Victoria University of Wellington, Business School

Introduction
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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is located in the heart of New Zealand; in the capital city where our government is housed.

Victoria University has over 21,000 students, including over 3,400 international students from more than 100 countries, and is New Zealand’s top ranked university for research quality (2012 Performance-Based Research Fund).

Victoria consistently ranks among the world’s 18,000 universities. In 2017, Victoria ranked 219 in the QS World University Rankings.

Victoria has five stars overall in the QS Stars rating of excellence and five stars in each of the eight categories—arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.

In 14 subject areas, we are among the top 1 percent of the world’s universities (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject).

Victoria is ranked in the top 100 universities for ten subjects including Accounting and Finance.

Victoria Business School (Faculty of Commerce) is a leading provider of quality knowledge and expertise in business and public sector related studies.

Victoria Business School is located within the centre of New Zealand’s thriving capital city, Wellington. This is the administrative and financial centre of New Zealand, and many businesses have their head offices here.

Excellent connections are in place with many of the corporate leaders, financial institutions, and government agencies in the city, where we have developed mutually beneficial partnerships.

'Triple Crown' accreditation

Victoria Business School is among just 1% of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations:

  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Our staff are first class researchers and teachers

Our staff are experts in their chosen field and through their extensive research, experience and collaboration with the corporate world, provide a first class teaching experience.

Gain the skills and expertise you need to enter the ever-changing world of business with an internationally accredited degree in Commerce.

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Programs

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Master of Applied Finance

Campus Full time 4 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Offered by the School of Economics and Finance and created in consultation with accrediting professional bodies, the programme is oriented towards applied knowledge so you gain the crucial industry skills you need to hit the ground running. [+]

Industry-relevant learning

Advance your financial skills and boost your career with Victoria’s postgraduate programme in Applied Finance.

Offered by the School of Economics and Finance and created in consultation with accrediting professional bodies, the programme is oriented towards applied knowledge so you gain the crucial industry skills you need to hit the ground running.

Finance from all angles

Explore the workings of capital markets in New Zealand and around the world. Gain a deeper understanding of valuation, financing, investment management and banking. Improve your computer skills and perfect the art of financial modelling.

Learn the principles, practice and operations of financial markets, and the management of corporate, government and financial institutions. You'll gain the practical and operational skills you need to succeed in the international world of volatile financial markets.... [-]


Master of Commerce by coursework

Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Make the move into higher-level study with a degree that combines the variety and structure of classroom-based courses with opportunities for research. [+]

Make the move into higher-level study with a degree that combines the variety and structure of classroom-based courses with opportunities for research.

You'll be able to expand your expertise in one of nine subjects while taking advantage of the flexibility to study courses across a range of commerce disciplines.

You can also study a Master of Commerce by thesis if you have a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce.

Build on your Bachelor's degree to enhance your career options in business, management and government with advanced study at Victoria Business School.

Available subjects Accounting Economics Finance Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Information Systems International Business Management Marketing International recognition ... [-]

Master of Commerce by thesis

Campus Full time 12 months November 2017 New Zealand Wellington

Take your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma to the next level with a Master of Commerce (MCom). You'll take an in-depth look at an issue through completing a research thesis, gaining advanced knowledge of your subject area and thorough training in independent research. [+]

Take your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma to the next level with a Master of Commerce (MCom). You'll take an in-depth look at an issue through completing a research thesis, gaining advanced knowledge of your subject area and thorough training in independent research.

Once complete, you'll have the tools and capabilities you need for a career in business or public policy. You'll also be able to apply for PhD study in New Zealand or overseas.

This 120-point programme will take you 12 months to complete full time. You must take at least 90 points of research. This means you'll complete a research thesis made up of a literature review, data collection and analysis, and your findings. A thesis is usually 30,000–40,000 words.... [-]


Master of e-Government

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 New Zealand Wellington

e-Government is a growing area. As our world becomes increasingly connected through ICT, governments need skilled professionals who understand how to manage the impact of these ever-evolving technologies. [+]

Better government through technology

e-Government is a growing area. As our world becomes increasingly connected through ICT, governments need skilled professionals who understand how to manage the impact of these ever-evolving technologies.

At Victoria's School of Government, you'll discover innovative new uses for ICT—building new ways for communities to engage with government and use public services.

Develop the knowledge and ability to implement and manage large government ICT projects, and learn how to deal with change in sensitive government environments—balancing the need for security and the desired outcomes of internal and external stakeholders.

A unique qualification in an emerging field ... [-]

Master of Global Management & Master of Global Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months November 2017 New Zealand Wellington

Get a foot-hold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Choose from the Master of Global Management (MGMgmt) or the Master of Global Marketing (MGMktg). [+]

Global thinking in a connected world

Get a foot-hold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Choose from the Master of Global Management (MGMgmt) or the Master of Global Marketing (MGMktg).

Build on your undergraduate degree and gain valuable skills in management, marketing and business. The 180-point Master's programmes are course-based and include an industry placement where you'll gain real-world experience and valuable networking opportunities.

You can join the Masters in Global Management and Marketing programmes from a background in any field, and with any degree.

Become one of the next generation of business leaders who can anchor business strategy in a global context and use this as a vehicle for growth.... [-]


Master of Information Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Get a valuable specialist qualification that builds on your IT knowledge and experience. Victoria's MIM is New Zealand’s premier Master’s qualification designed for IT professionals like you who want to move into senior management roles. Courses are based on leading-edge research and in-depth case analysis to give you fresh insights into modern information management. [+]

Advance your career

With the profusion of data and the rapid emergence of new technologies in today's digital world, effective management of information systems is vital to any successful organisation.

