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Bachelor of Business (BBus)

Waikato's new three-year Bachelor of Business (BBus) will prepare you to lead and manage a successful company or organisation in a wide range of industries, or start your own entrepreneurial business.

This comprehensive degree will equip you with a well-rounded skill-set across all the key areas of management, including marketing, strategy, accounting, finance, economics, supply chain and digital business.

The Bachelor of Business is available to new students at Toi Ohomai in Tauranga once you have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5).

Pathway options

Start your BBus degree in Tauranga by first enrolling in the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) (Level 5) at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. If you complete the NZDipBus with at least a B grade average, you will be guaranteed admission to the BBus with credit of up to eight 100-level papers.

Complete years 2 and 3 of the BBus by enrolling in University of Waikato papers at the Bongard Centre in Tauranga. Alternatively, you can transfer to the University of Waikato campus in Hamilton to choose from a wider range of subjects and papers.

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

Once you've started your NZDipBus, we recommend you contact the Tauranga Student Services team at the University of Waikato to discuss your intended programme of study. We will advise on the required papers you need to take. We can also advise you on any prerequisite requirements for graduate study and what you need to do if you wish to become a Chartered Accountant.

Career options

Our BBus graduates are working in a wide range of fields including: auditor, business analyst, business consultant, chartered accountant, financial adviser, marketing manager, policy analyst and sharebroker.

Majors available in Tauranga

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

A second major can be selected from the majors offered by Waikato Management School and other Faculties/Schools of Study. Consult a Student Adviser to see how this can fit into your programme.

Practical experience

In your third year, you'll do a business experience paper where you'll put classroom theory into practice in a real-world situation.

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