Course details

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


  • Agribusiness
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

About the course

This degree will equip you with well-rounded business and financial acumen across all the key areas of management, including accounting, digital business, economics, finance, marketing and supply chain management.

All students will gain practical business experience in third year through a workplace internship or applied research project, where you'll have the opportunity to apply your new skills to a real-world organisation.

The Bachelor of Business is available to students based at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, and to new students in Tauranga once they have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) at Toi Ohomai.

Entry requirements

The Pathway from NCEA Level 1 to Level 3 to achieve University Entrance, all four items are required.

Numeracy at Level 1 or higher

  • 10 credits from specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR from a package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required)

Literacy at Level 2 or higher

  • 5 Reading AND 5 Writing from the specified list

Level 3

  • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in an approved subject
  • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in an approved subject
  • 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in an approved subject

Achieve NCEA Level 3 Certificate

  • (60 credits at Level 3 or above and 20 credits from Level 2 or above)

University Entrance from NCEA

  • Congratulations! You have now achieved University Entrance and are eligible to apply for study at the University of Waikato.

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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