Bachelor of Business

Massey Business School

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

Bachelor of Business

Massey Business School

Massey University’s Bachelor of Business is about you getting the most from your studies in business, so you can go on to a great career.

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Why companies employ Massey business graduates

The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee.

Real-world experience, while you study

The Massey Business School has great links with potential employers and communities. You will spend time learning while helping local community organisations that need specialist help.

An internship course is also an integral part of the Bachelor of Business, This course involves working for a relevant company while you are studying. This will help you build relationships with potential employers. It is great for your CV and gives you the chance to see how your learning will be applied in the real world.

That means you will be able to take your learning and apply it from day one in your job.

Learn the skills employers are looking for

The Bachelor of Business will give you many skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world. You will be:

  • Someone that has a sound base in the business fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, law and communication
  • An independent learner
  • An innovative thinker
  • An effective communicator
  • Able to lead or work within a team
  • Someone who can find and use the latest knowledge to grow a business
  • Effective in multi-cultural and international business environments
  • An ethical and culturally sensitive professional
  • A specialist in at least one area of business expertise; and well-versed in the business fundamentals

Internationally-accredited

Massey’s business school is ranked in the top 2% globally, with accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 150 universities in the world and its business and management studies in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Flexibility

With only six core courses, Massey’s BBus gives you more opportunities to spend more time focusing on your areas of interest. You may want to do more courses in business. Or in the arts or sciences. If you are an international student you could study English language courses. You can work on what you know are your strengths, or fill in gaps in your knowledge and skills. You will become a graduate with a well-rounded, relevant knowledge base ready to take on the working world!

How does it work?

Year One

There are six core subjects you will study in your first year – economics, strategic communications, finance, accountancy, management and marketing. No matter which area of business you choose to go into for a career, these are important skills to have. These courses will build a solid foundational understanding of how businesses work.

You will build on this knowledge and skills as you move through the second and third year of the Bachelor of Business.

Year Two

In your second year, you choose a major and, if you like, a second major or minor, plus complete two more core subjects about leadership, teamwork and business law.

Year Three

In your final year, you will progress to advanced studies in your chosen major. You will be able to do your internship course in this year, as well as an advanced course in your major topic, bringing your business knowledge, communication and teamwork and critical thinking skills, and understanding of ethics together in a capstone course.

You’ll emerge a well-rounded, experienced and knowledgeable graduate, sought-after by potential employers the world over.

Assessment

For the core business courses in the BBus you are provided with regular feedback on your progress. So you will not find a big final assessment at the end of the year, instead, you will be assessed across the year while the learning is still fresh in your mind.

Open the door to many careers

More than any other business degree, the Bachelor of Business equips you with flexible and highly portable skills that employers welcome. Your skills will be useful across industries, in small businesses settings and within multi-national organisations.

Depending on the major specialisation that you choose for your Bachelor of Business you can join the world of business in many different roles, such as:

  • Management accountant or financial accountant
  • Business, systems or information analyst
  • Public relations, communications manager, or media consultant
  • Economist, economic statistician, business/policy/risk analyst, economic forecaster, financial advisor or consultant
  • Small business manager, new venture initiator, or project manager
  • Financial analyst, investment banking analyst, sharebroker, or financial consultant
  • Human resource or recruitment manager, or facilitator in employment relations
  • International market developer, or dealer in exporting, licensing, and importing
  • Market researcher, marketing manager, or advertising and communication specialist
  • Professional sports administrator, sports marketer, or events manager
  • Property manager, property developer, or valuer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic entrance requirements

For most undergraduate level programmes, the minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the list of Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

International students who have previously studied at a New Zealand secondary school should refer to the secondary school requirements section.

International students who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme.

An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit.

The English language requirements can be met by:

A minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) used to gain entry to the NZDipBus or,

A recent IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5

Undergraduate English language entrance requirements

Students from a country where English is not the first language must obtain a minimum English Language competency level. Some programmes require a higher level of English Language competency than the minimum requirement indicated, you can view further details on specific programme requirements.

Programme Level

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

PTE Academic

Cambridge English

Pre Degree and Foundation Certificate in Academic English (UG DEEP)

5.0 (no band less than 5.0)

61 overall (min 17 in Reading and Writing)

36 Overall (min 36 in communicative skills)

155

Foundation Certificate in AdvancedAcademic English (PG DEEP)

5.5 (no band less than 5.5)

70 overall (min 19 in Reading and Writing)

42 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)

165

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Full Foundation)

5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

70 overall (min 17 in Writing)

42 Overall (min 36 in communicative skills)

165

Certificate ofUniversity Preparation (CUP) (Fast-track Foundation)

6.0 (no band less than 5.0)

80 overall(min 17 in Writing)

50 Overall (min 36 in communicative skills)

170

Undergraduate Level

6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

80 overall (min 19 in Writing)

50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)

170

Massey University recognises the following English Language examinations:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Only Academic IELTS scores are acceptable. A scanned copy of your academic IELTS scores is acceptable as Massey is able to verify your results online.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A scanned copy of your TOEFL scores is acceptable as Massey is able to verify your results online. (This applies to iBT test results only)

Test scores for English proficiency are valid for two years from the test date.

If you have taken a test other than IELTS or TOEFL, include it with your Application for Admission as an International Student so that it may be considered.

International Students who qualify for admission with NCEA Level 3/CIE from a New Zealand Secondary School do not need to present any additional English language evidence for general admission. IELTS cannot be used as a substitute for literacy but will be required for programmes with a higher English language requirement in addition to meeting the literacy requirement (refer to the programme specific exceptions).

