Professional programmes

These programmes are designed for those who have already gained significant work experience and are seeking to advance their professional development further.

By completing study at postgraduate level, you will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the different perspectives, ideas and debates in your discipline. You will have opportunities to develop a strong disciplinary basis in terms of the relevant theory, knowledge and practice, understanding how it all fits into a global context. Your masters level study will also further develop your communication, teamwork and leadership skills and cross-cultural understanding.

MBA (180 points)

Designed for experienced mid to senior level professionals and entrepreneurs, MBA study is a life-changing experience. It is not about simply acquiring a set of professional skills. It is an important transitional stage in both personal and professional development as a leader and decision maker. You will gain not only the practical skills required to lead a business, but the confidence with which to apply them.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus) - Māori Development specialisation (120 points)

This programme provides the formal business qualification to contribute at a senior level within a kaupapa Māori framework to help you advance your career or qualify for admission to the University of Auckland MBA. This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed an approved academic or professional qualification and relevant work experience.

The two-year programme is offered as blend of online and on-campus learning in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau, with other regions currently being explored.

New programmes starting in 2021*

Master of Business Analytics (180 points)

This practice-focused programme will enable students from business, engineering, humanities, sciences or related backgrounds to develop ideas, knowledge and skills that will build the capability of organisations. You will learn to interrogate business challenges, source, manipulate and analyse data to address issues and inform strategies. You will be equipped to take up roles as business analytics professionals locally and globally.

Master of Business Development (120 or 180 points)

This masters is for graduates with at least three years' work experience who are looking to advance their career. The MBus is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and networks to achieve your career potential.

Three specialisations are available:

  • Innovation and Product Management
  • Technology Commercialisation
  • Business Growth

The programme will be offered in a blend of online and on-campus learning.

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Governance (120 points)

Designed for working professionals from a range of disciplines, this programme will provide you with understanding and of information governance concepts and a strong platform of professional skills to enable you to lead privacy and information governance programmes within local and global organisations.

A research pathway is also available for this programme.

*These programmes will be available from 2021 subject to regulatory approval.