MBA admission, entry criteria and fees


MBA applicants are required to have either:

  • An undergraduate degree, or
  • A graduate diploma, or
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline


A minimum of five years relevant professional experience since gaining their degree or other qualifications.

Evidence of work experience will need to be submitted in the form of a letter, on letterhead, from a past or current employer stating the date you started working for the company, your role, responsibilities, and the date you finished working for the company - or that you're currently employed.

Applicants for whom English is a second language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Applicants who have completed their tertiary study or work experience overseas may be required to obtain a satisfactory result in the GMAT.


For information about applying for an MBA, please contact us:


+64 9 921-9628

Business Postgraduate Office hours
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday

AUT Business School (WF Building)
City Campus
Level 8
42 Wakefield Street
Auckland 1142

Students are advised to apply as soon as possible to secure a place. Preferably two weeks prior to the term commencement date.


MBA fees are set annually and are subject to change.

Domestic student fees 2017

Fees Payment: Domestic students have the option to pay their fees term-by-term, or to apply for a Studylink loan for a full calendar year.

* Any study completed beyond 2017 will be subject to annual fee adjustments. 

International student fees 2017

* Any study completed beyond 2017 will be subject to annual fee adjustments. 

Because your visa will only reflect the period of time that you have paid for, you should have your fees for the year paid 7 days prior to your start date in the programme. This will ensure your visa is valid for your full 2017 year of study.

  • Additional fees may be charged for individual programmes of study. Contact us for further details.
  • Fees must be paid in full by the date specified on the fees invoice.
Further information for International Students


For AUT’s withdrawal and tuition fee refund policy please contact the Student Information Centre on:

Phone: (09) 921 9779


Student loans and allowances are administered and paid by  Studylink. Please note that in 2012, several changes were made to student allowances for postgraduate students. For an outline of the changes made in 2012, pleasevisit this link.

Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Please apply early as the application process can take some time.


Even if you are not a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you can still apply to study at AUT University.

Please contact the International Centre on:
For more information, please complete the international enquiry form.
Phone: +64 9 921 9637
Fax: +64 9 921 9925

Further information for International Students

Last updated: 24-Nov-2016 4.24pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.