Master's Program in New Zealand

Top Master's Programs in New Zealand 2018

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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.

After earning a bachelor’s degree, many students decide to increase their experience and education by pursuing a Master. A Master may take about two years to earn, and there are programs offered in many different areas so that students can find an emphasis that works for them and their goals.

 

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Masters Degrees in New Zealand

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Master of Professional Business Analysis

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 12  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 Tourism Management

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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.... [-]


Master of Public Management

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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 Professional Accounting

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time March 2018 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 International Trade

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time Part time 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 ... [-]

Master of e-Government

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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 Commerce by thesis

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 12  March 2018 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 Commerce by coursework

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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 Applied Finance

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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 Information Management

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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 Professional Economics

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 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 Applied Management

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus or Online Full time 15  February 2018 New Zealand Nelson New Zealand Online + 1 more

NMIT now offers a Master of Applied Management pathway qualification. This qualification can be completed in three parts full time over 15 months, or part-time over a longer period. Students are required to complete 4 core papers, plus 4-6 (60 credits total) elective courses and a research project. [+]

Influence positive change in your workplace with your people.

NMIT now offers a Master of Applied Management pathway qualification. This qualification can be completed in three parts full time over 15 months, or part-time over a longer period. Students are required to complete 4 core papers, plus 4-6 (60 credits total) elective courses and a research project.

Become a manager who knows, values and utilises the natural talents of individuals

As specialisation continues to dominate the world economy, an enlightened model of management is emerging in response. This new style of management calls for people of sharp mind who can discover what makes a person tick and amplify this to drive productivity in socially responsible ways. Effective management responds to the needs of people, process, and technology. With this programme, NMIT is leading the charge.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting and Finance

Massey Business School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  March 2018 New Zealand Auckland Wellington + 2 more

Join the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance. [+]

One of a kind

Join the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance.

The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF) is the only master’s qualification in New Zealand endorsed by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts). Massey University is one of only 130 partner universities around the world to have a partnership agreement with the CFA

Elevate your career

The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance shows a commitment to gaining the business capabilities that are sought-after by potential employers. It will build on your previous study and/or practical work experience to help you develop an excellent understanding of accountancy and finance principles and practical applications.. It is the only masters qualification where your study covers both these disciplines.... [-]


Master of Management

Massey Business School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 60  March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North Auckland Wellington + 3 more

Massey University’s Master of Management will give you an international perspective on management and business, building on your communication skills to learn how to work with management at a senior level. [+]

Massey University’s Master of Management will give you an international perspective on management and business, building on your communication skills to learn how to work with management at a senior level.

Internationally-recognised

Massey’s Master of Management is an internationally-recognised qualification. You will learn from our business experts - Massey University is the largest and one of the most highly respected management schools in New Zealand.

This masters requires you to have an undergraduate degree, but this does not have to be in a business subject.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited.... [-]