Bachelor of Business

4 years full time – Koiari Park Campus

The B Bus (Acct), B Bus (Acct/Comp) and B Bus (Acct/Mgmt) prepare students for professional careers in business, accounting, management and the information technology industry. The course aims to provide students with a systematic and coherent introduction to a body of knowledge appropriate to the preparation of a professional business practitioner together with attitudes and interpersonal skills necessary to provide comprehensive entry-level practice in a variety of professional settings.

The programme of studies is offered in two patterns. Accounting is the core field of study in both patterns for the degree. Both patterns have a common first year of study and are comprised of a number of subjects or units of study drawn from closely related business discipline strands.

Pattern I offers an integrated program of specialist business studies with an extended concentration in Accounting.
Pattern II offers a double major pattern of study that combines the core essentials of Accounting together with either a Management emphasis or a Computing emphasis.

The choices are as follows:

  • Accounting (Single Major)
  • Accounting/Computing (Double Major)
  • Accounting/Management (Double Major)

Nested within the degree are a series of diplomas (Dip Bus (Acct); Dip Bus (Comp); Dip Bus (IT)) which students may use for credit toward the completion of the degree requirements in the major concentration of their choice. Admission to diploma programs is available only on the Fulton and Sonoma campuses.
Students enrolled in the B Bus undertake two practicums, in the 3rd and 4th years of the course.


Master in Leadership and Development/Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Development

MLD - 2 years (1 year intensive mode; 1 year full time)/PGDip LD ( 1 year intensive mode) – Koiari Park Campus

The MLD (and the nested PGDip LD) course prepare graduates to work in leadership positions within the development sector.  The MLD and PGDipLD provide relevant theoretical and skills training leading to graduates’ enhanced leadership and management competencies and improved career prospects. The purpose is to increase the proportion of Pacific leaders in international and national development agencies in the Pacific. Ultimately, the courses contribute to sustainability and quality in development program implementation and enhanced national development. The first year of the MLD consists of course work, while the second year is primarily focused on students undertaking applied research related to leadership and development practice, policy and implementation.