Master of Global Business

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Programme code: AK1065
Level: 9
Points: 180
Duration: 12 months full-time / part-time available
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 5 March 2018 / 29 October 2018

AUT encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

The Master of Global Business is a 12-month conversion master’s degree. This programme is designed for someone who may not have a tertiary qualification in International Business but is seeking a professional role that involves cross-border business activities.

As technology is changing the nature of business activity, organisations are increasingly aware of globalisation and its impact on management, business and society. It offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to study global business for someone who already has a degree. It will enhance career opportunities and employment prospects.

By choosing the Master of Global Business you will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you for professional roles in business. Professionals in international business play an important role in managing international operations for companies doing business with other countries.

Download our Postgraduate Business Professional Programme Guide (PDF 2.2MB)

  • Applicants to the Master of Global Business are expected to have:
    • a bachelor’s degree or graduate diploma (in any discipline) with a minimum of a B minus grade average in papers at Level 7 or equivalent. OR
    • 10 years work experience combined with a work based portfolio
  • Admission to the Master of Global Business is subject to the approval of the Dean (or representative).
  • English language level: (International students only)
    Applicants for whom English is a second or additional language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each band. For more details, please refer to English Language Requirements in AUT’s Academic Calendar.

At the discretion of the Programme Director the IELTS may be waived for :

  • A student who has completed a qualification, the language of instruction for which was English, and which was awarded within the last 3 years.
  • A student who has lived and/or worked in an English speaking environment for 3 years.

If your English does not meet the required standard, AUT International House offers GIE programme


A student with an average grade for the coursework papers falling below a B- prior to enrolment in the research project may be required by the examination board to have their points reassigned to the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies.

The outcomes for graduates of this programme are outlined in the Graduate Profile.


The papers in the Master of Global Business cover core professional knowledge and skills in international business, associated business knowledge and skills and an applied research project.  All papers are 15 points apart from the research project which is 45 points.

  • International account management
  • Importing and exporting
  • International projects and sales
  • International Consulting
  • Trade advertising


For further information visit the Master of Global Business Study Planning Page 


Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.37pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.