Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial (BBA (Fin))

If you're interested in a career as an accountant, economist, financial analyst, or in sharebroking or banking, this course of study offers a professionally recognised specialist degree.

With majors in accounting or finance this 3 year degree has particular emphasis on financial management. If numbers and their meaning are your focus then this unique programme offers you an alternative to the Bachelor of Management Studies.

Rather than covering the broader aspects of business management, you’ll look in depth at the quantitative aspects. You’ll study a core programme of business papers and if you choose a major in Accounting you'll meet the academic requirements for membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a B grade average gives you up to 10 papers towards the 20 required for the BBA(Fin).

Content Details

The BBA (Fin) requires you to complete 20 papers studying full-time over three years or the equivalent time for part-time study. You will require a B grade average, and a minimum B grade for papers 510 and 560 (if taken), to guarantee credit towards the BBA (Fin).

Compulsory Papers

Enrolment with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology:
500 Accounting Principles
520 Economic Environment
530 Organisation and Management
603 Business Finance (500)
MATH166 Management Mathematics
MSYS111 E-Business and Supply Chain Management
ECON200 Macro Economics and the Global Economy (520)
STAT160 Management Statistics

Plus choose a minimum of 3 from:
550 Business Computing
560 Business Communication
541 Fundamentals of Marketing
510 Introduction to Commercial Law


Enrolment with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology:
501 Accounting Practices
510 Introduction to Commercial Law
601 Financial Accounting (500, 501)
602 Management Accounting (500, 501)
Plus seven University of Waikato papers in Year 3. To meet NZ Institute of Chartered Accountant requirements, students will be required to complete 21 papers in Tauranga.

ECON204 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance (520, STAT160) (recommended)
Plus two NZ Diploma in Business level 6 (second year papers) with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Year 2.
Plus six University of Waikato papers in Year 3.


Start dates for this programme match the NZDipBus.

JanuaryFull-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)Three years
JanuaryPart-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)
FebruaryFull-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)Three years
FebruaryPart-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)
JulyFull-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)Three years
JulyPart-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)
NovemberFull-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)Three years
NovemberPart-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $897.00 per Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology NZDipBus paper

2017 international students $19,950.00 per year

PLUS University of Waikato fees - please refer to their website

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology papers you will be awarded the:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6)

With a B grade average, and a minimum B grade for papers 510 and 560 (if taken), you are guaranteed full paper credit to the University of Waikato’s BBA (Fin) degree. Upon successful completion of the entire programme you will receive from the University of Waikato, the Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial.

Career Opportunities

Accountancy, sharebroking, banking, economist, financial analyst.

Entry Criteria

  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the National Qualifications Framework; or equivalent.
  • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of eight literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing.

Special Admission
Students who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme will be considered for special admission if, in the opinion of the Programme Coordinator, they are capable of achieving the programme outcomes.

Information Meeting/Interview
We may require you to attend an information meeting prior to offering you a place on the course. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course to see if it fits your career aspirations and for us to ensure you meet our entry requirements.


International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.