Master Programs in New Zealand

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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 2018 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 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... [-]

Master of Management with a specialisation in Business (MMgt)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 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... [-]

Master of Marketing (MMktg)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 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 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... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcctg)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 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... [-]

Master of International Business (MIntBus)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 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 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... [-]

Master of Management (MMgt)

University of Auckland Business School
Campus Full time 15 months March 2018 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... [-]

Master of Teaching and Learning

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2017. Master of Teaching and Learning The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings. This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools. Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers. The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently. Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). Programme highlights Individual and small group mentoring Identifies your personal strengths Designed to equip you with the expertise to meet the needs of all learners. Graduates achieve high-level skills and a stronger capacity for leadership roles in the future. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession. Master of Teaching and Learning This is a more intensive course aimed at high achievers. The one year programme is from January-December and requires a higher entry criteria. The advantage of completing this aspirational... [-]

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. [+]

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. Students will critically examine how political, cultural and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure and/or how psychological and physiological factors influence performance and movement in sport and exercise settings. The programme engages a range of quantitative or qualitative methodologies and includes laboratory-based sport and exercise components, and where appropriate, includes working with athletes at the Avantidrome – Home of Cycling, or the new University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. It enhances knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to many forms of employment within sport, exercise and leisure industries and beyond. Entry requirements A New Zealand bachelors degree, either three or four years, with advanced study and a B (or better) average in the relevant subject areas or a qualification considered equivalent. [-]

Master of Social Sciences

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2017. Master of Social Sciences Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. A Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) builds on the Bachelors or Honours qualification you've already gained. When studying for your MSocSc, you'll focus on your preferred Social Science subject area and you'll immerse yourself in a high-level programme of study. You'll learn the latest research techniques and be updated on recent developments in knowledge relating to your chosen field. You'll be preparing for a dissertation or thesis, so will be conducting a substantial amount of your own independent research. If you think you may want to complete a doctorate level qualification later on, completing a MSocSc prepares you for that next level of academic study. As you grow your knowledge of your chosen subject area, you'll be refining your intellectual skills, particularly your ability to think critically, problem solve and analyse. This will enable you to prepare for leadership roles in fields related to your subject area. Industry Connections During your studies, you'll be supervised by well-connected Faculty members who have networks with people working in a wide range of sectors, from business to government. These people, including representatives from local and central government and tribal authorities, provide input into the different subject areas. Members of community groups, business organisations and industrial and professional groups do the same – they provide valuable support and input. The subject area... [-]

Master of Music

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. [+]

Master of Music Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. The Master of Music (MMus) is designed for students who've already gained an Honours-level qualification in Music. It's an advanced, one-year programme of study. You'll be guided by experts who will supervise you in individual sessions. You'll complete substantial-sized tasks focused on your chosen area of specialty. During this process, you'll develop your skills and expertise, and show an understanding of the content of your work. You'll also develop the attributes you need to work in this field. Is your passion for performing music? During your MMus, you'll learn how to work towards a public musical recital, right up to the actual performance. This process involves planning and preparation, the integration of music research with performance, and you'll develop skills to be able to demonstrate each step leading up to your recital. Are you more interested in composition? You'll be given the opportunity to create a significant body of original music. You'll develop the skills to write music to a professional standard, suitable for being performed in public at a concert or similar event. Links with Music Professionals and Associations When you study for your MMus at Waikato, you'll have opportunities to network with professional groups working in the music industry. You'll be able to participate in your musical field and this will help... [-]

Master of Media and Creative Technologies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2017. Master of Media and Creative Technologies The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally. The Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT) allows you to choose from one of the four subjects available: Creative Practices, Creative Technologies, Screen and Media Studies (offered under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and Māori Media and Communication (offered under the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies). Each area offers you the opportunity to blend artistic and technical forms in new combinations. Alongside taught papers, you will work on a year-long supervised programme where you will develop a major work (or works) that serves as the flagship of your graduate portfolio of creative works. Study under the MMCT will give you extensive collaborative project experience which is supported by technical expertise and advanced creative skills. You will also benefit from substantial grounding in postgraduate academic practice and the deployment of critical and methodological skills in original research. Industry Connections This programme maintains strategic links with the broader New Zealand community at a number of levels, and we have close links with Hamilton City Council. Our staff members have strong links with international networks in media and creative technologies, and boast strong links with top ranked institutions in Asia, Europe, North America and within the Pacific region.... [-]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates for the Degree must have: qualified for the... [-]

Master of Management Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2017. Master of Management Studies Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school. If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business you're passionate about, or want to prepare for a PhD or research career, this degree is designed for you. The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree will bring you closer to the frontiers of knowledge in your specialist field, and prepare you for leadership roles that require a high level of critical thinking and information analysis. This degree normally includes both taught and research papers, but can also be taken as a full research degree. Study part-time or full-time for 1-2 years (120 or 180 points), starting in either February (A Semester) or July (B Semester). Normally all papers are taken within a single specialist subject or interdisciplinary area. A new specialisation for the MMS is also available in Finance – Professional. This one-year programme (180 points) is aimed at those seeking industry-relevant skills and knowledge needed to build a professional career in the financial industry. It has a strong practical focus and is ideal for students who have never majored in Finance before. The 11 required papers will develop your foundational knowledge of investments and financial markets, before introducing you to more advanced topics, such... [-]

Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

With a Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law you could explore Pacific legal thought and practice. You'll develop skills enabling you to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems. [+]

Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law With a Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law you could explore Pacific legal thought and practice. You'll develop skills enabling you to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems. Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law (LLM Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples') provides an opportunity to study in-depth the historical and developing trends within the area of indigenous peoples' rights. You'll examine how the United Nations and other international organisations influence the process of Indigenous rights development. You will learn what role the State plays in recognising environmental and economic rights of indigenous peoples. What will post-settlement New Zealand legal landscape look like? You could be the driving force behind developing truly inclusive New Zealand Jurisprudence that would incorporate the best of the traditional Māori practices and Common Law. The knowledge and skills developed through our specialist programme are relevant in roles in: Academic teaching and research; Treaty settlement Maori governance Crown Law Local and central government Education Māori economy The Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law programme is offered with the same study options as those of Master of Laws (LLM). Please see the Master of Laws page for more information. Cultural experience The Faculty members come from a wide range of nations and cultural backgrounds, creating a truly multicultural environment. This helps foster in our students an increased awareness of global issues,... [-]

Master of Environment and Society

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. [+]

Masters in New Zealand 2017. Master of Environment and Society The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges. During your MEnvSoc, you'll do a combination of studying essential papers and preparing a dissertation or thesis. You'll be able to complete up to 120 points worth of papers and either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis. Your dissertation or thesis will be based on your own research, and you'll choose a topic relating to environmental and societal inter-relationships. You might also like to include some relevant papers from other areas, such as environmental science, law and management. Taking this approach to structuring your degree helps you strengthen the connection between understanding issues at a theoretical level and applying the theory in practice. The Faculty's links with groups working in local government, education and the community provide a range of opportunities for students studying... [-]