Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Next start date
2019 Quarter Two – 1 April
2019 Quarter Four – 16 September
Available locations
City
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

If you have an undergraduate degree in a non-business discipline or a business degree in an unrelated field, this programme has been designed to kick-start your career in international business. The MINTBus will give you the applied knowledge and skills to launch your career through an experientially based programme. You will graduate with an appreciation of how businesses, government and the global economy interact, and a strong platform of professional skills.

Programme structure

The Master of International Business is an 18-month, 240-point programme studied over six quarters.

You will study core business courses in managing people, economics, financial reporting and business analytics before continuing on to specialist international business courses and a consultancy project.

You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world.

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed a BCom or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as arts, engineering, technology, or science. You will need a GPA of 5.0 in 90 points in the most advanced courses taken in your qualification.

If you have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree that are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme you will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to you on a case-by-case basis.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree.

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in business or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as arts, engineering, technology, or science. Your study must be from a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken.

If you have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree that are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme you will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to you on a case-by-case basis.

Other pathways to study

Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must be able to understand, speak and write fluently in English. If your English does not meet the required standard, our English Language Academy offers the following courses customised for the Business Masters:

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

2019 fees

The Master of International Business is a 240-point programme and is to be completed in 18 months.

For information on the full tuition fees for the professional masters programmes, please visit Business Masters - Fees.

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST and the Student Services Fee, but do not include course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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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

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Key dates

You can apply for entry into your chosen programme up to 12 months before the programme start date and may receive a firm or conditional offer.

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.

Application closing dates

Quarter Four 2018
Domestic 1 August 2018
International 1 July 2018
Quarter Two 2019
Domestic 1 March 2019
International 1 February 2019
Quarter Four 2019
Domestic 1 August 2019
International 1 July 2019

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

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 MIntBus 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 MINtBus graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:
Knowledge and practice
Demonstrate specialist knowledge in the field of international business and be able to apply relevant theoretical frameworks to practice.
Critical thinking
Synthesise and critically evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.
Solution seeking
Creatively and systematically address complex business and management issues and develop practical and innovative solutions.
Communication and engagement
Work effectively in teams and engage diverse audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.
Independence and integrity
Work professionally and ethically as well as demonstrate self-management in complex situations.
Social and environmental responsibility
Demonstrate respect for the principles underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi, as well as diversity, equity and sustainability, when operating in a global business environment.

Where could this programme take you?

Master of International Business graduates will be well-equipped to enter internationally oriented organisations such as exporters, global consumer or industrial goods manufacturers, and trade development and promotion agencies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business development manager
  • Export analyst
  • International business analyst
  • International marketing representative
  • International relations consultant
  • International trade policy adviser

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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