Bachelor of Business (Management)

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years or part-time options available
Starts February or July. Summer School also available
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November

NZ$5309 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Develop the knowledge and skills for a management career, and find out how to help an organisation achieve its goals. Specialise in either human resource management (HRM) or operations management. Practise what you've learnt in a work experience placement.

Are you interested in a career in management? To be successful in today's ever-changing commercial world, you have to be competent in a variety of business skills. If you study for a Bachelor of Business (Management) you'll not only gain an overview of how business operates, but also understand what effect the management of human resources and operations has on business as a whole. Specialise in either human resource management or operations management.


  • Developed with input from national and international business leaders.
  • Recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM).
  • Two pathways: human resource management or operations management.
  • Work experience in your final year: you take part in an Industry Based Learning (IBL) placement, undertaking a relevant project or work experience for an organisation sourced by you, and producing a portfolio that showcases your learning. You work part-time in the workplace (approximately two days a week for 10 weeks) while completing some study as part of your programme of learning. An academic supervisor from Unitec will guide you through the experience.
  • Part-time study options available and some courses may also be offered as evening classes or during Summer School (in December and January).
  • It's up to you how many courses you want to complete each semester. You should complete the Bachelor of Business within 10 years.

Human resource management

If you're focusing on human resources (HR), you begin to understand that there is more to HR than staff recruitment. From an organisational viewpoint, HR is an increasingly important managerial function dealing with a whole range of staff-related needs such as HR strategy and planning, recruitment, performance management systems and employment contracts.

Operations management

If you're specialising in operations management, you cover a broad range of management functions within a business organisation, including product and service design, project management, work methods, process re-engineering and production planning.

Bachelor of Business courses range from levels 5 to 7. In general, the level 5 courses introduce students to key concepts and principles of business, and act as introductory courses for the major disciplines. Level 6 and 7 courses focus in more depth on knowledge related to the specific majors. Where possible you should complete the lower-level courses before moving on to the higher-level courses. Typically, you spend between 12 and 16 hours per week in the classroom and at least 20 to 24 hours per week on study, assignments and other out-of-class work.

Double majors

In a world of change and complexity, it's an advantage to have multiple skills and above all, to be adaptable. A Bachelor of Business double major consists of the common and major-specific compulsory courses from the two Bachelor of Business majors. A double major can be completed within three-and-a-half to four years of full-time study.


Last edited: 05 September 2013  

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