Master Programs in New Zealand

Compare 27 Top Masters Programs in New Zealand 2016/2017

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Students from all over the world have discovered a Master in New Zealand as the next step in their education and professional careers. New Zealand has a reputation for high quality education held to international standards. New Zealand is commonly regarded as one of the most scenic countries in the world, offering so many activities for Master in New Zealand students outside of the classroom. The people of New Zealand are warm and welcoming, education is cost-effective, there is a moderate climate, and the education is based on the British system.

There are a variety of Master in New Zealand programs for students to choose from. Some of the more popular programs are in the disciplines of business, management, tourism, economics, engineering, finance, and education, among several others. Master in New Zealand programs also offer full-time and part-time study options.

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Master of Commerce (MCom)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2017 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 [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. 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 two-year programme (240 points) or as the second year 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 - Information Systems - International Business - Management - Marketing - Operations and Supply Chain Management Eligibility BCom or equivalent, and a major in the subject intended for this degree with an average grade of B or higher. Why choose the Business School? The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s world-ranked university and the Business School is known for its excellence, innovation, teaching and research. Our Business School is among 1% of business schools globally to achieve Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA. Facilities and resources The Business School's award-winning Owen G Glenn Building gives staff and students an integrated, purpose-built structure. It houses fully-equipped lecture theatres, computer labs, work rooms and social spaces, along with cafés and an on-site bank, clustered around a spectacular 26m-high atrium. Disabled access and facilities are available throughout the building. The iconic building stands as a place of convergence for business, academia and government — a collaborative, knowledge-rich environment within which to forge the capabilities that this country needs to succeed in sophisticated global markets. Designed by architect firms Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia, the Owen G Glenn Building was completed in 2008 and has since won numerous awards, including an NZIA Auckland Architecture Award, and was shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival Awards. The Business School building is named after the major donor and New Zealand entrepreneur and benefactor Owen G Glenn. [-]

Master of Management with a specialisation in Business (MMgt)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 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. You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world. Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science. In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. *Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis. English requirements Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve: - Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or; - TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or; - TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or; - Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-. [-]

Master of Marketing (MMktg)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 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 [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. 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. You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world. Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science. In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. *Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis. English requirements Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve: - Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or; - TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or; - TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or; - Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcctg)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 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 (CAANZ 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. 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 Degree structure The Master of Professional Accounting is an 18 month, 240-point programme studied over six quarters. You will study core business courses before continuing on to study a set of specialised Accounting courses. You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world. Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science. In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. *Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis. English requirements Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve: - Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or; - TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or; - TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or; - Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-. [-]

Master of International Business (MIntBus)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

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

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. 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. You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world. Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science. In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis. English requirements Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve: - Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or; - TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or; - TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or; - PTE Academic 64, with no PTE communicative skills score below 58; - Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-. [-]

Master of Management (MMgt)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 15 months March 2017 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. You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world. Academic requirements To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science. In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. *Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis. English requirements Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve: - Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or; - TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or; - TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or; - Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-. [-]

