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Programmes, entry and fees


Master of Management (MMgt)

The Master of Management is a 15-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at providing you with the practical skills and networks to support your successful entry into a business management oriented career with SMEs through to larger corporations.

 

180 points over 15 months

Career prospects

Designed to add value to any bachelors degree, the Master of Management will prepare you for a career in general business. Graduates may find employment in a wide range of positions in the retail, manufacturing or service industries.


Likely roles include:

  • Business analyst
  • Market Planner
  • Management consultant
  • Sales Executive

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Degree structure

The Master of Management is a 15-month, 180-point programme studied over five quarters. You will study core business courses before selecting from one of six specialisation options in Business, Accounting, International Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management or Supply Chain Management. You are able to confirm your choice of specialisation at the end of your second quarter of study.

You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world.

Course information for current students is available on the Business School website.


Courses

Core

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 711 Managing People and Organisations 15 Focuses on the foundations of organisational behaviour and managing within the workplace. Examines the challenges that managers and leaders face in managing people and organisations.
BUSMGT 712 Principles of Business Analytics 15 Focuses on fact-based and data-driven decision making in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Examines decision biases and tools to overcome decision making under VUCA, particularly through critical and structured thinking.
BUSMGT 713 Financial Reporting and Control 15 Focuses on essential accounting knowledge for effective resource allocation and for quantifying, assessing, and communicating information about the health of the enterprise.
BUSMGT 714 Economics for Managers 15 Examines attributes and behaviours of consumers, firms, markets and institutions and their impacts on the macroeconomy. Focuses on the micro and macroeconomic aspects of market actors from a managerial perspective.

 

Specialisation:Accounting

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 731 Financial Reporting and Accounting 15 Provides overview of financial accounting principles within New Zealand and the understanding and application of New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards. Focuses on the role of financial statements play in investment, analysis and contracting decisions.
BUSMGT 732 Business Finance 15 Examines the functions of the markets for real and financial assets, and their valuation. Focuses on the various techniques that financial managers can create wealth for shareholders and stakeholders.
BUSMGT 733 Analysing Financial Statement 15 Focuses on the analysis of financial statements and the assessments of an organsation’s performance. Develops an understanding of appropriate tools and techniques used to measure and assess risk and value.
BUSMGT 735 Management Accounting 15 Design and management of revenue and cost management systems. Analysis of budgets and standard, costing system, cost systems for decision-making and control, performance appraisal, and contemporary related issues.

Specialisation: Business

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 751 Marketing Management 15 Focuses on the core concepts and principles of marketing theory and practice using examples from New Zealand and overseas.
BUSMGT 732 Business Finance 15 Examines the functions of the markets for real and financial assets, and their valuation. Focuses on the various techniques that financial managers can create wealth for shareholders and stakeholders.
BUSMGT 761 International Human Resource Management 15 Examines the management of international workforces in multinational corporations. Explores the impact of culture on managing people in cross-border contexts.
BUSMGT 724 Global Operations Management 15 Advanced analysis of global operations management. Evaluates the design, management, and improvement of operations in goods and services organisations and critiques strategies to improve global supply chain performance.

Specialisation: International Business

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 751 Marketing Management 15 Focuses on the core concepts and principles of marketing theory and practice using examples from New Zealand and overseas.
BUSMGT 741 International Business Environment 15 Provides an understanding of macro-environment issues that businesses operating internationally face. Develops students’ analytical thinking and decision making skills with the use of analytical tools and case studies.
BUSMGT 761 International Human Resource Management 15 Examines the management of international workforces in multinational corporations. Explores the impact of culture on managing people in cross-border contexts.
BUSMGT 724 Global Operations Management 15 Advanced analysis of global operations management. Evaluates the design, management, and improvement of operations in goods and services organisations and critiques strategies to improve global supply chain performance.

