Established in 1990, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is one of New Zealand’s largest private degree-granting institutions.

We provide a wide range of NZQA-approved qualifications, including certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate diploma, and postgraduate diploma and degree programmes for domestic and international students. AIS offers a variety of courses in business, tourism management, hospitality management, information technology and business administration. Our fast-growing MBA programme is one of the largest in New Zealand, and our English Language Centre offers qualifications in EFL, EAP, IELTS Preparation and Business English.

We are located in Mount Albert in Central Auckland and operate from two attractive campuses. Our St Helens campus is situated in a park-like setting next to Chamberlain Park Golf Course and was once the St Helens Auckland Maternity Hospital. Our Asquith campus is located a five-minute walk away, close to St Lukes shopping centre and with excellent transport links to the city and the central and western suburbs.

The AIS flexible three-semester system and cross-credit recognition allow students to fast-track their studies and to get a head start on their careers. We provide assistance to students on employment issues during and after their studies – this includes assistance with CV preparation and interview skills, job placement and internships. Our Online Visa Office allows international students to process visas on campus.

We ensure that a friendly, nurturing environment balances and supports our rigorous and demanding academic programmes. Students at AIS experience expert personalised education in small classes – our experienced and approachable teaching faculty value personal contact with students.

We give our students, whether from New Zealand or overseas, everything they need to feel comfortable and confident while studying with us. We ensure that they are well-equipped to succeed once they complete their qualifications.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Graduate Diploma

Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another.

Some students may wish to use this qualification as a pathway to postgraduate study in business or related disciplines. Others may wish to use it to enhance an existing qualification for a management career in business.

Additional short workshops are scheduled to assist students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the business.... [-]

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Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality man ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.

Job Opportunities

Management positions in NZ’s largest industry - hotels, resorts, restaurants, marketing and sales, events and convention center managers, food and beverage management, rooms division management, customer service.

Programme Information

The programme comprises seven courses, including compulsory internship placement: (Please note that not all elective modules are offered every semester)5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management5.303 Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management... [-]

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Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop thei ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT, or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic. The programme comprises 8 courses, including compulsory and elective courses from Software Development, Computer Networks, and Information Systems.

All GDIT students are issued with their own laptop and receive the necessary free Microsoft software.

Job Opportunities

The GDIT is respected for its very high employment outcomes in professions such as software developer, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, systems support, technical support, network technician, hardware support, and IT manager. Some graduates create their own IT-related businesses.... [-]

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Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline oth ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management who wish to broaden their career options. For some students, it is a prelude to postgraduate study in Tourism Management; for others, it is a bridge into an employment situation which meaningfully utilizes their dual skill set.

Job Opportunities

National tourist offices, travel agencies, reservations, marketing and sales, events organization and management, tour operators, airlines, and transportation companies, resorts and hospitality providers, heritage bodies, environment and conservation agencies, customer service.... [-]

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3 semesters
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Postgraduate Diploma

Auckland Institute of Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) comprises 20 modules of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is ideally suited to busy manag ... [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) comprises 20 modules of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is ideally suited to busy managers seeking to increase their career skills in a shorter time frame. The option to complete an MBA degree with six months further study makes the PGDBA an attractive option.

Classes are run Saturdays and Sundays so business leaders can maximize their valuable time.

Programme Information

Each student’s programme is planned in conjunction with the Academic Head of Programme to satisfy academic regulations and reflect the candidate’s background, interest and career aspirations.

PGDBA Required Modules

4.701 Financial Accounting and Analysis4.702 Managing Information and Technology4.703 World Economy and Money Markets4.704 Management Accounting and Analysis4.705 Marketing Management4.709 Operations Management4.710 Cross-Cultural Behaviour and Negotiation4.711 Business Quantitative Methods4.712 Organisational Behaviour and Leadership4.713 Economic Decision-Making4.720 Business Strategy and Change Management4.740 Accounting Framework (unless precluded)... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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12 months
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