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Our three-year Bachelor of Business will equip you with the flexible skills needed to work in today’s small to large enterprises, using your expertise to help them thrive, grow and succeed in the 21st century.
In first year you’ll get a grounding in all the core areas of business, from accounting, economics and finance through to digital business, marketing, strategy and supply chain management.
Discover which career pathways you’re most passionate about, before specialising in up to two major subjects later on. You can opt to take a second major or 1-2 minors in almost any other undergraduate subject offered at your campus.
The Bachelor of Business will prepare you to play a crucial part in helping organisations run their operations in a responsible way, adapt to the needs of changing markets, and drive innovation processes to develop cutting-edge products or services. With the Bachelor of Business, you’ll develop the bold and curious mindset that today’s employers are looking for, with a good mix of analytical, financial, decision-making, teamwork, project management and communication skills.
A key strength of the Bachelor of Business is that it includes a work-integrated learning paper in third year. You'll gain practical industry experience with an organisation - such as an internship or applied research project - and have the opportunity to test your skills in the real world.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management gives you the skills to make companies more efficient, competitive and responsive to customers' needs. Learn how to take raw goods and turn them into products that reach customers.
Supply Chain Management is essential if you plan to be a logistics manager, operations manager or e-commerce manager. You'll learn how to create a smooth supply chain and handle the entire distribution process, from the factory production line to the customer.
This subject will give you the business and communication skills needed to manage complex information systems and organisational relationships.
As a Supply Chain Management student, you'll be encouraged to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. For example, you could use a computer simulation program to coordinate the flow of materials along a supply chain, and forecast customer demand to ensure that products arrive in time.
You'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learnt to the workplace and gain technical skills. For example, you might work in teams to produce a set of recommendations for a real company to adopt new business technologies.
Students will gain hands-on experience using SAP, the world's leading enterprise resource planning application. And use Microsoft Project to practice running projects from start to finish, by putting the right resources and budget in place.
Entry requirements vary from country to country.
You can apply if you have international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA University Entrance. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more details, please visit university website.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. The University's English language entry requirements are: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 80 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 50 with no PTE communicative skills below 42; PBT TOEFL: Overall score of 60 with writing score of 21; C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English Advanced CAE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Proficiency Exam CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.
Note: To provide flexibility to students during COVID-19 who are affected by the closure of testing centres, the University of Waikato will accept the following alternative tests for all 2021 and 2022 intakes. Please note this policy is subject to review.
Students who are accepted into their programme using any of the three language tests named above will be issued an unconditional offer, but will be required to undertake a supplementary online language assessment.