1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.


  1. Candidates for the Degree must have
    1. qualified for the award of a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato with at least a B- grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
    2. qualified for the award of the Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation – Pre-Masters of the University of Waikato.
  2. Candidates would not normally be admitted to the Degree where they have completed an undergraduate major, or equivalent, in the subject being presented for the Degree.
  3. In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.

Requirements for the Degree

  1. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is one year.
  2. Candidates must enrol in the Waikato Management School and follow an approved programme of study.
  3. Candidates must gain 180 points at 500 level.
  4. The degree will be endorsed in one of the following subjects:

Supply Chain Management

  1. Candidates must complete the requirements of a subject by gaining 60 points in that subject, as prescribed in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  2. Candidates must also complete 60 points from EXMBM511, EXMBM512, EXMBM513, EXMBM514, EXMBM521, EXMBM522, EXMBM523, EXMBM524 and EXMBM532; as well as MNMGT561, MNMGT562 and MNMGT563.
  3. Candidates must pass all of the papers taken in the first 120 points for the Degree in order to be eligible to continue with the Degree.
  4. If a candidate fails papers worth not more than 30 points in total, they may repeat the papers or take alternative papers with the same total points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.2

Award of Honours

  1. The Degree may be awarded with Distinction.
  2. Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the award will be calculated on the basis of the grades of the papers passed by the candidate on the first attempt while enrolled for the Degree, including any failed paper.


  1. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.


  1. There will be no new intake into this programme in 2024.
  2. Candidates who are not permitted to proceed with the Degree may be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.