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Specialise in Management for your Bachelor of Business at Massey
Being a manager or entrepreneur means being able to think on your feet, analyse situations and make impactful decisions, often under pressure.
The Bachelor of Business (Management) will give you a grounding in the latest management principles, and the skills to think analytically. You’ll learn how to evaluate and use the information you have at hand to assess complex situations and problem-solve.
Areas of study:
- research outcomes and strategies for decision-making and problem-solving
- organisational design
- business strategy and governance
- culture and politics in organisations
- management information.
The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee. It will give you skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world.
Study options upon completion of this qualification could include the:
A Bachelor of Business in Management is a good fit if you:
- want to grow and develop as a leader
- seek to bring out the best in those around you
- take the initiative to achieve things that are important to you.
The BBus provides considerable flexibility, enabling you to take control of your own qualification within the regulations.
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 business courses
Core courses 115111, 115112, 115113, 115114, 115115 and 115116 must be completed within the first 120 credits, and 115211 and 115212 within the first 240 credits of study towards the degree.
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.
‘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.
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.
A Bachelor of Business (Management) with a minor
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 qualification will apply.
A Management minor (for students who are studying a different degree)
If you are not studying a Bachelor of Business (Management) and wish to complete a minor in Management see the BBus regulations for the requirements of this minor.
To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.
You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.
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 qualification 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 qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.
Courses you can enrol in
Course planning key
- Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
- Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
- Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Course code: 152203 Business and Society credits 15
A study of the interplay of business and society in the context of business development and contemporary business practice.View full course details
Course code: 152250 Managing Organisations credits 15
An analysis of the management of organisations emphasising themes relating to people, process and structure.View full course details
Course code: 152252 Project Management credits 15
An introduction to the theory and methods employed in project management.View full course details
Course code: 152350 Strategic Management and Governance credits 15
An examination of strategic management concepts, the tools and techniques of strategic analysis, and issues associated with governance including business ethics.View full course details
Course code: 152355 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Responses credits 15
An examination of sustainability issues and challenges, how they relate to the business community, and the implications of sustainability for business policy and management.View full course details
Compulsory Capstone course
Course code: 152399 Integrative Management credits 15
A collaborative capstone course that requires students to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and practice to complex organisational problems.View full course details
Course code: 115388 Internship in Business credits 30
Provides an individual practical experience in business, linking theory to practice. It consists of a period of supervised study and practical experience in an area related to individual disciplinary and professional interests.View full course details
Course code: 115389 Business Internship credits 15
This course provides an individual practical experience in business in which students deliver a set project in a business, linking theory to practice.View full course details
Course code: 152270 Māori Management credits 15
Māori Management is designed for people who have a responsibility for undertaking management activities related to Māori business development and commercial activities. It examines the history and structure of Māori organisations, contemporary management structures and the impact of associated government policies and legislation.View full course details
Course code: 152271 Sport Entertainment Management credits 15
An examination of contemporary innovations and technologies shaping and impacting upon the management of global sport entertainment industries.View full course details
Course code: 152304 Managing Services credits 15
Examines theories and issues relating to the place of services in the economy.View full course details
Course code: 152325 Designing and Developing Organisations credits 15
A theoretical and practical introduction to organisational designs and development processes.View full course details
Course code: 152336 Leadership Practice credits 15
A critical analysis of the theory and practice of leadership relevant to public and private organisations and the development of ethical leadership and citizenship in a variety of socio-cultural contexts.View full course details
Admission to Massey
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.
English language requirements
To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
English language skills
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
Can't meet the entry requirements?
If you need to do a course before you start your qualification, there may be options for you in Summer School.
Fees and scholarships
Fees, student loans and free fees scheme
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.
- Get an estimate of the tuition fees for your qualification
- View a list of non-tuition fees that may be payable
Already know which courses you're going to choose?
You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.
Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme
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 can find their National Student Number in the student portal.
- Student loans (StudyLink)
- Fees Free
- Student portal
Scholarship and award opportunitiesFind more scholarships and awards
This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.
Careers and job opportunities
The Bachelor of Business (Management) prepares you for a career growing businesses, implementing new ideas and developing your skills and those of others to effect positive change. The following are examples of companies where graduates have found employment:
- Air New Zealand
- ASB Bank Ltd
- BP Oil (NZ) Ltd
- Child Youth and Family
- EziBuy Ltd
- Fuji Xerox (NZ) Ltd
- Glaxo Wellcome (NZ) Ltd
- Housing NZ Ltd
- Kmart New Zealand
- Massey University
- Mid-Central Health
- New Zealand Defence Forces
- Tourism New Zealand
- Spark New Zealand
- Toyota (NZ) Ltd
- Tui Foods Ltd.
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.
What our students say
“Massey has very informative lecturers who have had experience in their field of choice before turning to teaching. This brings real-world context to the course.”
“Skills I learnt at Massey that I apply in my job include networking, report writing, working with large datasets, financial management and general communication skills.”
Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne ō Wairau
Accreditations and rankings
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
QS Ranking - Business Management Studies
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 350 universities for business and management.
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.
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