Get a valuable specialist qualification that builds on your IT knowledge and experience. Victoria's MIM is New Zealand’s premier Master’s qualification designed for IT professionals like you who want to move into senior management roles. Courses are based on leading-edge research and in-depth case analysis to give you fresh insights into modern information management.

Take advantage of the MIM's flexible learning options to focus on your personal career aspirations.

Get the skills ... [-]

Master of International Trade

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for multidisciplinary study and discover the complex world of international trade. Explore the role of trade in society from a range of perspectives—the international legal rules, economic rationales and the political and social implications. [+]

Gain an edge for success in the global economy Take advantage of this unique opportunity for multidisciplinary study and discover the complex world of international trade. Explore the role of trade in society from a range of perspectives—the international legal rules, economic rationales and the political and social implications. Study how the world is connected through trade and the way it affects businesses, as producers and exporters—consider these issues through the lenses of different disciplines. Explore the impact of trade on indigenous populations, including the historical and contemporary perspectives of Māori involvement in international trade. Expert staff, international reputation You'll be learning from lecturers with international reputations for teaching, research and publishing. And because international trade involves several disciplines, including International Relations, Economics, Law, Public Policy and Development Studies, teaching will be across four different faculties—Law, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Victoria Business School. Master of International Trade Starts: 5 Mar 2018, 4 Mar 2019 Type: Coursework Location: On campus (Pipitea and Kelburn, Wellington) Complete: 180 points (6 courses) Entry: Bachelor's degree with at least a B average Careers A Master of International Trade will open doors to a career as an international trade specialist in public agencies, businesses and non-governmental organisations around the world. Scholarships You can look for scholarships based on your level of study, subject area and background. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time 4 semesters November 2017 New Zealand Wellington

Make the move into accounting or get the certification you need to take the next step in your accountancy career. [+]

Ramp up your career with a recognised accounting degree

Make the move into accounting or get the certification you need to take the next step in your accountancy career.

Develop the ability to manage complex accounting and business issues, and the confidence to provide specialist expertise.

You’ll build an understanding of professional practice, ethics and procedures, and insight into the business landscape in New Zealand and internationally.

Fast-track or fit in with work

Set up to fill a global shortage of accounting graduates, the MPA helps you fast-track your certification—it’s a globally-recognised qualification you can complete in 16–17 months full-time study.... [-]


Master of Professional Business Analysis

Campus Full time 12 months July 2018 New Zealand Wellington

technology who want to become business analysts. This Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) programme is developed as a component of the Wellington ICT Graduate School created by Victoria University and its partners. The programme is closely linked with industry requirements and courses are offered with industry collaboration. [+]

The Master of Professional Business Analysis is for graduates outside information technology who want to become business analysts.

This Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) programme is developed as a component of the Wellington ICT Graduate School created by Victoria University and its partners. The programme is closely linked with industry requirements and courses are offered with industry collaboration.

Degree structure

The Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) consists of 10 courses and a final project delivered in three parts over a year of full-time study, starting in July (Trimester Two) of each year. 

Courses in the first part of the programme are organised around seminars in which students learn about the latest theoretical advances, and apply these to a case which mirrors the challenges and complexities of a real-world business. ... [-]


Master of Professional Economics

Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Take your career to the next level with a qualification from Victoria's Professional Economics programme. Develop an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real-world' problems. This respected programme will equip you with decision-making skills that are based on a solid understanding of economic principles. [+]

Take your career to the next level with a qualification from Victoria's Professional Economics programme. Develop an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real-world' problems. This respected programme will equip you with decision-making skills that are based on a solid understanding of economic principles.

Economics under the microscope

Examine the intricacies of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. Study market structures, the implications of government interventions in the economy and different economic theories in relation to growth, development and stability. Explore how policy influences economic decisions.

In demand

There is a real demand for skilled professional economists who are able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. To fill this need, the programme has been developed in close consultation with leading professional economists from the Government Economics Network, the New Zealand Association of Economists, bank economists and other industry experts.... [-]


Master of Public Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's School of Government. Find out how to lead people and make change happen. [+]

Effective leadership, better management, positive change

Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's School of Government. Find out how to lead people and make change happen.

Become an effective public manager and build your ability to influence the strategic and operational direction of public sector organisations. Learn about governance and public sector reform, and how to manage budgets, finances and organisational capital.

Gain the knowledge and skills to design and implement innovative and effective programmes and services, including planning, service delivery and monitoring and evaluation.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights. You'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking—and increase your employability. [+]

Fast-track your career in policy

Policy-makers create strategic and operational policies that make life better — locally, nationally and internationally.

Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights. You'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking — and increase your employability.

You'll study at the School of Government, learning to help decision makers get the best outcomes in environmental, economic and social areas. Find out about the machinery of government and get the skills to design, evaluate and put in place strategic and operational policies that improve our lives.... [-]


Master of Tourism Management

Campus Full time 5 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations. [+]

Industry-relevant learning

Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations.

You'll increase your understanding of the complex issues surrounding tourism while developing your tourism management skills and expertise. Improve your research and analytical abilities and hone your communication and presentation skills.

You'll graduate prepared for a challenging role in today’s competitive and ever-changing travel environment, anywhere in the world. You'll be studying with Victoria's School of Management — a leading management school in New Zealand with an international reputation for high-quality scholarship and strong links with industry leaders in both the public and private sectors, locally and overseas.... [-]


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Contact

Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington

Address Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600
6140 Wellington , New Zealand
Website http://www.victoria.ac.nz/vbs
Phone +64 4 463 5350