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.

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.

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). 

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:

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)

Course Level

Course Level English Programme
Study Type Part Time
Region Auckland
Duration Part-time: Varies
Tuition Fee 67,097
Registration Fee
Other Study Costs $5,000 (for the international business trip)


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