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Entry requirements

Admission to the degree of Master of Business Administration requires that the candidate will:

  1. meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
  2. have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree, having achieved at least a B- grade average in the highest level courses, or equivalent; and
  3. have completed at least three years of relevant postgraduate practical experience; and
  4. have been selected into the programme on the basis of selection process which may include a written application, references and practical exercises.

Selected entry application dates

Domestic students:
First intake 28 February 2020, second intake 3 July 2020, third intake 30 October 2020.

International students:
First intake 17 January 2020, second intake 22 May 2020, third intake 18 September 2020.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The Degree of Master of Business Administration may be awarded with or without a subject specialisation.

Subject specialisations available are:

  • Business Sustainability (available Internally at Auckland Campus)
  • Digital Transformation (available Distance only)
  • International Marketing (available Internally at Auckland Campus)

The MBA programme is in two parts. For progression to Part Two of the programme, candidates must have achieved a B- grade average across the courses completed in Part One.

In cases of sufficient merit, the degree of Master of Business Administration may be awarded with Distinction or Merit, in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Master of Business Administration structure

The MBA programme requires successful completion of 180 credits of courses. This includes 120 credits of compulsory courses (90 credits in Part One and 30 credits in Part Two), and 60 credits of Subject courses (30 credits in Part One and 30 credits in Part Two).

We recommend all students apply for the 'Without specialisation' option on initial application. Students can then select one of the specialisations after completing the Part One Compulsory courses.

Compulsory courses

All MBA students should enrol for:

Part One Compulsory courses - 90 credits

115.764 Leadership and Teamwork (15 credits)
115.765 Managing People and Organisations (15 credits)
115.766 Managing Financial Resources (15 credits)
115.768 Marketing Analysis and Strategy (15 credits)
115.769 Business Economics (15 credits)
115.774 Operations and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)

Part Two Compulsory course - 30 credits

115.812 Action Learning Project (30 credits)

Part Two Subject course - 30 credits

Choose 1 of:

115.810 Strategic Business in the Global Market (30 credits)
115.811 Strategic Complexities in International Business (30 credits)

Courses for specialisations

After completing your Part One Compulsory courses, you can choose to change to a specialisation. To meet the remaining Part One requirements students must enrol for a further 30 credits from the following options:

Business Sustainability specialisation (Internal at Auckland)

Part One Subject courses – 30 credits

115.784 Balancing Innovation and Risk Management (15 credits)
115.792 Business Sustainability (15 credits)

Digital Transformation specialisation (Distance)

Part One Subject courses – 30 credits

115.791 Digital Transformation (15 credits)
115.799 Digital Design and Disruption (15 credits)

International Marketing specialisation (Internal at Auckland)

Part One Subject courses – 30 credits

115.793 International Marketing (15 credits)
115.796 Designing Products and Services for International Markets (15 credits)

Without specialisation

Part One Subject courses - 30 credits

Choose 2 of:

115.799 Digital Design and Disruption (15 credits)
115.784 Balancing Innovation and Risk Management (15 credits)
115.791 Digital Transformation (15 credits)
115.792 Business Sustainability (15 credits)
115.793 International Marketing (15 credits)
115.796 Designing Products and Services for International Markets (15 credits)

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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