Master of Professional Economics

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 6 weeks March 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Are you interested in how decisions are made in the worlds of business and public policy? Do you want an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real world' problems? Victoria's graduate programme in Professional Economics breaks new ground, and has been developed in consultation with employers and leading economists to provide proficient individuals able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. It specifically responds to a real demand for skilled professional economists. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. The Master of Professional Economics is an advanced professional degree that will equip you to prosper in a world of increasingly open, global markets. Thinking about a Career in Professional Economics? What do public sector policymakers, bank executives, capital market operatives, and economic consultants all have in common? The answer is executive skills that are based on a sound understanding of modern economics and the way that it can be used to inform their decisions. If you work as any of the following, or hope to do so, then the Victoria Graduate Programme in Professional Economics is for you: Central government policy analysts, advisors, planners, regulators Bank economists, other financial institutions International organisations: economists, analysts International trade body economists Regional government planners, transport economists Multinational companies: analysts, advisors Economic and management consultants Industry advocacy groups, analysts Media researchers and presenters Synergies with other Victoria postgraduate programmes, such as the Master's in Applied Finance, can open up yet further career possibilities. The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. - John Maynard Keynes Are you interested in how decisions are made in the worlds of business and public policy? Do you want an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real world' problems? Victoria's graduate programme in Professional Economics breaks new ground, and has been developed in consultation with employers and leading economists to provide proficient individuals able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. It specifically responds to a real demand for skilled professional economists. While the Professional Economics programme has a firm basis in research, the emphasis is on how participants will use what they learn. The Government Economics Network, bank economists, members of the NZ Association of Economists, and other professionals have all contributed to shaping this programme and will continue to have input as invited speakers and reviewers. Professional Economics programme structure We recognise that our students have demanding professional lives, so this programme is designed to give a high degree of flexibility and is taught using an innovative modular approach. The Professional Economics programme offers three qualifications: Post-Graduate Certificate; Post-Graduate Diploma; and the Master's degree. All qualifications are course-work based, and delivered either by weekly lectures or intensive multi-day blocks that best respond to student needs. They can be completed within a year, or with study over a longer time period. Is the Professional Economics programme for you? Suitable professional experience or a strong academic record is necessary, but an extensive background in economics is not required. If your career aspirations involve real world economics, then you should be considering the Professional Economics programme. For more information, contact the Professional Economics Programme Director International students should contact Victoria International Academic requirements To study the Master of Professional Economics you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with some Economics, Maths and Statistics included, work experience desirable Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 16 - 17 months February 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Victoria University has developed a programme providing a Master's degree in Professional Accounting (MPA) – the first such degree to be offered in New Zealand. It is open to graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline, and this qualification will provide the opportunity to pursue membership of both New Zealand and international accounting bodies. [+]

