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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.

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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

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

Contact us to find out more

Email mbaandpm@aut.ac.nz
Phone +64 9 921 9906

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

All courses are 15 points except for the Applied Global Business Project which is 30 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), an applied project in global business (30 points) and an applied business and communications skills course (15 points).

Courses you can study

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

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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:
AK1065
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1 to 1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:
26 Feb 2024
To be confirmed
Fees

This programme is not offered in 2023, and the next start date is likely to be 2024. The fees for 2024 haven’t been set, but will be published here as soon as they’re available.

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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