Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BBus/BSR)

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As business and sports environments become more complex in New Zealand and overseas, professionals with skills in both areas are increasingly in demand. Professionals involved in the business and management aspects of sport are continually juggling the needs of athletes with the demands of commercial sponsors, media organisations and government. Skills in management, marketing, tourism, advertising and the media are extremely important in the area of sport and recreation.

The Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation conjoint programme will prepare you for the challenges and rewards ahead. You will be taught by highly respected staff from AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation and the AUT Business School.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK3730
Level: 7
Points: 510
Duration: 4 years full-time/up to 8 years part-time
Venue: North Campus and South Campus* (Sport and Recreation), City Campus and South Campus* (Business)
Start date: 29 February and 18 July 2016

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

Entry requirements

From school

  • University Entrance (NCEA, CIE or IB) or equivalent, and:
    • NCEA: Level 3 with merit, or equivalent
    • Applicants must meet the requirements for entry set by each of the degrees.
From previous tertiary education study
  • Where a student is applying on completion of the first year of study in one of the degrees, they must have an average grade of B or better in their first year papers.

Selection criteria

  • Interview may be required

Note: Entrance to university does not guarantee admission to a specific programme of study.

Continued enrolment in this 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, you may choose to specialise in one of the following majors:
  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Market Insights: Marketing, Advertising, Retail, Sales**
  • Sustainable Enterprise

View the Bachelor of Business study options

In the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, you may choose to specialise in one of the following majors:
  • Coaching
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Management
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition

View the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation study options

Year 1

During your first year, you complete one semester of core BSR papers and one semester of core BBus papers:

555301 Knowledge Enquiry and Communication
555201 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
515206 Managing Sport and Recreation
BUSS501 Business in Context
ECON501 Economic Principles 1
MGMT501 Management and Organisation

Year 2 and 3

For the next two years you do a mix of core, major and optional papers from the both the BSR and BBus. Two 30-40 hour work placements are included.

Year 4

In the final year, you complete a full-year sport and business co-operative education work placement of 400 hours and the last of your major or optional papers for both sport and recreation and business. Management, marketing and finance are the most popular majors to complement sport and recreation, but many different combinations of BSR and BBus majors are possible.

Contact us to find out more about the BBus/BSR

  • BBus: click on the following link to AUT Online and choose Step 5, Course Counselling

For an application and for enrolment in the BBus/BSR conjoint, contact Luisa Hellesoe -, phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 9644

* Based at the North and City Campuses but may also be completed at the South Campus depending on major/papers selected.
** subject to approval

Last updated: 17-Sep-2015 12.21pm

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