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Graduate Certificate in International Management

Compete in the global marketplace by understanding how to export goods to foreign markets or operate a business in another country. This short course can also provide a pathway to further study.

International Management deals with business activities that span the globe, across countries and cultures. New Zealand businesses must learn how to operate in countries that have very different laws, economic systems, technology and cultural values to our own.

In this short course, you will learn about the barriers and opportunities facing New Zealand exporters, the key strategies that companies use to enter international markets such as Asia, Europe and the Pacific, managing international alliances and networks, the challenges of cross-cultural communication, and the benefits of using digital e-commerce technologies.

It can provide a springboard to launch an exciting new career n the commercial sector, particularly in exporting, international management, finance, tourism, and government departments such as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

International Management may be right for you if you're adventurous, business minded, enjoy overseas travel, and have good communication and language skills; or are willing to learn a language.

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 251-300 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020.

You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which is ranked in the top 1% of all business schools globally, having achieved the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB in 2005.

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Key information

Duration Of Study: 4-8 months (full time or part-time study)
Points: 60 points
GradCert(IntMgt) Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: March (A Trimester) and July (B Trimester)
Fees (Domestic): NZ$3,360 approx (2020 tuition fees) per programme
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Fees (International): NZ$14,692 approx (2020 tuition fees) per programme
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Graduate Certificate in International Management (60 points)

Students will take four papers in total (60 points). This includes one introductory paper (15 points) at 100 or 200-level; and three advanced papers (45 points) at 300-level.

You have the option to include one elective paper in any subject.

Please contact the Management Student Centre (email [email protected]) for advice before you enrol in any papers.

Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor. Some papers have prerequisites, or you may need to ask for a waiver.

Advanced papers (45 points)

Take THREE of the following papers:

Elective paper at 300-level in any subject

  • Subject
  • Explanatory note
  • Elective
This information is provisional and subject to change.

To enrol for the Graduate Certificate in International Management, applicants must have:

a) completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification; OR

b) be able to demonstrate they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the programme.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for special admission, subject to completing some additional qualifying papers.

Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor.

Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

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Graduate study options

Master of Management Studies in International Management



Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: 07 838 4303
Email: [email protected]

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