Good Colleges for MBA in New Zealand


Hi,
i am Shruti from India. I have a work -ex of 2.6 yrs in IT.
I wanted to know about Job Opportunities after an mba from
New Zealand. Is it really worth if I want to come back to India after doing my mba?
Also can u suggest some other colleges where GMAT is
not mandatory.
Thanks
Shruti

Hi,
i am Shruti from India. I have a work -ex of 2.6 yrs in IT.
I wanted to know about Job Opportunities after an mba from
New Zealand. Is it really worth if I want to come back to India after doing my mba?
Also can u suggest some other colleges where GMAT is
not mandatory.
Thanks
Shruti
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akki.nit

Thanks a lot natchiram.. Any other info about AUT please let me know


Hi Kartik, Actually I wanted to thank you for suggesting us not to apply to New Zealand for an MBA program. I was just about to apply for AIS which my agent recommended me. Now I will try for UK.

<blockquote>Thanks a lot natchiram.. Any other info about AUT please let me know</blockquote>

Hi Kartik, Actually I wanted to thank you for suggesting us not to apply to New Zealand for an MBA program. I was just about to apply for AIS which my agent recommended me. Now I will try for UK.
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akki.nit

Hi,

I have got an MBA offer from AIS. As far as I know it is not a university setup. It is a college which is offering a wide range of courses including MBA. Even I am in search of information about this institution. The consultancy people are recommending it to be a good instituon but we can't go with that alone. When I spoke to one of my friends in NZ he said that he is not aware of this name first of all. You can apply for AUT and Massey also but Massey offers only 25-26 months course. AUT seems to be a good university.


Even I was planning to apply for AIS which my agent suggested. But I have no idea how the collage is??

<blockquote>Hi,

I have got an MBA offer from AIS. As far as I know it is not a university setup. It is a college which is offering a wide range of courses including MBA. Even I am in search of information about this institution. The consultancy people are recommending it to be a good instituon but we can't go with that alone. When I spoke to one of my friends in NZ he said that he is not aware of this name first of all. You can apply for AUT and Massey also but Massey offers only 25-26 months course. AUT seems to be a good university.</blockquote>

Even I was planning to apply for AIS which my agent suggested. But I have no idea how the collage is??
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saraha

I am a kiwi so I thought I would offer everyone on here a local perspective. Regarding AIS, I have never heard of this institution and had to google it to find out what it was. It started as a english language school for international students and grew from that. The fact that it is not on my radar mean I would definitely not recommend you obtain an mba from this institution, it is not recognised locally. Also in recent years their have been some high profile news coverage about some appalling standards and rubber stamping of qualifications offered at certain foreign student only learning institutions, so lots of bad press for these types of institutions.

Secondly regarding AUT, I looked at doing an MBA last year and went along to a couple of classes with a friend who was studying. I can say I was not impressed. About half the students were foreign students which I have no problem with but I did have a problem with some of there english language skills. For some their language and vocabulary was just not up to scratch for undertaking a post graduate qualification. It held them back in terms of understanding the complexity of ideas and it held back the class in term of their ability to communicate articulately within the group. Secondly I wasn't that impressed with the local students either, I found them to overall of mediocre quality, I want to be in a program full of very sharp people not mediocre, because when they graduate you are put in the same bucket with them. If the graduates aren't of high quality then you qualification is dumbed down and not highly regarded in the workplace. I also went along to one Auckand Univesity MBA class and I found the standard of student to be a lot higher, and a higher standard of discussion within the class. Also access to the MBA from the post Grad Diploma requires a B+average or better so not just anyone can get into it, for AUT there was no restriction you could keep going as long as you passed and they said they passed over 95% of people, sound a bit like rubber stamping to me.

In the end I decided not to do an MBA as I couldn't see enough value for the investment. Instead I found a three month unpaid work trial/ experience in the new industry I wanting to move into, and completed several industry short course. I year later I now have a management position in that industry so I am happy with my decision. My friend who completed her MBA at AUT, earlier this year, has been trying to find a more senior position but has had no luck as of yet. She said generally the feedback regarding her brand new MBA has been, "that is all well and good, but where is your solid real life experience, in operations, senior management etc" Good luck with your decision.

