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Business, BBus

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
The three-year Bachelor of Business offered by the University of Waikato will equip you with the flexible skills needed to work in today’s small to large enterprises, using your expertise to help them thrive, grow and succeed in the 21st century.
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This Business degree offered by the University of Waikato is focused on developing New Zealand's business innovators and entrepreneurs of the future. Get set to take on highly skilled roles across a diverse range of industries – from agribusiness and logistics to tourism, professional services and the government.

In first year you’ll get a grounding in all the core areas of business, from accounting, economics and finance through to digital business, marketing, strategy and supply chain management.

Discover which career pathways you’re most passionate about, before specialising in up to two major subjects later on.

The Bachelor of Business will prepare you to play a crucial part in helping organisations run their operations in a responsible way, adapt to the needs of changing markets, and drive innovation processes to develop cutting-edge products or services.

Practical industry experience

A key strength of the Bachelor of Business is that it includes a work-integrated learning paper in third year. You'll gain practical industry experience with an organisation - such as an internship or applied research project - and have the opportunity to test your skills in the real world.

You’ll work on real-world case studies throughout your degree, drawing on your lecturers’ consultancy experience and strong business networks. We also invite guest lecturers from industry to share their insights.

Through practical assignments, you’ll learn how to forecast changing customer demands, manage international supply chains, lead transformative business projects, work collaboratively in teams, and apply your critical thinking to find creative solutions for business problems.

Career opportunities

  • Accountant or auditor
  • Banker (commercial or investment)
  • Business analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Customer experience manager
  • Digital business manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
  • Fundamentals of Successful Marketing
  • Introduction to Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff at A or AS level other than the General Paper, including at least three subjects (other than Thinking Skills) in which no grade is lower than D.
  • Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28525 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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