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Bachelor of Business (Management)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • 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 management programme beyond those that qualify you for study at Massey University. However, competence in English is essential. If you are not confident in this subject we recommend that you undertake additional study prior to enrolling, or attend a Massey University summer programme in English.

Entrance to Massey University

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Business (Management) structure

In 2017 changes were made to the Bachelor of Business Studies qualification (now the Bachelor of Business). The course structure presented below therefore applies from 2017 regulations onwards. The BBus majoring in management has a total of 360 credits:

  • Core business courses totalling 120 credits
  • Management 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 the Bachelor of Business majoring in management you will need to pass a total of 360 credits consisting of core compulsory courses totally 120 credits, Management major courses totalling 120 credits and elective courses totalling 120 credits.

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.

Management major courses

Compulsory courses (75 credits)
152.203 Business and Society
152.250 Managing Organisations
152.252 Project Management
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance
152.355 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Responses

Compulsory capstone course (15 credits)
152.399 Integrative Management

Subject courses (30 credits)
115.388 Internship in Business (maximum of 15 credits can be used towards major)
115.389 Business Internship
152.304 Managing Services
152.325 Designing and Developing Organisations
152.336 Leadership Practice

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


  • 152.399 is a capstone course, which means it is designed to be taken in your last year of study. It relies on you having completed first and second year courses and ties your learning together.

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. We do encourage you to take 157.151 Living and Working with Technology early in your studies. This will help you develop skills that will be useful throughout your degree. It is also useful for this major to take a non-business elective course to give you exposure to other disciplines.

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 or 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 Management; including 152.250, 152.252, 152.350 and 152.304 or 152.325 or 152.336.

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