To develop your skills in Business Administration, your first port of call should be to enrol in study at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS). With the ability to gain valuable skills and knowledge across the business administration domain, our programmes can provide the base for a fulfilling career in New Zealand. Covering the fundamentals of business administration, you can leverage our programmes to meet your career requirements and expectations.
Business administration skills should be considered important. Without the ability to manage financial accounting, make key business strategy decisions or analyse marketing opportunities, company development is rather limited. As such, with the help of AIS, you can gain the skills required to lead your enterprise with pride and confidence - making leaps into new markets and disrupting the conventional.
While business administration might not seem like the most important concept for leaders, it is often the basics that let enterprises down. Therefore, make the right decision now and enrol in a programme that allows your skills to flourish.
Classes are run on weekends, meaning you don't need to take time out of your valuable working week.
Read more below about our two business administration programmes. If you would like more information, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss your options.
If you are a manager who wants to increase their prospects in a short time frame, then the 12-month Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) is designed for you. As a stepping stone towards the MBA, the PGDBA is made up of 20 modules that incorporate all elements of business administration.
The PGDBA is held within small groups to ensure each student has the ability to learn in a collaborative and rewarding manner. In fact, there is the opportunity to complete a MBA with six months further study should students earn a PGDBA from AIS.
As the most internationally-recognised business qualification in the world today, the MBA is a powerful qualification to earn if you are looking to become a respected leader in the business industry. Based on a practical programme of theoretical, applied and research - students can gain the knowledge required for accurate and powerful executive decision making.
At AIS, we offer four MBA specialisations - tailored to your future career ambitions. This includes International Business, Finance, Marketing and Operations/Logistics.
Additionally, the 18-month MBA can be completed at your leisure with three alternative pathways to choose from.
- 27 modules and a two-month Field Study
- 25 modules and a three-month Internship
- 20 modules and a six-month Dissertation
Comprised of five challenging stages, students must complete a set number of modules at each stage to progress. To support this progress, the AIS team of MBA teaching staff are selected for their special blend of qualifications, research activities and industry knowledge.
Of course, the MBA is approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. To ensure the programme remains one of the best in the world, it is regularly reviewed with modules added, changes or removed.
For more information on the range of AIS Business Administration programmes, feel free to get in touch with our team today.
Christmas/New Year Break:
15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019
Business Administration Programme Staff
Prof. Richard Goodall
Director for Business Administration
BEd Monash, BCom Melb, MEc Sydney, EdD Nevada, FCIS, AccMLEADR
Phone: 815 3771
Senior Lecturer / Coordinator for MBA dissertation and MBA field study
MSc (Statistics) UK, BSc (Applied Statistics) (Hons) Baghdad
Main Teaching Field:
Business Quantitative Methods, Business Research Methods
Phone: 815 1717 ext 813
I started teaching at AIS in 1997 in the International Business programme and ventured out into other programmes teaching Maths, Managerial Economics and Research Methods.
At present, I am a full time staff member in the Business Administration programme teaching Quantitative Methods, Business Research Methods and Marketing Research and Decision Making and also supervising and coordinating research dissertations.
I have a wealth of teaching experience (since 1980) and that has provided me with many opportunities to assist and interact with students from a lot of different educational and cultural backgrounds, particularly with their challenges in quantitative analysis and statistics.
I have also published a text book, five research papers and also presented papers at conferences.
I have a daughter and a son, and four lovely grandchildren. My interests lie in travelling and spending time with my grandchildren both here and in the UK where my daughter resides with her family.
Senior Lecturer / Postgraduate Internship Supervisor
MBA (Finance); MPBS (Hons) (Accounting); Post Grad Cert (Bus.); DipProfAcc; BCom (Hons); CPA
Phone: 815 1717 ext 870
Sunil Lakhani teaches accounting and finance modules in the MBA programme. He has been involved with business valuations, capital markets and M&A strategic advice. His special skills include financial modelling, business valuations, financial analysis, strategic management analysis and forecasting.
Dr Sid Sirisukha
BA Academic Administration Coordinator / Senior Lecturer
PhD (AUT, NZ), MSc (Stevens Tech, USA), BSc (Caldwell U, USA)
Main Teaching Field:
Operations and Logistics
M.Phil (IMC), B.A. (London), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (London), Certificate in Higher Education (Unitec), Graduate Certificate in Career Development (AUT).
Main Teaching Field:
Human Resource Management
I was a Senior Lecturer in a Teachers College in Zimbabwe, before working as a training Officer and Training Manager for three companies in South Africa. Since coming to New Zealand in 1995, I lectured at Unitec Institute of Technology for 21 years in HRM and business management. I have taught Human Resource Management as a contractor at AIS for 6 years.
I have published articles in HRM and presented papers in Australia, China and South Africa.
I am married with two grown up daughters and a grandson. My interests are playing music in orchestras and small groups, and making plastic models.
Executive Director - Ignition Partner Ltd
I am has a chemical engineer and have worked in manufacturing and company development, operations management and senior executive roles in listed corporates. I spent 15 years with Fernz Corporation, the last 12 years as the Corporate Development Manager with responsibilities including local and offshore initiatives in start-up, joint venture and acquisition for company growth.
