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01 CONTENTS CONTENTS BUSINESS BUSINESS DEGREES OTHER BUSINESS COURSES CONTACT MASSEY 02 WELCOME TO THE 34 COMMUNICATION 36 CONTACT MASSEY FOR MASSEY BUSINESS QUALIFICATIONS MORE INFORMATION SCHOOL 35 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS 04 BACHELOR OF STUDIES BUSINESS 35 CERTIFICATE IN UPDATED JULY 2019 17 CONJOINT DEGREES BUSINESS STUDIES Please note: The information 18 BACHELOR OF contained in this publication is ACCOUNTANCY indicative of the offerings available in 2020 and subsequent years. 20 BACHELOR OF This information may be subject AGRICOMMERCE to change. While all reasonable 28 BACHELOR OF efforts will be made to ensure listed APPLIED ECONOMICS programmes are offered and regula- tions are up to date, the University 30 BACHELOR OF RETAIL reserves the right to change the AND BUSINESS content or method of presentation, MANAGEMENT or to withdraw any qualification or 32 BACHELOR OF SPORT part thereof, or impose limitations MANAGEMENT on enrolments. For the most up to date information please go to www.massey.ac.nz
02 STUDY A DEGREE WELCOME TO THE MASSEY BUSINESS SCHOOL NAU MAI HAERE MAI KI TE KURA WHAI PAKIHI He kai kei aku ringa! Koia hei mihi atu ki a tātou kei te tātou te tikanga kia How do you give yourself the best advantage in the competitive world of tīkina atu e tātou te pito mata hei oranga mō tātou. business? By getting started with us. I have food in my hands! This is a word of encouragement to remind Massey Business School provides an opportunity to establish a career ourselves that we have the power to utilise our basic skill set to reach our in business through the development of advanced discipline-specific fullest potential. knowledge, and the skills and networks critical to the future of work. Professor Stephen Kelly Through a combination of course work, internships, project opportunities, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Massey Business School extra-curricular activities, and international exchange programs, Massey Business School has developed a learning environment that is challenging *AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and full of opportunity. We also provide you with flexibility, allowing you to study on and off campus through exceptional face-to-face and online nnEZEKIEL RAUI learning facilities, full or part-time depending on your needs, and with (Te Rarawa) program structures that allow you to explore other areas of interest, or Graduated in 2019 deepen your knowledge by studying more than one area of specialization. Programme Manager, Te Rau Ora We also believe that rather than just study business our students should Since my first failed attempt at practice business. That’s why we partner closely with leading New organising a talent show, I knew Zealand and global companies and offer a range of internships and other business was for me. From the opportunities, allowing you to interact with businesses as part of your ideation stage right through to program. Our Trading Room, the first for a New Zealand university, allows pitching an idea to potential students to trade in real dollars on the NZX, and other practice facilities stakeholders, I have always enable hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and business analytics. enjoyed the thrill that business We also recognize that today’s students need skills that can take them has to offer. to the top of the business world anywhere, so we focus on relevant and The Bachelor of Business helped future-focused learning that is global in its application. For example, our me come to understand the recently refreshed Bachelor of Business has been redesigned to focus on importance of infrastructure, the critical thinking and build resilience and adaptability in our graduates – to necessity of understanding my ensure they are equipped for a rapidly changing world. audience, the key role a team plays in the wellbeing of an organisation. Massey Business School is ranked in the top two per cent of business I was exposed to business leaders, innovators, policy makers and more, schools globally and holds the prestigious AACSB* accreditation, along who continued to add value to what I was studying and encouraged me with a range of subject-specific accreditations. Several of our programmes to go further. are ranked in the top 200 globally by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and we One major takeaway from my degree that has shaped me into who I am have some of the finest academics here to guide you through research-led today is the importance of ensuring sustainability. This includes being teaching. You are learning the latest trends from experts in their fields. socially, economically, culturally and environmentally sustainable, as well With three campuses across the North Island and a 50-year history of as placing a priority on future-proofing and building your business into quality distance learning, we are committed to ‘anywhere, anytime’ one that can sustain itself. learning. Students often note our flexible approach, small class sizes and I am a Programme Manager for Te Rau Ora, a workforce development caring environment as being key to their success. organisation focused on improving the health workforce, with a specific Whether you dream of being a CEO, entrepreneur, economist, human focus on Māori health. I am responsible for the eight people in my team, resources manager, marketing manager, property developer, or even if who I feel I am able to support as a result of what I have studied and all you know is that you want to excel in the business world, we can experienced during my time at Massey University. Without my degree, I help. Massey Business School will get your career started from a strong do not feel I would be able to confidently lead the team or make effective foundation and ensure you have the skills to succeed, no matter where decisions. your future takes you. I am the first in my family to attend and graduate from university. I never thought that completing a degree was a part of my future, but the Bachelor of Business made that possible – so much so that I intend on studying towards a PhD.
