What will I learn?

A Master of Business is recognised as a wise investment for a senior career, and is likely to boost earning potential. A master’s degree by research is also essential for those considering a possible academic career route.

The Master of Business is a research master’s degree that can be completed in just 18 months. Throughout your studies you develop advanced research skills, as well as a rigorous understanding of a specialist business field relevant to your interests.

The programme equips you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills in demand in today’s complex and changing business environments. Graduates of the Master of Business are well placed for further study in the PhD programme.

Research an area of your interest and advance your knowledge of current marketing issues with the Marketing specialisation in the Master of Business.

Research is fundamental to studying marketing at the postgraduate level. As a Master of Business student you learn from research-active and widely published academic staff. Our staff are internationally recognised as experts in marketing, and bring their cutting-edge research into the classes they teach.

AUT's Marketing department regularly hosts international visitors and holds a research seminar series. Our excellent ties with industry mean that as a postgraduate student you can access industry data and are aware of the issues facing modern businesses.

To graduate with a Master of Business, you must successfully complete 180 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Key features:

  • Interactive and industry-linked learning environment
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • Regular visits from international experts
  • An exciting research culture

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$33,330.00 (US$ 21,275) per year
This fees is for 1st year only (This fees is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 13 July 2020

Venue

Auckland University of Technology

AUT City Campus,

55 Wellesley Street East,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed bachelor’s degree in the same area of study from a recognised university and a recognised English language test that meets the language requirements. English Language requirements: Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

For international students

Completed one of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in all relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area:

  • Bachelor of Business OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Business

Admission to the Master of Business is subject to approval by the Dean (or representative).

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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About this uni

Having been accredited by AACSB International, the AUT Business School is among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide.

  • Based in the heart of Auckland City
  • Offers career-oriented, research-led business education
  • Friendly, welcoming study environment
  • Graduate employment rate- amongst the highest in NZ