Course details

Bachelor of Business
Domestic tuition $6,462 per year
International tuition $27,165
NZQF Level 7

About the course

Be a business trailblazer and use your innovative thinking to help drive companies forward in a fast-paced world that is changing with a click.

Our three-year Bachelor of Business will equip you with the flexible skills needed to work in today’s small to large enterprises, using your expertise to help them thrive, grow and succeed in the 21st century.

This degree is focused on developing New Zealand's business innovators and entrepreneurs of the future. Get set to take on highly skilled roles across a diverse range of industries – from agribusiness and logistics to tourism, professional services and the government.

In first year you’ll get a grounding in all the core areas of business, from accounting, economics and finance through to digital business, marketing, strategy and supply chain management.

Discover which career pathways you’re most passionate about, before specialising in up to two major subjects later on.

The Bachelor of Business will prepare you to play a crucial part in helping organisations run their operations in a responsible way, adapt to the needs of changing markets, and drive innovation processes to develop cutting-edge products or services.

You'll gain valuable insights into why companies need to be agile to survive in today's 24/7 global marketplace, and how to use the latest digital technologies to make an organisation more profitable and efficient.

With the Bachelor of Business, you’ll develop the bold and curious mindset that today’s employers are looking for, with a good mix of analytical, financial, decision-making, teamwork, project management and communication skills.

Entry requirements

University Entrance, or its equivalent, or on a case-by-case basis.

About the provider

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment.

When students choose to study at waikato, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 266th in the world, an improvement of 135 places in five years. The University is also in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions for research impact, meaning their research is among some of the most influential in the world.

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