Study at one of the world’s leading business schools

Victoria Business School is among just 75 business schools worldwide that hold the triple crown of international accreditations.

Victoria Business School offers a range of certificate, diploma and Master's programmes designed for working professionals.

Applied Finance

Qualifications that are oriented towards applied knowledge of financial markets.

Location: Wellington

Industry-relevant learning

Get an in-depth understanding of the financial sector with Victoria's Master of Applied Finance. Created in consultation with accrediting professional bodies, the programme is oriented towards applied knowledge. So you gain the crucial industry skills you need to succeed in the fast-paced and changeable world of financial markets.

Finance from all angles

You’ll learn the principles, practice and operations of financial markets, and the management of corporate, government and financial institutions, while gaining hands-on financial modelling skills.

“I chose the Master of Applied Finance as it deals with real-world practical situations, which really appealed to me.”

Peter Latham

Master of Applied Finance, Trader at Bank of New Zealand

Choose the qualification that suits you

Applied Finance is part of a tiered family of qualifications, so you can choose a postgraduate qualification that suits your career goals, time constraints and financial situation. You can start with the Certificate or a Diploma, and then apply to transfer to the Master’s degree at a later stage.

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Business Administration

Business qualifications to develop strategic future leaders.

Location: Wellington

Boost your leadership skills

With Victoria's globally-recognised Master of Business Administration, you’ll boost your performance as a manager and a leader. It offers a broad-based programme in modern business administration and management aimed at busy professionals—that means you can study while you work.

You’ll build powerful networks with your fellow students, and increase your career opportunities for senior leadership roles.

Insights you can apply today

You'll master tools and models that improve strategic thinking, decision making and leadership as well as developing practical skills that you can immediately put to use in your professional life.

“Twenty minutes in I found myself thinking I could have used this information today, or two weeks or two years ago.”

Dave Bell

MBA, General Manager of

Choose the qualification that suits you

We offer flexible learning through a tiered family of qualifications. You can choose to apply for admission into the MBA programme. Or you can start by completing courses at the Certificate level which can lead into a Postgraduate Diploma and then into the Master’s programme.

Information Management

Help bridge a strategic business focus and a deep understanding of technology with an information management qualification.

Location: Wellington and Auckland

Advance your IT career

Gain specialist skills in effective digital information management with the Master of Information Management, Victoria’s unique postgraduate programme.

Designed for IT professionals who want to advance and work at a strategic level, the programme offers courses that are based on leading-edge research and in-depth case analysis to give you fresh insights into modern information management. The skills you’ll gain are now in high demand worldwide.

Study with the best - in Wellington and Auckland

The teaching staff in Victoria’s School of Information Management has leading academics in their field. You can study at Victoria’s Pipitea campus in Wellington’s CBD, or at our new premises in downtown Auckland.

“I've been exposed to prominent international professors and scholars, to talented colleagues and resources that confirm Victoria as a world-class university.”

Ameera Durga

Master of Information Management, Business Architect at KiwiBank

Choose the qualification that suits you

Take advantage of the Victoria's flexible learning options to focus on your personal career aspirations. You can opt for a shorter postgraduate Information Management qualification by doing the Certificate or Diploma. These are valuable courses in themselves, or you can use them as stepping stones towards the Master's degree.

Information Studies

Specialist postgraduate qualifications in managing information with technology-focused and research-based education.

Location: Online, Wellington, Auckland

Become a master of managing information

New Zealand’s only Master in Information Studies will give you the professional skills you need to get a head start in your library, records management, archives or data management career.

You’ll become an expert in information storage and retrieval, while gaining skills in management and communication, information technology and research methods. And be qualified to meet the growing demand for people with the ability to manage information in a world driven by big data.

Study in Wellington, Auckland, or anywhere

You can study online full time or part time from anywhere in New Zealand. Some courses are also available on campus in Wellington and Auckland.

“The programme structure itself was also great for me as I studied part-time from Christchurch.”

Jared Davidson

Master of Information Studies, Research Archivist at Archives New Zealand

Choose the qualification that suits you

Depending on your goals, you can opt for a shorter Information Studies qualification by doing the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. These are valuable programmes in themselves, or you can use them as stepping stones towards the Master's degree.

Professional Accounting

Master's qualification for those wanting to move into accounting or for career advancement.

Location: Wellington

Ramp up your career

Multiply your career options with a globally-recognised Master of Professional Accounting. You’ll be set to make a move into accounting or on track to advance your career with roles including chief financial officer, general manager—finance and finance manager.

You’ll develop the ability to manage complex accounting and business issues, and the confidence to provide specialist expertise.

Fast-track or fit in with work

Set up to fill a global shortage of accounting graduates, the programme helps you fast-track your certification—you can complete it in 16–17 months’ full-time study. Or, you can study part time while working.

It's also ideal for working professionals wanting to add accountancy to their resume as you don’t need to have studied accounting before.

“An accounting background wasn’t a compulsory entry requirement and I could complete the degree in 16 months.”

Shangyue (Sarah) Zhang

Master of Professional Accounting Student

Recognised by professional bodies

The Master of Professional Accounting gives you the academic requirements for certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia.

Professional Economics

Advance your knowledge of modern economics with a practical qualification.

Location: Wellington

Economics in action

Study the Master of Professional Economics and advance your knowledge of modern economics to make sound decisions in the business, government and consulting sectors.

This respected practical programme will give you the tools to analyse ‘real-word’ problems and equip you with decision-making skills. Get qualified and meet the demand for skilled professional economists who are able to engage in rigorous economic analysis.

Reputation for excellence

The Professional Economics programme has been developed in close consultation with leading professional economists from the Government Economics Network, the New Zealand Association of Economists, bank economists and other industry experts.

“I chose Victoria because it has a great reputation for academic excellence, proven as New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.”

Dyah Retno Kusumaningtyas

Master of Professional Economics

Choose the qualification that suits you

Professional Economics is part of a tiered family of qualifications, so you can choose a qualification that suits your career goals, time constraints and financial situation. You can start with the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Professional Economics and then apply to transfer to the Master’s degree at a later stage.

Public Management, Public Policy and e-Government

A choice of qualifications to increase the capability and critical perspectives of people in the public sector.

Location: Wellington, Auckland (selected courses)

Better government through management, policy and technology

Enhance your management, policy or information technology skills in the public sector with a choice of Master’s degrees.

Programmes are taught in Wellington with selected courses offered in Auckland.

Make change happen

Build your ability to lead people and learn to make organisations work better with the Master of Public Management. By understanding the theory and strategies behind best practice public management, you’ll gain the competences needed to become an effective public manager and make change happen.

Enhance your policy-making skills

The Master of Public Policy gives you the opportunity to enhance your capabilities in policy advising and analysis, and get the skills you need to guide government decision making. You'll meet the demand for policy-makers both in and outside of government, due to their technical and creative skills and commitment to solving society's challenges.

Make an impact through IT

Gain the expertise to manage information and communication technology (ICT) projects in the public sector by doing the Master of e-Government. As our world becomes increasingly connected through ICT, skilled professionals are needed to successfully manage the impact of these ever-evolving technologies and deliver better public services.

Choose the qualification that suits you

Depending on your goals, you can opt for a shorter Public Management or Public Policy qualification by doing the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. Or you can use them as stepping stones towards the Master's degree. The e-Government programme is only offered at a Master’s level.