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Best of both worlds
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:
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.
A 2017 Ministry of Education publicationThe post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates showed that those who complete a qualification in a science, agriculture, technology, computer science, engineering or mathematics field of study have high relative earnings after they complete their study compared to the national median. Earnings can be substantially more than other graduates.
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 behaviour.
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.
If you have already started the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Science degree, in order to transfer into this conjoint programme, you must meet the following requirements:
You will submit verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey.
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.
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 Bachelor of Business including:
BBus elective course
From the Schedule to the Bachelor of Science including:
BSc elective courses
This is an achievement-based qualification. This means there are regulations around your completion of courses before progressing your enrolment in the programme.
Ensure that overall you also have:
Attend field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
You should normally choose about half your credits for each year from each component.
If you are full-time in your first year you should enrol for a total of eight courses (120 credits), including the 100-level courses required for the BBus and BSc subjects you intend to study at 200-level. Generally you should take four courses from the BSc component and at four courses from the BBus component. Be careful to select the conjoint degree from the list rather than the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Science.
In your second year you will need to take nine courses, so that by the end of the year you have passed at least 255 credits, including all the compulsory core business courses of the BBus, at least 60 credits from 100-level BSc courses and some 200-level courses.
In your third year you will normally take a combination of 200- and 300-level courses, which will allow you to complete your 300-level requirements in your fourth year.
You will need to obtain at least 510 credits, made up of at least 255 credits from the BBus Schedule (the BBus component) and at least 255 credits from the BSc Schedule (the BSc component).
For the BBus component you will need to complete the 8 core courses, the majoring requirements of one subject, no more than 135 credits at 100-level and at least 60 credits at 300-level.
For the BSc component you will need to complete the core courses and the majoring requirements of one subject.
Please note, once you are enrolled in the conjoint programme, you must:
A recommended structure for the conjoint degree is shown below:
BBus compulsory core courses (60 credits)
BSc compulsory core courses (60 credits)
BBus compulsory core and major courses (75 credits)
BSc compulsory core and major courses (60 credits)
BBus major courses (60 credits)
BSc major courses (75 credits)
BBus major courses and elective course (60 credits)
BSc major and elective courses (60 credits)
There are maximum time limits to complete some undergraduate and all postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.
For postgraduate qualifications where they are completed within the stated time limit and to a high standard, you may be able to graduate with a class of Honours, or Distinction or Merit.
Look for information on ‘Student Progression’ in the:
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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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.
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 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.