AUT - Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (BBus/BIHM)


Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (BBus/BIHM)

With the BBus/BIHM you can choose from a range of options in either hospitality or business. This enables you to gain skills and knowledge from two complementary disciplines.

In the final year of study, students undertake a major piece of research while spending a semester in workplace Co-operative Education — an opportunity to research an area of interest, and gain valuable experience and develop critical contacts.

Programme details

Programme code: AK3004
Level: 7
Points: 510
Duration: Four years full time / up to nine years part time
Venue: City Campus
Starting date: 22 July 2013

AUT University encourages early application. This programme will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the conjoint programme of study's admission requirements and the admission requirements for each of the component degrees, and an interview may be required.

From school:

  • University Entrance, and:
    • NCEA: a minimum of 57 credits overall including a minimum of 19 credits in each of three Level 3 approved subjects, OR
    • CIE: 180 points on UCAS tariff

From previous tertiary education study:

  • A minimum of a B grade average over the previous 120 points worth of papers, or equivalent.


  1. Entrance to university does not guarantee admission to a specific programme of study.
  2. At present, due to limited places, we are only accepting transfers from previous tertiary education study, (not direct entry). We recommend that school leavers apply for either base degree, then on successful completion of 120 points with at least a B grade average, apply to transfer to the conjoint programme.

Continued enrolment in the conjoint programme

In order to maintain enrolment, conjoint programme students must achieve a minimum of a B grade average (equivalent to a GPA of 5 on the most commonly-used 9-point grading scales) over the previous 120 points worth of study, or else they will revert back to one of the component degrees.

Conjoint study options — Majors

In the Bachelor of Business, students may choose to specialise in one of the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Information Systems
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Retailing
  • Sales
  • Sustainable Enterprise

View the Bachelor of Business study options >>

In the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management, students may choose to specialise in one of the following majors:

  • Accommodation
  • Event Management
  • Food and Beverage
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism

View the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management study options >>

Further studies

  • Master of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours)
  • Master of International Hospitality Management

For further information about the BBus/BIHM:

  • BBus information — visit AUT Online and choose Step 5, Course Counselling.
  • BIHM information — contact Daphne Flett,, ph 921 9999 ext 6375).

For an application and for enrolment into the BBus/BIHM, contact Jan Shadbolt —, ph 921 9999 ext 8635.

Last updated: 05-Nov-2014 4.10pm

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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