04 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING BACHELOR OF BUSINESS EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU >> An ethical and culturally sensitive professional >> Want to gain skills all employers are looking >> A specialist in at least one area of business for, as well as detailed knowledge in business expertise; and well-versed in the business subjects you are interested in fundamentals >> Want to learn how to change business for the better, or start up your own SCHOLARSHIPS >> Can think things through analytically There are a large number of scholarships >> Enjoy meeting new people, and are a good available to first year and current Massey communicator University business students including hardship and sports-related scholarships. SOUGHT-AFTER BY EMPLOYERS Our Future Leaders Scholarship is a prestigious Within six months of graduation, approximately scholarship to recognise emerging leaders 85% of Massey’s Bachelor of Business graduates enrolling in full-time business and agricommerce are employed in the business area of their choice programmes at Massey University. in New Zealand or internationally. When you Visit massey.ac.nz/scholarships for more study the Bachelor of Business you will gain information. the leadership, communication, teamwork and creative skills that employers are looking for. INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED Massey’s business school is ranked in the top WHAT IS IT LIKE? 2% globally, with accreditation from AACSB Massey University’s Bachelor of Business is International (Association to Advance Collegiate about you getting the most from your studies in Schools of Business). business, so you can go on to a great career. Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the top 150 universities in LEARN THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS the world and its business and management ARE LOOKING FOR studies in the top 200 by QS (Quacquarelli The Bachelor of Business will give you many Symonds) rankings. We are also ranked in the skills you can use in many different types of top 150 universities businesses, in New Zealand and around the worldwide for business world. You will be: administration and >> Someone that has a sound base in the finance programmes by business fundamentals of accounting, the ShanghaiRanking's economics, finance, management, marketing, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. law and communication >> An independent learner ENTRY REQUIREMENTS >> An innovative thinker To enrol in the BBus degree you must have >> An effective communicator an entrance to university qualification, either >> Able to lead or work within a team through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, >> Someone who can find and use the latest NCEA, New Zealand University Entrance, knowledge to grow a business Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary >> Effective in multi-cultural and international Entrance or Special Admission. business environments
05 STUDY A DEGREE English and Maths are desirable school subjects. A school background in >> Economist, economic statistician, business/policy/risk analyst, economic Accounting and Economics is useful but not essential. forecaster, financial advisor or consultant Exemptions on the basis of high NCEA Level 3 marks are available in >> Small business manager, new venture initiator, or project manager Statistics, Accounting and Economics. >> Financial analyst, investment banking analyst, sharebroker, Students who have achieved 24 credits at NCEA Level 3 with an Average or financial consultant of Merit and have a high overall achievement, or have a scholarship in the >> Human resource or recruitment manager, or facilitator in relevant subject(s), may be eligible to be exempt from taking the following employment relations core courses: 115.112 Accounting for Business, 115.113 Economics of >> International market developer, or dealer in exporting, Business. Students who think they are in this category, can apply for an licensing, and importing exemption by contacting Student Advice and Information. Please note >> Market researcher, marketing manager, or advertising and that students will need to take another course in place of any exemptions communication specialist granted and even if eligible, we would not advise applying for more than >> Professional sports administrator, sports marketer, or events manager two exemptions. >> Property manager, property developer, or valuer. PLANNING YOUR PROGRAMME TYPICAL PATTERN FOR A BBus DEGREE Completing the minimum 360 credits needed for the BBus degree will Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 normally take you three years of full-time study. Students who intend to study part-time will manage their study over a longer time frame but not 115.111 Strategic Workplace 115.211 300-level exceeding eight years. Communication 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits You need to choose a major when you begin your BBus studies. However 115.112 Accounting for Business 115.212 300-level do not be concerned about this, as you may change your major if you 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits identify a new direction or interest during the first year. Some students know what they will major in when they begin BBus studies, while others 115.113 Economics of Business 200-level 300-level prefer to keep their options open. If you are not sure you should include 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits the six core 100-level courses in Year One, this will ensure you have more 115.114 Finance Fundamentals 200-level 300-level choice later on. 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits The BBS core courses are: 115.111 Strategic Workplace Communication 115.115 Management in Context 200-level Elective 115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 115.113 Economics of Business 115.114 Finance Fundamentals 115.116 Introduction to Marketing 200-level Elective 115.115 Management in Context 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 115.116 Introduction to Marketing Elective 100 or 200 level Elective Elective 115.211 Business Law 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits 115.212 Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork The BBus is a flexible programme, which allows students to decide which Elective 100 or 200 level Elective Elective of the available courses to study each semester, depending on their needs 15 credits 15 credits 15 credits and objectives. 