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Bachelor of Business (Management)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date



Lead the change you want to see

Become a manager or entrepreneur that empowers others and makes a real difference to the future nationally or internationally.

Being a manager or entrepreneur means being able to think on your feet, analyse situations and make impactful decisions, often under pressure.

The Bachelor of Business (Management) will give you a grounding in the latest management principles, and the skills to think analytically. You’ll learn how to evaluate and use the information you have at hand to assess complex situations and problem-solve.

Areas of study:

  • research outcomes and strategies for decision-making and problem-solving
  • organisational design
  • business strategy and governance
  • culture and politics in organisations
  • management information.

The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee. It will give you skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world.


The Bachelor of Business (Management) prepares you for a career growing businesses, implementing new ideas and developing your skills and those of others to effect positive change. The following are examples of companies where graduates have found employment:

  • Air New Zealand
  • ASB Bank Ltd
  • BP Oil (NZ) Ltd
  • Child Youth and Family
  • EziBuy Ltd
  • Fuji Xerox (NZ) Ltd
  • Glaxo Wellcome (NZ) Ltd
  • Housing NZ Ltd
  • Kmart New Zealand
  • Massey University
  • Mid-Central Health
  • New Zealand Defence Forces
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • Spark New Zealand
  • Toyota (NZ) Ltd
  • Tui Foods Ltd.

Further study

Study options upon completion of this programme could include the:

  • Master of Business Studies
  • PhD

Bachelor of Business (Management) structure

The BBus majoring in management has a total of 360 credits:

  • Core courses 120 credits
  • Major courses 120 credits
  • Elective courses 120 credits

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Those who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme. An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit. The English language requirements can be met by: A minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) used to gain entry to the NZDipBus or, a recent IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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