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Master of Business - Economics Specialisation

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

A Master of Business is recognised as a wise investment for a senior career, and is likely to boost earning potential. A master’s degree by research is also essential for those considering a possible academic career route.

The Master of Business is a research master’s degree that can be completed in just 18 months. Throughout your studies you develop advanced research skills, as well as a rigorous understanding of a specialist business field relevant to your interests.
The programme equips you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills in demand in today’s complex and changing business environments. Graduates of the Master of Business are well placed for further study in the PhD programme.

Explore advanced level topics in economics and research an area of your interest with the Economics specialisation in the Master of Business.

You'll work collaboratively with your peers and with academic staff who have been involved in applied research projects for government agencies around the world and international agencies like the IMF. The AUT School of Economics conducts research in a range of areas, including the effects of international trading arrangements, optimal regulation of labour and other markets, and the use of big data in social programmes.

Class sizes are small and each student has an individual academic supervisor. Many of our postgraduate students also work part-time as tutors or research assistants in the School of Economics. As part of your studies you learn how to use sophisticated statistical software to analyse business, financial or social data – skills that are highly valued by many employers.

To graduate with a Master of Business, you must successfully complete 180 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Key features:

  • World-leading economics school
  • Research strengths include labour and human resource economics, development economics, institutional economics, geographical economics and policy evaluation
  • Globally renowned academic staff
  • Close links with the Centre for Social Data Analytics

Entry criteria

Completed one of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in all relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area:

  • Bachelor of Business OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Business

Admission to the Master of Business is subject to approval by the Dean (or representative).

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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