Bachelor of Business (Level 7)

Bachelor of Business (Level 7)

Gain a solid understanding of how businesses operate and the key issues you will face as a future decision-maker in business with AUT’s Bachelor of Business degree.

The Bachelor of Business is informed by the latest business research and employer feedback, and your final year includes invaluable workplace experience, an applied project or a new business venture. You learn from leading academics at an internationally accredited business school – we’re among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International.


In the Bachelor of Business degree you can currently major in:

      • Accounting
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
      • Information Systems
      • International Business and Strategy
      • Management and Leadership*
      • Marketing*

*Name change subject to CUAP approval


Minors you can study in your Bachelor of Business

      • Business Law
      • Data Analytics for Business
      • Design Thinking
      • Diversity and Inclusion
      • Economic and Social Policy
      • Economic and Social Policy
      • Event Management
      • Hospitality
      • International Business Management, Language and Culture
      • Money and Banking
      • Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing
      • Personal Growth and Resilience*
      • Psychology and Economic Behaviour
      • Small and Medium Enterprise Management*
      • Sports Marketing
      • Supply Chain Management
      • Sustainable Enterprise
      • Tourism

* Name change subject to CUAP approval

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you.You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors. Check for your options

Part 1

Courses you study
You take four core courses that cover fundamental business concepts:

      • BUSS505 Consumer and Organizational Behavior
      • BUSS507 Financial Decision Making and Information Systems*
      • BUSS508 Economics and International Business*
      • BUSS509 Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability*

You also choose four major, minor, or elective courses depending on your chosen major and minor(s).

Part 2

You develop in-depth skills and knowledge in an area of business, and take courses from a range of other
disciplines, either within business or from another AUT degree.

You deepen your skills and knowledge in social impact within your course in your major in Part 2.

Part 3

You complete the courses that contribute to your chosen majors and minors.
The Capstone course – a workplace experience, applied project or a new business venture – is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester.

      • BUSS701 Co-operative Education
      • BUSS702 Capstone Project

What will I learn?

Graduate Profile for the Bachelor of Business

In addition to the specific capabilities of the relevant major, a graduate of the Bachelor of Business will be able to:

a. Use critical, analytical, creative and reflective thinking processes to seek out and address complex problems and engage with other disciplines and perspectives (Inquiry, Research & Creativity)

b. Evidence and apply in-depth knowledge of specialist discipline(s)(Knowledge & Understanding; Skills & Application)

c. Demonstrate an understanding of the key challenges in managing in bicultural and multicultural contexts, and in changing global and technological environments (Knowledge &  Understanding; Skills &  Application; Personal & Intellectual Autonomy)

d. Discern the ethical dimensions and impacts of business activity and decisions, and advance arguments for socially responsible alternatives and outcomes(Ethical & Professional Dispositions)

e. Effectively collaborate with others in diverse teams and reflect on their contributions, and on the teams’ processes and ability to achieve outcomes (Personal & Intellectual Autonomy; Communication)

f. Effectively communicate, negotiate and influence using modes and mediums of communication appropriate to the context (Communication)

<p>Apply if you:</p>
<li>Are under the age of 20 years; and</li>
<li>Are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia; and</li>
<li>Don’t meet the University Entrance standard; and</li>
<li>Have received secondary schooling to at least New Zealand Year 12 level (or its equivalent overseas) and completed NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Merit or better. This should include at least 14 credits in each of 4 NCEA Level 2 subjects, at least 3 of which must be on the approved subject list; and</li>
<li>Meet the UE literacy and numeracy standards, or their equivalents; and</li>
<li>Have not completed Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school; or</li>
<li>Have undertaken study in Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school, but not attempted to qualify for University Entrance</li>
<li>Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must also be selected into the programme for which they have applied.</li><br>
<p>Australian applicants most recent schooling must have been in New Zealand.</p><br>
<p>Applicants who have undertaken Year 13 beyond 1 June in any year may not normally be eligible to apply in the same year but may be considered for mid-year admission in the following year.*</p><br>
<p>*waived for Year 13 students at a New Zealand secondary school in 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19.</p><br>
<p>Cost of applying for Discretionary Entrance There is a non-refundable assessment fee of $50.00.</p>
<p>Students with qualifications from outside of New Zealand Applying on the basis of a qualification from another country? Use your official results for one of the following tests or qualifications to meet the English language requirements.Results can be up to two years old.</p>
<b>IELTS Academic</b>
<p>Bachelor's degree</p>
<li>6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher</li>
<p>Other recognized English Language Tests</p>
<p>Use the following table to see what you need to meet the English language requirements through the Language Cert International ESOL, Trinity ISE, Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS), New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL), GIE, TOEFL iBT®, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or the Pearson Test of English.</p><br>
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<li>12 Jul 2021</li>
<li>28 Feb 2022</li>
<li>18 Jul 2022</li>
<p>Apply well before the semester starts</p>
<p>Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability. We recommend applying as soon as possible to have the best chance of securing a place in your preferred programme.</p>
<b>Late applications –</b>
<p>if your application arrives after the dates above Your application will be processed if places are available in the programme.</p><br>
<p>If there are no available places, your application will automatically be processed for the following intake,
and you will be advised accordingly.</p><br>
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3 years full-time / part-time available
<li>Blended Learning</li>
A reliable Computer/ Laptop with microphone and webcam, Internet access preferably Broadband
Paid - NZD 31,890 (approx. USD18,851.00)
<p>The AUT has a range of scholarships and externally funded scholarships</p><br>
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<p>AUT offers some of the most comprehensive student services and support in New Zealand – so you know you’ll be well looked after when you study here. Our academic staff are passionate about their subjects and at the forefront of their disciplines.</p>
<p>Many of them are internationally known as experts in their fields, and organisations around the world draw on their expertise for key projects.</p>
Pathway to a Postgraduate Qualification in Business choosing a specialization of your choice
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