International Business Specialisation - Master of Business

Advance your understanding of international business and research a topic of your interest with the International Business specialisation in the Master of Business.

With this postgraduate international business degree, you can research topics that contribute to the success of New Zealand businesses in world markets, as well as to the international body of business knowledge. It's a great programme to study to take your international business career further.

AUT's international business staff are research active and internationally recognised for their expertise. They're involved in research on a number of topics within the field of international business.

Not available in 2023

This is part of the Master of Business.

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

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods course(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Specialisation courses

These advanced-level international business courses 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.

International business courses

Not all courses listed are offered each calendar year.

Research methods courses

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

The courses 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 (60 points)

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

Research expertise in international business

Find out more about our academic staff and their current research in international business on our department page.

International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship department

Detailed information about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and course outlines

Key features
  • An area of growing importance around the world
  • Research strengths include internationalisation of New Zealand business, opportunities in large emerging markets,  threats in the global economy and international business networks
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field

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

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