AUT - Bachelor of Business - Management major

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Bachelor of Business - Management major

People management in business is very different to what it used to be: most New Zealand businesses have fewer than 20 employees; many people do not work ‘nine to five’; and colleagues may work in several locations, including their home.

The Management major provides an interactive learning environment that reflects the changing nature of business by imitating and critiquing the world of work.

This major develops management knowledge and skills by examining the best local and overseas approaches. The focus includes management of people from different cultures and in different types of organisations.


Structure and content

Part One

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:

  • Business in Context (30 points)
  • Management and Organisation (15 points)
  • Accounting for Decision Making (15 points)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business (15 points)
  • Economic Principles I (15 points)

In addition to the 5 core papers you choose 2 elective papers from the list below, or from elsewhere in the university:

  • Economic Principles 2 (15 points)
  • Introduction to Finance (15 points)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales (MARS) (15 points)
  • Business Information Systems (15 points)
  • Design Thinking (15 points)
  • Introduction to Tourism (15 points)
  • Leadership for Sustainable Enterprise (15 points)

Part Two

Over the next 2 years, you will gain an understanding of the factors that influence people’s behaviour in organisations, learn processes to manage projects and change in the workplace, and analyse aspects of developing and managing people.

Part Three

This is the final part to the Bachelor of Business degree and takes a full semester of study. You 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 following papers:

1) 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. Recent placements included The Warehouse, Vodafone, Auckland Council and Waitemata District Health Board.

Or

2) Applied Project (normally by invitation only)
You do 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.

Further information about Co-operative Education

PAPERS (90 POINTS)

Level Six:

466641 Organisational Behaviour

Select Two:

466642 Operations Management
466645 Human Resource Management
466648 Management of SMEs
466650 Project Management
466651 Leadership for Change

Level Seven:

467943 Strategic Management

Select Two:

467853 Contemporary Themes in Organisational Behaviour
467854 Management of Technology and Innovation
467942 Organisational Analysis and Decision-Making
467950 eBusiness Management
467954 Issues in Project Management
467956 Management in the Not for Profit Sector
467958 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
467959 Occupational Stress and Resilience

Related programmes

Career opportunities

  • Business researcher
  • Functional manager
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Small business operator

Graduates and students of business

Last updated: 05-Jun-2014 5.25pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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