Victoria University has developed a programme providing a Master's degree in Professional Accounting (MPA) – the first such degree to be offered in New Zealand. This professional programme of study may be completed in 16-17 months. The MPA has been developed in response to a shortage of accounting graduates, both in New Zealand and internationally. It is open to graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline, and this qualification will provide the opportunity to pursue membership of both New Zealand and international accounting bodies. About the Programme The MPA is designed to provide students with the skills and understanding required as accounting professionals. The programme meets the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The programme will equip graduates for leadership in the profession through their knowledge of accounting issues and understanding of professional practice, ethics and procedures. Graduates will have been instructed by academic staff who are leaders in public and private sector accounting. They will have been encouraged to aim for high-level roles in the profession and in organisations. Students completing MPA will know and understand the main elements of the accounting discipline; the financial context in which business operates as well as the financial implications of business decisions; professional practice, ethics and procedures; the legal, economic and social environment in which business and accounting decisions are made in New Zealand and internationally. PhD pathway The most successful students in the MPA programme may elect to take a PhD pathway. Completion of the pathway courses does not guarantee entry to the PhD programme and all applications must satisfy PhD selection processes. SACL: ranked among the world's best Accounting schools Victoria University’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law (SACL) has been ranked among the best in the world for research quality in an international ranking. Each year, Brigham Young University in the United States ranks universities throughout the world based upon the research output of accounting staff. For more information, please see the Victoria News article 'Victoria’s accounting research among best in the world. Location All courses are taught at Pipitea Campus, which is located in the heart of Wellington's legal, government and business district. The campus includes the Old Government Buildings, Rutherford House, and the Railway West Wing. As the campus is next to Wellington's railway station and the bus terminus, there is easy access for train and bus users. Programme structure Students enrol in 16 courses for at least four trimesters of study, comprising 14 core courses and either two elective courses/special topics (the content of which will change from time to time) or a research paper. All courses must be completed within four years of first enrolling in the programme. Part time study options are available to domestic students, who can study between one and four courses per trimester. Courses Courses will be taught during all three teaching periods: Trimester 1 (February/March to June), Trimester 2 (July to October) and Trimester 3 (November to February/March). Each of the 16 courses will be offered twice a year, with one of the two offerings taking place in the evening (to accommodate students in full-time employment). Core Courses Financial Accounting MMPA 501 Management Accounting MMPA 502 Business Law MMPA 503 Finance MMPA 504 Corporations and Business Associations Law MMPA 505 Advanced Financial Accounting MMPA 506 Statistics MMPA 507 Economics MMPA 508 Taxation MMPA 509 Auditing MMPA 510 Management MMPA 511 Advanced Management Accounting MMPA 512 Accounting Systems MMPA 513 Advanced Financial Management MMPA 514 Each course will be offered over 12 weeks. Assessment includes projects, tests and examinations.Please note that the content of courses can vary in each offering. Dates The MPA will begin in February/March (Trimester 1) and November (Trimester 3) each year. It may be possible to complete the full MPA degree within 16-17 months (full time). Admission requirements Applicants for the MPA degree will have: completed a Bachelor’s degree with good grades; and been accepted by the MPA Director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study. International applicants whose first language is not English must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements of the University: IELTS overall band of 6.5, with no sub-score below 6; or TOEFL 575, or 237 in the computer-based test, or 90 in the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in Victoria University’s English Proficiency Programme Accreditations In addition to being accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA (Australia) and ACCA, Victoria Business School is the first in New Zealand to have obtained accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in both Business and Accounting. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide hold this distinguished hallmark of excellence. The Faculty also holds AMBA accreditation for the MBA programme, and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. We are, therefore, one of 72 business schools (from around 13,000 worldwide) to hold the "Triple Crown" of AMBA, AACSB (Business) and EQUIS accreditations, and among the Triple Crown holders we are the only school to also hold AACSB (Accounting) accreditation. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean Professor Bob Buckle discussed how "Business schools measure up to international standards" in a National Business Review, 9 March 2012. Potential careers and employment opportunities Many accounting graduates choose to work in accounting firms but there are a number of other opportunities. Wellington, being the centre of Government, offers career openings in Government Departments, for example, The Inland Revenue Department and Audit New Zealand. There are also opportunities in both large and small companies, financial institutions such as banks, charitable organisations, as well as law firms and share brokers to name but a few. Careers New Zealand – a New Zealand Government entity – maintains a website which lists career opportunities in various occupations including Accounting. It currently rates the chances of obtaining a job in accounting as being “good”. [-]

Master of International Relations

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

The Master of International Relations (MIR) equips students for a career with an international focus and to provide professionals with skills in the analysis of International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Science. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. The Master of International Relations (MIR) equips students for a career with an international focus and to provide professionals with skills in the analysis of International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Science. The MIR includes taught courses and a dissertation, research project or thesis. Courses focus on the shifting geopolitics of the great powers, global political economy, environmental cooperation and conflict, and the transformation of the Asia-Pacific region. The choice of elective courses allows the programme of study to be wide in both geographical scope and thematic content. The programme begins in Trimester 1 each year. Students enrolled full-time will complete their degree in one calendar year; while part-time students will complete within two years. The MIR Programme The MIR degree is composed of two parts - a taught and a research component. Students are required to complete: Part 1 INTP 586 Approaches to International Relations - the 30-point core course 60 points from INTP 400-489 30 points from INTP 400-488, POLS 400-488 or STRA 530-539. In certain cases, students may be permitted to substitute up to 30 points offered by other programmes. Part 2 Either INTP 593 Dissertation (60 points) or INTP 589 Research Project (30 points) and 30 further points from INTP 400-488, POLS 400-488 or STRA 530-539. Note: With the Head of School's permission, a candidate may replace Part 1 (3) and Part 2 with INTP 595 (Thesis, 90 points). Full-time students should normally complete the requirements for the degree by 28 February in the year after first enrolling for it, and part-time students by 28 February in the second year after first enrolling. Research Areas in International Relations MIR students will benefit from the diverse and wide ranging research expertise of staff in the Political Science and International Relations Programme. Academic requirements To study the Master of International Relations you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree with Honours (or equivalent) Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Master of Innovation and Commercialisation