120 credits 120 credits 120 credits INTERNATIONAL OR ENGLISH-AS-SECOND-LANGUAGE STUDENT ADVICE Compulsory Major Elective The language used in the study of business can be technical. If English is your second language, 192.101 and 192.102 will be useful to help you >> Most courses are 15 credits each understand and use English at the necessary level, which will support the >> Core courses: 120 credits in total successful completion of your Bachelor of Business. >> Major courses: 120 credits in total 192.101 is Academic English for ESOL Students. It includes advice, practice >> Elective courses: 120 credits with no more than 90 credits at 100-level and assessment of reading, writing, speaking and listening at University and at least 15 credits at 300 level. Elective courses may be taken from for students from non-English-speaking backgrounds. the Schedules to any undergraduate degree or diploma in the Massey 192.102 is Academic Writing for ESOL Students. It includes advice, Business School including the BBus, or from any undergraduate degree practice and assessment in essay and report writing for students from non- or diploma within the University. English-speaking backgrounds. These courses both include research based written assessments of more PATHWAY TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY than 1000 words. ENROL IN... CAREERS ä More than any other business degree, the Bachelor of Business equips you Postgraduate Diploma in Bachelor of Business [3 years] â with flexible and highly portable skills that employers welcome. Your skills Business [1 year] will be useful across industries, in small businesses settings and within ä è ä multi-national organisations. Depending on the major specialisation that you choose for your Bachelor of Master of Management Master of Business Studies Business you can join the world of business in many different roles, such [1.5 years] [1.5 years] as: ä >> Management accountant or financial accountant Doctor of Philosophy >> Business, systems or information analyst [3 years] >> Public relations, communications manager, or media consultant
06 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING ACCOUNTANCY IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU >> Are able to consider the bigger picture in problem solving situations >> Enjoy business subjects at school >> Can communicate complex ideas in simple ways BE READY FOR ANY BUSINESS CHALLENGE CAREERS This degree will help you become an accountancy specialist with the broad The accountancy major prepares you primarily for careers in business. business knowledge and skills that employers seek. However, you may also find opportunities in education, the corporate or public sector, or as a consultant providing business or tax advisory WHAT IS IT LIKE? services. An accountancy major can also lead to a career within general The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) will allow you to become an management. accountant with an integrated business perspective. You will gain the Because the major is flexible and gives you the opportunity to concentrate skills and confidence to measure the big decisions affecting modern on a particular area of accountancy, career options are numerous organisations and societies. These are skills that today’s employers seek, depending on the combination of courses you choose to take. Many of both in New Zealand and internationally. our graduates start their careers in accounting but later move into other areas. They are able to take with them the financial and non-financial BECOME AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR performance evaluation skills important for senior executives. You will develop your ability to identify and communicate information BBus graduates with an accountancy major can seek admission to important to organisations. The programme will help you make financial Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia by and non-financial judgements from available resources and will develop completing a number of courses not specifically required in the Bachelor your interpersonal, computer and business communication skills. of Business degree. The right course selection also provides graduates with maximum exemptions for ACCA, and ten exemptions for CIMA. If you A PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY CAREER? would like more information on professional body membership, please If you are certain you would like to follow a professional accounting contact the School of Accountancy Administrator. You should seek advice career, you should consider the Bachelor of Accountancy programme as an early in your degree programme as a number of the required courses alternative to the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy). See page 18. should be included in your degree as electives, making the order of course selection important. nnCARL GRAY BBus (Accountancy) Graduated in 2016. Auditor – KPMG. "The flexible study options include being able to view lectures online and participate in virtual classrooms which allowed me to study the Bachelor of Business when I wanted and in a way that worked for me. The lecturers were all fantastic; their knowledge and real world experience helped to bring the topics alive and provide relevance to what we were learning."
07 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING ECONOMICS IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING A major of the BBus SOUGHT-AFTER BY EMPLOYERS Massey’s economics programme has been acknowledged by industry for its quality and content. Our graduates are sought-after by major public and private sector employers and many are now placed in prestigious organisations within New Zealand and around the world. The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee. A FOCUS ON ECONOMICS If you know you would like to focus on economics, consider Massey’s Bachelor of Applied Economics which has a more detailed economics study programme. The economics major in the Bachelor of Business gives you a broad and well-rounded education in business. You’ll get a strong grounding in economics, but in a programme that is less rigorous and specialised than the Bachelor of Applied Economics. CAREERS The skills and knowledge of trained economists are highly sought A GOOD FIT IF YOU after by the public and private sector, large and small firms, large >> Would like to figure out how to make the world a better place international agencies, schools and universities, economic policy >> Enjoy working with numbers makers and social organisations. The following list are examples of >> Think analytically and logically some of the options open to you: >> Agricultural economist BECOME A BUSINESS LEADER OF THE FUTURE >> Business analyst Economics has a huge impact on the way the world works. Find out >> Economic consultant how to make the best of what we have and how we can improve. >> Energy research officer >> Environmental economist WHAT IS IT LIKE? >> Financial policy advisor Like most of life’s important questions, economics focuses on >> Health economist complex interrelationships. It’s about how a change in one area will >> International economist have repercussions elsewhere. An economics degree from Massey >> Institution development coordinator will provide you with ways of thinking about the world, how to make >> Microeconomics analyst the best of what we have and how to improve on it. >> Trainee dealer Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the World Bank all recruit FLEXIBILITY economics graduates. However, on graduating in economics you Massey’s Bachelor of Business (Economics) gives you lots of are not restricted to a career as an ‘economist’. Your economics flexibility in the subjects that you study. You will gain a strong degree can be the gateway to employment in many other areas, like grounding in economic theory as well as a broad understanding management, planning, politics, education, finance and banking, of the core elements of business such as accountancy, finance, and journalism and the media. You can design your economics marketing and management. major to meet your interests and career objectives.