I am a kiwi so I thought I would offer everyone on here a local perspective. Regarding AIS, I have never heard of this institution and had to google it to find out what it was. It started as a english language school for international students and grew from that. The fact that it is not on my radar mean I would definitely not recommend you obtain an mba from this institution, it is not recognised locally. Also in recent years their have been some high profile news coverage about some appalling standards and rubber stamping of qualifications offered at certain foreign student only learning institutions, so lots of bad press for these types of institutions.

Secondly regarding AUT, I looked at doing an MBA last year and went along to a couple of classes with a friend who was studying. I can say I was not impressed. About half the students were foreign students which I have no problem with but I did have a problem with some of there english language skills. For some their language and vocabulary was just not up to scratch for undertaking a post graduate qualification. It held them back in terms of understanding the complexity of ideas and it held back the class in term of their ability to communicate articulately within the group. Secondly I wasn't that impressed with the local students either, I found them to overall of mediocre quality, I want to be in a program full of very sharp people not mediocre, because when they graduate you are put in the same bucket with them. If the graduates aren't of high quality then you qualification is dumbed down and not highly regarded in the workplace. I also went along to one Auckand Univesity MBA class and I found the standard of student to be a lot higher, and a higher standard of discussion within the class. Also access to the MBA from the post Grad Diploma requires a B+average or better so not just anyone can get into it, for AUT there was no restriction you could keep going as long as you passed and they said they passed over 95% of people, sound a bit like rubber stamping to me.

In the end I decided not to do an MBA as I couldn't see enough value for the investment. Instead I found a three month unpaid work trial/ experience in the new industry I wanting to move into, and completed several industry short course. I year later I now have a management position in that industry so I am happy with my decision. My friend who completed her MBA at AUT, earlier this year, has been trying to find a more senior position but has had no luck as of yet. She said generally the feedback regarding her brand new MBA has been, "that is all well and good, but where is your solid real life experience, in operations, senior management etc" Good luck with your decision.
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LEDMAY

Hi Guys,

Firstly, thanks to each one who has contributed towards the post on MBA from NZ.

Due to certain pressures, I am wanting to enroll myself into MBA program in 2012 and thus one the consultant offered suggestion of Waikato or AUT for Feb'12 MBA admissions.

I have 6 years of experience in LED Industry in INDIA but no GMAT score on board. Though initially, reading about waikato accredition from AMBA made me feel confident but after reading many blogs subsequently, I am feeling discouraged on MBA from NZ.

It shall be very kind of you guys to address /highlight or throw more light to make a considerate decision on Waikato or AUT.

Hi Guys,

Firstly, thanks to each one who has contributed towards the post on MBA from NZ.

Due to certain pressures, I am wanting to enroll myself into MBA program in 2012 and thus one the consultant offered suggestion of Waikato or AUT for Feb'12 MBA admissions.

I have 6 years of experience in LED Industry in INDIA but no GMAT score on board. Though initially, reading about waikato accredition from AMBA made me feel confident but after reading many blogs subsequently, I am feeling discouraged on MBA from NZ.

It shall be very kind of you guys to address /highlight or throw more light to make a considerate decision on Waikato or AUT.
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ezra


It shall be very kind of you guys to address /highlight or throw more light to make a considerate decision on Waikato or AUT.

Depends. Do you want to stay in NZ after you graduate?

Waikato is triple accredited, which will carry more weight internationally. AUT is still a good school if you want to stay in NZ.

<blockquote>
It shall be very kind of you guys to address /highlight or throw more light to make a considerate decision on Waikato or AUT. </blockquote>
Depends. Do you want to stay in NZ after you graduate?

Waikato is triple accredited, which will carry more weight internationally. AUT is still a good school if you want to stay in NZ.
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nikhilmba

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nikhilmba

sir, i would like to do MBA from New Zealand. Pl guide me whether it is advisable to do so

sir, i would like to do MBA from New Zealand. Pl guide me whether it is advisable to do so
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Duncan

That's an impossible question to answer without knowing your goals, academic background and current situation. Why do you want to study in New Zealand?

That's an impossible question to answer without knowing your goals, academic background and current situation. Why do you want to study in New Zealand?
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sravank

HI Guys
This is sravan
I am in b.tech 4-2 semester in Computer science branch
I am very much interested in Doing my MBA
Recently i had known That in US for doing MBA the work Experience of atleast 2years
So, please provide me information that Experience is mandatory for Doing MBA in other Countries also
please provide me details bro's.........

