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: 2023

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

If your English does not meet the required standard, AUT International House offers the GIE programme.

Contact us to find out more

Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 6855

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

Other professional programmes

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
27 Feb 2023
24 Oct 2023
$20,158 (for 120 points)
($19,224 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
$51,351 (for 180 points)
($49,950 tuition fees + $1401 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.

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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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