Academic entry requirements by country

Massey University has set a minimum academic entry level by country for undergraduate study. Some qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. If your country is not listed below, or you have any questions, please email theInternational team. Please note that higher levels of achievement will be required for limited entry courses.

Country

Minimum academic requirements for undergraduate programmes

Australia

Successful completion of Year 12 with a minimum tertiary entrance rank (TER), ATAR or equivalent of 74

Brazil

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Canada

General: High School graduation (Grade 12 Certificate) with minimum achievement of 60% average across 6 subjects including English

Ontario: Secondary Diploma with a minimum average 65% in grade 12, higher levels of achievement will be required for limited entry courses (such as Aviation)

The first year of CEGEP with 60% across 6 subjects including English. Students with the full 2 years of CEGEP with 60% across 6 subjects including English can be considered for admission plus credit

China

Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year bachelors level study from a recognised institution; or

Successful completion of a two year Diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three year Diploma from a recognised institution; or

Completed Gaokao with a tier one score from the related province

Chile

One year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised institution.

Colombia

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Denmark

Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF); or

Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX)

Fiji

Fiji Form 7 Certificate: aggregate over four subjects of 250 marks out of 400, with a minimum of 50 in English; or

USP foundation year in either science or social sciences with a grade average of B and no grade lower than C in the eight required courses; or

USP Certificate IV in Business Leadership and Management – a completed Certificate IV in Business Leadership and Management and an earlier qualification at Level 5 or above on the Fiji National Qualifications Framework.

Germany

Successful completion of Senior High School (Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife - Arbitur)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Advanced Level passes in three academic subjects with one grade C or higher; or

The Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education with at least three subjects achieved at Level 4 or better, including English language and two elective subjects

India

All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English

Iran

One year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised institution.

Indonesia

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution; or

A minimum of 8.5 of Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA).

Japan

Applicants must meet 1 of the following requirements:

(a) completion of a High School Diploma with a B average; or

(b) 1 year of successful study at a Japanese university; or

(c) completion of a junior college diploma of 2 or 3 years’ duration

Korea

Successful completion of University Entrance Examination with a minimum score of 250.

Kuwait

Successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC) with an overall average of 80% over approved academic subjects.

Latin America

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Malaysia

STPM 3 principal passes, or, UEC with a maximum of 18 points over 6 academic subjects, or GCE A levels with at least 3 results with 1 grade at Level C or above, or, SAM (or equivalent) with a minimum tertiary entrance rank of 74

Mexico

One year's successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised institution of university standing with good passing grades.

New Zealand

National Certificate in Educational Achievement

Oman

Successful completion of a two year diploma at an internationally recognised tertiary institution

Pakistan

Successful completion of one year’s study at an internationally recognised tertiary institution

Papua New Guinea

Successful completion of one year study at an internationally recognised tertiary institution

Successful completion of the South Pacific Form 7 Certificate (with three or more B grades in academic subjects)

Philippines

Successful completion of one year study at an internationally recognised tertiary institution

Russia

Successful completion of one year study at an internationally recognised tertiary institution

Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of either an undergraduate diploma or an associate degree at a recognised tertiary institution

Singapore

A minimum of three H2 passes at C grade; or

Successfulcompletion of NUS High School Diploma

Solomon Islands

USP foundation year in either science or social science with a grade average of B or higher and no grade lower than C in the eight required courses

South Africa

Successful completion of the South African National Senior Certificatethat enables entry to university

South Korea

Korean University Entrance examination, minimum of 250 for general degrees, higher scores may be needed for specialist programmes.

South Pacific countries

South Pacific Form 7 Certificate: 3 or more B grades in academic subjects with a minimum of Grade 5 in PSSC English and Grade 6 in PSSC maths

Sri Lanka

GCE A-levels with a minimum of three credit passes

Taiwan

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed (a) 1 year of universityor(b) senior high school and a 2-year junior college diplomaor(c) junior high school and a 5-year junior college diploma.

Thailand

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at an internationally recognised tertiary institution

Tonga

Successful completion of the USP Foundation Programme
OR
South Pacific Form Seven Certificate: 3 or more B grades in academic subjects with a minimum of grade 5 in PSSC English and grade 6 in PSSC maths (grade 1 is highest)
OR
Tonga National Form Seven Certificate: 3 or more B grades in academic subjects

United Kingdom

3 ‘A’ + 1 GCSE at Grade C or above

United States of America

Successful completion of High School Diploma from an accredited high school, plus a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a minimum SAT result of 1100 out of 1600 (new SAT scores) or 1650 out of 2400 (old SAT scores) (Aggregate of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics scores in SAT Reasoning Tests taken from March 2016, or the Critical Reading and Mathematics scores in SAT Reasoning Tests taken prior to March 2016.)

Vietnam

Completion of Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Vietnam Upper Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma) with 8 out of 10 in their Secondary School Leaving Examination, (SSLE), (Thi Tot Nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc).

OR

Successful completion of one year’s study at a recognised tertiary institution.

Worldwide

International Baccalaureate (IB)with successful completion of a minimum 24 points.

Cambridge International Examinationor Advanced International Certificate of Education (CIE /AICE) A or AS levels, a minimum of 120 points from approved syllabus group list. And a minimum D grade or better in syllabuses from at least three different in each of at least 3 different syllabus groups (excluding Thinking Skills), as well as an E or better in AS English and a D grade in IGCSE or GCSE Mathematics.

Taken in countries other than New Zealand (excluding United Kingdom): 3 A-levels including at least 1 C grade or better. A result in General Studies cannot be included among the 3 on which the application is based.

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Last updated January 24, 2018
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