08 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING FINANCE IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU >> Share Broker: acts as an agent for buyers and >> Have an analytical mind and enjoy sellers of securities and provides advice to working with numbers customers on financial matters >> Are interested in money and how financial institutions work FINANCIAL POLICY >> Keep a calm head in stressful situations >> Analyst, Public Company: provides economic costing support of operational and strategic WHAT IS IT LIKE? decisions, micro-economic analysis of firms A finance major from Massey University lets and market and prepares forecasts and you structure a personal study programme simulations incorporating a wide range of disciplines to help >> Analyst, Reserve Bank: develops policies develop your numeracy, logic and analytical relating to the prudential supervision of skills. banks and monitors, analyses and reports on financial information relating to registered AFFECT WHERE MONEY GOES banks. Also conducts research on matters Finance is all about the systems, institutions relating to the banking system and instruments involved in the transfer of >> Analyst, Treasury: provides economic analysis funds between individuals, businesses and for development of social policy and analysis governments. This includes vital, short-run of cash flow for Government decision-making decisions such as cash management and (investments) as well as provision of budget credit policy, which affect the survival of an forecasts for policy implementation organisation, as well as long-term decisions such as investment in plant and equipment, MANAGERIAL FINANCE fund-raising, and mergers and takeovers. >> Capital Budgeting Analyst: evaluates and recommends the selection of strategic assets CAREERS >> Financial Analyst: prepares and analyses With your major in finance a wide range of the firm’s financial plans and budgets and employment opportunities will be open to you. assesses the firm’s risk-return profile You may find employment in corporations, retail >> Cash Manager: maintains, controls and and wholesale banking, insurance companies, economises the daily cash balances of a firm finance companies, or brokerage houses. >> Credit Manager: evaluates credit applications and is responsible for the collection of SECURITIES accounts receivable >> Securities Analyst: studies shares and other securities, economic activity, specific BANKING RETAIL industries and provides advice to securities >> Bank Manager: supervises customer services firms and their customers, fund managers, loans, mortgages, deposits and investment and insurance companies accounts and supervises branch activities >> Investment Banking Analyst: originates and >> Loans Officer: evaluates credit of personal and structures securities issues and provides business loan applicants. advice on mergers, acquisitions and divest- ments, other business and economic issues
09 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS FINANCIAL PLANNING AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND ADVICE STUDYING IN NZ A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU LEARN FROM LEADING BUSINESS EXPERTS >> Enjoy working with people The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest >> Have an aptitude for maths, finance and economics business schools and is AACSB accredited. >> Are a financial adviser that wishes to upskill and gain Certified Financial Massey University’s business and management studies ranks in the top PlannerCM Professional certification. 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business WHAT IS IT LIKE? administration and finance programmes by ShanghaiRanking. The Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning and Advice) will help you Our lecturers and professors are actively researching both nationally and become a professional financial adviser with the skills to work across large internationally, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory or small business, in the banking industry or as a consultant. It is an area and practice to the classroom. of growth, with qualified financial advisers commanding high salaries. SCHOLARSHIPS IN DEMAND There are a large number of scholarships available to first year and current As the population of New Zealand ages and comes closer to retirement, Massey University business students including hardship and sports- an increasing number of people will be seeking financial help. This, along related scholarships. Our Future Leaders Scholarship is a prestigious with increasing scrutiny of financial institutions, is creating demand for scholarship to recognise emerging leaders enrolling in full-time business, more qualified financial planning and advice professionals. communication and agricommerce programmes at Massey University. A new Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services is being implemented in New Zealand in 2020, which increases the requirements CAREERS for financial advisers in NZ, and will make your BBus (Financial Planning There is a shortage of highly-skilled financial advisers in New Zealand. and Advice) even more sought-after. The Financial Planning Standards Board has a goal to have 250,000 CFPCM professionals in 40 territories around the world by 2025. In New Zealand, WHAT DOES A FINANCIAL ADVISER DO? there were 279 CFPCM professionals as at the end of 2017, leaving a big A financial planner or adviser works with people and companies to help gap to fill. them make the best financial decisions for their situation. You may A qualification in financial planning and advice will set you up for a wide help individuals with advice on mortgages, term investments, shares or range of careers, in banks or companies that specialise in finance or as a insurance options. specialist in a small to medium sized company. Many financial advisers are self-employed. BECOME A HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL There are huge opportunities in the financial planning area – you will be You may be taking the first steps towards becoming a financial adviser, or in demand and employment opportunities are predicted to rise much faster you may currently be a competent financial adviser looking to gain further than average in the coming years. Careers include: certification. The learning in this degree will help you on both those paths. >> Financial planner You will learn the skills required for the Financial Planner Competency >> Financial adviser Profile of the Financial Planning Standards Board. >> Wealth manager The BBus (Financial Planning and Advice) also satisfies the education >> Insurance adviser requirements for becoming a Certified Financial PlannerCM Professional. >> Mortgage adviser
10 STUDY A DEGREE HUMAN RESOURCE KEY FACTS MANAGEMENT AND AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING RELATIONS IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU >> Have strong written and oral communication skills >> Are interested in collaborative and team work activity >> Would like to develop your skills in working with others and resolving people-related concerns in the workplace >> Are interested in how organisations function and manage employment relationships GAIN THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS SEEK Massey’s Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management and Employment Relations) will give you the theoretical, policy and business skills you need to understand, manage and collaborate effectively with people in the workplace. WHAT IS IT LIKE? When you study the BBus (HRMER), you’ll look at how employees are recruited and selected and how work is designed and measured so that an organisation can create value from (and add value to) its employees. You’ll also examine how different interests and power relations inform people- related strategy and practice. ABOUT HRM AND ER Human resource management and employment relations involve CAREERS various approaches to managing the relationship between people and A major in human resource management and employment relations opens their organisations. The role of human resources (HR) and employment the door to a wide variety of careers. relations (ER) professionals is to shape and support organisations and As a new graduate you may take up a generalist human resources/ their employees at both strategic and operational levels. They ensure that employment relations position in a private company or in the public sector. people are managed fairly and effectively within businesses, and other There are specialist opportunities, too, in recruitment; remuneration, organisations in the public and not-for-profit sectors. training and development, collective bargaining, change management and You will work to place people in positions where their skills and abilities dispute resolution. can best be used and developed to help the organisation meet its goals. Past graduates have become consultants, policy analysts for government, At the same time, you will help create work environments which are research officers, and entered management/employee relations trainee engaging, participatory, rewarding and sustainable for employees. This is programmes. vital for any organisation wanting to understand and develop their people There is increasing emphasis on human resource management and so that they both contribute to the organisation and satisfy their own employment relations by top management in New Zealand organisations. personal and career needs. More organisations now have a human resource/employment relations manager as a key member of the senior management team. WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? In a strategic sense, the people in the organisation are what gives that In this major, you can take courses in human resource management (eg organisation a unique advantage. Consequently, there is growing demand strategic HRM), employment relations (eg comparative employment for applicants who have the ability and skills to adapt to a fast-changing relations), employment law, equality and diversity in the workplace, global economy. Human resource and employment relations specialists contemporary issues (eg decent work) and organisational behaviour. keep up with these issues and trends.
