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Bachelor of Business (Management)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


360 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Open Polytechnic of New Zealand


Take the lead in business with a Bachelor of Business in Management.

This qualification will prepare you for a career in supervisory or management roles. You will be able to work in a variety of organisations, from small businesses to multinational and international corporations.

The skills you learn in this flexible distance learning degree can also be applied straight to your job as you work your way up the career ladder.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will:

  • have strong interpersonal communication and
    influencing skills
  • understand a variety of business concepts, processes and procedures relevant to public and private organisations
  • be able to identify opportunities, solve problems and achieve business objectives, using suitable techniques with reference to ethical frameworks
  • be able to critically evaluate the international,
    cross-cultural, economic, social and legal environments within business functions
  • be able to anticipate, adapt to and promote changes important to a business
  • have a more developed understanding of your major area of specialisation
  • have the ability to select and apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Bachelor of Business pathways

If you have NC5121 New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6), you can fast track your study to a Bachelor of Business through our Advanced Standing Pathway programme.

If you have NZ2459 New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), either Accounting or Leadership and Management strands, you can fast track your study by applying for cross credit.

Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme you need to have one of the following: New Zealand University Entrance or Hold a New Zealand Certificate or Diploma qualification considered appropriate by the programme leader, or equivalent.

20 years old or over: If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.

IELTS test – a score of 6 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.

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