For the people who want to follow the leader, then overtake

For the people who want to follow the leader, then overtake

Enrol at a business school ranked in the top 1% worldwide.

Why study at Waikato Management School?

Ranked in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. Having achieved the prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

Ranked #2 in New Zealand for Business and Economics.

(2021 Times Higher Education Subject Ranking)

1st in New Zealand for economics research quality. (

1st in World for accounting information systems experimental research. (BYU Rankings)

Ranked in the world's top 201-300 universities for:

Accounting & Finance
Business & Management Studies (QS World University Subject Rankings 2020)

Undergraduate Programmes WMS

Undergraduate Programmes

Waikato Management School offer three bachelor's degrees that all feature practical work experience and real-world case studies, plus 14 subjects to choose from across the different areas of business and management.

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours

One of New Zealand’s leading four-year business degrees. Aimed at top students who aspire to become business-minded and purpose-driven leaders. Learn how to tackle complex challenges facing today’s businesses.

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Bachelor of Business

This three-year degree will equip you with the skills to make sound business decisions that have positive impacts for people, planet and profitability. You’ll understand how to sustainably manage the operations of today’s small to large enterprises – or start your own entrepreneurial business.

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Bachelor of Communication

Learn how to communicate with purpose and make an impact through digital storytelling, design, film, web and interactive media. During this three-year degree you’ll gain the technical and communication skills needed to master everything from websites and mobile apps, through to films, podcasting, gaming, virtual reality and social media.

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Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes

Upskill in as little as 12 months. Whether you're a graduate looking to gain specialist knowledge in a particular field, or you have significant work experience looking to advance your career, a master's degree from Waikato Management School will set you up to successfully take this next step and increase your earning potential. Some master's degrees are offered fully online.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Enhance your skills in your current industry, or drive your career in a new direction. Ideal for people who are already in the workforce, have a bachelor's degree, or recent graduates. Study online or via blended learning. Earn a graduate certificate in as little as 4 months.

The Waikato MBA - starts March

Transform into an outstanding business leader with our Master of Business Administration (MBA). This life-changing qualification will equip you with the agile mindset needed to drive continuous innovation within organisations; lead high-performing teams of people, and confidently manage any challenges that come your way.

World class facilities

Waikato Management School boasts world-class teaching and learning facilities designed to set students up for success.

These include a range of lecture theatres and executive teaching rooms, communal study areas, seven air-conditioned computer labs open 24/7, a finance trading lab, and an experimental economics research lab.

We also have a Management Student Centre where our team of specialist programme advisors can answer all your questions.

Most of our programmes are delivered at the University of Waikato’s campus in Hamilton, but we also deliver some programmes at the Tauranga campus.