Master of Global Business

If you have a bachelor's degree in any field you can study global business at master's level and develop the skills to undertake an important role in a global business, including providing strategic planning or analysis.

In a world where technology continues to overcome geographic limitations, the Master of Global Business is an increasingly relevant qualification. A Master of Global Business equips you with the skills to become an integral part of an organisation that works with international markets, suppliers and customers.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with a B- grade average in papers at level 7 or equivalent

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

IELTS may be waived (at the discretion of the Programme Director)

  • 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
  • For 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 the GIE programme.

Contact us to find out more

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The Master of Global Business is taught over three 12-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 12 weeks of teaching with exams scheduled in week 13.

All papers are 15 points except for the Research Project in Global Business which is 45 points. Textbooks are included in your course fees.

There are three key elements: Core professional knowledge and skills in international business (90 points), associated business knowledge and skills (45 points), and a research project in global business, a chance to apply the knowledge learned earlier to issues in global business (45 points).

Papers you can study

Detailed information about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Global Business are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • International account management
  • Importing and exporting
  • International projects and sales
  • International Consulting
  • Trade advertising
Quick facts
Programme code:
12 to 16 months full-time, part-time available
City Campus

29 Oct 2019

2 Mar 2020

27 Oct 2020

  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • The MBA and Professional Masters programmes are 180 points, with start dates throughout the year. Total programme fees will therefore depend on paper selection and start dates.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • This represents the full 2019 tuition fee for the 180 point programme.
  • 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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