Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Conjoint Programmes

Give yourself an edge by combining a Bachelor of Business with a Bachelor of Arts, which will help you refine your communication skills and better engage with the community your business operates within.

In as little as four years, you develop skills from two complementary disciplines, preparing you for numerous career opportunities. You could combine your business degree with a language major, helping prepare you for an international business career; or follow your passion for event management, culinary arts or social sciences, and develop core business skills at the same time.

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Minimum entry requirements

If you have New Zealand qualifications

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • NCEA: Level 3 with merit or equivalent
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interpreting: High level of competency in English and one other language. Interview will be required.
  • Bachelor of Arts in NZ Sign Language - English Interpreting major: High level of competency in English (NZSL fluency is not required). Interview will be required.

If you have qualifications from another country

See entry requirements for students from other countries. Select your country from the dropdown menu.

English language requirements

  • Interpreting and NZ Sign Language - English Interpreting majors: IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 in Writing and Speaking, and 6.5 in Reading and Listening; or equivalent.
  • All other majors: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent.

English language requirements

Bachelor of Arts majors

  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Event Management
  • Global Tourism
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Interpreting
  • Māori Development
  • Māori Media
  • New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business majors

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Information Systems
  • International Business and Strategy
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing

Bachelor of Business

Gemma Moore
Tara Gagamoe
Xanthe Moore
Tanvi Narayan
Maia Smith
Quick facts
Programme code:
4 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$7,926 - $8,370 (for 120 points)
($6,780 - $7,224 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$36,146 (for 120 points)
($35,000 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students


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