Management and Sustainability

In today's world of limited resources and increasing social justice concerns, we need informed, dedicated managers with the business and leadership skills to make a positive difference to the planet. How will you make your mark?

Josef de Jong

Master of Management Studies
It was the connections that Josef made while studying for his business degree at Waikato that opened the door to working as a sustainability consultant for Thinkstep, the global market leader in sustainability solutions for corporate clients.

Management and Sustainability is available as a postgraduate subject only.

If you're committed to a more sustainable world, this could be the ideal subject for you.

Management and sustainability focuses on issues of environmental management, corporate social responsibility and the activities of firms, governments and other organisations.

Gain a sound basis for a career as an analyst or manager committed to a sustainable world.

You’ll learn about issues of environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and the activities of firms, government organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 150 universities for Accounting, Finance, and Business and Management Studies, by the prestigious QS Subject Rankings. You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which has Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, placing it in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide.

 Career opportunities

  • Corporate sustainability manager
  • Government sustainability manager
  • Sustainability co-ordinator
  • Sustainability policy analyst
  • Natural resource manager

300 level

400 level

Prescriptions for the PGCert(MgtStn), PGDip(MgtStn) and MMS

Management and Sustainability may be taken as a subject for the MMS. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Sustainability are also available. The requirements for the subject are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

Students enrolling in 500 level Management and Sustainability papers should normally have a minimum of a B average in undergraduate Management and Sustainability papers, with no less than that in 300 and 400 level Management and Sustainability papers. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 100-level or above and include at least 80 points at 300-level or above, and pass the Writing Competency Module. You’ll also need to meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject. You can choose to take up to 40 points from other Graduate Diploma subjects with the permission of the department's Graduate Convenor.

The specific requirements for Management and Sustainability are that you must include:

  • ECON316/416 Dimensions of Sustainability
  • STMG344 Strategies for People, Planet and Profit
  • ACCT407 Accounting for Sustainability
  • ECON415 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Please meet with one of the academic contacts to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study. You can choose to take up to 40 points from other Graduate Diploma subjects with the permission of the department's Graduate Convenor.

Note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.


Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Bobbie Wisneski - Administrator


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