Master of Business Management

Looking for a postgraduate qualification that tackles the big issues facing business? Take your career to the next level with AUT’s new, refreshed Master of Business Management.

This one-year master's degree provides a highly relevant business education that addresses the contemporary challenges facing business managers. The Master of Business Management has been redesigned to help you customise your studies to suit your needs in advancing your career in business. It’s ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, as well as professionals already working in the industry.

You’ll further your skills in managing people, organisations and change, while developing advanced knowledge from sustainable business, business innovation and digital business. With a strong practical component, the Master of Business Management enables you to apply your knowledge to real business issues and problems.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with a B- grade average or higher in courses 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

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The Master of Business Management is taught over three 10-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 10 weeks of teaching, with exams scheduled in weeks 11 and 12.

You must successfully complete 180 points, made up of core courses (120 points) and elective courses (60 points). All courses are 15 points unless stated otherwise. As part of the Master of Business Management you complete an applied project that addresses a strategic or operational issue in an organisation.

You can choose how many courses you take to fit around work demands and personal commitments, as long as you complete the qualification within four years. You can continue working full-time while completing your Master of Business Management part-time.

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Skills you develop

The outcomes for graduate of the Master of Business Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

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Pathway to a PhD

High-achieving professional master’s degree students with at least an A- grade average over the 120 points in level 8 professional master’s degree courses can qualify to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy by completing the Master of Business with a B+ grade average or higher. You'll receive 60 points of credit towards the Master of Business, and will need to complete another 120 points.

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 to 1.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
4 Nov 2024
3 Mar 2025
3 Nov 2025

Key semester dates
$15,911 – $21,333 (for 180 points)
($14,192 - $19,614 tuition fees + $1719 student services levy)
$54,819 (for 180 points)
($53,100 tuition fees + $1719 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.


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