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Open Polytechnic of New Zealand


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Bachelor of Business

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
360 credit hours
Start date: 26-October-2020
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
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Course details


Go for a competitive edge in the world of business with an internationally recognised Bachelor of Business. You can achieve this qualification with no major (Unspecified) if you would like to study a range of courses to suit your career goals, or if you want to keep your career options open.

We also offer four other Bachelor of Business majors that may suit your interests

  • Accounting major
  • Human Resource Management major
  • Management major
  • Accounting and Management double major
  • Marketing

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will:

  • have strong interpersonal communication and influencing skills
  • understand a variety of business concepts, processes and procedures relevant to public and private organisations
  • be able to identify opportunities, solve problems and achieve business objectives by the use of suitable techniques with reference to ethical frameworks
  • be able to critically evaluate the international, cross-cultural, economic, social and legal environments within business functions
  • be able to anticipate, adapt to and promote changes important to a business
  • have a more developed understanding of your major area of specialisation, including the ability to select and apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Bachelor of Business pathway

If you have NC5121 New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6), you can fast track your study to a Bachelor of Business through our Advanced Standing Pathway programme.

Bachelor of Business upgrade for legal executive graduates

If you’ve graduated with a New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma, we’re pleased to offer you 120 credits (6 courses) towards our Bachelor of Business.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career in a variety of business and management roles.

Entry criteria

You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the programme and have one of the following:

  • New Zealand University Entrance
  • passes in New Zealand certificate/diploma qualifications/courses considered appropriate by the programme leader
  • an overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to either of the above by the programme leader.

IELTS test – a score of 6 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5

Cambridge English Qualifications - 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.


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