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A career in a dynamic industry
Studying property at Massey gives you the expertise and confidence to access exciting opportunities in the dynamic and growing property industry.
Massey University's Bachelor of Business (Property) will give you an introduction to a wide range of professional skills relevant to the industry. These include property development, management, valuation, finance, investment and economics.
You will learn the communication skills you’ll need to operate within the industry and to work effectively with clients.
Our lecturers at Massey combine extensive real-world property industry experience with sound academic knowledge, ensuring you are career-ready.
Our field trip programme is also a great supplement to your studies. You’ll visit a wide range of properties owned, occupied or operated by individuals or organisations. We will arrange business and professional contacts for you during your studies. This will expose you to operating procedures, research facilities and employment opportunities. Practical assignments are organised to provide you with the appropriate professional skills and will also give you that essential link between theory and practice.
The programme is structured to allow for specialisation while preparing you for an interesting and rewarding career in a variety of property positions.
Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory and practice to your study.
There is a huge range of careers in the property business in which you can choose to specialise. Or become a generalist. Examples include:
You can also apply for jobs in related areas such as insurance or finance companies, government organisations, local and regional authorities or shopping centres.
Depending on ultimate choice of careers, Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ), The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand are the professional organisations that you are most likely to join as a graduate of this programme. Each body is closely involved with the development of Massey's courses. Both institutes actively encourage students to get involved in the affairs of the local branch and, upon graduation, to become members of one or more of these organisations.
Property valuations are required as the basis for a wide variety of real estate decisions. You can meet the requirements for accreditation by the Valuers Registration Board by including specific courses as electives.
Property development involves planning the purchase, development, and sale of new or existing properties.
Evaluating a property financing decision requires assessing lending risks and understanding how interest rates are determined.
Property market principles and economics knowledge is required to discuss how uses of property resources are economically determined and developed within shared urban space.
You can find more information about these specialisations in ‘Courses and planning’.
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.
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.
|127241||Property Market Principles||15|
|127242||Introduction to Property Valuation||15|
|127245||Introduction to Property Finance and Investment||15|
|127341||Property Management and Development||15|
|127343||Applied Property Valuation||15|
|155201||Law of Property||15|
|127342||Applied Property Finance and Investment||15|
|115388||Internship in Business||30|
|127378||Property Economics and Planning||15|
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.
127.342 is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Business (Property).
Property valuations are required as the basis for a wide variety of real estate decisions, including those concerned with the buying and selling of property, advancing money on the security of a property, rental assessments, subdivision of property interests, compensation for public acquisitions, the assessment of local authority rates, and other forms of taxation. You can meet the requirements for accreditation by the Valuers Registration Board by including specific courses as electives.
Property development involves planning the purchase, development, and sale of new or existing properties. This can include residential subdivisions, construction of office buildings, establishment of industrial parks, and refurbishment of existing buildings. Property management involves the day-to-day management of commercial property, including office buildings, retail outlets, industrial properties, and apartments. It includes management of the building and the facilities within the building.
Evaluating a property financing decision requires assessing lending risks and understanding how interest rates are determined. Property investment can cover all classes of property and involves looking for and analysing investment opportunities. Analysis involves technical calculations and an understanding of the risks and returns of the investment.
Property market principles and economics knowledge is required to discuss how uses of property resources are economically determined and developed within shared urban space – especially at different global, international, national, regional, urban, local and site scales. Property market analysts and property economists are able to critically discuss and reflect on economic theory and practice in property, while using the lens of economics to analyse property given current (and potential future) trends.
If you wish to study by distance (online) mode, note that not all majoring courses are offered by distance every year. You may therefore take more than three years to complete this degree. We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us to get advice on your study plan before enrolling.
Completing a minor is optional. Minors increase the breadth of your degree. They give you extra knowledge, attributes and capabilities.
A minor must be in a different subject from your major.
You may choose a minor from any University undergraduate degree that has recognised minors. If the minor is from another undergraduate degree, the regulations of that programme will apply.
If you are not studying a Bachelor of Business (Property) and wish to complete a minor in property see the BBus regulations for the requirements of this minor.
If you intend to apply to the Valuers Registration Board for registration as a valuer you need to include the following courses in your study plan:
Property major courses:
And all of:
If you intend to apply for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the BBus (Property) Major is a fully accredited programme
If you wish to apply to become an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (AREINZ) when you complete your degree, you need to take the following two courses as part of your Bachelor of Business (Property):
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.
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Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
The Bachelor of Business (Property) and Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Valuation) are accredited by the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ).
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for business and management.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals nationwide.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accredits Massey's construction and property qualifications.
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.
The Bachelor of Business (Property) is accredited by the New Zealand Valuers Registration Board.
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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:
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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.
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.
For this property major we do recommend that you choose one of the following first year courses for your elective choices in your first year: 161.101 Statistics for Business or 161.120 Introductory Statistics. These courses will assist with your numeracy abilities.
If English is not your first language we also recommend you include English language electives as part of your study. See the ‘If you do not have the entry requirements’ section for more.
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.