1) You’ll gain knowledge while getting real work experience
How can you best prepare yourself for a rewarding career in roles that require a strong business acumen and technology expertise? With cutting-edge tech and practical work experience, NZSE’s Bachelor of Business Information Management (BBIM) sets you up with both the knowledge and skills to help organisations make effective decisions. With industry involved in its 10-year development, the BBIM programme includes wrap-around support, real-life industry projects and paid opportunities within industry.
“Through NZSE’s three-year BBIM degree, we see worthwhile learning opportunities for our students to have the experiences tied in with theory,” says Lawrence Naicker, Deputy Principal of Manurewa High School.
Gordon Macdonald, Head of Operations for tech business ZOZO, agrees. He highlights the significance of integrating work experience with academic programmes:
“We work together with educational providers such as NZSE so that students gain practical experience and insights into the real-world dynamics of teamwork and collaboration – two crucial factors to becoming prepared for the workforce.” Says Gordon.
2) Technology is increasingly essential in organisational success – so there will be plenty of work opportunities in the future across various industries.
NZSE’s BBIM programme equips students with an integrated skillset combining business, marketing, data analytics, and information systems. This multidisciplinary approach ensures graduates can make a significant impact in various industries.
“You don’t have to come into the tech industry and be a programmer,” says Victoria MacLennan, CEO of IT Professionals and Co-Chair of DECA (the Digital Equity Coalition Aoteaora). With a degree such as BBIM, you can go into any kind of industry and use skills learnt – from soft skills to technical skill – in different parts of an organisation.”
3) The work is rewarding – with high earning potential.
During the BBIM programme you can be creative as you learn to analyse behaviours and tell stories through media. The real-life industry projects give you insight about the inner workings of business enabling you to make informed decisions that benefit all types of professional organisations including SME, NGOs, Māori and Pacific businesses and wider global communities.
4) You learn soft skills, as well as technical – that will set you up for a successful future.
While developing cutting-edge and world-leading specialist technical skills required to excel in any type of organisation, soft skills aren’t overlooked at NZSE. Victoria emphasises the importance of soft skills in the tech industry. While technical capabilities are crucial, the industry recognises that effective communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills are equally essential. “Collaboration between educators and the industry ensures that students are equipped with a holistic skill set that prepares them for what’s required when working for a successful, modern business,” says Victoria.
5) You might qualify for full-paid tuition, through NZSE’s Turama Scholars Programme.
NZSE’s commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in tech shines through the Tūrama Scholars Programme – BBIM, which translates from Te Reo Māori as “to illuminate.” Categories include both domestic and international scholarships. Domestic students receive full tuition three-year scholarships, within categories including Women in Tech, Academic Merit, Māori in Tech and Pasifika in Tech. One-year scholarships are available for international students – all include wrap-around support, industry mentor, and free membership – with full benefits – to IT Professionals New Zealand for the duration of study.