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Bachelor of Business

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Massey University's Bachelor of Business is about getting the most from your studies in business, so you can go on to a great career.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time

About this course

Massey University's Bachelor of Business is about getting the most from your studies in business, so you can go on to a great career.

The qualification will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world.

Massey's Business School has great links with potential employers and communities. You will spend time learning while helping local community organisations.

Our lecturers and professors are actively researching both nationally and internationally, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory and practice.

The Bachelor of Business will give you a range of skills to use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world. You will be:

  • someone who has a sound base in the business fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, law and communication
  • an independent learner
  • an innovative thinker
  • an effective communicator
  • able to lead or work within a team
  • someone who can find and use the latest knowledge to grow a business
  • effective in multi-cultural and international business environments
  • an ethical and culturally sensitive professional
  • a specialist in at least one area of business expertise; and well-versed in the business fundamentals.

With eight core courses, the BBus gives you more opportunities to spend more time focusing on your areas of interest. You can work on what you know are your strengths, or fill any gaps in your knowledge and skills.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.

Career pathways

The Bachelor of Business equips you with flexible and highly portable skills that employers welcome. Your skills will fit across industries, from small business settings to multi-national organisations.

While it depends on what major you choose, some of the career opportunities available are:

  • management accountant or financial accountant
  • business, systems or information analyst
  • public relations, communication manager, or media consultant
  • economist, economic statistician, business/policy/risk analyst, economic forecaster, financial advisor or consultant
  • small business manager, new venture initiator or project manager
  • financial analyst, investment banking analyst, sharebroker or financial consultant
  • human resource or recruitment manager, or facilitator in employment relations
  • international market developer, or dealer in exporting, licensing, and importing
  • market researcher, marketing manager, or advertising and communication specialist
  • professional sports administrator, sports marketer, or events manager
  • property manager, property developer, or valuer.

Credit for prior study or work

Exemptions on the basis of high NCEA Level 3 marks are available in Statistics, Accounting and Economics.

If you have achieved 24 credits at NCEA Level 3 with an Average of Merit and have a high overall achievement, or have a scholarship in the relevant subject(s), you may be eligible to be exempt from taking the following core courses: 115.112 Accounting for Business, 115.113 Economics of Business. If you think you are in this category, you can apply for an exemption by contacting Academic Advice. Please note that you will need to take another course in place of any exemptions granted and even if eligible, we would not advise applying for more than two exemptions.

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.