Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial


If numbers and their meaning are your game, then this uniquely focused programme offers you an alternative business degree to management studies.

The Bachelor of Business (Financial) (BBA Fin) is a three-year degree with a particular emphasis on financial analysis. It will open career opportunities in accounting, economics, investment banking or stock broking or any number of financial sector careers. Rather than covering the broader aspects of business management, you'll look in depth at the quantitative disciplines.

In Tauranga your first major will be in either Accounting or Finance; it's strongly recommended that you also choose a second major. While this can be in any subject, you'll really focus your qualification if you take a second major in another BBA (Fin) subject.

If you major in Accounting, you have the option to use this degree as a fast-track route towards becoming a Chartered Accountant by taking specific papers. This will ensure you meet the academic requirements for membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Pathway options

Start your BBA(Fin) in Tauranga by first enrolling in the NZ Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (formerly Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic). If you complete the NZDipBus with at least a B grade average, you will be guaranteed admission to the BBA(Fin) with credit of up to ten papers towards the degree.

Complete the degree in Tauranga  by studying University of Waikato papers at the Bongard Centre, or by studying at the University of Waikato Hamilton campus.

Toi Ohomai staff will provide information and advice on the NZDipBus, including which papers you should take.

Once you have commenced your NZDipBus, we recommend you discuss your intended degree programme with University of Waikato staff. We will help you to plan your programme of study and advise you on degree and subject requirements, which is particularly important if you are interested in a double major.

Career options

Our BBA(Fin) graduates are working in a wide range of fields including: accountant, auditor, business analyst, commercial and investment banker, financial analyst, treasury analyst and many more.

Majors available in Tauranga

Learn more about studying the Bachelor of Business (Financial) at the University of Waikato's Hamilton campus.

Waikato Management School Orientation

Check out the Orientation video for an in-depth look at how the programme operates in Tauranga.