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Bachelor of Business Studies

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 04-May-2020
Gisborne Campus
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Course details


This is our core business qualification to grow your opportunities. You can choose to specialise in accounting, management, marketing or the double major management and marketing. Some courses can be studied online.


If you are starting your business career and you want a degree EIT’s Bachelor of Business Studies BBS is just right for you. Alternatively, you might not yet know what direction you want to take your career but know you want a degree; in this case a business degree is a good option because it will develop your generic skills that could be used in a wide variety of careers.

Our philosophy is that business is a practical subject and that is how we teach it so don’t be surprised when you are asked solve problems in the complex world of people and uncertainty.

There are lots of business degrees and content is often quite similar but we feel our point of difference is that we offer a supportive learning environment because of our smaller class size and positive staff with lots of practical experience.

Potential areas of study


  • Management and financial accounting
  • Business finance


  • Human resources management
  • Operations management
  • Entrepreneurship/starting your own business
  • Career management
  • Business strategy

Marketing: (Available only on Hawke’s Bay campus)

  • Marketing communication/strategy/management
  • Branding
  • Marketing research

Choosing your Major


Graduating with an accounting major will enable you to undertake accountancy related work in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. With appropriate course selections you will be able to meet the provisional admission requirements Chartered Accountant (CA) with either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) or CPA Australia. The programme coordinator can advise you on appropriate course selections.


Typical opportunities after graduation include the areas of: human resources; operations management; or developing your own business. You will work initially in roles such as team leader, functional manager or management trainee, progressing to more senior positions with experience.


Typical opportunities after graduation include work as a digital marketing strategist, marketing manager, sales manager, account manager or product manager and progressing to more senior positions with experience.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with a business degree from EIT opens up many career pathways for a future in business, such as:

  • Operations manager
  • Marketing manager
  • IT manager
  • Sales manager
  • Finance manager
  • Key account manager
  • Product manager
  • Financial or management accountant
  • Human resources advisor
  • Entrepreneur (in your own business)

Note: In Gisborne campus Accounting and Management majors only available.

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet degree standard entry requirements like a qualification equivalent to University Entrance.

Approved bridging programmes include the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL: C1 Expert with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • NZCEL Level 4 Academic

You may apply for Cross Credit based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications already taken. You would apply for Cross Credit if you have passed a very similar course at the same level.

Course variation

04-May-2020 - Hawke’s Bay Campus

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 04-May-2020
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