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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Equivalent to 4 years of full-time study

Take your study to the next level

With a Massey Conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business you can complete two different degrees simultaneously and enjoy the benefits of both.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

More and more employers are seeking graduates with an understanding of business as well as the knowledge and skills of an arts discipline.

The Bachelor of Arts will make you a responsible, world-conscious citizen. You’ll apply your knowledge and transferable skills to real-life scenarios. Prepare to become a free and original thinker who will lead Aotearoa New Zealand into the future and help solve some of the world’s big problems.

The Bachelor of Business will teach you to think clearly, critically and analytically. You’ll be able to conceptualise ideas and relate them to real-life business situations, and gain the skills to change a business for the better. You’ll study at an internationally regarded business school, with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Get two degrees - more quickly

Full-time students can complete the conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business in four years, instead of the six years it would normally take for two separate degrees. Part-time students are allowed 10 years to complete.

Choice and flexibility

With loads of majors to choose from in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business, you’ll have many options to create your ideal qualification. With this choice and flexibility, you can follow your interests and delve deeply into multiple subjects. You’ll also develop amazing time management skills!

Take on the challenge

With a Conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business you’ll take on a rewarding but challenging four-year degree, studying for two degrees concurrently. You’ll have to work harder than your peers but you’ll walk away with double the benefits.

A good fit if you:

  • Want the flexibility to follow your passions
  • Enjoy thinking analytically and creatively
  • Want to challenge yourself
  • Have wide-ranging interests


Your conjoint bachelor’s degree will give you far greater opportunities than a single degree. Combining two degrees will enhance your employability and give you a competitive edge in the job market. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for success in business, local and central government, marketing, education, economics, psychology and numerous other areas.

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