Duration : 18 months.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is the most internationally-recognised business qualification in the world today. It is a professional degree in business management based on a practical programme with theoretical, applied and research underpinning. It covers a range of business disciplines which form the basis of executive decision-making.
The AIS MBA offers specialisations in:
Operations and Logistics
The MBA also has three alternative pathways:
27 modules and a two-month Field Study
25 modules and a three-month Internship
20 modules and a six-month Dissertation
The challenging five-stage programme makes significant time demands in order to reach the required standard. In addition to assessed modules, the MBA integrates the curriculum through Integrated Management Learning seminars at two critical stages of the programme (after Stages 1 and 2).
The programme provides experiential learning with emphasis on sound corporate values, professional skills development and overall growth. Teaching staff are selected for their special blend of academic qualifications, research activities, current business and consulting experience, international involvement and teaching skills; providing exposure to international leading-edge best practices.
The MBA is approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and is continuously reviewed and monitored by international practitioners and academics at the forefront of professional business development.
Programme participants will increase and broaden their skills base and enhance their ability to think laterally, research, problem-solve, be proactive, apply new ideas, think strategically and increase managerial competence. Skills are acquired today that can be applied tomorrow.
Using the interactive lecture/seminar format for management education, skills are rapidly enhanced, building on individual experiences and blending these with new knowledge, perspectives and concepts. Small classes facilitate a highly interactive learning environment. Classes are run Saturdays and Sundays to make the most of the working week.
The MBA programme is comprised of five stages:
12 compulsory modules
Plus five compulsory modules for the specialisation of your choice:
Operations and Logistics
Plus elective modules selected from the following list:
Field Study pathway - nine elective modules or eight elective modules with 4.740 Accounting Framework.
Internship pathway - seven elective modules or six elective modules with 4.740 Accounting Framework.
Dissertation pathway - One module with 4.718 Research Methods or 4.718 Research Methods only with 4.740 Accounting Framework.
Plus one compulsory module for all pathways
Plus a research module:
A two-month Field Study (4.797) after completing 27 modules
A three-month Internship (4.798) after completing 25 modules
A six-month Dissertation (4.799) after completing 20 modules
A degree, or equivalent professional qualification as approved by the Academic Board of AIS; and
at least two years relevant work experience as approved by the Academic Board of AIS or
hold a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business degree (recognized by Academic Board as being at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard) or other qualification approved by the Academic Head of Business Administration Programmes (or the Academic Director or Academic Registrar in his stead) and include the module 4.798 Internship.
IELTS 6.5 with no individual band lower than 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / Pearson 58 / AIS TEP 56 or equivalent with no band less than 13