Bachelor of Business

Massey University

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

Bachelor of Business

Massey University

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.

Within six months of graduation, approximately 85% of Massey’s Bachelor of Business graduates are employed in the business area of their choice in New Zealand or internationally. When you study the Bachelor of Business you will gain the leadership, communication, teamwork and creative skills that employers are looking for.

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 organizations 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


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.


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 organizations.

Depending on the major specialization 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
  • The property manager, the property developer, or valuer.

International students

If you dream of being successful in today’s competitive global economy, then Massey’s University’s Massey Business School is the right place for you. You will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in business or government administration.

New Zealand is a great place to study - we have a beautiful, clean, green and safe environment. Massey University has small classes and our lecturers are friendly and approachable.


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 100 universities in the world and its business and management studies in the top 200 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings) and was ranked number 1 in finance in New Zealand.

Entry requirements

To enroll in the BBus degree you must have an entrance to university qualification, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Special Admission.

English and Maths are desirable school subjects. A school background in Accounting and Economics is useful but not essential.

Exemptions on the basis of high NCEA Level 3 marks are available in Statistics, Accounting and Economics.

Students who have achieved 24 credits at NCEA Level 3 with an Average of Merit and have a high overall achievement, or have a scholarship in the relevant subject(s), may be eligible to be exempt from taking the following core courses: 115.112 Accounting for Business, 115.113 Economics of Business. Students who think they are in this category can apply for an exemption by contacting Student Advice and Information. Please note that students will need to take another course in place of any exemptions granted and even if they are eligible, we would not advise applying for more than two exemptions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 2, 2018
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