11 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BUSINESS STUDYING IN NZ A major of the BBus BECOME A GLOBAL PLAYER Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to contemporary businesses confronted by changes brought about by globalisation. WHAT IS IT LIKE? The global economy has a major impact on our daily lives. The products we use, the financial transactions we undertake and our jobs are all subject to international business decisions. Understanding these impacts allows us to work more effectively in society and in business. A COMPREHENSIVE QUALIFICATION Massey’s international business programme has a comprehensive range of courses. You’ll learn about cross-cultural management, international business strategy, the political economy of international business, regional economic integration and contemporary issues relevant to international business. The programme centres around the Asia-Pacific business environment and its impact on Australasian business organisations. You’ll also look at the bigger picture - focusing on the impact of the global environment on the functional areas of international business, no matter where you are situated. THE REAL WORLD nnMATHEW HARDIE Currently studying the Bachelor of Business You’ll examine international business through a number of case (Management). Junior Manager, Carousel Confectionery studies and real-life examples to give you a realistic expectation and Palmerston North Boys’ High School understanding of the business world. The 200-level international business course was most useful as it gave me an insight into expanding the family business. It allowed me to gain a CAREERS greater understanding of exporting goods. As an international business graduate you will provide valuable skills Massey has very informative lecturers who have had experience in their to all firms and government agencies involved in international business field of choice before turning to teaching. This background allows for operations. great examples to be used during lectures, bringing real-world context to Today, almost every large organisation has international operations in the course. some form, and it’s an area of increasing importance. An understanding of this will enhance career opportunities and allow you to interact effectively with other managers from different cultures, or those using different business practices. Small businesses are also increasingly engaging in international business: exporting, licensing, and negotiating strategic alliances with overseas partners. Studying international business equips you with the keys to best international practice.
12 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING MANAGEMENT IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU CAREERS >> Are a strong leader Your management major will prepare you for a career growing >> Think clearly and analytically businesses, implementing new ideas and developing your skills and >> Enjoy working with diverse people those of others to effect positive change in the world around you. >> Know how to bring out the best in those around you Some examples of companies that have employed recent graduates >> Take initiative to achieve the things that are important of the programme: >> Air New Zealand LEAD THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE >> ASB Bank Ltd Become a manager that empowers others and makes a real >> BP Oil (NZ) Ltd difference to the future of our nation. >> Child Youth and Family >> EziBuy Ltd WHAT IS IT LIKE? >> Fuji Xerox (NZ) Ltd Part of being a manager is being able to be a nimble, quick thinker, >> Glaxo Wellcome (NZ) Ltd able to analyse situations effectively, consider priorities and make >> Housing NZ Ltd great decisions, often under pressure. >> Kmart New Zealand These are the sort of skills you will learn in Massey University’s >> Massey University Bachelor of Business (Management). >> Mid-Central Health >> New Zealand Defence Forces LEARN FROM LEADING BUSINESS EXPERTS >> Tourism New Zealand The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and >> Spark New Zealand largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent >> Toyota (NZ) Ltd of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited. >> Tui Foods Ltd Massey University’s business and management studies ranks in the top 200 by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. We are also ranked nnCULLUM PENI in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration BBus(Management) programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Graduated 2018. Airport Subjects. Operations Coordinator, Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant Wellington International Airport. developments in business theory and practice to your study. Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne ō Wairau, Manawatū College, RELEVANT TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS Foxton. You will emerge from your studies with management skills that are My study taught me about relevant to potential employers. Employers want people who can relationship management. It’s think critically, communicate well and deal well with other people important to consider how you through both written and face-to-face communication. communicate decisions that will The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, affect the company, its customers communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a and stakeholder agencies. sought-after employee. Skills I learnt at Massey that The Bachelor of Business will give you many skills you can use in I apply in my job include many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the networking, report writing, world. You will be someone that has a sound base in the business working with large datasets, fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, management, financial management and marketing, law and communication. general communication skills.
