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Be a sought-after graduate, with skills in two vital areas for the New Zealand and international economy.
A conjoint Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science allows you to graduate with a conjoint BBus/BSc at the end of four years of study.
You will gain analytical and communication skills and knowledge of business skills such as finance, accounting, economics, marketing and management. You will also have a broad knowledge of science disciplines.
More and more New Zealand employers are seeking graduates with an understanding of business alongside the knowledge and skills of either an arts or science degree..
Both the BSc and BBus give you the opportunity to choose areas you are interested in, but to spend the first year exploring areas of interest before you decide on an area to focus on. The first step is to make sure that you enrol in both business and science courses in your first year - you can then apply at the end of your first year to study towards the conjoint degree. Students with good results from Secondary School may be admitted directly in their first year to study towards the conjoint degree.
Massey Business School is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest business schools, in the top 2% of business schools worldwide. We are internationally-accredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Association of MBAs.
The College of Sciences is research-led, advancing knowledge and bringing the latest developments and technologies to our teaching. Our staff work with governments, universities and organisations throughout the world providing thought-leadership and evidence-based findings to solve problems and add value. For example Massey is New Zealand’s No 1 university in agriculture and ranks 19th in the world.
You must study for both components concurrently, taking at least one course from each component each year, and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 (equivalent to a B grade) each year, and pass all courses to remain in the programme.
“By studying a conjoint business and science degree, I can understand concepts from both a science and business perspective, and translate ideas between the two…”
Studying both business and science was a natural choice for me. I was raised in a business-oriented family, and was always intrigued by how things worked like why the mixing of two chemicals leads to crystallization. My desire to make new materials and understand the characteristics they possess led to studying chemistry and with the rapid increase of globalisation I saw significant relevance in international business.
After taking the paper Global Environmental Issues in my final year of study, I became determined to help solve the world’s energy crisis! Having majored in chemistry, I was drawn to solar energy, but with little knowledge of renewable energy I decided to return to study. I was accepted into the Masters of Sustainable Energy Engineering at the University of Nottingham, and I’m currently working on a project to build and test various solar cells based on nano-crystal semiconductors.
My whole experience at Massey was amazing. The student advisors were outstanding, and the staff and lecturers were very approachable and happy to make time for students.
After I finished my conjoint degree I worked as a summer intern at AgResearch Ltd in Lincoln, Canterbury. The lab experience I gained throughout my degree enabled me to be trained quickly and get onto doing innovative research. This summer internship led to a full-time contract and multiple publications in peer-reviewed articles.
Quite often there is a barrier between business minded and science minded people. They each face difficulty in portraying what they have done, want or need in a way that the other can understand. By studying a conjoint business and science degree, I can understand concepts from both a science and business perspective, and translate ideas between the two.
By combining these two degrees you’ll enhance your competitive edge in the job market. Employment opportunities continue to grow for graduates who have developed capacities in enquiry, analysis and communication, as well as an understanding of human behavriour.
Do you need help choosing your courses, or would you like to speak to an Adviser about your study? We would love to help you so please contact us.
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