Regulations for the Degree of Master of Technology Innovation in Business (MTIB)

  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 with at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers.
  2. 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 minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is one year.
  2. Candidates must enrol in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science and follow an approved programme of study.
  3. Candidates must gain 180 points at 500 level.
  4. Candidates must complete the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Technology Innovation in Business entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, including any compulsory papers.
  5. Candidates must complete all of the papers taken for the first 120 points of the Degree with a minimum B grade average in order to be eligible to continue with the Degree.
  6. 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.


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 papers.



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