Rural Banker
Property Manager
Asset Manager
Agribusiness Consultant
Account Manager
Marketing Co-ordinator
Sales Representative
Territory Manager
Account Manager
Communications Advisor

Lincoln University website redevelopment project 2014
Nick Goodey - C# back end and SharePoint Developer
Star Chen - Web Developer
Karaitiana Taiuru - Web Developer SharePoint administrator
Ting Wu - Front end Developer
Jeremy Baker - Senior managment
Tafflyn Bradford-James Marketing director
Richard Corby - Project manager
Pikselin - primary partner, web designers, UX design