Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation: conjoint degree

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 conjoint programme, with its highly respected staff from AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation and the AUT Business School, will prepare you for the challenges and rewards ahead. Management, marketing, finance and tourism are the most popular business majors to complement with sport and recreation; however, many different combinations of BSR and BBus majors are possible.

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Quick facts

Programme code: AK3730
Level: 7
Points: 510
Duration: 4 years full time / 8 years part time
Venue: North Shore Campus and South Campus (Sport and Recreation), and City Campus (Business)
Starting date: 2 March 2015 / 20 July 2015

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

Entry requirements

  • NCEA: 19 credits at Level 3 in at least three approved subjects
  • CIE: 180 points on UCAS Tariff
  • Students admitted to the conjoint degrees must meet the requirements for entry set by each of the component degrees.
  • An interview may be required
  • Police clearance
  • Addendum

Selection criteria

  • Students may be admitted to a conjoint programme if they have a B grade average or better in the first year of study in one of the component degrees.
  • A B grade average must be maintained to continue in this programme.


Year 1

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

515009 Nutrition, Activity and Health
515206 Managing Sport and Recreation
555201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
305001 Business in Context
375001 Economic Principles I
485001 Management & Organisation

Year 2 and 3

For the next two years students do a mix of core, major and optional papers from
Two 30-40 hour work placements are included in this mix.

Year 4

In the final year, you will undertake 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.

Graduates and students of sport and recreation

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Last updated: 27-Jul-2015 10.20am

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