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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.
 

Level
7
Credits
360 (3.0 EFTS)
Campus
Mt Albert
Start dates
February or July
Duration
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.

Highlights

  • 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.​

  • 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

What you will need to study this programme. 


Domestic students

Academic requirements

You must have completed at least one of the following:

  • NCEA entry requirements;
    • A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, with
  • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved subject list,
  • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework,
  • 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework,
  • Successful completion of an approved qualification at Level 3 or above with a relevant pathway, where appropriate.

And meet one of the English entry requirements;

Don’t meet these Academic requirements?

For more information, download the programme regulations (PDF 611 KB)


International students

Academic requirements 

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age when they begin their studies, and they should meet the country-specific admission requirement,

And English entry requirements;

​If English is not your first language, you will also need at least one of the following qualifications:

  • An equivalent of IELTS (Academic) with minimum band scores of 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 from one test taken in the preceding two years,
  • Evidence of English language proficiency as outlined in the NZQA Rules on the Unitec English Language Requirements for International Students Web-page.; or
  • University Entrance Literacy: 8 credits at Level 2 or above in English or Māori (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing); or

If you do not meet the English criteria above, we have a range of English Language programmes available, depending on your current level of ability.

Don’t meet these Academic requirements?

For more information, download the programme regulations (PDF 611 KB)


Courses and timetables

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

Courses Credits Aim
Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context (BSNS5001) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse organisations and engage with stakeholders in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Business Environments (BSNS5002) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse and manage the impact of environmental influences on a business entity.
Business Functions (BSNS5003) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to the core business functions of accounting, operations, human resource management, marketing and sales.
Change and Innovation (BSNS5004) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to contribute to organisational change and innovation.
Introduction to Leadership (BSNS5401) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse and identify effective leadership approaches that promote positive workplace culture, diversity and change.
Business Planning (BSNS5403) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to engage in business planning and develop strategies that improve organisational performance.
Managing Projects (BSNS5404) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively manage projects and lead project teams.
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.
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
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 Management Accounting (ACCY7101) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply advanced management accounting techniques and skills to inform decision making
Advanced Financial Accounting (ACCY7102) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a critical understanding of financial accounting issues within an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Auditing and Assurance (ACCY7103) 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS) The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to operate in the auditing and assurance profession.
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.
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

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