This one-year masters degree (180 points) provides a transformative business education that will take your career to new heights.
The Waikato MBM will give you an in-depth understanding of the fast-paced global business environment. It will also prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles in any industry.
This taught programme is designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required.
Over 12 months, you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business and management: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, managing people in organisations, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and sustainable and responsible management.
You'll also develop strong communication and problem-solving skills; gain the ability to undertake business research and analyse data, question ideas and findings; and build the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.
Practical business learning
Throughout the MBM degree, you'll become aware of your own abilities as a future business leader. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, relevant, challenging and inspiring.
There are a total 11 papers in the programme, and you will have about 28-30 hours of classes per week.
For the Action Learning Project, you'll work in small teams to develop a business plan for your own entrepreneurial start-up business, and then pitch your ideas to a group of senior corporate executives in a 'Dragons' Den'-style situation.
You'll also complete a one-month internship at a local business - arranged by us - while completing a Business Research Project that delivers real value to you and the company.
Learning is through a mix of classroom lectures, real-world case studies, group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.
You can apply for the MBM if you have:
A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in any subject discipline, from an approved university
Achieved a B-minus grade average or above in the final year of your degree.
Admission to this programme may be subject to the completion of any qualifying papers, or additional work may be required.
Students must have an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and meet the English language requirements.
You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic (CAAE) programme.
Applications due: One month prior to start date.