Regulations - Business And Economics


The Degree of Master of Business Development – MBusDev

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have:

a (i) completed the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in at least 90 points of advanced courses, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) completed the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Development from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded

or

b (i) completed the requirements for a relevant Bachelors honours degree from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

c normally, at least three years’ relevant work experience approved by Senate or its representative

and

d provided appropriate references and completed any additional tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by Senate or its representative.

2 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student:

a who has attained extensive relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent by Senate or its representative to the requirements in Regulation 1a

and

b who has at least three years’ relevant work experience approved by Senate or its representative

and

c who has provided appropriate references and completed any additional tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by Senate or its representative.

Note: A relevant degree may be in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, sciences or technology.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a or 2 must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c must not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c must not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

5 A student who is required to complete 180 points must pass each of Parts I, II and III as listed in the Master of Business Development Schedule.

6 A student who is required to complete 120 points must pass each of Parts II and III as listed in the Master of Business Development Schedule.

7 a A student will not normally be permitted to enrol for Part III unless Part II has been completed with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Business Development cannot continue.

b A student who has failed to pass Part II in its entirety may, at the discretion of Senate or its representative, be allowed to enrol for the course or courses needed to complete that Part, together with a course or courses towards Part III.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar .

9 Where a student has passed a course for a qualification that has been awarded, and such a course is deemed by the Programme Director to be the same as or substantially similar to any course required for this degree, the student must pass an alternative course(s) approved by the Programme Director to complete this degree.

10 Courses selected for this qualification are subject to confirmation by the Programme Director.

Reassignment

11 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Development or Postgraduate Certificate in Business Development.

Variations

12 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Distinction

13 This degree may be awarded with Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

14 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2021.

Master of Business Development (MBusDev) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following specialisations:


Business Growth

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part II

60 points from BUSDEV 731, 741–744

Part III

60 points: BUSDEV 780–782


Innovation and Product Management

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part II

60 points from BUSDEV 721–724, 731

Part III

60 points: BUSDEV 780–782


Technology Commercialisation

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part II

60 points from BUSDEV 731–734

Part III

60 points: BUSDEV 780–782

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following specialisations:

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part I

60 points from BUSDEV 711–715

Part II

60 points from BUSDEV 731, 741–744

Part III

60 points: BUSDEV 780–782


Innovation and Product Management

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part I

60 points from BUSDEV 711–715

Part II

60 points from BUSDEV 721–724, 731

Part III

60 points: BUSDEV 780–782


Technology Commercialisation

Requirement:

Taught Masters

Part I

60 points from BUSDEV 711–715

Part II

60 points from BUSDEV 731–734

Part III

60 points: BUSDEV 780–782

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