Management – Bachelor of Business

Become a manager or entrepreneur that empowers others and makes a real difference to the future.

Where you can study

Auckland campus
Distance and online
Manawatū campus (Palmerston North)

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand

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.

Further study

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.

Planning information

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

There are ten core business courses and you must pass at least eight of them. The core courses are 115111115112, 115113, 115114, 115115, 115116115211115212, 115230 and 115340.

You must pass at least 60 credits of 100-level core courses within the first 120 credits, and and at least 30 credits of 200 or 300-level core courses within the first 240 credits of study towards the degree.

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.


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.  

Official regulations

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.

Returning students

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.

Core courses for the Bachelor of Business

As well as the specialisation courses listed below, this qualification has core courses that you will need to complete.

Bachelor of Business core courses

Management courses

Compulsory courses

Choose 75 credits from
Course code: 152203 Business and Society 15 credits

A study of the interplay of business and society in the context of business development and contemporary business practice.

Restrictions: 52101

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Course code: 152250 Managing Organisations 15 credits

An analysis of the management of organisations emphasising themes relating to people, process and structure.

Restrictions: 152200

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Course code: 152252 Project Management 15 credits

An introduction to the theory and methods employed in project management.

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Course code: 152350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits

An examination of strategic management concepts, the tools and techniques of strategic analysis, and issues associated with governance including business ethics.

Prerequisites: Any 200 level Management course Restrictions: 152341, 152365

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Course code: 152355 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Responses 15 credits

An examination of sustainability issues and challenges, how they relate to the business community, and the implications of sustainability for business policy and management.

Prerequisites: Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series Restrictions: 152392

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Compulsory Capstone course

Course code: 152399 Integrative Management 15 credits

A collaborative capstone course that requires students to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and practice to complex organisational problems.

Prerequisites: Any 1143xx or 1523xx or 1573xx course

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Subject courses

Choose 30 credits from
Course code: 115388 Internship in Business 30 credits

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.

Prerequisites: Appraisal Required

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Course code: 115389 Business Internship 15 credits

This course provides an individual practical experience in business in which students deliver a set project in a business, linking theory to practice.

Prerequisites: Appraisal Required

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Course code: 152270 Māori Management 15 credits

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.

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Course code: 152271 Sport Entertainment Management 15 credits

An examination of contemporary innovations and technologies shaping and impacting upon the management of global sport entertainment industries.

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Course code: 152304 Managing Services 15 credits

Examines theories and issues relating to the place of services in the economy.

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Course code: 152325 Designing and Developing Organisations 15 credits

A theoretical and practical introduction to organisational designs and development processes.

Prerequisites: Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series Restrictions: 152360, 152303, 152341

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Course code: 152336 Leadership Practice 15 credits

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.

Restrictions: 152328, 152329

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Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

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.

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.

Fees disclaimer

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.

International students

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.

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.

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QS Ranking - Business Management Studies

Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 400 universities for business and management.

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ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration

Massey University is ranked #2 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.

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