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BBus(Hons)
Bachelor of Business with Honours

The Bachelor of Business with Honours is a one-year postgraduate honours degree in a specialist subject, which follows on from the Bachelor of Business. It signals to employers that you have advanced knowledge in your chosen field of study, and can give you a competitive edge in the workforce.

The Bachelor of Business with Honours is a one-year postgraduate degree in a specialist subject, which follows on from the three-year Bachelor of Business.

An Honours degree provides 120 points of study that will deepen and enrich your understanding of your specialist subject. The degree includes a combination of taught papers, plus a research methodology paper, and a research dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

It's ideal for students who want to gain advanced knowledge in their field of study, or prepare for an academic/research career later on.

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.

For the BBus(Hons), choose one of the following specialist subjects:

Click on the links below to view the 500-level papers available within each 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).

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

To be admitted to the BBus(Hons), you must have completed the BBus degree, or an equivalent qualification, at a level considered appropriate by the Academic Board.

Candidates who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for special admission, subject to the completion of any qualifying papers.

Duration: 1 year (full-time study)
Points: 120 points
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: February (A Trimester), July (B Trimester) and November (C or G semesters)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Bachelor of Business with Honours - 120 points total

Stage 1: Specialist Subject papers (60 points)

500 Level
Specialist Subject papers (at least 30 points)

500 Level
Elective papers from any field (no more than 30 points)

Stage 2: Research Methods paper (15 or 30 points)

Select ONE of the following papers:

Stage 3: Research Dissertation (30 points)

  • Compulsory
  • Specialist subject
  • Elective
  • Explanatory note
  • (Additional)
This information is provisional and subject to change.

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Graduate study options

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).


Regulations

To learn more about the qualification regulations for the BBus(Hons) degree, visit the University of Waikato's Calendar.


The BBus(Hons) degree may be awarded with:

  1. First Class Honours
  2. Second Class Honours (First Division)
  3. Second Class Honours (Second Division)
  4. Third Class Honours

Please note: The level of Honours will be calculated on the basis of the grades of the first 120 points of papers completed by the candidate, including any failed paper/s.


Contacts

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers in the Management Student Centre (MSC) to help you plan your degree.

Location: MSB.1.50, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
Phone: +64 838 4303
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: [email protected]

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