Master Program in Wellington New Zealand

Top Masters Programs in Wellington New Zealand 2016/2017

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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.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

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.

A great number of Universities and Colleges are based in Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington has its four campuses in the town. Massey University also owns a campus in Wellington for Business, Technology and Engineering by the name of "Creative Campus". This makes it an ideal place for higher education.

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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 2016/2017 in Wellington New Zealand. 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 2016/2017 in Wellington New Zealand. 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 2016/2017 in Wellington New Zealand. 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 2016/2017 in Wellington New Zealand. 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 [-]