Bachelor of Business and Information Management (BBIM)

With integrated expertise in information management and a second functional business major, the Bachelor of Business and Information Management (BBIM) will position you for new and emerging career opportunities.

No new BBIM admissions from 2014


The BBIM was withdrawn at the end of 2013 and the Information Management major offered in the BCom programme. No applications will be accepted from the start of the 2014 academic year. Students currently enrolled in the programme will be able to complete under the current regulations.

For more information and advice please contact the Business Student Centre.

BBIM programme pre-2014


The following information is applicable to current BBIM students only (intake starting in 2013 or earlier).

Quick facts
Points per degree 360 points
Full-time 3 years
Taught at City Campus
Majors Information Management and either Accounting or Marketing
Application closing date 8 December 2012
Classes start 4 March 2013

Degree highlights

  • Learn the latest in information management, e-commerce, emerging technologies, research and information retrieval skills.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, project management and team working abilities.
  • The Business School is accredited by a number of professional bodies, including efmd EQUIS, AACSB International, NZICA and CPA Australia.
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Degree structure

First year

  • Two courses in Business introducing you to the types of choices facing entrepreneurs and managers and focusing on the development of professional skills.
  • Courses in a number of topics including Business, Accounting Information, Information Systems and Business Law.

Second year and beyond

  • Combine the study of a major in Information Management with a second major in either Accounting or Marketing.
  • Study two courses in Project Management and Communications.
  • Be invited to join the BCom(Hons) programme if your results have been consistently strong.

Final year applied project

In your final year you will complete a challenging team-based capstone project. The outputs will provide you with a portfolio of work that you can use to demonstrate and showcase your skills to potential employers.

BBIM majors

You can choose from either Accounting or Marketing to combine with a major in Information Management.

For more information on the courses you will study for each of the majors:

Information Management | Accounting | Marketing

Course requirements

Read details about the number of points for each of the BBIM core courses and a breakdown of the Information Management major by course, by visiting the BBIM course requirements page.

Planning your degree

To help you complete your degree, we have provided some course advice to help plan each year of your study - visit the BBIM planning your degree page.

Career opportunities

The breadth of the BBIM means all sorts of careers are open to you, from accounting to information technology, management consultancy or marketing — both in the public and private sectors in New Zealand and overseas.

Find out more about these subjects and the careers open to you:

Other pathways to studying Business

Further study options

BBIM graduates have a sound base for advanced study in a professional or educational setting. Graduate and postgraduate programmes include:

See also