Management - Bachelor of Business

Do you like the idea of developing innovative ways to make businesses and other organisations run as efficiently as possible? Study management as part of the Bachelor of Business degree.

Organisations of all sizes, types and industries need managers who can deal with the myriad demands of leadership in the modern environment. Profitability, sustainability, innovation, social responsibility, stakeholder relations, market share and resource utilisation are just some of the issues that managers must face, which make this a stimulating and challenging career direction.

A key aspect of management is the ability to get the best out of people, to motivate them and integrate their own professional development with the requirements of the business. This calls for extremely well-developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, allied to a strong sense of commercial awareness.


This is part of the Bachelor of Business.

Part 1

You complete four core papers - refer to the Bachelor of Business overview.

Bachelor of Business

And complete the following paper

You also choose minor or elective papers depending on your chosen minor(s).

Part 2

You gain an understanding of the factors that influence people’s behaviour in organisations, learn processes to manage projects and change in the workplace, and analyse aspects of developing and managing people.

Papers may include

Part 3

Workplace experience

The capstone project 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, start your own venture or complete an applied project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.

Recent placements included:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Auckland Council
  • Coca-Cola Amatil NZ
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The Warehouse Group
  • Vodafone NZ
  • Waitemata District Health Board

Workplace experience in the Bachelor of Business

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of this major are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Current students looking for specific requirements for business majors should refer to Blackboard.

  • Manager or executive
  • Business researcher
  • Functional manager
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Small business operator

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Management Careers

Key features
  • Management skills are in demand across the business world
  • Complements any other business major
  • Can open up a range of career opportunities
  • Includes workplace experience in an organisation of your choice
See yourself as
  • Having leadership qualities and organisational abilities
  • Interested in change and improvement
  • Able to prioritise and deal with a wide range of people
Laura Perry
Samantha Hamilton
Gemma Keay
John Railton
Kimihia Parata

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