13 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MARKETING STUDYING IN NZ A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU great reputation and are keenly sought after by employers. Almost >> Like to be busy and have lots of energy every sector needs people who have marketing skills. >> Can keep your cool in a pressured situation You could find work in business or non-profit organisations in a >> Are self-motivated - a confident, determined and huge range of industries. enthusiastic person >> Enjoy being creative and thinking outside the square Careers include >> Enjoy communicating with people and working in a team >> Marketing executive/assistant or consultant and brand or product management. These roles tend to be extremely varied WHAT IS IT LIKE? and could involve planning/directing and controlling research Marketing is a key function for all businesses. It is the difference and development, perhaps working in the packaging and between having great products and services, and selling those manufacturing industries. You could also get involved in sales, products and services to the people that need them. By giving you distribution, promotion and even market research and forecasting sound knowledge of marketing principles, how to apply them and >> Market analyst - in this role you will research the market, how to evaluate them, Massey’s Bachelor of Business (Marketing) providing important strategic information to others will teach the ins and outs of consumer demand to lead the way in >> Market research - in a market research role you will use your marketing the world’s future innovations. knowledge of consumer behaviour, statistics and psychology to design research projects, prepare questionnaires, sample, JOIN THE LEADERS IN MARKETING EDUCATION analyse data and prepare reports and presentations Our marketing major is taught by world-class lecturers. >> Sales/sales management You will be joining the longest standing marketing school in the >> Retail industry country and be taught by internationally-ranked professors. >> New product planning Because Massey University’s teachers are actively researching, >> Non-profit services you will be taught the most relevant perspectives, from the most >> Or you could specialise in areas like direct marketing, web or influential academics, in the most experienced environment. social media marketing TURN GREAT IDEAS INTO PROFITS nnCHEYENNE WELHAM Currently studying the By giving you sound knowledge of marketing principles, how Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing). to apply them and how to evaluate them, Massey’s Bachelor of Digital Marketer, Glengarry Wines. Business (Marketing) will teach you how to take great ideas and Macleans College, Auckland. turn them into great profits for your employers. Every aspect of marketing is fascinating as it is Your marketing major will cover all the essential components of highly relevant to today’s society. Marketing is marketing including consumer behaviour, marketing management, the perfect blend of left and right brain thinking, strategy, research and analysis. as it is equal parts creative and analytical. All my marketing courses have been extremely CAREERS relevant to my digital marketing job. Whatever you do with your future, marketing is certain to enhance I have enjoyed my time at Massey immensely your career prospects. What’s more, if you want to set up your own as all the lecturers are extremely helpful and business one day, it will be your marketing training that will make it caring. The support available is unparalleled and the University goes happen - it’s a key element in all business activity. above and beyond to recognise student success. This marketing major prepares you for not just marketing jobs, but also for senior positions in most areas of business, academia, and the public sector. You could also take your skills and use them to start up your own business. Massey marketing graduates have a
14 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS ORGANISATIONAL AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MANAGEMENT STUDYING IN NZ A major of the BBus BECOME A SOUGHT-AFTER TECHNOLOGY-IN-BUSINESS EXPERT CAREERS The Bachelor of Business (Organisational Technology Today fast, appropriate, and reliable systems for storing and Management) will give you an in-depth understanding of the impact accessing information have become essential for businesses of technology and the skills needed to manage technology in a around the world. rapidly-changing and technology-oriented workplace. HIGHLY-EMPLOYABLE A GOOD FIT IF YOU There is a global shortage of people skilled in organisational >> Are passionate about new and innovative technology technology and its development and salaries are amongst the >> Can think outside of the box highest of all graduates. The skills you learn at Massey and the >> Would like to combine business management skills qualification you’ll receive will be in demand both in New Zealand with your interest in technology and around the world. You will work with programmers, systems >> Want to have a career in a technology management field analysts and vendors to create and operate information systems or technology oriented industry for businesses, government agencies and non-profit organisations. Roles include positions such as: WHAT IS IT LIKE? >> IS specialist When you study a Bachelor of Business (Organisational Technology >> Application consultant Management) at Massey University, you will learn how technology >> Business analyst is changing business practices and how you can manage this >> Computer marketing manager change. >> Market research analyst >> Network administrator BECOME A NEW TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT EXPERT >> Knowledge manager New tools and technology are constantly changing the environment >> IT project manager in which businesses operate. For instance, the cloud’s rapid >> IT consultant adoption as a business tool. Or the importance placed on the huge >> Social media manager quantity of data that is collected and how to analyse this (big data >> Technical sales representative and analytics). >> Quality assurance analysts The way organisations use technology and data is integral to their >> Systems analyst success. This is increasingly recognised by businesses – with chief technology officers increasingly taking a seat on senior leadership nnKIM TILYARD Graduated in 2016 teams. Information Services Graduate, Watercare Services, Auckland The BBus (OTM) will make you a sought-after technology I chose Massey as it is close to my hometown of Waipukurau plus it has management expert. You will have the knowledge and skills for a really good science department. In retrospect, I’m so glad I went to problem-solving, persuasion and presentation to help organisations Palmerston North as the rent is much cheaper than in larger cities. understand and use new technology. Information systems appeals as I like processes and completing tasks step by step then moving onto the next one. WIDE RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE I worked at Massey Kids’ Club on campus, providing after-school and As well as your learning around technology management, you holiday care to five to 12-year-olds. I was second-in-charge and the role will be able to take advantage of Massey’s expertise in all areas developed my communication and management skills. Plus, it was great I of business, like small business and innovation, human resource didn’t have to travel to get there. management, communications and marketing. That means you will I’m on a two-year information services graduate programme at graduate with a broad knowledge of general business practice and Watercare Services, which provides water and wastewater services to will be prepared for management roles across business. the Auckland region. This year I rotate among the six sections of the IT/IS department and next year I’ll be trained for a specific role.
