Bachelor of Arts (Business Psychology)

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Bachelor of Arts (Business Psychology) structure

The two first-year (100-level) psychology courses are compulsory for this major. They are ‘Psychology as a Social Science’ and ‘Psychology as a Natural Science’, and together they are the basic foundations of your future studies in psychology. You must complete ‘Psychology as a Natural Science’ before you can move onto the more advanced (200-level) psychology courses.

Once you’ve completed the first-year courses, you can move on to the 200-level Social Psychology course and the 200-level Introductory Research course. In turn, you need to have these before you can go on to the 300-level psychology courses. When you have passed a 100-level course you can start the business part of your major. To do this, all you have to do is select courses 114.241 Managing Human Resources and 152.200 Contemporary Management offered by the Massey School of Business.

Business Psychology is not available as a minor.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the Regulations button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in Business Psychology but are unsure about what courses might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in Education, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for your first year is eight courses; four courses in Semester One, and four courses in Semester Two.

You should take:
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science

Choose three electives from:
115.115 Management in Context
161.120 Intro Statistics
161.130 Intro Biostatistics
172.131 Language and Communication
176.101 Intro to Sociology
275.102 Human Development
219.107 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for courses in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.

Requirements

Major requirements

A major in Business Psychology consists of 195 credits - 135 credits (nine courses) from Psychology and 60 credits (four courses) from Management and/or Human Resource Management.

Note: The courses with 114 and 152 prefixes are included in the maximum of 120 credits that can come from degrees other than the BA. Therefore, once you have passed the 60 credits (four courses) from 114 and/or 152 prefix courses you will only be able to complete a maximum of another 60 credits (four courses) from other degrees.

Minor requirements

Business Psychology is not available as a minor subject

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year. To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the Regulations button. 

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

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