New Zealand's economy operates in a complex global economic environment that places increasing demands on business graduates. An AUT business degree prepares you well for these demands. Our graduates are entrepreneurs and critical thinkers, and have the expertise and professional skills to meet the challenges of the modern economy.
The Bachelor of Business degree (BBus) gives you a solid understanding of how businesses operate and the key issues you will face as a future decision maker. Your study will be informed by the latest business research and relevant industry examples. You build a broad understanding of core business disciplines and how they impact on each other, and specialise in 1 or 2 business majors.
Programme code: AK3693
Duration: 3 years full time / equivalent part time
Venue: City Campus / Manukau Campus*
Start dates: 4 March 2013 / 22 July 2013
AUT University encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.
Additional majors or minors
Students undertaking the Bachelor of Business may choose a second major, either from those available within their degree (double major) or from the list of additional majors available from outside their degree. Minors are also available in these subjects. The availability of additional majors and minors will depend on timetabling and some subject restrictions, and in some cases, choosing an additional major or minor may require students to undertake extra points to complete their degree. The following additional majors and minors can be taken with the Bachelor of Business:
Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Chinese Studies, Computer Science, Conflict Resolution, Creative Writing, Criminology, English and New Media Studies, Environmental Studies, Event Management, Health Promotion, Hospitality, Information Systems Science, International Studies, Interpreting, IT Service Science, Japanese Studies, Māori Development, Networks and Security,New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Social Sciences, Software Development and Translation.
Papers in part 1 provide you with an introduction to the roles of business and fundamental concepts in business disciplines. You complete 5 core papers in part 1 which are:
In addition to the 5 core papers you choose 2 elective papers from the list below, or from elsewhere in the university, depending on your chose major:
Over the next 2 years you focus on papers for your major(s), developing specialist knowledge and skills. You may also complete your elective papers or papers required for an additional major or minor. A minor can be from within the AUT Business School or from another discipline. Completing these papers for the majors and minors normally takes 2-3 semesters of study.
This is the final part to the Bachelor of Business degree and takes a full semester of study. You will have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in your major(s) to the real world in a business, not-for-profit organisation, or entrepreneurial venture. You choose 1 of the 3 following papers:
1) 477810 Co-operative Education
A supervised industry placement related to your major in an organisation of your choice. Placements can be done either in New Zealand or overseas. Further details about Co-operative Education
2) 307000 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Working as part of a team, you create and manage a project to benefit a group within a New Zealand community. Further details about SIFE
3) 307001 Applied Project (normally by invitation only)
A supervised individual or group project based within an academic department in the AUT Business School. This option is primarily aimed at those students interested in continuing on to postgraduate study.
You can study the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Laws as a double degree, which means you complete the 2 degrees at the same time, in just over 5 years compared to the 7 years it would take if you studies them separately.
You can test your business skills, make friends and gain industry contacts through getting involved in activities such as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), The Breakfast Club, National Case Competitions, The AUT Investment Club and the AUT Venture Fund.