Specialisation: Marketing

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 751 Marketing Management 15 Focuses on the core concepts and principles
of marketing theory and practice using examples from New Zealand and overseas.
BUSMGT 752 Understanding Consumers 15 Focuses on the analysis of markets and buyers. It will involve the basic principles and application of market research. The course will also cover buyer behaviour concepts.
BUSMGT 756 Advertising, Branding, and PR 15 Develops the essential frameworks and tools for operating in specialised marketing agencies such as advertising, branding, media, PR, or similar. Examines the work of marketing agencies, and equips students with a mobile repertoire of practical skills required by marketing agencies.
BUSMGT 754 Marketing Communications 15 Analysis of the individual components of the marketing communications mix. Critically evaluates the role of marketing communications in supporting brand, product and service strategy.

 

Specialisation: Human Resource Management

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 751 Marketing Management 15 Focuses on the core concepts
BUSMGT 762 Human Resource Policy and Practice 15 Evaluates the policies and
BUSMGT 761 International Human Resource Management 15 Examines the management of
BUSMGT 724 Global Operations Management 15 Examines the design, management

Specialisation: Supply Chain Management

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 771 Extended Enterprise Operations 15 Examines cross-functional and inter-organisational business processes, systems, and technologies to enhance supply chain performance. Considers analysis, design, implementation, and configuration.
BUSMGT 772 Supply Chain Management 15 Using quantitative models and qualitative understanding, the course explores the essential components of a supply chain– inventory, logistics and transportation. Considers supply chain dynamics, risk management, collaboration, and sustainability, and the trade-offs inherent in supply chain decisions.
BUSMGT 773 Strategic Sourcing 15 Considers analysis, planning, management, and improvement of the sourcing/procurement function in businesses. Special attention is given to Supplier Selection and Relationship Management, Negotiation, Coordination
and Collaboration, and Supply Chain Financing. The course uses both qualitative and quantitative models.
BUSMGT 774 Global Operations 15 Advanced analysis of global operations management through an understanding of process capacity and constraints, and risks and benefits of lean processes. Considers operational, ethical, and sustainability issues in managing global trade networks and global operations teams.

Professional development

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 701 Professional Development Module 1 7.5 Establishes an understanding of self as an individual within a personal, cultural and ‘emerging professional’ context. Provides opportunities for the development of applied communication skills and personal career planning strategies to become an agile, reflective professional.
BUSMGT 702 Professional Development Module 2 7.5 Develops key interpersonal strategies and skills to manage self and function effectively and cooperatively as a professional in a range of business environments. Builds on personal and professional goals focussing on the presentation of self to the market place.
BUSMGT 703 Professional Development Module 3 7.5 Engages the emerging manager in developing skills and capabilities that will enhance the ability to work effectively and manage others including cross-border contexts. Focuses on the application of tools and models to develop an understanding of the complexity of organisational contexts and the challenges and issues which confront managers.
BUSMGT 704 Professional Development Module 4 7.5 Focuses on the development of advanced professional attributes which are essential to leadership including influencing others and managing change. Creates understanding of an entrepreneurial mind-set and emphasises techniques for identifying and evaluating business opportunities. Develops skills and competencies including advanced communication through the critical analysis of applied scenarios.

Strategy/capstone

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 717 Strategic Management 15 Develops and applies core conceptual frameworks relevant to the development and analysis of corporate and competitive strategy. May include strategy development, diversification, and corporate portfolio management.
BUSMGT 716 Strategy Capstone 15 Examines the logics and processes of strategy formulation and implementation. The course involves extensive business situation case analysis and a “real world” business project requiring creative and innovative recommendations typical for a capstone experience.
BUSMGT 734 Strategic Management Accounting 15 Critically analyses the role of strategic management accounting in facilitating strategic decision making and sustainable value creation. Evaluates strategic cost management tools and techniques, budgetary control systems and performance measurement through an applied research project.

Advancing in the programme: To progress into one of the specialisations in the third quarter students must achieve a B- average in the four core courses. To continue into the advanced specialisations students need a B average in their specialisation.

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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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 April 2020 intake.

 

  International students (NZ$) Domestic students (NZ$)
Master of Management $60,300.00 $28,489.00

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 or Master of Human Resource 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 or Master of Human Resource 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 Monday 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