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Bachelor of Business with Honours

Bachelors Honours BBus(Hons)
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A BBus(Hons) degree provides a year of postgraduate study after your Bachelor of Business that will deepen and enrich your understanding of your major subject.

120 points, 1 year


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a BBus(Hons)?

An honours degree signals to employers that you have advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills in your chosen field of study, giving you a competitive edge in the workforce.

You will also know  how to communicate ideas in a logical and persuasive manner, informed by the latest research findings and policies.

The degree includes a combination of taught papers (up to 90 points), and a research dissertation (at least 30 points) on a topic of your own choice.

It's ideal for students who progress their career more quickly, or prepare for an academic/research career later on.

By the time you graduate, you will have developed the skills and confidence to identify problems and recommend solutions for a wide range of organisational, business and social issues.

120 points, 1 year


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

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Skills developed

Honours students will develop the skills to:

  • Critically review and synthesise the core theory, perspectives and analytical approaches within their specialist subject.
  • Apply skills and knowledge to find, interpret, critique and evaluate research, commentary and policy relating to their specialist subject.
  • Make decisions, find solutions and develop applications within their specialist subject, informed by disciplinary knowledge and sustainability concepts.
  • Effectively communicate arguments, findings and ideas informed by research within their specialist subject.

Further study

If you decide that you'd like to continue studying at postgraduate level, you also have the option of transferring your 120 points of BBus(Hons) papers into the Master of Management Studies (180 points).

Contact us

International Enquiries

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Management Student Centre

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
MSB.1.50, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton