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Student stories

Hear from some of our graduates about their experiences studying a Business Masters degree at the University of Auckland.

Jenny Ung New Zealand

Jenny Ung, New Zealand
Master of International Business

(Graduate)

“Because everyone in our masters programme was from diverse backgrounds it provided very lively class discussions that ultimately enhanced my learning experience.”

“The internship project enabled me to develop my communication, leadership and business networking skills – skills that I am now using in my current role.”

Alexander Ivanov Russia

Alexander Ivanov, Russia
Master of Management

(Graduate)

“The programme helped me to further develop myself as an individual. Besides gaining a lot of useful knowledge in management and international business, I have dramatically improved my writing, presentation, teamwork and leadership skills. I believe that the opportunities that you could have after finishing this degree are countless.”

Steve Wang China

Steve Wang, China
Master of Professional Accounting

(Graduate)

“This is a great programme to help me establish my career. Giving presentations to the class helped me improve my English and gave me a lot of confidence in public speaking. The programme gave me a qualification in accounting and opportunity to work with people from all over the world. I think this experience with diversity was the key to getting my current position.”

Charitha Gunawardana Sri Lanka

Charitha Gunawardana, Sri Lanka
Master of Professional Accounting

(Graduate)

“I chose the University of Auckland because I wanted to study a programme that was internationally recognised. A highlight of the programme is how theoretical knowledge is applied to the real world, it really helped me get into the corporate culture when I first started working.”

Rachel Poon Singapore and Philippines

Rachel Poon, Singapore and Philippines
Master of Marketing

(Graduate)

“The programme helped me identify what key skills I’d like to develop in my career. I wanted to work in FMCG and I was able to do a project with a supplier that helped me get a foot in the door and understand the industry’s dynamics. What I learned in the programme, I apply in my everyday life at work.”

Zaki Sobuctgeen Malaysia

Zaki Sobuctgeen, Malaysia
Master of Management

(Graduate)

“I chose the University of Auckland because of its reputation, prestige and consistent rank amongst the top universities in the region.”

Katie Griffith USA

Katie Griffith, USA
Master of International Business

(Graduate)

“One of the really great things about the programme is the diversity of students from around the world.”

“My internship was a great experience, I really got stuck into the business, the whole board came to my presentation and they valued my ideas.”

Olivia Panzic New Zealand

Olivia Panzic New Zealand
Master of International Business

(Graduate)

“I really liked the range of courses on offer, I thought this was really unique compared with other programmes. If you’re thinking about doing a business masters, just do it – with such a wide range of programmes, there’s something for everyone.”