Business Administration

Your studies will include at least three mathematics and computer science courses to ensure that you have the quantitative skills so important in many professions.

Academic Program

You will begin your business administration studies with a core of liberal arts courses and introductory courses in economics. With a solid foundation in economic theory, you will move on to upper-level courses, some specified by the department to meet requirements and others selected by you as electives which reflect your particular field of interest.

Degree Program
The Department of Business Administration offers students four B.S. degrees: Accounting, Management, International Studies and Business and Business Teacher Preparation.

The B.S. in Management offers a broad-based background in business administration leading to employment or graduate study. The curriculum includes accounting, finance, marketing, management, operations, information systems, and commercial law. Advanced course offerings include international business, leadership, personal financial management, and management strategy.

The B.S. in Accounting degree prepares students for employment in industry, public accounting as well as the governmental and non-profit sector. This program also prepares students for graduate study in business or accounting. The accounting major offers all the accounting courses required to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and will continue to do so.

In addition to the above degree programs, you also may choose studies to complete a minor or an interdisciplinary program such as International Studies. You also will take courses in quantitative methods and a general studies core of courses.

Structure and content

Part 1

You take five core papers that cover fundamental business concepts:

BUSS501 Business in Context (30 points)
MGMT501 Management and Organisation (15 points)
ACCT501 Accounting for Decision Making (15 points)
BUSS502 Quantitative Methods for Business (15 points)
ECON501 Economic Principles 1 (15 points)
In addition to the 5 core papers you choose 2 elective papers from the list below, or from elsewhere in the university, depending on your chosen major:

ECON502 Economic Principles 2 (15 points)
FINA501 Introduction to Finance (15 points)
MARS501 Marketing, Advertising, Retailing, Sales: Positioning in an Omni Environment (15 points)
BSYS501 Business Information Systems (15 points)
DESN500 Design for Business (15 points)
SUSE501 Leadership for Sustainable Enterprise (15 points)
ENTR501 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 points)
Part 2

Over the next two years, you focus on papers for your major(s), developing skills in one or more areas of business. You also complete your elective papers, or papers for a second major or a minor, which can be from any AUT degree.

Part 3

Co-operative Education – Capstone Paper
Workplace experience (Co-operative Education) is the final part of your degree and takes a full semester. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice. Students interested in postgraduate study may be invited to complete an applied research project.

Double your career options

Today, standing out from the crowd is more important than ever. Conjoint programmes, double degrees and second majors double your knowledge and opportunities, but don't take double the time to complete.

Conjoint degrees with the Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts (BA/BBus)
Bachelor of Communication Studies (BBus/BCS)
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (BBus/BCIS)
Bachelor of Health Science (in Psychology) (BBus/BHSc)
Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (BBus/BIHM)
Bachelor of Science (BBus/BSc)
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BBus/BSR)
You study two degrees at the same time in a single programme of study. It's usually possible to complete two three-year degrees in four to five years. You need to maintain a B grade average across all papers and do papers from each degree every year.


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