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Master of Global Business - MGBus

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree


12 months

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Pipitea Campus


Get a global perspective on modern business theory, practice, and strategy, with a Master of Global Business from Victoria University of Wellington.

The Master of Global Business is a professionally-focused postgraduate programme that allows you to build on an undergraduate degree in any field and gain valuable skills in global business strategy and analysis.

The 180-point Master's programme is coursework-based and includes an industry consultancy project where you'll work with a New Zealand or international organisation to gain real-world experience.

The programme is best suited to recent graduates who are looking to launch their career in global business and strategy.

Broad skills

You’ll get a broad foundation in modern business and explore how global connectivity impacts and influences the way business is done. Find out how companies successfully compete in the global business environment, and examine modern business theory, practice, and strategy.

You'll have access to a wide range of courses offered at the Wellington School of Business and Government and the option to specialise in a particular area, including accounting, government, information systems, management, or marketing.

If you want to complete a Master's with a focus on professional skills, rather than research, the MGBus is a good option for you.

What you'll study

Choose to study the 180-point Masters full-time or part-time. The core and elective courses can be taken in a flexible order. The practical project must be completed in your final trimester of study.

Core courses

You'll study six courses and gain a solid foundation knowledge of key global business approaches and practises.

Global Business Environment (GBUS 511)

Management Theory and Practice (GBUS 512)

Strategic Marketing (GBUS 513)

Accounting for Managers (GBUS 514)

Global Strategy (GBUS 541)

Managing Across Cultures (GBUS 542)

Entry criteria

To be accepted into this programme you'll need:

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least a B average.

To be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5

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