Study Abroad – MBA In New Zealand

If you keep your eyes and ears open while on the web, you probably know that New Zealand happens to be one of the best countries to live in, and it’s right up the list with Denmark when it comes to quality of life.

Just imagine – no part of the country is more than 128 km from the sea, and one-third of the country is protected national park. Inspite of being the same size as UK, it only has a population of 4.5 million.

If you don’t want to follow the flock to the USA or Canada for higher education, and also want to stay away from the CAT race, it is worth considering New Zealand for your MBA.

New Zealand seems to have it all – well-reputed universities, high quality of life, diverse communities,  stunning natural scenery and an unbeatable range of outdoor pursuits. Here are a few MBA programmes in New Zealand that you can consider.


  1. University of Auckland

University of Auckland provides a Masters in Management course. The duration of the course is 15 months and the fee for international students is $54,285. Scholarships are available based on academic merit and a written statement covering career goals and motivation. The course is for 180 credits. You can find out more information here.


2. Victoria University of Wellington

It provides a 5 trimester long course and the fee for the MBA is NZ$28,071. There is also an option of doing the MBA part-time. The course is for 240 credit points. It is mandatory for the students to have a work experience of 5 years before they can apply to this course. You can get more information for this course here.


3. University of Otago

It provides an MBA which can range from 15 months to 2 years, depending on course choices. It is a particularly demanding and rigorous course. The tuition fee for international students is NZ$ 44,000.  You can get more information about this course here.


4. University of Waikato

This is a year long of Master of Business and Management programme for 180 points. The fee for international students is NZ $34,990. You can find out more information here.


5. University of Canterbury

This is a 15th-months-long MBA programme for 240 points. The fee is NZ$51,800. You can find out more information here. There is a certain flexibility in this programme as students are allowed to stretch it up to 5 years to finish it if they wish to work alongside studying. However, it is not very advisable.


6. Auckland University of Technology

AUT offers a 1- 1.5-year-long MBA for 180 credits. The fee for international students is NZ$ 51,645.  You can receive programme details here.

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