Massey University Bachelor Of Business

Within six months of graduation, approximately 85% of Massey’s Bachelor of Business graduates are employed in the business area of their choice in New Zealand or internationally. When you study the Bachelor of Business you will gain the leadership, communication, teamwork and creative skills that employers are looking for.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

Massey University’s Bachelor of Business is about you getting the most from your studies in business, so you can go on to a great career.

Why companies employ Massey business graduates

The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee.

Real-world experience, while you study

Massey Business School has great links with potential employers and communities. You will spend time learning while helping local community organisations that need specialist help.

Learn the skills employers are looking for

The Bachelor of Business will give you many skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world. You will be:

  • Someone that has a sound base in the business fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, law and communication
  • An independent learner
  • An innovative thinker
  • An effective communicator
  • Able to lead or work within a team
  • Someone who can find and use the latest knowledge to grow a business
  • Effective in multi-cultural and international business environments
  • An ethical and culturally sensitive professional
  • A specialist in at least one area of business expertise; and well-versed in the business fundamentals


Massey Business School is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Massey University’s accountancy and finance and communication and media studies programmes rank in the 200 universities in the world, while its business and management and economics and econometrics studies rank in the top 300 in the world (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings).

We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration, communication and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.


Our lecturers and professors are actively researching both nationally and internationally, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory and practice.


With eight core courses, Massey’s BBus gives you more opportunities to spend more time focusing on your areas of interest. You may want to do more courses in business. Or in the arts or sciences. If you are an international student you could study English language courses. You can work on what you know are your strengths, or fill in gaps in your knowledge and skills. You will become a graduate with a well-rounded, relevant knowledge base ready to take on the working world!

How does it work?

Year One

You will study six core subjects in your first year – economics, strategic communication, finance, accountancy, management and marketing. No matter which area of business you choose to go into for a career, these are important skills to have and will build a solid foundational understanding of how businesses work.

You will build on these knowledge and skills as you move through the second and third year of the Bachelor of Business.

Year Two

In your second year you choose a major and, if you like, a second major or minor, plus complete two more core subjects on leadership and teamwork, and business law.

Year Three

In your final year you will progress to advanced studies in your chosen major. You will be able to do an internship course in this year, as well as an advanced course in your major topic, bringing your business knowledge, communication and teamwork and critical thinking skills, and understanding of ethics together in a capstone course.

You’ll emerge a well-rounded, experienced and knowledgeable graduate, sought-after by potential employers the world over.


You’re provided with regular feedback on your progress for the core business courses in the BBus,  so you won’t find a big final assessment at the end of the year.  Instead, you will be assessed across the year while the learning is still fresh in your mind.

International students

If you dream of being successful in today’s competitive global economy, Massey Business School is the right place for you.

New Zealand is a great place to study – we have a beautiful, clean, green and friendly environment. Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable. See


There are a large number of scholarships available to first year and current Massey University business students including hardship and sports-related scholarships.

Our Future Leaders Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship to recognise emerging leaders enrolling in full-time business, communication and agricommerce programmes at Massey University.

Majors or endorsements

Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Bachelor of Business (Economics)
Bachelor of Business (Finance)
Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning and Advice)
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management and Employment Relations)
Bachelor of Business (International Business)
Bachelor of Business (Management)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business (Organisational Technology Management)
Bachelor of Business (Property)
Bachelor of Business (Strategic Communication)


Open the door to many careers

More than any other business degree, the Bachelor of Business equips you with flexible and highly portable skills that employers welcome. Your skills will be useful across industries, from small businesses settings to multi-national organisations.

Depending on the major that you choose for your Bachelor of Business you can join the world of business in many different roles, such as:

  • Management accountant or financial accountant
  • Business, systems or information analyst
  • Public relations, communication manager, or media consultant
  • Economist, economic statistician, business/policy/risk analyst, economic forecaster, financial advisor or consultant
  • Small business manager, new venture initiator, or project manager
  • Financial analyst, investment banking analyst, sharebroker, or financial consultant
  • Human resource or recruitment manager, or facilitator in employment relations
  • International market developer, or dealer in exporting, licensing, and importing
  • Market researcher, marketing manager, or advertising and communication specialist
  • Professional sports administrator, sports marketer, or events manager
  • Property manager, property developer, or valuer.