Master of Business

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.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

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).

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band

English language requirements

Postgraduate pathways to the Master of Business

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Honours), Postgraduate Diploma in Business, Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Professional Masters programmes in business, can apply for admission to the Master of Business.

Contact the Faculty Postgraduate Research Office for more details.

Email business.postgraduate@aut.ac.nz

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

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods papers
  • A thesis or dissertation

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Specialisation papers (45-90 points)

These advanced-level papers cover the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Click on the Specialisations tab above to view the structure, and papers on offer in each specialisation of the Master of Business.

Research Methods papers (30-45 points)

The research methods papers explore the philosophical and methodological issues underpinning the design of research and the research process.

Thesis/dissertation

Thesis (90 points)

A thesis is an intellectual enquiry of an appropriate topic in your business discipline, presenting an independent scholarly argument involving original research that contributes to the body of knowledge in your discipline.

OR

Dissertation (60 points)

Your dissertation is an independent scholarly investigation of an appropriate research topic that contributes to the body of knowledge in a business discipline.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1060
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$33,330
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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