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Bachelor of Business (BBus)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

28 months

Next start date

Expected Jan 2023

Campus

St Helens Campus

Summary

The AIS Bachelor of Business (BBus) programme is designed to help our students develop general and specialist skills across the business sector, both in New Zealand and internationally. A Bachelor of Business at AIS comprises 21 courses at Stages 1, 2 and 3, with elective subjects plus options to specialise in Accounting, Management and Marketing. An AIS BBus qualification will provide career opportunities in industries such as international trade and finance, e-commerce, international relations, accounting, marketing, management, import/exporting, commercial law and self-employment or entrepreneurship.

The degree can be awarded with or without one of the following specialisations: Accounting, Management, Marketing.

The BBus (Accounting) is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). With careful selection of your electives you can satisfy the academic requirements for admission to CAANZ and CPA Australia membership, a big step toward becoming a professionally qualified accountant.

Job Opportunities

Accounting, management, international trade and finance, e-commerce, marketing, international relations, import/export, business, self-employment.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises 21 courses, including:

  • ACCT501 Accounting Principles
  • MGMT501 Management Principles
  • MKTG501 Marketing Principles
  • COMM511 Business Communication
  • COMP551 Information Technology Concepts
  • ECON501 Business Economics
  • COMM512 English: Study Writing
  • MGMT601 Strategic Management
  • BUSS601 Introduction to International Business
  • BUSS701 International Business

Plus one of:

  • MGMT720 Applied Management
  • BUSS720 Research Project

Plus ten elective courses, including no more than two at Stage 1 and no less than three at Stage 3. At least four Business elective courses must be selected. Remaining elective courses may be selected from Business, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management.

Specialisations

Students aiming to have the BBus awarded with a specialisation must complete the 10 compulsory courses of the degree in addition to the following:

Accounting

  • FINA601 Financial Management
  • ACCT602 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT601 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT701 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT703 Auditing
  • ACCT702 Advanced Managerial Accounting

Plus one of (with a focus on Accounting):

  • MGMT720 Applied Management
  • BUSS720 Research Project

Plus four elective courses selected from Business, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management.

Management

  • MGMT602 Organisational Behaviour
  • OPER601 Operations Management
  • MGMT603 Human Resource Management
  • BUSS710 Business Industry Practice
  • MGMT701 Leadership
  • BUSS704 Business and Social Ethics

Plus one of (with a focus on Management):

  • MGMT720 Applied Management
  • BUSS720 Research Project

Plus four elective courses selected from Business, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management.

Marketing

  • MKTG602 Marketing Management
  • MKTG603 Retail Management
  • MKTG601 Consumer Behaviour
  • BUSS710 Business Industry Practice
  • MKTG701 Services Marketing
  • MKTG702 E-Marketing

Plus one of (with a focus on Marketing):

  • MGMT720 Applied Management
  • BUSS720 Research Project

Plus four elective courses selected from Business, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management.

Entry criteria

  • A minimum of 14 NCEA credits in each of 3 subjects at Level 3, and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher, and a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher; or
  • Successful tertiary study; or
  • Equivalent overseas qualification; and
  • 17 years and over

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / NZCEL (Academic) L4

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