Setting up Caltech Capital Ltd as a venture capital comany we invested over 10 years and exited with overall profit.. I have experience in creating strategic alliances between companies, both in NZ and offshore, particularly in the US.
I am currently a Director/Chairman of a number of companies, including Motim Technologies Ltd, Climsystems Ltd, mining and extraction company Resin and Wax holdingsLtd. and Jetstop Ltd I am also a third term director of Nelson research organisation the Cawthron Institute.
I contract lecture in Waikato University’s MBA program and also at Auckland’s AIS MBA and PG Dip.
I chaired and was a long time member of the MSI TechNZ advisory panel and continue as an expert reviewer with Callaghan Innovation and MBIE. As President of IPENZ in 2001 I steered the Institute through the new CEng Act and from IPENZ received environmental awards for some of my engineering work.
As part of my pro bono contribution I have been a judge for more than 15 years for the Business Excellence Awards in Auckland and have also judged business Innovation and technical awards in NZ and internationally.
I graduated BE (Chem & Mat) Auckland University, Dip BIA Auckland University, ME (Environmental). And ama member of FIChemE, FIPENZ, FIEAust, MRSNZ, MIoD and am a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist.
Some of my leisure interests include flying (CPL), working with guide dogs, running - half marathons and marathons, trekking in Nepal, playing golf and tennis and working with guide dogs. I have two adult children and four grand children.
A senior financial professional with particular expertise within the financial services industry and the funds/wealth management and trustee industry.
Claude has held the position of Managing Director of NF Global Limited since January 2014.
His past roles include Director and shareholder of Amanah Ethical Limited, consultant to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Vice President (Treasury) of Citigroup New Zealand and HSBC New Zealand.
Claude holds an MBA Degree, is the Independent Chairman of New Zealand Financial Advisers Association, Independent Chairman of Bank of Baroda (NZ) Limited and a past Chairman of the Community Organisations Grant Scheme (COGS – a New Zealand government initiative).
He is the author of the book, Foreign Exchange for Managers – a practical approach and a lecturer on the MBA Programme at AIS Business Management School.
MBA, Dip. Business Marketing (Auckland)
Main Teaching Field:
Marketing and Strategic MarketingEmail is: email@example.comPhone: 0275 917061I have been a part time lecturer at AIS since 2005 and have just lecturedon Strategic Marketing, this year I will pick up Marketing Management as well.I enjoy lecturing as I can pass on my business skills as well as learn from my students particularly social media and cultural trends in off shore markets.During the week I am an Independent Export Consultant who helps Kiwi exporters with market access offshore, I have a particular skill in navigating the Chinese market, especially in health and wellness products.I have a wife and two teenage children who are attend secondary school and University. I play tennis and go to the gym to keep fit and healthy.
PhD (Massey, NZ), MBA (Bath, UK), BSc (Glasgow, UK)
Main Teaching Field:
Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Business Strategies and Change Management
John has been practicing and teaching the leadership and strategic management for a large number of years. In addition to teaching in academic institutions, John has also been involved in leadership training on a corporate level.
Apart from his teaching and training pursuits, John goes to Cambodia twice a year and engages in the provision of medical aid to the people in the villages. Additionally John has also been raising money for the installation of hand-pump wells and the development of self-sustaining projects.
John’s publications and presentations include the following:
- Clydesdale, G. & Tan, J. P. G. (2009). Preparing students for front-line management. Journal of European Industrial Training. 33(7), 594–613
- Tan, J. P.G. & Matheny, J.M. (2005). Developing an Idealized Succession Model. Presented at the 2005 ANZAM Conference in Australia
- Tan, J.P.G (2001). The Inspirational Leader. Kuala Lumpur: Professional Skills Trainers
Prof. Dr J Nevan Wright
JP., PhD (Brunel, UK), MBS (Massey), B.Com (Victoria NZ), FNZIM
Research interests Operations Management, Supply Chain and Logistics, Events management, Quality Management. Author and co-author 12 text books, the latest being Managing Global Supply Chains (2017) and over fifty published articles and papers.
Early career 9 years commissioned service Royal NZ Air Force, 18 years Director and General Manager of large multi national companies.
Retired at age fifty to become a teacher, completed Masters degree at age 52 and Doctorate at age 61, so very aware of challenges faced by mature students.
Academic career includes 16 years Visiting Academic Fellow Henley Management College UK, 7 years Visiting Professor Kassel University Germany, Assoc Professor AUT 16 years and past MBA Director, associated with AIS since 1998 as adjunct lecturer and for 18 months full time relieving as MBA Director. Overall have lectured on MBA programmes in 21 countries. Have supervised, examined, and chaired vivas for 25 PhDs for four Universities.
Married to Joy for 37 years. Interests golf, travel, writing and teaching.
Team Leader - Business Administration Programmes
Phone: 815 1717 ext 628
Administration Officer – Business Administration Programmes