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Master of Management

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


16 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


ICL Graduate Business School


Employers and recruiters today expect a broad and strategic understanding of key business domains and the development of critical strategic thinking skills, particularly in this fast-moving, digital-led environment.

The Master of Management builds on previous undergraduate studies either in business/management or related disciplines, graduates will be equipped to become a practitioner in their specialist field.

The Master of Management programme weaves together curriculum threads of leadership and management in both culturally specific and globally relevant contexts, frameworks for understanding and tools for leading organizations undergoing change and how to apply knowledge of research to real business situations.

A specific focus of the programme is developing a bicultural dimension in Aotearoa through an understanding of Maori business and leadership models. This cross-cultural communication will give an ICL student an advantage in New Zealand as local employers seek to understand different markets both domestically and as an export.

The 60-credit applied project also provides even more solid base for any student who may wish to pursue a PhD. ICL has many active researchers at the Graduate Business School conducting research in a variety of Business Studies fields.

Paper Outlines

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Professionalism
  • Business Transformation
  • Maori Business Leadership Models
  • Global Business
  • Project Management
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Research Methods
  • Applied Project

Graduate Outcomes

A graduate of the MM will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply advanced contemporary management theories to emerging situations in an organization
  • Create internal organization culture with strong employee engagement, collaboration and teamwork, and ongoing learning and development in the changing environment
  • Analyse, synthesize and communicate information, plans, policies and strategies to enhance business outcomes in an organization
  • Apply leadership and management to improve business performance within an organization in Aotearoa New Zealand or internationally

Employment Outcomes

Many of the skills and knowledge are transferrable across many industries both nationally and globally with the added advantage that graduates bring a level of cross-cultural and international knowledge that is valuable in an expert-orientated economy such that of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This cultural competence together with an understanding of Maori approaches to business leadership will prepare graduates well for work in or with this country

MM graduates are ideally positioned to take up management and supervisory roles in a continually changing environment. They will be able to advance their careers in roles such as business development managers, management analysts/ consultants, project managers, product managers, marketing specialists, account executives and corporate general managers.

Entry criteria

Students must have a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma in a business-related subject. International students must also meet the English Language requirements – academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall, with no band score below 6.0, or any equivalent recognized by NZQA.

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