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Bachelor of Business (Management)

Programme summary

Develop the knowledge and skills for a management career, and find out how to help an organisation achieve its goals. Specialise in either human resource management (HRM) or operations management. Practise what you’ve learnt in a work experience placement.

Are you interested in a career in management? To be successful in today’s ever-changing commercial world, you have to be competent in a variety of business skills. If you study for a Bachelor of Business (Management) you’ll not only gain an overview of how business operates, but also understand what effect the management of human resources and operations has on business as a whole.

Human resource management If you’re focusing on human resources (HR), you will begin to understand that there is more to human resources than staff recruitment. From an organisational viewpoint, HR is an increasingly important managerial function dealing with a whole range of staff-related needs such as human resources strategy and planning, recruitment, performance management systems and employment contracts.

Operations management If you’re specialising in operations management, you cover a broad area of management functions within a business organisation, including product and service design, project management, work methods, process re-engineering and production planning.

In your first year, you take a range of introductory business courses that are common to all the Bachelor of Business majors. You then complete further compulsory courses specific to the Management major, and can also choose from a number of electives.

Bachelor of Business courses range from levels 5 to 7. In general, the level 5 courses introduce students to key concepts and principles of business, and act as introductory courses for the major disciplines. Level 6 and 7 courses focus in more depth on the body of knowledge related to the specific majors. Where possible, you should complete the lower-level courses before moving on to the higher-level courses.

Real-world learning
In your final year, you take part in an industry placement, giving you a chance to gain practical business experience before you graduate. An opportunity like this will give you a much broader portfolio of experience, a better idea about your career choices, not to mention the all-important “edge” when it comes to applying for jobs in the future. The course involves undertaking a relevant work project for an organisation sourced by you and producing a portfolio that showcases your learning. You will work part-time in the workplace (approximately two and a half days a week for 10 weeks) while completing some study as part of your programme of learning. An academic supervisor from Unitec will guide you through the experience.

The Bachelor of Business (Management) programme has been developed with input from national and international business leaders.

Flexible study options
You can also study the Bachelor of Business (Management) on a part-time basis, and some courses may also be offered as evening classes or during Summer School (held in December and January). You can complete the degree in your own timeframe – it’s up to you how many courses you want to complete each semester. You should complete the Bachelor of Business within 10 years.

Typically, you will spend between 12 and 16 hours per week in the classroom and at least 20 to 24 hours per week on study, assignments and other out-of-class work.

Double majors
More and more Bachelor of Business students choose to graduate with a Bachelor of Business double major. Today’s business graduates are unlikely to remain within their initial area of specialisation, so choosing a double major makes good sense. In a world of change and complexity, it’s an advantage to have multiple skills and above all, to be adaptable.

A Bachelor of Business double major is comprised of the common and major-specific compulsory courses from any two Bachelor of Business majors. A double major can be completed within three-and-a-half to four years of full-time study.

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