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Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Equivalent to 4 years of full-time study

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business programme you must qualify for undergraduate admission, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA Level 3, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Adult Admission. Please visit for details.

Click the Apply Now button to choose a specialisation. When you apply for your courses from 1 October, you will be required to select a specialisation for the other degree.

In order to transfer into a conjoint programme, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum B average in relevant prior study, and have passed all courses. Only Massey grades will be used for GPA calculation.
  • Must not have already completed the requirements of one of the component degrees (eg BA or BBus or BSc component).
  • Be expected to be able to complete the requirements of the conjoint programme within the timeframe.

Candidates who have studied at another tertiary institution should submit a verified academic transcript following their online enrolment application.

Courses from completed qualifications may not be cross credited into or between components of the conjoint programme.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

First year full-time students in the conjoint degrees programme should enrol online for a total of eight courses (120 credits), including the 100-level courses required for the BBus and BSc subjects they intend to study at 200-level. Generally you should take at least three courses from the BSc component and at least four courses from the BBus component. Be careful to select the conjoint degree from the list rather than the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Science.

In your second year you will need to take nine courses, so that by the end of the year you have passed at least 255 credits, including all the compulsory core business courses of the BBus, at least 60 credits from 100-level BSc courses and some 200-level courses.

In your third year you will normally take a combination of 200- and 300-level courses, which will allow you to complete your 300-level requirements in your fourth year.

You should normally choose about half your credits for each year from each component.

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science structure

You will need to obtain at least 510 credits, made up of at least 255 credits from the BBus Schedule (the BBus component) and at least 255 credits from the BSc Schedule BSc (the BSc component).

For the BBus component you will need to complete the 8 core courses, the majoring requirements of at least one subject, no more than 135 credits at 100-level and at least 60 credits at 300-level.

For the BSc component you will need to complete the core courses and the majoring requirements of at least one subject.

A recommended structure for the conjoint degree is shown below:

Year 1

BBus compulsory core courses (60 credits)
BSc compulsory core courses (60 credits)

Year 2

BBus compulsory core and major courses (75 credits)
BSc compulsory core and major courses (60 credits)

Year 3

BBus major courses (60 credits)
BSc major courses (75 credits)

Year 4

BBus major courses and elective course (60 credits)
BSc major and elective courses (60 credits)

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Majors or endorsements

For information about each of the majors/specialisations and their courses, see the major web page linked from the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science programme pages.

The specialist areas or 'majors' within the Bachelor of Business programme are:

  • Accountancy*
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Advice 
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Technology Management
  • Property*
  • Strategic Communication

*Note: Students wishing to meet professional requirements through this major will not be able to do so within the 510-credit conjoint degree programme.

The specialist areas or 'majors' within the Bachelor of Science programme are:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Ecology and Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Integrative Biology
  • International Agriculture
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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