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Master of Digital Business

Masters Degree MDigiBus
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Set yourself up for where the world of digital business is going with a specialised master’s degree in this cutting-edge field.

180 points, 12 months (full-time) or 1.5-2 years (part-time)

Or 120 points, depending on previous qualification

Hamilton, Online

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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Why study a MDigiBus?

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it focuses on using cutting-edge, smart technologies from a highly practical management perspective.

In a society that's obsessed with all things smart and mobile, organisations that fail to keep pace with the latest digital technologies will become increasingly irrelevant.

If you're keen to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager or consultant, this 12-month masters degree will equip you to lead digital transformation projects and strategies for organisations to help them keep pace with where the business world is going.

You will discover how to harness the power of digital technologies to revolutionise an organisation's business operations  - to boost profits, optimise performance, and engage in new ways with customers or suppliers.

In this degree, you'll explore exciting topics such as: artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, beacon technology, gamification, business intelligence, real-time analytics, global marketing and social media, IT consumerisation, location-based services, supply chain integration, automated logistics, e-government business services, search technology, and virtual team communication.

Career Opportunities

  • Digital business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Systems developer
  • Web systems manager
  • User experience manager
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Product architect

180 points, 12 months (full-time) or 1.5-2 years (part-time)

Or 120 points, depending on previous qualification

Hamilton, Online

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

Plan your study Entry Requirements Fees and scholarships

Why study at Waikato?

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Best in New Zealand

Our Master of Digital Business is ranked 1st in New Zealand for E-Business and Digital Marketing (Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings).

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Connect with industry

Kickstart your career with a professional industry internship (8-13 weeks), working on real projects at an organisation of your choice, and gain hands-on experience.

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Top 1% global ranking

Waikato Management School is in the top 1% of business schools globally with our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation, which we've held since 2005.

Study face-to-face or fully online

Students can either attend face-to-face classes in Hamilton with our experienced lecturers, or study 100% online from anywhere in the world.

The online stream is ideal for busy professionals who are working full-time and want to upgrade their skills.

Please note that some of the papers in this course are delivered online (NET), even if you are enrolled in the Hamilton stream (HAM). See the degree planner above for details.

You can complete this qualification in 12 months with full-time study (three trimesters, including summer school); or study part-time over a longer period and take things at your own pace.

Real-world experience

Our students complete a professional internship where you'll work on real projects at an organisation of your own choice for 8-13 weeks, either in New Zealand or overseas.

This is designed to kick-start your career by giving you hands-on experience sought after by employers, and solidify your knowledge base.

You'll also complete an applied research project investigating a problem or opportunity related to digital business at a real organisation.

Note: Students are expected to find their own host organisation for the internship, although our staff can provide assistance if required. Your internship may be completed in New Zealand or another country.

Contact us

Management Student Centre (MSC)

MSB.1.50, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton
+64 7 838 4303 (within NZ)
Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

International Enquiries

+64 7 807 9275 (outside NZ)

MDigiBus Qualification Convenor

Dr Karyn Rastrick