15 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PROPERTY STUDYING IN NZ A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU Property market principles and economics >> Are interested in real estate and property Property market principles and economics knowledge is required to >> Enjoy meeting new people, and are a good communicator discuss how uses of property resources are economically determined and >> Would like to specialise in property, but want to keep your developed within shared urban space – especially at different global, career options open international, national, regional, urban, local and site scales. Property market analysts and property economists are able to critically discuss and WHAT IS IT LIKE? reflect on economic theory and practice in property, whilst using the lens Massey University's Bachelor of Business (Property) will give you an of economics to analyse property given the current (and potential future) introduction to a wide range of professional skills relevant to the industry, trends. including property development, management, valuation, finance, investment and economics. You should seek advice early in your degree programme to understand its You will learn the communication skills you’ll need to operate within the requirements and to ensure appropriate course selection. industry and to work effectively with clients. ACCREDITATIONS WHAT ARE THE SPECIALISATIONS? The Bachelor of Business (Property) is accredited by the Royal Institution of Property valuation Chartered Surveyors, the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ), and the Property valuations are required as the basis for a wide variety of real New Zealand Valuers Registration Board. estate decisions, including those concerned with the buying and selling of property, advancing money on the security of a property, rental CAREERS assessments, subdivision of property interests, compensation for public There is a huge range of careers in the property business in which you can acquisitions, the assessment of local authority rates, and other forms of choose to specialise. Or become a generalist. Examples include: taxation. You can meet the requirements for accreditation by the Valuers >> Private practice firms involved in property and development consultancy, Registration Board by including specific courses as electives. project management and co-ordination, and property management >> Valuation firms Property development and management >> Commercial and industrial enterprises which use, occupy, or own all Property development involves planning the purchase, development, types of property and sale of new or existing properties. This can include residential >> Development and construction companies subdivisions, construction of office buildings, establishment of industrial >> Real Estate firms - domestic and international parks, and refurbishment of existing buildings. Property management You can also apply for jobs in related areas for example insurance or involves the day-to-day management of commercial property, including finance companies, banks, government organisations, local and regional office buildings, retail outlets, industrial properties, and apartments. It authorities or shopping centres. includes management of the building and the facilities within the building. Depending on ultimate choice of careers, Property Institute of New Zealand and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand are the Property finance and investment professional organisations that you are most likely to join as a graduate Property investment and finance in both analysis and evaluation can help of this programme. Each body is closely involved with the development guide property financing decisions. Key areas in property finance and of Massey's courses. Both institutes actively encourage students to get investment engage with interest rates and the nature of lending risks. involved in the affairs of the local branch and, upon graduation, to become More technical calculations relating to property investment are integral members of one or more of these organisations. to discounted cash flow analyses of property investments. As well as performing and evaluating the effective cost of mortgage financing and REGISTRATION AS A VALUER refinancing, including leverage implications, as well as the wider financing The Valuers Registration Board accepts Massey's Bachelor of Business available to all property stakeholders. (Property) as a qualification.
16 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND AVAILABLE IN MANAWATŪ STRATEGIC AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING COMMUNICATION IN NZ OR VIA DISTANCE LEARNING A major of the BBus A GOOD FIT IF YOU Some of the varied fields communication graduates work in include: >> Have a creative streak >> Public relations >> Are interested in analysing why things happen >> Communications advisory >> Are well-organised and a people person >> Media buying, planning, and advising >> Want to use your communication skills in a business, not for profit, or >> News media government department >> Speech writing >> Publishing and editing WHAT IS IT LIKE? >> Liaison and advisory work The Bachelor of Business with a major in strategic communication builds your skills in areas including writing in the workplace, professional nnGEORGINA CLEAVE BBus (Marketing Communications*) presentations, communication technology, interpersonal communication, Market Manager - Business Development at Fairfax Media NZ organisational communication, cross-cultural communication, and public I was living in Wanaka when I was deciding on which university to enrol relations. in and what course to take. Massey offered a great extramural service You will develop your skills especially through learning by doing, such that others did not come close to matching and they also offered the type as role-playing, writing portfolios, interviewing, presentations, video of courses that would help me reach my goals. conferencing and creating web pages, writing communication plans for While the numeric-based business courses (such as accounting, businesses and short videos. statistics, macroeconomics, and finance) were not my favourites, I believe they gave me a valuable grounding in this area. The marketing LEARN FROM THE BEST and communications courses on offer were generally interesting and Many Massey teaching staff have substantial private-sector or consulting contained relevant theory combined with useful real-world learning. The experience, as well as close and continuing links with the business courses run by the School of CJM were the ones I enjoyed the most. world. Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant I have experienced both extramural and internal offerings at the developments in business theory and practice to your study. You’ll learn Auckland campus and believe that the majority of courses are well about cutting-edge practice in the industry, from those in the know. structured with the right ratio of theory to practical content. Being on campus at Albany has been a fantastic experience that enabled me to CAREERS learn more by bouncing ideas off fellow students and having the lecturers The breadth of learning at Massey means that you will have many available to answer questions and offer feedback. The facilities and different options for career paths in business, government or in community services on campus are excellent. organisations. Gaining a BBS, majoring in Marketing Communications has opened up Social changes in recent years mean a growing number of organisations doors that would have remained shut had I not embarked on degree recognise the importance of employing professional communicators. No level education in this field and this has ultimately led me to securing the matter what career you enter, employers are looking for people like you, marketing job that I had my eyes on all along. who can communicate well. Communication skills make a vital difference Marketing is a crucial component for every business and the specialist in your application and job interview, and they also facilitate career areas you can branch out into are growing by the day. Massey's School advancement and opportunities. of Communication, Journalism and Marketing offers a variety of courses Your career options are wide open - from trainee positions in large that will enable you to gain a worthwhile knowledge base and also government and business organisations to positions of responsibility in extend your skills in your chosen specialist field. Make sure you take small businesses. advantages of the resources available to you, ask questions and make the most of your university experience, so that you can be on the right path to achieve your career goals. *Note: the first graduates of the new Strategic Communication major have graduated in 2019.
