Pakihi Business

The business world can lead you in many directions. From general management roles through to specialties like accounting, human resources, sales and marketing, change management and business transformation. Whatever enterprise you find yourself involved with, either in New Zealand or overseas, our School of Business has a range of business and business administration programmes from foundation studies right through to graduate diplomas.

When you study business at Ara you will enjoy:

  • Work focused programmes with lecturers, tutors and highly regarded local companies sharing their knowledge and experience within and outside campus.
  • Research opportunities that will boost your learning experience with chances to research and develop practical solutions of real value to business, industry and communities.

Ara's Business facilities are located at our Madras Street campus in Christchurch, and at our Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru campuses.

Subjects

We offer programmes of study in business administration, business and online business studies.  

In addition to these mainstream subjects you will also be able to specialise in many different areas including accounting, business information systems, business transformation and change, events, HR management, innovation and entrepreneurship, operations and production management, project management and sales and marketing.

Internships

Bachelor of Applied Management students complete an internship of 400 hours. Internships are designed to provide you with the oppportunity to experience hands-on, the complexities of 'real world' working environments.

You will also be required to complete a research project based on your specialisation (major) with the internship provider.

An internship can result in a valuable referee for future use or even a job offer. It is the ideal launch pad for your vibrant career.   

Facilities

With campus wide Wi-Fi and online access to hundreds of international journals, industry magazines and newspapers, and computer suites housing the latest software, you can be sure of always having access to relevant, up to date information.

You can be confident your learning is taking place in one of the most technologically advanced tertiary institutions in the country with contemporary lecture theatres, work-stations and tutorial rooms.

We provide online access to hundreds of international journals, industry specific magazines and newspapers as well as:

  • Prestigious business software systems
  • Publishing services and on-site printery
  • 3D prototyping tool
  • Fast internet connection
  • Technology helpdesk

Industry and community

Employers seek our graduating students knowing they are qualified and competent, ready to contribute their ideas, proficiencies and enthusiasm from day one.

Along with valuable work experience and intern opportunities, our long standing industry partnerships mean we can respond quickly to marketplace demands providing the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have right now.

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