Study at one of the world’s leading business schools

Victoria Business School is among just 1 percent of business schools worldwide that hold the triple crown of international accreditations.

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

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.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Markets Analysis
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Analysis
  • Master of Applied Finance

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Business Administration

Business qualifications to develop strategic future leaders.

Location: Wellington

Boost your leadership skills

An Executive Master of Business Administration, sends a message to your professional peers and future employers—about your intellectual ability, professional experience, executive calibre, and understanding of innovation in business.

It offers a broad-based programme in modern business administration and management aimed at busy professionals—that means you can study while you work.

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.

“The general business skills and knowledge I gained through my MBA... have given me the confidence to pursue a huge variety of fulfilling opportunities that I never would have considered before.”

Travis Ancelet


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 EMBA programme. Or you can start by completing courses at the Postgraduate Certificate level and then move into the EMBA programme.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration

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Global Management and Global Marketing

Gain a postgraduate qualification in management or marketing with a global perspective.

Location: Wellington, November intake only

Think globally in business

Become one of the next generation of business leaders with the professionally-focused Master of Global Management or Master of Global Marketing.

Explore business strategy in a global context. You'll find out how companies successfully compete in the global business environment, and examine modern management theory and practice and marketing strategy. Get qualified to meet the demand for management and marketing graduates who can find solutions to problems at a global strategic level.

Real-world connections

Both Master's programmes are course-based, and include an industry placement where you'll gain real-world experience or a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate.

You’ll also hear from guest lecturers who are industry professionals.

“Conducting my first individual presentation in the presence of the marketing director of a real company has been my proudest moment by far.”

Gautham Krishna

Master of Global Marketing student

Open opportunities

You can join the Master of Global Management and Master of Global Marketing programmes with a background in any field, and with any Bachelor’s degree.

Both Master's programmes are studied in three parts. If you successfully complete the first part, but don't continue your studies, you'll be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Business.


  • Master of Global Management
  • Master of Global Marketing

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Information Management

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

Location: Wellington

Strategic management for technical professionals

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

The teaching staff in Victoria’s School of Information Management has leading academics in their field. You'll study at Victoria’s Pipitea campus in Wellington’s CBD.

“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

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.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management
  • Master of Information Management

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Information Studies

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

Location: Online

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 from anywhere

You can study online full time or part time from anywhere in New Zealand.

“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.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies
  • Master of Information Studies

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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

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.


  • Master of Professional Accounting

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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.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Economics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Economics
  • Master of Professional Economics

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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

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.

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.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
  • Master of Public Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Public Policy
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Public Policy
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of e-Government

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