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Sought-after by employers
When you study the Bachelor of Business you will gain the leadership, communication, teamwork and creative skills that employers are looking for.
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:
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.
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:
New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.
Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.
As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
English and maths are desirable school subjects. A school background in accounting and economics is useful but not essential.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and programmes that may help.
The language used in the study of business can be technical. If English is not your first language and you would like to increase your confidence in academic English we recommend you incorporate one of both of these programmes as electives. This will support the successful completion of your Bachelor of Business.
These courses both include research based written assessments of more than 1000 words.
If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.
From the Schedule to the Degree including:
Elective courses including:
Ensure that overall, you have:
You could replace electives with a second BBus major, or some electives with a recognised minor.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.
|115111||Strategic Workplace Communication||15|
|115112||Accounting for Business||15|
|115113||Economics for Business||15|
|115115||Management in Context||15|
|115116||Introduction to Marketing||15|
|115212||Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork||15|
Completing a major is compulsory. A major requires 120 credits including at least 60 credits at 300-level.
Financial Planning and Advice
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
Organisational Technology Management
Completing a minor is optional. Minors increase the breadth of your degree and give you extra knowledge, attributes and capabilities. A minor must be in a different subject from your major.
If you study towards a BBus, you may choose a minor from any University undergraduate degree that has recognised minors. If the minor is from another degree the regulations of that programme will apply.
All BBus majors are available as minors. The following are also available as minor-only topics. See the BBus regulations for requirements.
Learn about organisational data, mechanisms to obtain, analyse and interpret that data and how to use it to enhance business decision making – this is good preparation for a Master in Analytics and to obtain skills that are sought-after by employers. 115.109, 156.233, 158.244, 156.340.
Gain the skills to act competently and knowledgeably in the legal environment, both generally and in a business context – this is an overview of statutory interpretation and specific areas of relevant business law. 155.202, and 45 credits from 155.201, 155.203, 155.210, 155.301, 155.313.
152.233, 152.234, 152.331, 152.337.
Learn about Māori approaches to management and entrepreneurship and doing business with and within the Māori economy – especially suited to aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners and managers.
If you study full-time, in your first year, you’ll take eight 15-credit courses, making a total of 120 credits.
If you wish to study over two semesters, you should aim for 60 credits per semester. You may be able to take some courses at summer school. Make sure you include courses that are prerequisites for the next level of courses you wish to study.
Core courses are compulsory. These are courses which cover topics across the business spectrum. They are designed to give you the leadership, communication and solid business skills that you will need in your career.
The BBus provides considerable flexibility, enabling you to take control of your own programme within the regulations.
‘Capstone’ courses are designed to be taken in your last year of study. This relies on you having completed the correct first and second-year courses and ties your learning together.
You will study six core subjects in your first year – economics, strategic communication, finance, accountancy, management and marketing. No matter which area of business you choose to go into for a career, these are important skills to have and will build a solid foundational understanding of how businesses work.
You will build on these knowledge and skills as you move through the second and third year of the Bachelor of Business.
In your second year you choose a major and, if you like, a second major or minor. You will also complete two more core subjects on leadership and teamwork, and business law.
In your final year you will progress to advanced studies in your chosen major. You will be able to do an internship course in this year, as well as an advanced course in your major topic. This brings your business knowledge, communication and teamwork, critical thinking skills, and understanding of ethics together in a capstone course.
Core courses These courses are a compulsory part of your qualification.
Major courses Choose from a selection of courses appropriate for your specialisation.
Elective courses Follow your interests. Your qualification may have selection guidelines for elective courses.
|115.111 Strategic Workplace Communication|
|115.112 Accounting for Business|
|115.113 Economics of Business|
|115.114 Finance Fundamentals|
|115.115 Management in Context|
|115.116 Introduction to Marketing|
Courses are each worth 15 credits
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
Without my degree, I do not feel as if I would be able to confidently lead the team or make effective yet efficient decisions” Ezekiel Raui
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative. It aims to raise the profile of sustainability, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. Massey Business School has been a signatory since 2011.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for business and management.
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
|Subject area||Level||Course ID number|
Electives are courses that are not compulsory. Certain guidelines are usually provided on courses you may take. Elective courses contribute to the programme, but not to your major or specialisation.
Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.