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Bachelor of Business (International Business)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

There are no special entry requirements for the international business programme beyond those that qualify you for study at the University. However, competence in English is essential. If you are not confident in this subject you are recommended to undertake additional study prior to enrolling, or attend a Massey University summer programme in English.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Business (International Business) structure

The International Business major has been reintroduced for 2018. Therefore the course structure presented below applied from 2018 regulations onwards. The BBus majoring in International Business has a total of 360 credits.

  • Core business courses totalling 120 credits
  • International Business major totalling 120 credits
  • Elective courses totalling 120 credits

In order to widen your choice of courses, or to fit in with your other commitments, you may opt for a mix of internal and distance courses.


To qualify with a Bachelor of Business majoring in International Business you will need to pass a total of 360 credits consisting of the following:

Core business courses

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. See main Bachelor of Business webpages for information on core courses

International Business major courses

Compulsory courses (75 credits)
152.261 International Business
152.264 International Supply Chain Management
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance
152.366 Operational Management of International Business
219.304 Cross-Cultural Communication

Compulsory capstone course (15 credits)
152.399 Integrative Management

Subject courses (30 credits)
15 credits from:
152.203 Business and Society
152.233 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
152.252 Project Management
153.200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution
241.201 Chinese 2A
242.201 Japanese 2A
243.201 Intermediate French Language I
245.201 Intermediate Spanish Language

15 credits from:
114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace
115.388 Internship in Business
115.389 Business Internship
152.336 Leadership Practice
152.338 Cultural Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
241.301 Chinese 3A
242.301 Japanese 3A
243.301 Advanced French Language
245.301 Advanced Spanish Language

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search

Elective courses

Elective courses can be chosen from any area of study that interests you, as long as it fits with the timetabling for the courses you need to take to complete your Bachelor of Business.

English language electives

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;

  • 192.101 English for Academic Purposes for Speakers of Other Languages
  • 192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of 60 credits in International Business; including 152.261, 152.264, 152.366 and 219.304.

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