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 employer feedback, and your final year includes invaluable workplace experience, an applied project or a new business venture.
It’s a highly flexible degree. You can complement your business studies with other subjects you’re passionate about, from tourism to journalism or sport. You learn from leading academics at an internationally accredited business school – we’re among an elite group of business schools worldwide holding both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.
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Consider starting with our Diploma in Business.
Diploma in Business
You can build your degree in a way that suits you and your interests, and include subjects from outside of business as part of your studies.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Business you need to complete:
These are courses all students in this degree need to take. They give you a basic understanding of business processes and practices, and help you decide which subject to focus on later in your studies. One of the core courses is the Capstone course – a workplace experience, applied project or a new business venture – which is the final part of your degree and takes place in your last semester.
Your major is the subject area you want to specialise in. This makes up one third of your degree, and usually consists of eight courses related to your chosen subject. You can view the list of majors in this degree in the ‘Majors’ tab.
You can choose one of the following options
Your second major, minor(s) and elective courses can be from different AUT degrees; they don’t need to be from business.
Use our online tool to build your own degree and see what your three years of study could look like.
The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Business are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Your major is the subject area you want to specialise in. It makes up one third of your degree, and usually consists of eight courses related to your chosen subject.
If you want to include a second major, you can choose another subject from the list above or view more options from different AUT degrees
A minor is smaller than a major. It usually consists of four courses.
If you decide to include one or two minors in your degree, you could choose from:
You can also choose your minor(s) from subjects outside of business to complement your business degree.
With these 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 could also study double degrees, where you apply for and enrol separately in each of the two degrees. Double degrees can be completed either one after the other or at the same time. If you’re considering doing this, it’s important that you contact AUT to discuss your plans.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.