Why Study MBA in New Zealand?
- New Zealand is a very popular student destination ranking high in student diversity.
- Students from all over the world come to study abroad in New Zealand.
- The country boasts of world-class educational infrastructure and even though it has only 8 universities in the entire country, all 8 of them rank among the top 500 universities in the world, which is a truly remarkable feat.
- Both undergraduate, as well as post-graduate courses, are popular among international students in New Zealand and the country also offers a plethora of employment opportunities after graduation.
- New Zealand has many cities that are ranked among the best student cities in the world, such as Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin.
- The people are friendly and welcoming and New Zealand is ranked among one of the most liveable countries in the world.
Types of Educational Institutes:
New Zealand has mainly three types of institutes of higher learning:
- Public Universities
- Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
- Private Training Establishments
- English Language Schools
Most Reputed MBA Institutes in New Zealand:
All MBA universities in New Zealand must be accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). These universities are:
- University of Otago Business School
- Auckland University of Technology
- The University of Auckland Business School
- Victoria University of Wellington – Victoria Management School
- University of Canterbury
- Massey University
- University of Waikato – Waikato Management School
- Manukau Institute of Technology
Most Popular Fields of Study for International Students:
- Healthcare Management
- Supply Chain Management
Program Duration & Cost of Education:
- The cost of education in New Zealand is low compared to other developed countries around the world.
- An MBA program costs around New Zealand Dollars (NZ$) 25,000 to 40,000 per year in tuition fees and the course duration is 1-2 years.
Eligibility Criteria for MBA Programs in New Zealand:
- Completion of 10+2 years of education.
- A minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience after graduation.
- Standardized test scores including the GMAT/ GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE examinations.
- A competitive grade point average or percentage of marks during graduation.
- A comprehensive statement of purpose outlining the reasons for studying in New Zealand and a brief summary of the student’s achievements and future plans.
- Strong extra-curricular activities such as State/National/International level participation in events & competitions, valuable internships, relevant certifications, and strong recommendation letters from faculty members.
Intakes & Application Deadlines:
- Universities in New Zealand have two major intakes, one in September and the other in April.
- Application deadlines for the September intake are usually in February, while those for the April intake are usually in August of the preceding year.
The applications can be made online using the universities’ application portals. These universities are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and the entry requirements for them are as follows:
- A recognized undergraduate degree
- A strong Motivational Letter or Statement of Purpose (SoP)
- Academic and professional letter of recommendation
- Certified academic transcripts
- A standardized test score of the GMAT/ GRE examinations
- An English language proficiency test (IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE)
- A minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience after graduation