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Innovation and Commercialisation (MInnComl) is for those who want to help bring innovations to life. These innovations may have a scientific, engineering, design or technology component and could arise from research or from identifying an industry problem that needs solving. [+]

The Master of Innovation and Commercialisation (MInnComl) is for those who want to help bring innovations to life. These innovations may have a scientific, engineering, design or technology component and could arise from research or from identifying an industry problem that needs solving. Students of the practice-based MInnComl will both lead the development of an innovation project that interests them and work within a multidisciplinary team, consisting of fellow students. This will all be done with active support from a range of industry, government and research organisations that are associated with innovation and commercialisation. The MInnComl programme is multidisciplinary and has been developed in association with the faculties of Architecture and Design, Engineering, Law, Science and Victoria Business School. Work with your current or potential future employer Your innovation project could be developed in conjunction with a commercial organisation or the University, or you could work on your own project. If you’re currently employed, your project could be something you’re already working on or hope to work on. Completing the programme could help boost the project’s chances of success and you’ll gain a valued qualification in the process. If you’re not currently employed, you could work on your own projects or a project alongside a commercial or research-based organisation. The University has relationships with a range of organisations, and will help you make the match. You may even qualify for a paid internship or a scholarship. On this programme, you will gain a breadth of skills and industry contacts, together with the type of practical experience that is sought by employers. Potential opportunities for graduates include product design and development, management, analysis and consultation, technology transfer and commercialisation, or as future leaders of innovative companies. Organisations involved in the programme A variety of organisations are involved in the content delivery of the MInnComl programme, and as project partners. These include Baldwins Intellectual Property, Callaghan Innovation, DB Breweries, Deloitte, Ferrier Research Institute, GNS Science, Grow Wellington, MetService, Navigate Healthcare, PowerHouse Ventures, and Robinson Research Institute. What you will learn Graduates of the MInnComl programme will: know how to identify opportunities and access the feasibility of new products understand the process of developing new products and taking them to market, including research, design and manufacturing considerations understand issues regarding intellectual property protection, regulatory requirements, funding options and financial forecasting be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, as well as with research, industry and government organisations know how to prepare a business case for the development and commercialisation of new products. Types of innovation projects The type of project you work on depends on your background, your interests, and who you want to work with. This could include any or all of the following: creating a new product or improving on an existing one exploring the development and commercialisation of scientific research solving a need that you’ve identified in the market improving the research, manufacturing and commercialisation processes of products. The common theme is that you want to learn how to develop and commercialise innovations successfully. Programme structure The MInnComl is offered as a full-time programme of four papers, including a significant individual project. Part One is an introductory course, commencing in Trimester One, 2017. Part Two comprises two courses plus a significant feasibility analysis and development plan for your project, called a research portfolio. All courses are compulsory and each course involves a combination of workshops, lectures, guest speakers and team work. Part One: ATEN 504 Introduction to Innovation and Commercialisation Commences Trimester One, 2017 An introduction to the fundamental concepts of developing and commercialising innovation-based projects, including: exploring options for developing and commercialising your project strategy, legal, financial, validation and product development practices developing your research portfolio proposal 15 points Part Two: ATEN 502 Strategy and Validation Trimester One and Two, 2017 An exploration of ways to develop and validate your proposed strategy, including: appropriate market and product validation processes product development and commercialisation strategies, including technology transfer implications 30 points [-]

Master of Engineering Practice

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 12 - 16 months November 2016 New Zealand Wellington

