Master's Program in New Zealand

Top Master's Programs in New Zealand 2018

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

After earning a bachelor’s degree, many students decide to increase their experience and education by pursuing a Master. A Master may take about two years to earn, and there are programs offered in many different areas so that students can find an emphasis that works for them and their goals.

 

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves. Overseas students will need to pay the full tuition fees and their own living costs while studying at a New Zealand institution.

Masters Degrees in New Zealand

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Master of Marketing (MMktg)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Marketing is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at helping you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in marketing. Graduates will gain an appreciation of [+]

The Master of Marketing is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at helping you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in marketing. Graduates will gain an appreciation of contemporary marketing in a global context and the ability to identify market opportunities and develop appropriate marketing strategies.

Career prospects

With a Master of Marketing, graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for a career in the marketing and communications industry. Students may pursue a career in corporate, consulting or market analysis, among other options.

Degree structure

The Master of Marketing is an 18-month, 240-point programme studied over six quarters. You will study core business courses before continuing on to a set of specialised Marketing courses that focus on contemporary marketing practice, market analysis, branding and strategy, as well as relationship management.... [-]


Master of International Business (MIntBus)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of International Business is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed for graduates who are looking [+]

The Master of International Business is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed for graduates who are looking for international career opportunities. You will gain the knowledge, practical skills and networks to engage in the rapidly changing global marketplace.

Career prospects

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.

Degree structure

The Master of International Business is an 18-month, 240-point programme studied over six quarters. You will study core business courses before continuing on to a set of specialised International Business courses.... [-]


Master of Management with a specialisation in Business (MMgt)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Management is a 15-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at providing you with the practical skills and networks to support your successful entry into a business management oriented career with SMEs through to larger corporations. [+]

The Master of Management is a 15-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at providing you with the practical skills and networks to support your successful entry into a business management oriented career with SMEs through to larger corporations.

Career prospects

Designed to add value to any bachelors degree, the Master of Management will prepare you for a career in general business. Graduates may find employment in a wide range of positions in the retail, manufacturing or service industries.

Degree structure

The Master of Management with a specialisation in Business is a 15-month, 180-point programme studied over five quarters. You will study core business courses before going on to study the Business specialisation curriculum.... [-]


Master of Management (MMgt)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Management is a 15-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at providing you with the practical skills and networks to support your successful entry into a business management [+]

The Master of Management is a 15-month coursework masters degree programme aimed at providing you with the practical skills and networks to support your successful entry into a business management oriented career with SMEs through to larger corporations.

Career prospects

Designed to add value to any bachelors degree, the Master of Management will prepare you for a career in general business. Graduates may find employment in a wide range of positions in the retail, manufacturing or service industries.

Degree structure

The Master of Management is a 15-month, 180-point programme studied over five quarters. You will study core business courses before selecting from one of four specialisation options in Business, Accounting, International Business or Marketing. You are able to confirm your choice of specialisation at the end of your second quarter of study.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcctg)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Professional Accounting is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed to prepare graduates for a career in accounting. You will acquire knowledge and skills in business [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed to prepare graduates for a career in accounting. You will acquire knowledge and skills in business, accounting, finance, commercial law and taxation.

The programme is recognised by key professional accounting bodies, including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ formerly NZICA), CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountant CIMA.

Career prospects

With a Master of Professional Accounting, you will have the skills and knowledge required to launch a career as an accountant with a chartered accountancy practice, industry or the public sector.... [-]


Master of Commerce (MCom)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 15  September 2018 New Zealand Auckland + 1 more

The Master of Commerce degree enables the best students to pursue specialised knowledge through independent research and is designed to prepare them [+]

Degree highlights The Master of Commerce degree enables the best students to pursue specialised knowledge through independent research and is designed to prepare them for specialist positions in the public and private sector. Contrasts with an MBA degree, which is aimed at preparing individuals already in the workforce for managerial positions. May be taken as a 12 - 15-month programme (180 points) or as a one year programme following BCom(Hons) or PGDipCom (120 points). Students who have completed the first 120 points of MCom may exit with Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) Disciplines and courses you will study: Accounting Commercial Law Economics Finance Global Management & Innovation Information Systems Marketing Operations and Supply Chain Management Eligibility ... [-]

Master of Professional Economics

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time March 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Take your career to the next level with a qualification from Victoria's Professional Economics programme. Develop an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real-world' problems. This respected programme will equip you with decision-making skills that are based on a solid understanding of economic principles. [+]

Take your career to the next level with a qualification from Victoria's Professional Economics programme. Develop an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real-world' problems. This respected programme will equip you with decision-making skills that are based on a solid understanding of economic principles.

Economics under the microscope

Examine the intricacies of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. Study market structures, the implications of government interventions in the economy and different economic theories in relation to growth, development and stability. Explore how policy influences economic decisions.

In demand

There is a real demand for skilled professional economists who are able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. To fill this need, the programme has been developed in close consultation with leading professional economists from the Government Economics Network, the New Zealand Association of Economists, bank economists and other industry experts.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time January 2019 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts students are enrolled in Auckland's only low residency postgraduate visual arts programme. They experience intelligent debate, rigorous critique, and high quality encounters with exceptional artists from New Zealand and overseas, graduating with the skills to become leaders in their chosen field. [+]

Master of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts students are enrolled in Auckland's only low residency postgraduate visual arts programme. They experience intelligent debate, rigorous critique, and high quality encounters with exceptional artists from New Zealand and overseas, graduating with the skills to become leaders in their chosen field.

