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 employer feedback, and your final year includes invaluable workplace experience, an applied project or a new business venture.  There's a strong focus on social impact and the positive difference you can make.

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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Minimum entry requirements

If you have New Zealand qualifications

If you have qualifications from another country

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

Useful 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

English language requirements

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

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:

Core courses (120 points)

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 chosen major (120 points)

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.

Flexible component (120 points)

You can choose one of the following options

  • Two minors (60 points each); or
  • A minor (60 points) and elective courses (60 points); or
  • A second major (120 points)

Your second major, minor(s) and elective courses can be from different AUT degrees; they don’t need to be from business.

Build your degree

Use our online tool to build your own degree and see what your three years of study could look like.

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Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

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.

Choose one of these majors as part of your degree

Add a second major to your Bachelor of Business

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.

Business minors you could choose

If you decide to include one or two minors in your degree, you could choose from:

Add a minor from outside of business

You can also choose your minor(s) from subjects outside of business to complement your business degree.

View more options from different AUT degrees

Other undergraduate study options

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.

Postgraduate study

Certificate and diploma study options

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Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
South Campus
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$8,435 - $8,814 (for 120 points)
($7,289 - $7,668 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$34,946 (for 120 points)
($33,800 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.