Business Postgraduate Study

The AUT Business School is known in New Zealand and internationally for the high quality of its graduates, the impact of its research and its effective engagement with business and the broader community. We attract students from New Zealand and overseas who are seeking a relevant, rigorous and engaged business education that prepares them well for business practice.


Studying Management is dynamic and engaging. It covers strategic aspects as well as the day-to-day realities of managing organisations and people. Students learn about theory and practice – basic and leading-edge – from well-qualified and dedicated staff with local and international connections.


Research specialists in the major sub-specialisations of strategic management, entrepreneurship, management and organisational theory and employment relations make up the management specialisation group at AUT’s Business School. This group is concerned with producing high-quality research and embracing a range of research approaches that are integrated into the high-quality teaching for which AUT University is renowned.

Examples of student research include:
  • Employer of choice: Whose choice is it? A case study of family-friendly policy in the public sector in New Zealand
  • Organisational culture and leadership influences in a strategic implementation process: A study of a small organisation
  • The Business of Peace Building: Reconciliation and the spirit of Enterprise

Postgraduate papers include:

These papers are offered in the following postgraduate qualifications:


The Business School has a large number of professorial staff, including leading scholars who are recognised internationally and nationally. Our academic staff are enthusiastic researchers and teachers with backgrounds in academia and professional practice and our courses have an emphasis on ‘real’ research that is relevant to the business community.

Further information and a full listing of management research staff at the AUT Business School

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.