Victoria University’s Master of Engineering Practice (MEP) is a unique and innovative programme for graduates seeking a professional postgraduate engineering qualification in the IT field. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. Victoria University’s Master of Engineering Practice (MEP) is a unique and innovative programme for graduates seeking a professional postgraduate engineering qualification in the IT field. There is a demand from New Zealand employers for ICT graduates, particularly for graduates who have the appropriate skills for working eff ectively in the New Zealand workplace. Industry has made it clear that they need graduates with good communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the professional environment in industry, as well as straight technical knowledge and skills. The MEP has been designed to provide graduates who can meet that demand. About the Master of Engineering Practice Programme Many Engineering and Computer Science graduates have little experience at applying theoretical knowledge to real engineering problems and little understanding of the professional environment in the New Zealand industry. The MEP is a one-year, 180-point Master’s programme which aims to help students advance their skills and improve their job prospects. Students will have completed a relevant degree such as in Computer Science or an appropriate engineering discipline. The programme will include courses focusing on communication, problem solving and enterprise skills. It will end with a three-month research and development project in an industry placement. For Electronics and/or Computer Science Engineering graduates or similar Unique in NZ. Designed to prepare students for work in the ICT industry Includes an industrial placement (Part Three of the degree) Applicants must be able to demonstrate: Strength in Maths; some Programming in their background; able to deal with Abstractions Course Structure Taught 180 points Master’s degree - 1.5 years of academic study. It is taught in three parts and it is expected that students may complete the degree in one calendar year. Part 1 (one trimester of study) – 60 points Research and Communication Skills (15 points) Engineering Practice (15 points) 2 courses from Electronics, Networking, Software or Computer Science (30 points) Part 2 (one trimester of study) – 60 points Engineering project (30 Points) 2 courses from Electronics, Networking, Software or Computer Science (30 points) Part 3 (one trimester of study) – 60 points Industry Research and Development Project (60 points) Students may be placed in industries locally (including within Victoria University of Wellington), or nationally – past industry placements include companies such as Google, Xero, Datacom, Weta Digital, Park Road Post, Solnet, Microsoft, IBM, Trade Me, Fujitsu, Magritek, Tekron, BRANZ, Callaghan Innovation, BECA, GNS, Fisher & Paykel, EDMI, Chorus, Transfield Services, 2degrees and others. Students may be paid by companies in which they are placed. *Entry to Part 3 requires at least a B- average grade in Part 1 and Part 2 or special permission from the Head of School. Start Date The MEP begins in November (Trimester 3) each year. Although the programme is 180 points (1.5 academic years of study), it is expected that students complete the full MEP within 12 months, through three consecutive trimesters of study. Admission Requirements Applicants for the MEP will have: completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject with good grades; and been accepted by the Head of School of Engineering and Computer Science as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study. Applicants must also meet the University’s postgraduate English language requirements: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; or TOEFL 90 IBT with a minimum of 20 in writing; or Pearson Test of English score of 65 with a Communicative score of not less than 58; or Two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in Victoria University of Wellington’s English Profi ciency Programme. Tuition Fees NZ$51,200 for the full programme (1.5 years/180 points of academic study) [NZ$34,150 for 120 points or one academic year of study]. Other costs include annual levies of approximately NZ$720 and health and travel insurance costs of approximately NZ $590. [-]

Master of Development Studies

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. [+]

Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. Particular attention is paid to the relationships between 'developed' and 'developing' societies, the roles played by various institutions within them and their effects on processes of social, political, economic and environmental transformation. Development Studies concerns issues of contemporary relevance to the world today including: Poverty Inequality Globalisation Gender equity Environmental change Participation and democracy Human rights International aid Our programme is accessible to graduates from a wide range of disciplines and occupations. People with work experience in community and international development are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those with a background in the Asia Pacific region. Students are encouraged to spend some time overseas in a developing country as part of their postgraduate study and Masters students usually complete a research thesis based on work in a developing country. Students have undertaken research in places as diverse as Ethiopia, East Timor, Brazil, Chile, Bhutan, South Korea, Malaysia, Samoa and Rapanui. The MDevStud degree seeks to enhance the ability of graduate students to contribute as professionals to development practice worldwide. Potential Projects All students are urged to plan their course of study with the Director of Development Studies before enrolment, as well as during the course of their programme. More Information Download the postgraduate prospectus Contact the Development Studies Programme Director, John Overton Visit the Political Economy and Development Research Group web pages for information about research and staff in this area For information about undergraduate study in Development Studies please view the Development Studies page. Prerequisites Masters students must have previously completed a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an average B+ grade or higher, in relevant 300 level courses. The following points are also taken into account before a student is accepted into the programme: appropriateness and quality of academic background and/or work experience a clear understanding of how the proposed programme fits with career goals motivation to complete the thesis within two years being able to commit ample time to the programme Course Requirements All students should plan their course of study with the Programme Director before enrolment. Part time study is possible. Part 1 A total of 120 points, made up from: DEVE 511 – 514 60 points from approved elective courses To progress to Masters Part 2, students must achieve a B+ average in all Part 1 courses. Part 2 DEVE 592 - thesis The thesis is worth 120 points and will be approximately 40,000 words (120-150 pages). It must be completed by February 28 in two years following the year of enrolment. Students begin their thesis following submission and acceptance of a full research proposal as part of DEVE 514 - Development Research, taken in the second trimester. All students should plan their course of study with the Programme Director before enrolment. Applications must be received by 10th of December in the year prior to the commencement of study. Part time study is possible. Academic requirements To study the Master of Development Studies you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in same subject area Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Master of Computer Science

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Engineering and Computer Science are complex and fast moving disciplines, and Victoria is committed to excellence in its teaching and research. Our undergraduate degrees provide an excellent platform for careers in engineering and computer science, but postgraduate study will enable you to explore the full breadth and depth of these dynamic disciplines. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. Engineering and Computer Science are complex and fast moving disciplines, and Victoria is committed to excellence in its teaching and research. Our undergraduate degrees provide an excellent platform for careers in engineering and computer science, but postgraduate study will enable you to explore the full breadth and depth of these dynamic disciplines. Professional engineers also benefit from studying the latest trends in their fields. Our postgraduate programmes support new graduates, experienced professionals and those who are looking for a change of career. Master of Computer Science The Master of Computer Science (MCompSc) is master’s degree centred on course work completed over two years (or a longer period on a part-time basis). It is a graduate qualification designed for professionals seeking to advance their knowledge of Computer Science and to obtain a formal qualification that recognises their achievement. The degree may also be attractive to new graduates who wish to advance their knowledge of Computer Science before seeking employment. The degree emphasises course work as opposed to a significant research thesis. How to Apply Applicants for Master thesis programmes are advised to discuss their proposed enrolment with a member of the Engineering and Computer Science staff, either in person or by mail/email. Applicants with qualifications not from VUW should bring/include a copy of their transcript and details of courses they have taken. International students for whom English is not their first language should also bring/send a copy of their IELTS or TOEFL scores. Coursework Programmes Applications for postgraduate programmes with coursework (BSc (Hons), MSc with part 1, MCompSci, postgraduate diplomas) can be made prior to each trimester using the same application process as for undergraduate programmes: see the university enrolment page. International students must apply through Victoria International. Academic requirements To study the Master of Computer Science you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the same subject area - applicants with an Honours degree may be admitted to shorter programme Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Master of Applied Finance

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 12 - 16 months March 2017 New Zealand Wellington

The Applied Finance Programme at Victoria (formerly known as VIAF) remains the only specialist postgraduate applied finance offering in New Zealand. More than just a conversion Masters, the programme has a dedicated finance core together with a range of electives that develop full operational capability in the rewarding but demanding careers of international finance. [+]

