Management Specialisation - Master of Business

In the Management specialisation in the Master of Business you further your understanding of current management issues and research a topic of your interest.

You learn about the theory and practice of management from AUT's research-active and dedicated staff who are proud of their local and international connections. We focus on producing high-quality research across the discipline of management, embracing a range of research approaches.

Management department

This is part of the Master of Business.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

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

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

Specialisation papers

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

Management  papers

Research Methods papers

The research methods papers provide an exploration of philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process.

The papers include training in quantitative/qualitative research methods and analysis to prepare students to conduct a methodologically rigorous research thesis or dissertation.


  • Thesis (90 points) OR
  • Dissertation (45 points)

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

Key features
  • Focuses on management for the future
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in the field of management
  • An exciting research culture that embraces a range of research approaches
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