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)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 points)
  • Law in Our Contemporary World (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

Co-operative Education is the final part of the BBus and takes a full  semester of study. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s) in an organisation of your choice. 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, entrepreneurial venture or an applied project. Placements can be done either in New Zealand or overseas.

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

Further information about Co-operative Education


Level Six:

MGMT601 Organisational Behaviour

Select Two:

BSYS603 Project Management
BSYS604 Operations Management
HRMG601 Human Resource Management
MGMT602 Management of SMEs
MGMT603 Leadership for Change

Level Seven:

MGMT703 Strategic Management

Select Two:

BSYS703 eBusiness Management
BSYS704 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MGMT702 Management of Technology and Innovation
MGMT704 Management in the Not for Profit Sector
MGMT705 Occupational Stress and Resilience
MGMT706 Contemporary Themes in Organisational Behaviour

Related programmes

Please visit our AUT Postgraduate Business Qualifications page to view our range of postgraduate programmes.

Career opportunities

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

Graduates and students of business

Last updated: 28-Jan-2016 10.29am

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