The Master of Fine Arts degree programme at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design is a full time, two-year low-residency programme, structured around four week-long seminars per year. Studio-based supervisors support individual students to engage critically with their practice and to successfully negotiate the requirements of the MFA research degree.... [-]


Master of e-Government

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time February 2019 New Zealand Wellington

e-Government is a growing area. As our world becomes increasingly connected through ICT, governments need skilled professionals who understand how to manage the impact of these ever-evolving technologies. [+]

Better government through technology

e-Government is a growing area. As our world becomes increasingly connected through ICT, governments need skilled professionals who understand how to manage the impact of these ever-evolving technologies.

At Victoria's School of Government, you'll discover innovative new uses for ICT—building new ways for communities to engage with government and use public services.

Develop the knowledge and ability to implement and manage large government ICT projects, and learn how to deal with change in sensitive government environments—balancing the need for security and the desired outcomes of internal and external stakeholders.

A unique qualification in an emerging field ... [-]

Master of Commerce by thesis

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 12  November 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Take your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma to the next level with a Master of Commerce (MCom). You'll take an in-depth look at an issue through completing a research thesis, gaining advanced knowledge of your subject area and thorough training in independent research. [+]

Take your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma to the next level with a Master of Commerce (MCom). You'll take an in-depth look at an issue through completing a research thesis, gaining advanced knowledge of your subject area and thorough training in independent research.

Once complete, you'll have the tools and capabilities you need for a career in business or public policy. You'll also be able to apply for PhD study in New Zealand or overseas.

This 120-point programme will take you 12 months to complete full time. You must take at least 90 points of research. This means you'll complete a research thesis made up of a literature review, data collection and analysis, and your findings. A thesis is usually 30,000–40,000 words.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time November 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Make the move into accounting or get the certification you need to take the next step in your accountancy career. [+]

Ramp up your career with a recognised accounting degree

Make the move into accounting or get the certification you need to take the next step in your accountancy career.

Develop the ability to manage complex accounting and business issues, and the confidence to provide specialist expertise.

You’ll build an understanding of professional practice, ethics and procedures, and insight into the business landscape in New Zealand and internationally.

Fast-track or fit in with work

Set up to fill a global shortage of accounting graduates, the MPA helps you fast-track your certification—it’s a globally-recognised qualification you can complete in 16–17 months full-time study.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time February 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights. You'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking—and increase your employability. [+]

Fast-track your career in policy

Policy-makers create strategic and operational policies that make life better — locally, nationally and internationally.

Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights. You'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking — and increase your employability.

You'll study at the School of Government, learning to help decision makers get the best outcomes in environmental, economic and social areas. Find out about the machinery of government and get the skills to design, evaluate and put in place strategic and operational policies that improve our lives.... [-]


Master of International Trade

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for multidisciplinary study and discover the complex world of international trade. Explore the role of trade in society from a range of perspectives—the international legal rules, economic rationales and the political and social implications. [+]

Gain an edge for success in the global economy

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for multidisciplinary study and discover the complex world of international trade. Explore the role of trade in society from a range of perspectives—the international legal rules, economic rationales and the political and social implications.

Study how the world is connected to trade and the way it affects businesses, as producers and exporters—consider these issues through the lenses of different disciplines. Explore the impact of trade on indigenous populations, including the historical and contemporary perspectives of Māori involvement in international trade.

Expert staff, international reputation ... [-]

Master of Applied Finance

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time March 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Offered by the School of Economics and Finance and created in consultation with accrediting professional bodies, the programme is oriented towards applied knowledge so you gain the crucial industry skills you need to hit the ground running. [+]

Industry-relevant learning

Advance your financial skills and boost your career with Victoria’s postgraduate programme in Applied Finance.

Offered by the School of Economics and Finance and created in consultation with accrediting professional bodies, the programme is oriented towards applied knowledge so you gain the crucial industry skills you need to hit the ground running.

Finance from all angles

Explore the workings of capital markets in New Zealand and around the world. Gain a deeper understanding of valuation, financing, investment management and banking. Improve your computer skills and perfect the art of financial modelling.

Learn the principles, practice and operations of financial markets, and the management of corporate, government and financial institutions. You'll gain the practical and operational skills you need to succeed in the international world of volatile financial markets.... [-]


Master of Professional Business Analysis

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 12  July 2019 New Zealand Wellington

technology who want to become business analysts. This Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) programme is developed as a component of the Wellington ICT Graduate School created by Victoria University and its partners. The programme is closely linked with industry requirements and courses are offered with industry collaboration. [+]

The Master of Professional Business Analysis is for graduates outside information technology who want to become business analysts.

This Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) programme is developed as a component of the Wellington ICT Graduate School created by Victoria University and its partners. The programme is closely linked with industry requirements and courses are offered with industry collaboration.

Degree structure

The Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) consists of 10 courses and a final project delivered in three parts over a year of full-time study, starting in July (Trimester Two) of each year.

Courses in the first part of the programme are organised around seminars in which students learn about the latest theoretical advances, and apply these to a case which mirrors the challenges and complexities of a real-world business.... [-]