18 months
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 21,997
NZD 32,960
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Otago Polytechnic's Master of Professional Practice is a unique programme, enabling you to focus on specific development and work innovation goals. These real-life aims are directly used as the basis for your learning. This programme has now been developed especially for international students at the Auckland International Campus, enabling you to progress professional opportunities in your home country, or gain experience in the New Zealand business environment. Through class work, mentoring with New Zealand business professionals, and placements and research with New Zealand workplaces, each student's programme is slightly different - tailored to your background, the needs of the organisation you are working for and the professional goals you are aiming to achieve.

Through the Master of Professional Practice, you can build your qualification around critically exploring these issues and implementing solutions. This makes the qualification ideal for professionals in any sector wishing to develop real-world skills that are highly relevant to their workplace. Because the programme is so closely aligned with your organisation’s goals, it is often strongly supported by employers as a professional development opportunity.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study; AND
  • Three to five years of relevant professional experience. 
  • You will also be required to undertake an interview. This will help determine your professional experience and their ability to complete the programme. Consideration will also be given as to whether Otago Polytechnic will be able to offer suitable research projects that match your preferred field of study. 

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0.