17 STUDY A DEGREE KEY FACTS AVAILABLE IN AUCKLAND AVAILABLE IN MANAWATŪ AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING NOTE: NOT ALL COMBINATIONS CONJOINT DEGREES OF THE BA/BBUS OR BBUS/BSC MAJORS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL CAMPUSES, AND NOT ALL COURSES BA/BBus ARE AVAILABLE EACH YEAR NOT AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS EQUIVALENT TO 4 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY BBus/BSc More and more New Zealand employers are >> For the BSc component of the BBus/BSc, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES seeking graduates with an understanding of you will need to complete the majoring Employment opportunities continue to grow business alongside the knowledge and skills of requirements of at least one subject, and for graduates who have developed capacities either an arts or science discipline. at least one course from each of at least in enquiry, analysis and communication, as Massey Business School recognises this and three disciplines corresponding to BSc well as an understanding of human behaviour, offers two conjoint degrees: the Bachelor of specialisations. society and the environment. By combining a Arts/Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of BSc or BA with a BBus, you’ll enhance your Business/Bachelor of Science. PLANNING YOUR DEGREE competitive edge in the job market. You’ll have These conjoint degrees meet the needs You should seek advice early in your degree the knowledge and astuteness necessary for of employers and students looking for a programme to understand its requirements and success in business, management, marketing, combination of knowledge and skills to pursue a to ensure appropriate course selection. finance and economics. This will be coupled career and make a contribution to the business with a deep understanding of science, society or world with either an arts or science twist, within In your first year, you should include: people, and the wider national and international New Zealand and beyond. BA/BBus: Four core BBus courses; four BA communities in which we live. courses including two core courses and two QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW major courses. MAJORING SUBJECTS The BA/BBus and the BBus/BSc conjoint degrees BBus/BSc: Four core BBus courses; three BSc BACHELOR OF ARTS let you graduate with both degrees at the end courses; Communications course. Business psychology, Chinese, classical of four years of full-time study. You must study studies, creative writing, defence studies, for both degrees concurrently. To remain in the In your second year, you will need to include nine economics, education, educational psychology, qualification, you must maintain a Grade Point courses and aim to have passed 255 credits by English, environmental studies, geography, Average of at least 5.0 (a B grade) each year. the end of the year. history, Japanese, linguistics, Māori studies, For the BA component of the BA/BBus, you will mathematics, media studies, philosophy, politics, DEGREE STRUCTURE need to have passed 60 credits at 100 level psychology, security studies, social anthropology, >> You will need to pass at least 510 credits, including the three 100 level core courses, any social policy, sociology, Spanish, statistics. made up of at least 255 credits from the BBus major prerequisites, and completed about half BACHELOR OF BUSINESS schedule (the BBus component) AND at least your major. Accountancy, economics, finance, financial 255 credits from the BA or BSc schedule For the BSc component of the BBus/BSc, you planning and advice, human resource (the BA or BSc component). will need to have passed 60 credits at 100 level management and employment relations, >> For the BBus component of either programme, including any major prerequisites, and some international business, management, marketing, you will need to complete the eight core 200-level courses, and completed about half your organisational technology management, courses and the majoring requirements of at major. property, strategic communication. least one subject. You must include no more For the BBus component of either programme, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE than 135 credits at 100-level and at least 60 you will need to have passed all eight core BBus Chemistry, computer science, data science, earth credits at 300-level in your BBus component. courses, plus any additional required 100-level science, ecology, ecology and sustainability, >> For the BA component of the BA/BBus, you majoring courses. environmental science, exercise and sport will need to complete the five core courses science, human nutrition, integrative biology, and the majoring requirements of at least one In your third year, you will normally take a international agriculture, marine biology, subject (Business Psychology is not available combination of 200-level and 300-level courses, mathematics, microbiology, molecular and as a major in the conjoint programme), and which will allow you to complete your 300-level cellular biology, molecular genetics and 45 credits from the BA schedule under the BA requirements in your fourth year. biochemistry, physics, physiology, plant science, component. You should normally choose about half your psychology, statistics, zoology. credits for each year from each component.
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