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Programmes, entry and fees


A Business Masters programme at the University of Auckland Business School will prepare you for the challenging and fast-moving business world.

We offer a portfolio of coursework masters degree programmes:

Programme Points Duration
Master of Management 180 points 15 months (5 quarters)
Master of International Business 240 points 18 months (6 quarters)
Master of Professional Accounting 240 points 18 months (6 quarters)
Master of Marketing 240 points 18 months (6 quarters)
Master of Human Resource Management 240 points 18 months (6 quarters)
Master of Supply Chain Management* 240 points 18 months (6 quarters)

Will be offered from September 2020 subject to CUAP (Committee on University Academic Programmes) approval.

Career prospects

Our professional masters programmes are designed to prepare you for the workplace and help you stand out in a competitive job market. You will graduate with a strong portfolio of knowledge and skills that can be applied across a number of different industries.

There is a focus on professional development throughout the programme, including career planning. Students receive support from a dedicated careers service.

For more details of specific career prospects for the different programmes, see the relevant programme page.

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Structure

Our Business Masters programmes are delivered in quarters. There are four ten-week quarters per year, with a two-week break between each quarter.

During the first two quarters of all programmes, students study core business courses in management, quantitative analysis, economics and financial reporting, to gain a solid grounding in business before continuing on to a set of courses in their chosen specialisation. Students have the flexibility to change between specialisations before the start of the third quarter.

In the first four quarters students complete four Professional Development Modules. These are an important component of the degree as they are designed to equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world.

Exit pathway: If you are unable or choose not to continue with your masters programme you may apply to reassign courses passed towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Management or Postgraduate Diploma in Management. For more information email businessmasters@auckland.ac.nz.

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Courses

All classes are scheduled Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm and you are expected to be available to attend sessions during these hours. There are typically 16-18 hours of classes per week. Secure tests are held in the evenings and dates and times advised at the start of each quarter.

This is an intensive programme requiring a full-time commitment of approximately 40 hours per week, including class contact hours, assignments, team-based projects and private study. A part-time study option is not available.

For more details of the specific courses you will study, please see the relevant programme page.

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Entry requirements

All our Business Masters degrees are pre-experience coursework programmes. This means that applicants require little or no work experience to gain entrance into these programmes.


Academic requirements

To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science.

In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. For indicative entry scores by country please see the table below.

Country Entry score
Australia Credit average
Brazil 7.0/10
Canada 3.3/4.3
Chile 5.0/7
China (211/985) 75%
China (non-211/985) 80-85%
Colombia 3.5/5
Denmark 8.0/13
France 12.0/20.0
Germany 2.8/5
Hong Kong 3.0/4
India First Class
Indonesia 3.0/4
Iran 14/20
Israel 65/100
Italy 80/110
Japan 70/100
Korea 3.0/4.5
Kuwait 3.0/4
Malaysia 3.0/4
Netherlands 7.0/10
New Zealand B average
Philippines 85/100
Saudi Arabia 3.5/5
Singapore 3.5/5
South Africa 65-70/100
Sri Lanka 60-65/100
Taiwan 75/100
Thailand 3.0/4
UK (Honours) 2.1
USA 3.0/4
Vietnam 7.0/10

Note: These scores are indicative only and subject to review.

*Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis.

Country Entry score
Australia Credit average
Brazil 7.0/10
Canada 3.3/4.3
Chile 5.0/7
China (211/985) 75%
China (non-211/985) 80-85%
Colombia 3.5/5
Denmark 8.0/13
France 12.0/20.0
Germany 2.8/5
Hong Kong 3.0/4
India First Class
Indonesia 3.0/4
Iran 14/20
Israel 65/100
Italy 80/110
Country Entry score
Japan 70/100
Korea 3.0/4.5
Kuwait 3.0/4
Malaysia 3.0/4
Netherlands 7.0/10
New Zealand B average
Philippines 85/100
Saudi Arabia 3.5/5
Singapore 3.5/5
South Africa 65-70/100
Sri Lanka 60-65/100
Taiwan 75/100
Thailand 3.0/4
UK (Honours) 2.1
USA 3.0/4
Vietnam 7.0/10

Note: These scores are indicative only and subject to review.

*Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis.

English requirements

Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:

  • Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or;
  • TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or;
  • TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or;
  • Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-, or;
  • English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) B-;
  • PTE Academic 58, with no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

If your English does not meet the required standard, our English Language Academy offers the following courses:

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. All fees are inclusive of 15% GST and the student services fee, but do not include course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative and only applicable to the September 2019 intake.

International students (NZ$) Domestic students (NZ$)
Master of Management $58,841.00 $28,053.00
Master of International Business $79,207.00 $37,591.00
Master of Professional Accounting $79,207.00 $37,591.00
Master of Marketing $79,207.00 $37,591.00
Master of Human Resource Management $79,207.00 $37,591.00
Master of Supply Chain Management $79,207.00 $37,591.00

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are open to admitted students for any of the Business Masters programmes offered by the University of Auckland. The basis of selection will be academic merit and a written statement covering career goals and motivation.

University of Auckland Business Masters Scholarships (International)

The main purpose of the scholarships are to support international students to gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a business career by completing a Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management or Master of Supply Chain Management degree at the University of Auckland Business School. A key objective is to enhance the diversity of the class profile.

University of Auckland Business Masters Scholarships (Domestic)

The main purpose of the scholarships are to support domestic students to gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a business career by completing a Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management or Master of Supply Chain Management degree at the University of Auckland Business School.

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Key dates

The University of Auckland Graduate School of Management operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that you can apply for entry into your chosen programme up to 12 months before the programme start date.


Intake dates:

April 2019

International students must apply by 1 February 2020
Domestic students must apply by 1 March 2020

September 2019

International students must apply by 1 July 2020
Domestic students must apply by 1 August 2020

 

Late applications may be considered subject to the availability of places.

Start dates:

The programme is delivered in quarters. Each quarter is 10 weeks long followed by a two week break. There are four quarters per calendar year.

An orientation week will be held for each new intake of students. It is an essential part of your learning journey and has been designed to help you to develop the skills and strategies you will need for a successful transition into your studies.

 

 

Programme intake Orientation week begins Lectures begin
April 2020 6 April 2020 15 April 2020
September 2020 21 September 2020 28 September 2020
2020 Academic dates
Quarter 1 (Q1)  
Lectures begin Monday 13 January
Lectures end Friday 20 March
Quarter 2 (Q2)  
Orientation week begins (new students) Monday 6 April
Lectures begin Wednesday 15 April
Lectures end Friday 19 June
Quarter 3 (Q3)  
Lectures begin Monday 6 July
Lectures end Friday 11 September
Quarter 4 (Q4)  
Orientation week begins (new students) Monday 21 September
Lectures begin Monday 28 September
Lectures end Friday 4 December