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.

Want to take your management career further with postgraduate study? The Master of Business in Management covers the theory and practice of management, taught by 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: 2022

Start date: 2023

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 management courses cover the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Management courses

Not all courses listed are offered each calendar year.

Research methods courses

The research methods courses explore 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.

Detailed information about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and course outlines

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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