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To be considered for the MBA programme you must have the following:
- An undergraduate degree of good academic performance from an accredited University.
- On rare occasions, applicants without a first degree but with outstanding achievement and a track record of managerial experience of ten years or more may also be considered.
- Demonstrated, successful professional experience of at least five years.
- Performed acceptably in the mandatory Mathematics Refresher Course.*
*Note: This is compulsory for students without a strong math background. There are two options. The first option is an online course which is self-paced. More information is available from the Mathematics Refresher Course website . The second option is for students with a good understanding of math but wanting a quick refresher. This course is more intense and is held during the first weekend of trimester two in any year. (There is a small administration charge associated with either course).
As part of the application process, both domestic and international MBA programme candidates are required to complete the application form, and have a formal interview with the MBA director. This is to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the programme.
Domestic applicants: are required to complete the Victoria MBA Admission Test. This is a two-hour test covering three sections including:
- Business case study
- Reading comprehension and critical thinking
- Numerical skills and logical thinking
International applicants: enrolment applications are processed by Victoria International. Students are required to take the GMAT test and score 550 or more (this will replace the Victoria MBA Admissions Test).
International applicants whose first language is not English will also be required to undertake either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
Account will be taken of applicants' overall achievement, professional experiences, undergraduate records, referee reports, and areas of strength.
You can find out more about other admission paths.
Applications for the 2014 intake of the MBA programme have now closed. We are currently holding short informal interviews regarding the programme and formal applications for the 2015 intake will open on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
To apply for a place on the programme download and complete the application form and, together with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and names of two referees, send to SOM-PostExperience@vuw.ac.nz
Should you meet our criteria, you will be offered an interview with the Programme Director.
Following the interview you may be invited to sit the MBA Admissions Test. On successful completion of the Admission Test you will receive an email inviting you onto the MBA programme, and information outlining the procedure for your enrolment which must be completed online.
Once this has been processed you will be sent an electronic 'offer of study', which you need to 'accept' in order to complete the enrolment process.
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Fees for the MBA programme in 2014 are $2272.50 per course for domestic students, and you are required to pass 16 courses within five years of starting the programme. Course fees do not include the purchase of text books required for your studies.
Information about course fees for international students is available on the Victoria International website.
As part of the Victoria MBA learning experience you will need to complete around 120 hours of professional development. Professional Development is offered at no additional charge and includes facilitated workshops such as Business Labs, a Dragon's Den Style consultancy challenge, a Not for Profit Advisory project, an International Business trip, Accelerated Learning workshop and the Maths Refresher course.
Your course fees include a number of levies which all students enrolled at Victoria University are required to pay. An FAQ of the student levies fees and a fees calculator offering detailed information for domestic students are available on the Victoria University website.