Location: Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program open to undergraduate and graduate students

Language of Instruction: English

UMSL Terms Abroad: Academic Year, Fall, Spring. 

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Fall Semester (second semester): July-November
Spring Semester (first semester): February - June

Application Deadline: 

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (final)
  • Spring: August 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements. Open to Business majors or minors only.

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Subjects Available: 

  • Business - Accounting (also available at graduate level)
  • Business - Finance (also available at graduate level)
  • Business - Information Systems (also available at graduate level)
  • Business - International Business (also available at graduate level)
  • Business - Management (also available at graduate level)
  • Business - Marketing (also available at graduate level)
  • Economics - graduate level only

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The University: Auckland University of Technology is a vibrant campus in the heart of Auckland with more than 24,000 students. AUT Business has a purpose built, world class business school, completed in July 2005 and situated on Wellesley Campus in the heart of Auckland City. AUT Business is situated in the heart of Auckland's central business district and is surrounded by theatres, cafes, restaurants and bars to suit all budgets. Auckland's Aotea Square, which thrives with activity and performances, is close by. And most of New Zealand's leading corporations are within walking distance.

Academics: AUT Faculty of Business is one of the largest business schools in New Zealand. Their focus is on providing a pragmatic 'real world’ approach, ensuring excellence in learning and teaching and developing outstanding graduates for professional practice in business. There are about 4,000 students in the business school. At this time, the exchange program with AUT is open to business-related majors only. Students will take courses in the Faculty of Business in fields such as accounting, advertising, business economics, commercial law, e-business, finance, information technology, international business, management, and marketing.

Housing: Accommodation on the Wellesley Campus is in student apartments. The apartments are furnished and include single bedrooms with shared common spaces. Prices vary depending on chosen room size.

Activites and Programs: Each semester AUT University provides a number of student events and student support services that every exchange student has access to. There are also a number of events that are offered only to International, Study Abroad and Exchange students. These include an International Student Orientation before semester, Welcome party for all Study Abroad and exchange students, International Student Noho Marae weekend. The AUT Business School also has a personal orientation session and a welcome lunch for incoming business exchange students.


Location: Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping – you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland. Auckland’s blend of islands, Polynesian culture, glistening harbours and modern city environment creates an unbelievable lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world. Discover why Auckland is one of the best places in the world to live – and visit.

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Course Offerings:


Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $250.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $140.00
Accommodations  $3700.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1750.00
Airfare $1375.00
Local Transportation $400.00
Other $1000.00
Total $12404.60*


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply. 
* Costs based off a four month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Housing cost is based on a small room and does not include the refundable deposit.
* Other includes estimate for mandatory NZ insurance, laundry, phone, utilities, and linens.
* Local Transportation Estimate is based on a monthly transportation pass.

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