The Applied Finance Programme at Victoria (formerly known as VIAF) remains the only specialist postgraduate applied finance offering in New Zealand. More than just a conversion Masters, the programme has a dedicated finance core together with a range of electives that develop full operational capability in the rewarding but demanding careers of international finance. It has strong industry relevance, offering: courses that develop instrumental skills such as financial modelling, enabling our graduates to hit the ground running alumni who have dispersed all over the world, operating as a global networking resource course instructors and guest speakers who include eminent professional practitioners as well as academics The Applied Finance Programme offers four qualifications: Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Markets Analysis Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Analysis Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management Master of Applied Finance For the Master of Applied Finance (180 points) Both Part 1 courses, normally completed before or concurrently with Part 2 A further 140 points in an approved selection of courses from Part 2 You may be initially accepted for a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma qualification with a view to transferring to Master's study at a later date, given a sufficiently strong performance. Successful Master's applicants usually have at least two years of relevant professional experience. Careers paths for Applied Finance graduates The Applied Finance Programme at Victoria University has produced a significant number of financial professionals working in major financial markets, commercials and investment banks, fund managers, energy providers, other large private companies, and government departments – both in New Zealand and overseas. If you work in any of the following areas, or hope to do so, then the Applied Finance programme is for you: corporate and bank treasury staff fund managers, investment advisers corporate bankers investment bankers corporate financial planners stockbrokers, commodity and futures brokers financial communications and data specialists government and local body financial controllers management consultants, lawyers and accountants board directors industry regulators Academic requirements To study the Master of Applied Finance you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Postgraduate Programmes in International Studies

IPU New Zealand
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters March 2017 New Zealand Palmerston North

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies. Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world... [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2016/2017. IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world. Designed for high-achieving professionals who are looking for international career opportunities, the Master of International Studies will provide you with an appreciation of how businesses, government and the global economy interact. You will develop the ability to think globally, manage people within multicultural settings and will be equipped to go on to a rewarding career with a multinational company, government agency, international aid agency or organisation with global business links. Master of International Studies (MIS) NZQA Level 9 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 240 Duration: 5 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies (PDIS) NZQA Level 8 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 150 Duration: 3 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August *Advanced diploma and other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis. What you will gain The MIS and PDIS programmes foster your potential as a leader, manager, and decision maker. Assessments and activities within the programmes encourage your development in the following skills: Leadership and People Management Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking Communication Business Management and Finance Teamwork and Collaboration These are the key skills employers are looking for in senior managers. Career opportunities Corporate Management Communications Foreign Affairs Management Marketing Media Relations Public Relations Public Services And many more! Course requirements Postgraduate Diploma/Year One - Master of International Studies All postgraduate students are required to take FIVE papers, with no more than TWO papers per term. TWO compulsory papers Resource Management (30 credits) Postgraduate Research Methods (30 credits) THREE elective papers The following Level 8 papers may be offered: People, the Planet and Sustainability (30 credits) Entrepreneurship and Innovation (30 credits) Business, the Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (30 credits) Science, the Environment and Policy Making (30 credits) Politics and Development (30 credits) Contemporary Marketing (30 credits) Sustainability and Management Accounting (30 credits) International Human Resource Management (30 credits) Leadership, Communication and Change Management (30 credits) Students successfully completing 150 credits may then graduate with a PDIS. Year Two (Master of International Studies only) Students may select from the following options: 1. Executive Strategic Project (90 credits) 2. Thesis (90 credits) 3. Executive Project (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) 4. Research Paper (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) Students successfully completing the remaining 90 credits in Year Two may then graduate with a MIS. Entry requirements Candidates with an existing undergraduate degree from a recognised institution may apply to take the above programmes. All teaching in the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of International Studies is in English. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must produce evidence of one of the following English Language examinations* in satisfaction of the minimum language entry requirement for admission: - An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall, with no band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent Conditional entry may be granted subject to the applicant providing proof of language proficiency. *Official English language scores must have been achieved within the two-year period prior to the application. [-]