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Bachelor of Business (Management)

Careers in management are available in nearly every industry and offer diverse opportunities for people with the right knowledge, skills, and credentials. If you are ready to advance your career in management, earning a Bachelor of Business (Management) at Unitec will prepare you with knowledge and skills relevant to today’s competitive business environment.

360 (3.0 EFTS)
Mt Albert
Start dates
February or July
Full-time for three years or part-time options available

Programme overview

Management is about relationships – the art and science of people and process. Study the Bachelor of Business (Management) and you'll gain an understanding of how business operates and how to effectively manage resources and operations. This programme is designed with teamwork and project based coursework to best prepare you for success in the workplace. The second year narrows your focus on your choice of either Human Resources or Operations, and you will then apply what you’ve developed in your Internship Based Learning (IBL) work placement, so you get practical experience before you even graduate.

Human resource management focuses on understanding people and relationships at work, and how these can be moved and changed as needed. You’ll learn about human resource (HR) strategy and planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, performance management systems and employment contracts.

Operations focus on designing and controlling processes. You’ll learn about a broad range of operations functions, including forecasting, inventory management, process improvement, work methods, production planning, quality and supply chain management.


  • Real world skills: our programme has been developed with input from national and international business leaders
  • Accredited: this qualification is recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership (NZIML)
  • Specialised: you can choose to specialise in either human resource management or service operations
  • Internship: Our Internship Based Learning (IBL) is a cut above the rest with relevant project and work tasks related to your area of specialisation within an organisation
  • Flexible: part-time study options are available, and some courses offered as evening classes or during Summer School (Dec/Jan)

Double majors. In a world of change and complexity, it's an advantage to have multiple skills and to be adaptable. A double major can be completed within three and a half to four years of full-time study.

Double majors widen your area of expertise and can generate a wide variety of job opportunities.

  • Accountancy and Marketing
  • Accountancy and Management
  • Marketing and Management

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can go onto further study in Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business or Master of Applied Business programmes.

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:

  • 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
  • 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)

​2. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)

3. 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau

4. If English is a second language you are required to have one or more of the following:

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Don't have NCEA? We also accept:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; OR
  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.

Courses Credits Aim
Law of Business Obligations (ACTY5320) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To provide students with an in depth understanding of legal rules and fundamental legal obligations in the New Zealand business environment.
Organisations in a New Zealand Context (BEBP5105) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To identify the risks, ethical behaviour and bi-cultural nature of business entities in New Zealand.
Business Environments (BEBP5106) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To analyse the environment in which business entities operate and to address identified performance issues and risks.
Business Functions (BEBP5107) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To investigate how the principles of relevant business functions and internal relationships influence performance improvement.
Principles of Change Management (BEBP5108) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To analyse change, innovation and sustainable management in business entities and make decisions for performance success.
Organisational Planning (BEBP5705) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To evaluate organisational planning processes to inform the creation a business plan.
Leadership (BEBP5706) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To investigate aspects of leadership and reflect on insights in to individual potential and that of others to become effective leaders.
Project Management (BEBP5707) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To gain knowledge of project management theory and apply it to a team project.
Operational Management and Compliance (BEBP5708) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) To investigate operational issues and challenges in order to promote compliance and improve organisational performance.
Courses Credits Aim
Talent Development and Management (BSNS6341) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To develop employee knowledge, skills and ability (KSA) talent requirements that align with the future needs of the employee and organisation.
Organisational Behaviour (BSNS6342) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To develop students’ ability to critically assess the impact that individuals and groups/teams have on behaviours within organisations.
Operations Management (BSNS6350) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To conduct, and communicate the results of Business Process Improvement (BPI) investigations.
Supply Chain Management (BSNS6352) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To manage efficient, effective and sustainable supply chain processes and procedures incorporating inventory control strategies and systems.
Research Practice (BSNS6371) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to apply research methodologies and techniques with the purpose of completing a formal research proposal.
Courses Credits Aim
Internship Based Learning (BSNS7030) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS) To provide students with the opportunity to integrate their learning across their programme of study and to apply theoretical and practical business skills to an approved project and work objectives in industry. To critically reflect upon the processes undertaken in completing the project and work objectives so as to inform their future personal and professional development.
Applied Human Resource Management (BSNS7140) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) Students will investigate, critically analyse and align HRM practices to business and organisational goals.
Business Analytics (BSNS7162) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to analyse and apply business information to support organisational decision making.
Organisational Strategies (BSNS7340) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to participate in the development of corporate and functional strategies using market intelligence.
Applied Operations Management (BSNS7350) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to participate effectively in the investigation of an operations-related programme for improvement and change.
Courses Credits Aim
Economic Principles (ACTY5270) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to apply the fundamental elements of economic theory to contemporary business issues.
Courses Credits Aim
Financial Accounting (ACTY6201) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To provide students with the skills to prepare general purpose financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice (GAAP) and to discuss the concepts and valuation bases underlying their preparation.
Accounting Information Systems (ACTY6206) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to use and evaluate accounting information systems to provide information to support business processes.
Taxation (ACTY6210) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To introduce students to the fundamental tax principles and apply them to entities in the New Zealand environment.
Management Accounting (ACTY6212) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the core concepts and techniques for planning and control of costs in organisations.
Business Finance (ACTY6290) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To provide students with an understanding of the corporate finance theory and the ability to apply analytical techniques to facilitate investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm.
Law of Business Entities (ACTY6320) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to explore the legal issues surrounding the creation, administration and termination of business structures.
Buyer Behaviour (BSNS6372) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to critically evaluate the issues and processes related to the major psychological and sociological elements which influence both individual and group buying behaviours.
Courses Credits Aim
Advanced Financial Accounting (ACTY7201) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to critically examine accounting theories, current financial accounting issues and apply advanced financial accounting techniques.
Advanced Auditing (ACTY7209) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To provide students with an understanding of the role and practice of external auditing of financial statements.
Advanced Management Accounting (ACTY7212) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to critically evaluate those management accounting techniques that contribute to business strategy and enhance organisational performance.
Negotiated Study Finance (ACTY7318) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to follow a course of self-directed study in their major discipline that will be in-depth study of an approved topic area.
Google Certified (Web-based Advertising and Analytics) (BSNS7110) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) For students to gain practical experience in web based analytics and on-line advertising
International Business (BSNS7360) 15 credits (0.125 EFTS) To enable students to examine the drivers and processes shaping the global economic environment of the twenty first century.

Moving to Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, in 2023 Unitec will become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa.

This means that while you are enrolling with Unitec now, from Semester 1, 2023 you will become a Te Pūkenga learner.

Te Pūkenga has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including this programme. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing, but as the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time.

Rest assured that we will notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you study, where you study or the ways you learn.