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Current MBA students and PGDipBus Admin graduates

Our MBA programme

This page has information for University of Auckland MBA students currently undertaking the 240 point MBA programme, and PGDipBus Admin graduates eligible to apply to the final year of this programme (120 points).


Programme structure

Two year weekend MBA (240 point) students

Please be advised we will continue teaching the current 240 point MBA during 2018 and 2019, and there will be no changes to the programme you were accepted into during this time.

For new students applying to the MBA programme, a 180 point MBA will replace the 240 point MBA from 2019.

One year weeknight MBA pathway (120 point) for Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration graduates

If you are a graduate of the University of Auckland PGDipBus Admin programme, you may be eligible to apply to the final year of the 240 point MBA (the final 120 points). The final time this pathway will be offered is 2020.

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Eligibility

As a PGDipBus graduate, you may be eligible to apply if:

  • You completed your PGDipBus Admin programme from the University of Auckland in the last five years (Graduates from 2014 onwards)
  • You gained a ‘B’ average or above across all eight PGDipBus Admin courses
  • You meet the experience requirements of five years’ management experience

*Eligible Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration graduates may apply to the final year of the 240 point MBA (also known as the 120 point MBA), which will be offered for the final time in January 2020. From April 2020, all eligible PGDipBus Admin graduates will apply for the new 180 point MBA.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business – Maori Development graduates. As above plus a pass in Finance 765.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business – Health Management graduates. As above plus a ‘B’ average or above achieved in Management 761, Economics 767, Finance 765 and Strategy 768.

Application checklist and Recommendation form

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International Business

Learning in action


Koro Dickinson (MBA Alumnus)
Executive Officer
Chief Operations Auckland Council

The University of Auckland MBA programme offers students a unique experience, working with real companies looking to enter an overseas market, as part of the International Business paper.

During the course, students will spend a week in an international market meeting distributors, interviewing clients and undertaking observational research. This provides our students with a real insight into global business and allows them to experience real problems and issues. On return, they present their findings and recommendations to both the course lecturers and their New Zealand business clients.

The 2016 cohort visited Shanghai, where they discovered opportunities for clients such as Tasti Foods, Best Ugly Bagels and Hallertau. Read the Shanghai trip blogs to find out more about these MBA students’ international business experience.

MBA students attempt to conquer China

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Learning in action

The University of Auckland MBA programme offers students a unique experience, working with real companies looking to enter an overseas market, as part of the International Business paper.

During the course, students will spend a week in an international market meeting distributors, interviewing clients and undertaking observational research. This provides our students with a real insight into global business and allows them to experience real problems and issues. On return, they present their findings and recommendations to both the course lecturers and their New Zealand business clients.

The 2016 cohort visited Shanghai, where they discovered opportunities for clients such as Tasti Foods, Best Ugly Bagels and Hallertau. Read the Shanghai trip blogs to find out more about these MBA students’ international business experience.

MBA students attempt to conquer China


Koro Dickinson (MBA Alumnus)
Executive Officer
Chief Operations Auckland Council

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Courses (final MBA year)

Weekend MBA pathway (240 points)
To transition to year two of the MBA, all year one MBA students must have gained a GPA of ‘B’ or above across the first eight MBA courses.

Weeknight MBA pathway (120 points)
This pathway is for eligible PGDipBus Admin graduates only.

Year two of the MBA moves the emphasis from foundation courses to experiential applied courses.
Quarter 1

Course title Points Course outline Course code
Managing Business Growth 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 780
Managers and the Law 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 784

Quarter 2

Course title Points Course outline Course code
Contemporary Topics in Management 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 788
MBA Research Project 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 798A

Quarter 3

Course title Points Course outline Course code
International Business 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 783
Leadership and Ethics 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 781

Quarter 4

Course title Points Course outline Course code
Organisational Studies – Coaching for Change 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 790
MBA Research Project 15 Course outline BUSADMIN 798B

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Fees

2019
Final year of the 240 point MBA

Duration and points Fees (NZD)
Year two weekend MBA students (240 point)
Year two weeknight MBA students (120 point post PGDipBus)
$27,796.80 NZD*

Amount shown above is indicative*. Students should allow for up to $2,500 annually for additional costs including admission fee, student services fee, textbooks, printing and parking. Also allow an additional $5,000 for the international business course trip.

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Important dates

Application date:

120 point MBA applications from PGDipBus Admin Graduates: Applications must be started by 1 November 2019 to be considered for the 120 point pathway which will start in January 2020 (Quarter 1).

Classes

Weeknight cohort (those accepted into the final year of the MBA post the PGDipBus Admin and Maori Development and Health Management programme)
Classes will start the Tuesday and Thursday of the first week of the quarter.

2020 quarter dates

  Quarter starts Quarter ends Exam week
Quarter 1 Mon 13/01/2020 Fri 20/03/2020 Sat 28/03/2020
Quarter 2 Mon 15/04/2020 Fri 19/06/2020 Sat 27/06/2020
Quarter 3 Mon 06/07/2020 Fri 11/09/2020 Sat 19/09/2020
Quarter 4 Mon 28/09/2020 Fri 04/12/2020 Sat 12/12/2020

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Employer guide

This guide will help you with discussions with your employer about the value of supporting you through an MBA. The guide also includes recommendations for successful sponsorship arrangements.

          

       

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