The Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (PGDipIB) is an applied qualification through which you will learn the practical methods of conducting international business.
The PGDipIB aims to prepare you to work successfully in the 21st century global business environment. Offering a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill.
High importance is placed on the development of core transferrable skills (such as advanced communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific international business knowledge.
A key feature of the PGDipIB is that it is industry oriented, with continued local and national industry input into the programmes structure, content and direction. An Advisory Committee assists the Programme Area in assessing the continued relevance of the curriculum and monitoring academic standards.
Upon graduating you will be able to critically evaluate international business opportunities in terms of commercial, environmental, ethical and social viability and develop a strategic plan to deliver goods and services. You will have demonstrated your ability to adapt and innovate in the complex and changeable international environment and to work knowledgeably, productively and professionally in a wide range of organisations.
As a result of this training and experience, upon graduating from the programme you will be able to work as a self-employed practitioner, or pursue a national or international professional career with commercial bodies and agencies, in the following areas within the business environment such as:
You may also continue your studies onto a MBA or Masters programme.
The Master of International Business (MIntBus) is a 12-month coursework degree designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills to work across cultural boundaries in the expanding global business environment. Designed for graduates who are looking to advance their career opportunities, the programme offers a range of papers across business disciplines. For those students with appropriate language ability, there is the opportunity to further develop their language skills.
Master of International Business (MIntBus)
Three compulsory papers (20 points each):
Four of the following elective papers (20 points each):
Plus one of the following (40 points each):
*Students enrolling in IBUS 580 should take MANT 415 as one of their elective papers.
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is an online, part-time masters degree designed to equip you with the dynamic business expertise to lead and manage a Māori or Indigenous business.
The burgeoning Māori economy needs skilled business graduates to drive sustainable local, national and international growth - and this highly practical degree will set you up to be at the forefront of Māori or Indigenous-led enterprises.
This three-year course is aimed at those who wish to advance their professional career and move into a senior leadership/management role. It's also ideal for anyone who wants to start their own entrepreneurial business.
The course is designed to maximise the impact of Māori on New Zealand's economic development and wellbeing.
You'll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop executable business strategies and make better business decisions, enriched by an understanding of Māori cultural values and Indigenous approaches to business.
The course consists of 12 core papers covering topics such as the Māori economy; process and project management; marketing; innovation and entrepreneurship; finance and accounting; people management; and international business.
Each paper is a 10-week block of study, and you'll normally complete four papers a year (40 weeks) for three years.
Students will analyse real-life case studies of Māori businesses, and engage with a wide range of Māori and Indigenous business leaders.
You'll also learn about the importance of ethical business practices and Māori values in contributing to sustainability, improved stewardship of taonga (treasures), community wellbeing, and tikanga Māori (Māori culture).
Towards the end of the course, you'll complete a capstone project investigating a real-world business issue, and undertake an advanced social enterprise project.
This programme is delivered as an online partnership between six New Zealand universities, providing you with access to some of the country's leading business academics and practitioners.
Partners include the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Waikato.
Students can enrol with the preferred university of their own choice - whether that's in your home region or further afield.
All classes are taught online, allowing you to complete the work when and where it suits you, through a combination of individual learning and online group activities. There will be webinars, videos, class discussions, readings, interactive tasks and weekly tutorials.
The teaching and learning style is kaupapa Māori, and is designed to support students' academic and business success.
To get you started, the programme kicks off with a two-day wānanga to connect you with your national community of MMAIBus staff and students. Support services will be explained to you during the wānanga.
Students will also have opportunities to meet face-to-face with staff and other students at their nearest university every week, to facilitate group activities and support whakawhanaungatanga.
This will help you to build and connect with a large network of future Māori business leaders across the country.
The course content has evolved from consultation with iwi, hapū and whānau, government, senior Māori academics, and community and corporate leaders.
Make the move into higher-level study with a degree that combines the variety and structure of classroom-based courses with opportunities for research.
You'll be able to expand your expertise in one of nine subjects while taking advantage of the flexibility to study courses across a range of commerce disciplines.
Build on your Bachelor's degree to enhance your career options in business, management and government with advanced study at Victoria Business School.
Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 24–28 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working full time.
You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours work.
This 180-point programme will take you three to four trimesters of full-time study. If you’re studying part time it usually takes six trimesters.
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, or one and a half to two years part 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.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students will need to do around 20–24 hours of work a week so make sure you take this into account if you are working.
At the end of your Master's you can choose to continue your research and apply to do a PhD.