HI Guys
This is sravan
I am in b.tech 4-2 semester in Computer science branch
I am very much interested in Doing my MBA
Recently i had known That in US for doing MBA the work Experience of atleast 2years
So, please provide me information that Experience is mandatory for Doing MBA in other Countries also
please provide me details bro's.........
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Duncan

I think you can find this out by visiting the websites of some MBA programmes. The best MBA programmes require ay least three years. Please do more research, and then people here will help you with more developed questions whic cannot be answered by straightforward web surfing.

I think you can find this out by visiting the websites of some MBA programmes. The best MBA programmes require ay least three years. Please do more research, and then people here will help you with more developed questions whic cannot be answered by straightforward web surfing.
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RNZ2012

Hey there,

I am from NZ - but are currently completing my MBA at Hult International Business School. MBA's are not as highly regarded in New Zealand to the same extent as they are in the US and even Australia. In addition you will not see the same the same premium added your salary as you would in other countries.

You might want to consider applying to some the top Australian schools such as AGS or the Melbourne Business School

Hey there,

I am from NZ - but are currently completing my MBA at Hult International Business School. MBA's are not as highly regarded in New Zealand to the same extent as they are in the US and even Australia. In addition you will not see the same the same premium added your salary as you would in other countries.

You might want to consider applying to some the top Australian schools such as AGS or the Melbourne Business School
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mba 2012

Hi,

I am a graduate in Commerce from a University in India, with a low GPA. I have also completed a Post graduation diploma in Business Management (1 year). I have 6+ years of work experience.

Would the low GPA in graduation be a concern when applying to B-Schools in New Zealand?

Hi,

I am a graduate in Commerce from a University in India, with a low GPA. I have also completed a Post graduation diploma in Business Management (1 year). I have 6+ years of work experience.

Would the low GPA in graduation be a concern when applying to B-Schools in New Zealand?
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In a word, no. However, there is a lot of competition for places to students from India. So it is important to try to stand out and one good way of doing this is with a good GMAT score. While, Otago is the only MBA in New Zealand that requires a GMAT, all programmes accept it as a mode of entry.

In a word, no. However, there is a lot of competition for places to students from India. So it is important to try to stand out and one good way of doing this is with a good GMAT score. While, Otago is the only MBA in New Zealand that requires a GMAT, all programmes accept it as a mode of entry.
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mba 2012

Thanks Nathan,

I wasn't sure if GMAT was a requirement besides Otago. I was under the impression that IELTS would be the only test scores u'd need to apply at a B-School. Although GMAT and IELTS are 2 different test altogether.

Thanks Nathan,

I wasn't sure if GMAT was a requirement besides Otago. I was under the impression that IELTS would be the only test scores u'd need to apply at a B-School. Although GMAT and IELTS are 2 different test altogether.
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Yes, being from India, you'll need IELTS or equivalent also. You're right, Otago is the only programme that 'requires' GMAT in NZ.

Yes, being from India, you'll need IELTS or equivalent also. You're right, Otago is the only programme that 'requires' GMAT in NZ.
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mba 2012

Thanks Nathan.

Thanks Nathan.
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karan75

I think I would prefer Auckland University of Technology.

I think I would prefer Auckland University of Technology.
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ezra

I think I would prefer Auckland University of Technology.

Vs. Otago? Why? I'd much rather apply for a program that requires the GMAT and has a decent career services network.

<blockquote>I think I would prefer Auckland University of Technology.</blockquote>
Vs. Otago? Why? I'd much rather apply for a program that requires the GMAT and has a decent career services network.
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etp4

I am at present doing university studies here at Waikato with just a year and a bit left to go. Am I correct in thinking that obtaining an MBA here does not translate to job security in the US? If this seems a dumb question be advised that returning back to the US is folly considering the HIGH unemployment across the US ( except for the illegal trades ). A neophyte seeking direction!

I am at present doing university studies here at Waikato with just a year and a bit left to go. Am I correct in thinking that obtaining an MBA here does not translate to job security in the US? If this seems a dumb question be advised that returning back to the US is folly considering the HIGH unemployment across the US ( except for the illegal trades ). A neophyte seeking direction!
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