Duration
Part-time: Varies
Available locations
City
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Future growth and economic prosperity will be driven by leaders who have the skills and knowledge to inspire excellence, growth and change while navigating a complex world. These are the skills and knowledge that are at the core of a University of Auckland MBA.

Successfully completing our MBA will give you confidence, capability and the capacity to meet all professional challenges and opportunities head on.

Note: The information on this page is for new applicants. Current students will continue to study the 240-point MBA in 2019. More information

Programme structure

The MBA programme is taught on a quarter-based system for the duration of the programme. Each quarter consists of classes delivered in weeks 1-10, assessments held in week 11, and week 12 is a break week. Classes are delivered in weekend block format on a Friday afternoon and evening, and all day Saturday. 

In the final quarter of the MBA programme you will have a practical opportunity to work alongside a New Zealand or international business in an advisory capacity, to develop strategic recommendations for growth locally and/or internationally. This quarter may also involve an international business trip. Find out about MBA courses

Next start dates

  • 2019 Quarter Four – 16 September 2019

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Note: The following programme requirements and further programme requirements for domestic and international applicants are subject to the approval of the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP). 

Domestic applicants:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the University of Auckland MBA you must have:

  • A relevant bachelors degree from a recognised university with a GPA/GPE of 5.0 or higher in at least 90 points in the most advanced courses
  • Or have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Administration, or equivalent, with a GPA/GPE of 5.0 or higher 
  • Or a relevant bachelors degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business from this University with a GPA of 5.0 or higher 

International applicants:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the University of Auckland MBA you must have:

  • A relevant bachelors degree from a recognised university with a GPA/GPE of 5.0 or higher

Note: A relevant undergraduate degree may be in business, engineering, humanities, sciences or technology. 

Further programme requirements

Domestic applicants:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the University of Auckland MBA you must:

  • Have gained at least three years’ relevant management experience 
  • Successfully complete all application requirements (see domestic application Checklist and Reference form)

International applicants:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the University of Auckland MBA you must have:

  • At least three years’ relevant management experience 
  • A GMAT score of at least 550 within the past five years
  • Evidence of English language proficiency such as IELTS (score of 7.5, and no bands below 7.0) or equivalent
  • Successfully completed all application requirements (see international application Checklist and Recommendation form)
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Business Administration cost per year?

2019 fees

Indicative fees for the 180-point MBA for domestic students are NZ$41,695 (plus NZ$5,000 for the international business trip and approximately $200 for parking and textbooks etc.). Courses are paid per quarter.

Indicative fees for the 180-point MBA for international students are NZ$67,097 (plus NZ$5,000 for the international business trip). To meet visa requirements, you will need to pay your fees in full for the first calendar year of study.

For more information on the full tuition fees for the MBA programme, please visit the MBA website.

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $1,270.80 for full-time study (180 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Application closing dates

  • Domestic applications must be completed by 1 February 2020 to be considered for the 13 April 2020 intake (Quarter Two 2020); or by 1 July 2020 for the 28 September 2020 intake (Quarter Four 2020). 
  • International applications must be completed by 1 February 2020 to be considered for the 28 September 2020 intake (Quarter Four 2020). 

Next start dates

  • 2020 Quarter Two – 13 April 2020 
  • 2020 Quarter Four - 28 September 2020 

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Developing your skills and capabilities

The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.
As you study towards your MBA you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your career and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.
While enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your studies will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural understanding.
A MBA graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:
Knowledge and practice
Building on your existing experience, you will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of general management theory and apply this effectively in a range of contexts.
Critical thinking
Effectively evaluate and synthesise evidence from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.
Solution seeking
Identify, prioritise, frame and analyse complex problems, develop creative and practical solutions, and understand the impact and implications of planned implementation.
Communication and engagement
Work effectively in teams, influence and lead others, and engage varied audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.
Independence and integrity
Engage in independent and ethical decision-making and behaviour, demonstrating self-reflection and self-management in complex and ambiguous situations.
Social and environmental responsibility
Recognise, in relation to your field, the potential significance of the principles underpinning both the Treaty of Waitangi and sustainability, and demonstrate capability to shape business practice accordingly where appropriate.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

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.

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

Our Business School ASB Careers Centre will help get your career in business off to a strong start. You can access programmes, workshops and one-on-one support. You will be given opportunities to network with employers to increase your knowledge of the local business environment. Visit the Business School ASB Careers Centre.

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