Get the right business skills at Waikato Management School

Waikato Management School belongs to an elite group of the world's best business schools that have achieved Triple Crown accreditation - a globally-recognised mark of excellence in business education.

A qualification from our Management School will set you up with the business skills and knowledge that are in-demand both in New Zealand and overseas.

Undergraduate Study

Studying a bachelor’s degree at Waikato Management School will provide you with a comprehensive and innovative understanding of the business world. Choose from the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Business

Looking for a dynamic business career that puts you at the forefront of strategic and technological changes in the global marketplace?

Our three-year Bachelor of Business will prepare you to lead and manage a successful company or organisation in the 21st century. This degree will equip you with well-rounded business and financial acumen across all the key areas of management, including accounting, digital business, economics, finance, marketing and supply chain management.

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    Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours

    Waikato's Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours is New Zealand's premier four-year business degree.

    You will hone your abilities to identify new market opportunities, develop effective strategies for sustainable growth, lead teams of people, make business operations more efficient and profitable, and build a culture of innovation to help firms succeed in global markets.

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      Bachelor of Communication Studies

      Get the up-to-date industry skills you need to become a Public Relations, Marketing or Communications specialist. This degree will teach you how to design engaging communication campaigns that can influence people's attitudes and behaviour, attract new customers, or drive strategic change within organisations.

      Waikato’s BCS is the only communications degree in New Zealand certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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        Postgraduate Study

        Our world-class masters programmes are innovative, challenging  and give you the practical and theoretical expertise to take your career to the next level. We offer a range of intensive courses, including our accelerated Master of Professional Accounting and our cutting-edge Master of Digital Business, which features an industry internship.

        Master of Professional Accounting

        Waikato’s Master of Professional Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification (CAANZ, CPA Australia and ACCA) that will prepare you to launch a professional career as a provisional Chartered Accountant after just 14 months of study!

        You will develop advanced skills and knowledge in all the core areas of accounting and business, apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to practical accounting situations.

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          Master of Digital Business

          Set yourself up for where the world of digital business is going with a specialised master’s degree in this cutting-edge field. Option to study online at your own pace, and keep working full-time.

          You'll gain advanced knowledge of how the latest digital and e-commerce technologies – such as big data, gamification and beacon technology - are transforming business operations across all industries. Develop the management skills to lead digital transformation strategies on behalf of public and commercial organisations.

          The professional stream features an industry internship working at a company of your choice for 2-3 months.

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              Looking for study advice? Come and talk to our friendly team of advisers in the Management Student Centre, phone 0800 654 303 or email