Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation: Double Degree

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As business and sports environments become more complex, 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.

Studying both the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation 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

Level: 7
Venue:
North Campus and South Campus* (Sport and Recreation), City Campus and South Campus* (Business)
Start date:
17 July 2017, 26 Feb and 16 July 2018


AUT encourages early application. You apply for and enrol separately in each of the two degrees. If you’re considering doing this, please seek course advice to discuss your plans. You may be able to cross-credit relevant papers from one degree to the other, although the number of cross-credits will vary depending on the degree combinations.

Entry requirements

You apply for and enrol separately in:

Your study options in these double degrees

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
  • Exercise Science and Nutrition

View the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation study options

Year 1

During your first year, you complete a combination of core BSR papers and core BBus papers:

BUSS501 Business in Context
ECON501 Economic Principles 1
MGMT501 Management and Organisation

HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
SPOR501 Sport and Recreation in Aotearoa/NZ
SPOR502 Innovative Planning in Sport and Recreation
SPOR503 Contemporary Issues in Sport and Recreation
SPOR504 Leadership in Sport and the Outdoors
SPSC501 Sport and Exercise Science Fundamentals
SPOR511 Skill Learning in Sport and Recreation

Year 2 and 3

For the next two years you do a mix of core, major and optional papers from 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 these double degrees:

  • BBus: click on the following link to AUT Online and choose Step 5, Course Counselling
For any enquiries or application into the BBus/BSR double degrees, contact:
Debra Spinetto, Programme Information Advisor
Email: debra.spinetto@aut.ac.nz
Tel: + 64 9 921 9735

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

Last updated: 18-May-2017 3.55pm

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