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Master of Business

The Master of Business helps you develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s complex and changing business environments. By investing in your future you will stand out from the crowd and boost your earning potential.

Level
9
Credits
240 (2.0 EFTS)
Campus
Mt Albert
Start dates
February or July
Duration
Full-time for two years or part-time options available

Programme overview

With the new economy comes new opportunities. We are faced with new technology, modern laws, world leaders and global conflicts. Business is affected on the worldwide stage and needs modern thinkers to plan and strategize ways to stay ahead of trends and work on solutions. It is for these reasons that Unitec has designed the Master of Business programme to teach structure and strategy as well as critical analysis skills.

In this Masters programme you'll explore key aspects of business and management, such as marketing, strategic management, human resource management, and organisational theory and behaviour. The Master of Business provides the capacity for specialization, with an academic and theoretical framework designed to help you become an expert in the field you choose. This allows for graduates to apply for more specialized roles upon completion of the programme.

Highlights

  • Design your own programme of study, choose the courses most relevant to your business career. 
  • Developed with input from national and international business leaders.
  • Approaches the business world from a multi­disciplinary perspective.
  • Focus on small­ to ­medium enterprises.
  • Undertake a substantial piece of business­ focused research in an area of management that especially interests you. Deepen your understanding of how to find and utilise information from a range of sources. 
  • Highly qualified staff who have strong links with the business community.
  • A mix of weekly, weekend and evening classes, and distance learning formats.
  • You could be entitled to a Postgraduate Scholarship to help fund your studies.

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. A recognised Bachelor's degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses; OR
2. A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a Bachelor’s degree. 
3. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing).
4. If English is your second language, you are required to have one or more of the following:

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Don't meet the requirements? We also accept:

  • An undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline, with merit achievement; or 
  • A graduate diploma qualification in the same or similar discipline, with a B grade average or better.

​For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.

Courses Credits Aim
Business and Organisational Strategy (APMG8099) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) This course of study provides students with an enhanced capability to analyse the impacts of the global business environment on the development and implementation of strategy by small and medium business enterprises. It aims to develop the capabilities necessary for those small to medium business organisations to successfully compete in the contemporary business environment.
Organisations and Leadership (APMG8100) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) In this course of study students critically examine the underpinnings of organisations and the leadership field. This course enables students to develop a critical view of organisations and their structure and functioning as well as the leading people in organisational contexts. It aims to develop generic capabilities for leadership in business contexts.
Research Methods (APMG8177) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS) The aim of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of the theoretical, methodological, and empirical elements of social science research, in order that they may design, implement, and analyse research projects in a variety of contexts.
Courses Credits Aim
Organisational Change and Development (APMG8112) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) In this course of study, students will critically evaluate the ability of small business principals to manage all aspects of change in the context of developing business organisations.
Organisational Behaviour (APMG8115) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) This course of study provides students with the ability to use relevant psychological theory to develop a critical understanding of the nature and functioning of organisations and of the individuals and groups within them.
Advanced Human Resource Management (APMG8116) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) In this course of study students examine the conceptual underpinnings of human resource management in a domestic and international context. Students critically examine the proposition that strategically aligning and managing HR systems and performance, where there is significant workforce diversity can contribute to organisational success.
Marketing Strategy (APMG8117) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) This course of study provides students with an enhanced capability to examine advanced marketing theory and practice within eight core contexts; consumer, business to business, services, anti-consumption, sustainability, Maori and the Pacific, technology mediated, and socially mediated. Students will critically examine the proposition that to strategically understand and apply marketing, they should have a holistic perspective that envelops the eight core contexts.
Digital Enterprise (APMG8119) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS) This course of study provides students with an enhanced capability to examine based on theory and practice, the digital enterprise and contemporary issues within five core contexts; consumer markets, business and enterprise modelling, society, community/social media and technology. Students will critically examine the proposition that to strategically understand and develop the digital enterprise they should have a holistic perspective that envelops the five core contexts.