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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Overview

Aspire2 International Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2017 intake dates: 30 Nov, 7 Dec

This Master of Business Administration programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes, enabling you to develop as a practising manager, and help organisations improve their performance.

A globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated professionals, this 18-month programme is demanding, so you will need to be fully committed. 

It is also great for networking with professionals from a range of organisations, industries and countries. You will join a community of influential tutors, business professionals and MBA alumni. 


Masters
FP
180 credits
18 Months
Auckland
Christchurch
Tauranga

Content & delivery

You’ll consider issues in an organisation-wide context, develop analytical skills and learn how to recognise and exploit opportunities. Developing strategies and plans for business or departmental improvement is a major theme.

This programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes, enabling you to develop your effectiveness as practising managers and create opportunities to improve your business' performance.

Teaching is participative, enabling you to consider issues in an organisation wise context.  Skills in analysing business and organisational problems are emphasised, as is the ability to recognise and exploit opportunities. The development of strategies and plans for business or departmental improvement is a major theme.

Core papers

  • Critical issues in business
  • Management and organisational behaviour
  • Strategic marketing
  • Managing operations and the supply chain
  • Competitive strategy and innovation
  • Financial decision making
  • International business negotiation
  • Business research project

On completion of this programme

With a sound knowledge of the theories and techniques of management and increased confidence in dealing with other management professionals, your management competences will be significantly improved on completion leading to enhanced career progression opportunities.

Unlike other postgraduate programmes which provide in depth specialisation in a specific field, an MBA is interdisciplinary. An MBA exposes you to all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources.

  • Those with an MBA dictate a high level of credibility as they are extremely confident and able to influence others
  • Studying for an MBA will give you a chance to experiment with your approach to problem solving and develop your management and interpersonal skills; all essential abilities
  • An MBA will provide great career prospects for graduates as the programme focuses on developing talent and producing future managers
  • Obtaining an MBA will set you apart from others in the competitive jobs market

The skills you will obtain are certainly transferable to other roles, as evidenced by the MBA’s strong representation in other sectors:

  • 10% of MBA graduates enjoy successful careers within industry
  • 9% in healthcare
  • 9% in public service
  • 5% in energy
  • 5% in the consumer goods sector

(Source: The Complete University Guide)

Entry requirements

  • You are expected to be a junior professional in a multi-national company, or wishing to start your own business.
  • You will have a recognised undergraduate degree at 2nd Class Upper or 2nd Class Lower Honours.
  • You must submit your reason for wanting to enrol in this course.

International students

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence that your use of English is equivalent to IELTS 6.5. 

As this is a UK qualification and not on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, you will not be eligible for an international student visa.

Fees

  • Tuition - $Please contact us
  • Resource - $Please contact us
  • Registration - $Please contact us
  • Insurance (14 months) - $Please contact us
  • Bank fee - $Please contact us

Total - $

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Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • Customer Service Rep / Receptionist
  • Office Administrator
  • Assistant Office Manager / Team Leader
  • Office Manager
  • Regional/Area Sales Manager
  • Customer Services Manager / General Manager
  • CEO

Ruchita's story

"I was at Aspire2 International both as a student, and later as a tutor for Level 5 & 7, and there were so many highlights! In the final term of my course I won the top project award for the web application that I’d developed, which was a real thrill. I also had a lot of fun and thrived in the encouraging and supportive Aspire2 environment. ..."

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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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