Master of Digital Business
Waikato Management School
Anton Steiner’s long-term goal is to become a strategic consultant at a large multinational company, advising business owners on how to improve their bottom line.
“A senior associate from Deloitte advised me that if I was really interested in consulting work, then I should consider doing additional study," says Anton, who had graduated with a science technology degree in 2007.
"Digital technology is transforming all aspects of business, so graduates who have skills in e-commerce are really valuable to any organisation."
After considering all his options, Anton decided to enrol for the online professional stream of Waikato's Master of Digital Business. He liked the flexibility it offered to fit assignments in around his full-time job in Auckland, and study from home without having to attend classes.
He was also attracted by the opportunity to do a Professional Field Internship for 10 weeks over summer. "That will give me some relevant work experience and hopefully help me get a foot in the door with a future employer.”
“Right now I’m working full-time as a production scientist at a biotechnology company in Auckland, but I’m trying to make a career change away from that, and this seemed like a good option."
The MDigiBus degree teaches relevant, practical knowledge which can be applied immediately in the real world, says Anton. Every paper he’s done so far has been quite different.
“MSYS559 E-Business Technologies gave me a really good understanding of a broad range of topics, such as advertising technology, recommender systems, cloud computing, big data, business intelligence and data warehouses, service oriented architecture, mobile commerce and location-based services."