MBA in New Zealand


Quick Notes on studying MBA in New Zealand:


Duration of MBA in New Zealand:

MBA programs in New Zealand are between 1 and 2 years in duration with generally most MBAs being of 1.5 years


Work Experience for MBA in New Zealand:

Most MBA programmes in New Zealand require between 2 and 5 years of work experience after your graduation. Students who do not qualify for an MBA in New Zealand because of lack of work experience generally take up a Post Graduate Diploma in New Zealand


GMAT Requirement:

MBA in New Zealand requires a GMAT eg. Canterbury University in New Zealand requires a minimum GMAT of 600 while University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington will require at least 550 in GMAT. There are some programs that do not essentially require GMAT eg. Auckland Institute of Studies (AIT St Helen) may accept a student on an MBA without GMAT


Students mostly opt for studying Masters in New Zealand rather than an MBA. This is especially considering that since most MBAs need high level of work experience, your employability in New Zealand after the MBA is better once you have gathered good amount of work experience


English Language Requirement:

You need to appear for an IELTS test and the recommended score is 6.5 band overall with no individual module being lower then 5.5 band.


You could register, prepare and appear for this test in about a month’s time from the time you decide to take one. 2 to 3 IELTS test dates are available each month. If you wish to register for the IELTS test, you can contact us and we can help you (for free)


15 Years Education Accepted for MBA:

If you wish to study an MBA in New Zealand or a New Zealand Masters, you can directly apply after your Bachelors. This means you will immediately start your Masters in Zealand in the same year that you finish your degree program in India


Work in New Zealand during studies:

You can work up to 20 hrs per week (like most other countries) during study period and full-time (generally 40 hrs per week) during scheduled holidays. You can take care of your living expenses this way (min. wage is NZ $12 per hour)


Work in New Zealand after studies (Job Search Visa in New Zealand):

After successful course completion, you will automatically get a 12 months ‘Work Permit’. You can work full-time in any job of your choice. But remember, if you are aiming a NZ Permanent Residency, then you have to find a job relevant to your course (that you have completed in NZ).


Some MBA programs in New Zealand are listed below:


UniversityLocationCourseDurationWork Experience RequirementGMATFees
Auckland University of Technology AUT New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBA12 to 18 months5 yearsMay be required for students who have not finished their bachelors in NZNZ$46,410
Canterbury University New ZealandChristchurch New ZealandMBA15 months5 yearsGMAT of 600 is requiredNZ$51,396
University of Auckland New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBAis only available part time. Students can do the Post Graduate Diploma in Business for 2 years and thereafter spend another year to complete the MBA. The average age of students in class is 32 years with 11 years of experience approx.
University of Otago New ZealandOtago New ZealandMBA14 to 20 months3 yearsGMAT 550 is requiredNZ$45240
Victoria University of Wellington New ZealandVictoria New ZealandMBA16 months5 yearsGMAT 550 is requiredNZ$26995
UUNZ Institute of Business New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBA18 to 24 months3 years but depends from case to caseGMAT not requiredNZ$3000 per paper
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIT St Helen) New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBA International Business18 months2 yearsGMAT not requiredNZ$31,950
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIT St Helen) New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBA Finance18 months2 yearsGMAT not requiredNZ$31,950
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIT St Helen) New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBA Marketing18 months2 yearsGMAT not requiredNZ$31,950
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIT St Helen) New ZealandAuckland New ZealandMBA Operations and Logistics18 months2 yearsGMAT not requiredNZ$31,950




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