Bachelor of Business

Gain a solid understanding of how businesses operate and the key issues you will face as a future decision-maker in business with AUT's Bachelor of Business degree.

The Bachelor of Business is informed by the latest business research and relevant industry examples, and your final year includes invaluable workplace experience in an organisation of your choice or an applied project. You learn from leading academics at an internationally accredited business school – we’re among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International.

Depending on the area you’re focusing on within your Bachelor of Business degree, you can study your first semester, first year or entire degree at the South Campus (subject to availability).

Minimum entry requirements

Preferred New Zealand school subjects

  • All approved NCEA level 2 and 3 language rich subjects, Business, Mathematics and Statistics subjects are useful

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with our Certificate in Business.

Certificate in Business

In the Bachelor of Business degree you can currently focus on:

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Part 1

Papers you study

You take five core papers that cover fundamental business concepts:

Choose two of the following papers

You also choose two elective papers from the list below, or from elsewhere at AUT, depending on your chosen major:

Part 2

You develop in-depth skills in an area of business, as well as papers from a range of other disciplines, either within business or from another AUT degree.

Part 3

Workplace experience

Workplace experience is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester. You can choose to work in an organisation of your choice or complete an applied project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.

Workplace experience in the Bachelor of Business

Applied project

You can also choose to conduct an applied research project to gain experience in your desired field. Your applied project can be on any topic that interests you or address a problem an organisation needs a solution to. The applied project is a great way to gain essential experience if you’re thinking about moving into further study.

Recent applied projects have included:

  • Competition and change in print media
  • Domestic and international tourism activity
  • Digital technology in emerging markets
  • Financial practices of lawyers in New Zealand

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Business are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Broaden your options - study the Bachelor of Business and:

Other double degree combinations may also be available. Contact your faculty to discuss your options.

Conjoint programmes

You study two degrees at the same time in a single programme of study. It’s usually possible to complete two three-year degrees in four to five years. You need to maintain a B grade average across all papers and do papers from each degree every year.

Double degrees

The difference between double degrees and conjoint programmes is that in the double degrees you apply for and enrol separately in each of the two degrees. If you’re considering doing this, it’s important that you contact AUT to discuss your plans. Double degrees can be completed either one after the other or concurrently.

Second majors and minors

Adding a second major or a minor allows you to study another area that interests you from a wide range of subjects, so long as your timetable permits.

Postgraduate study

Certificate and diploma study options

Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus / South Campus

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $6,785
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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