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Master of Business and Management

Masters Degree MBM
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Transform your career and prepare to become a business leader in only 12 months with the globally respected Waikato MBM degree.

180 points

Hamilton

The MBM is offered in FLEXI mode (face-to-face on campus and/or online), so offshore and domestic students can take the MBM online if they attend virtual classes in real time.

February (Trimester A), July (Trimester B), or November (Trimester C)

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Why study a MBM?

This one-year master's degree (180 points) provides a transformative business education that will take your career to new heights, and help you become aware of your own abilities as a future business leader.

The Waikato MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment. It will also prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles in any industry.

This taught master's programme is designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required.

Over 12 months (or longer if you study part-time), you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business and management: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, managing people in organisations, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and sustainable and responsible management.

Learn how to carry out applied business research, analyse data and issues, question ideas and findings, and apply different approaches to solve business and management problems.

MBM graduates are smart business professionals with strong communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. You will develop the confidence to lead teams, collaborate with others, and manage organisational change.

180 points

Hamilton

The MBM is offered in FLEXI mode (face-to-face on campus and/or online), so offshore and domestic students can take the MBM online if they attend virtual classes in real time.

February (Trimester A), July (Trimester B), or November (Trimester C)

Degree information

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Why study at Waikato?

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Top 1% globally

Waikato Management School is in the top 1% of business schools globally, thanks to our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, which we have held since 2005.

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Integrative Learning Project

You will work in small teams to develop a business plan for an entrepreneurial start-up business, then pitch your ideas to a judging panel in a 'Dragons Den'-style competition against other students.

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Industry connections

Learn from passionate lecturers who have strong links with leading companies, NGOs and government departments, and are sought-after business consultants and active researchers in their field.

Course content

Your learning experience in the MBM degree is designed to be practical, relevant, challenging and inspiring.

There are a total 11 papers in the course and you will have about 30 hours of classes and learning per week.

Learning is through a mix of classroom lectures, real-world case studies, group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.

For one of your assignments, students work in small teams to undertake a virtual consultancy project for a local business. These projects are managed by Waikato Management School with input from the host organisations.

Students will also develop applied business research skills by working individually on a case study, and then writing a business research report.

For the Integrative Learning Project, you will work in small teams to develop a business plan for your own entrepreneurial start-up business, and then pitch your ideas to a group of senior business leaders in a 'Dragons' Den'-style situation.

We can also provide students and recent graduates with career tools and support to help you on your job-hunting journey.

Please note:

The Waikato MBM qualification does NOT provide the depth of specialised study that is required for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). MBM graduates who wish to proceed to advanced research or doctoral study will need to complete additional research methodology and postgraduate papers.

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Student experience

Waikato Management School provides a supportive learning environment:
"Wonderful…you’ll be surprised at the amount of practical learning you get."
"It's a great place to study. You will love the nature and the people here."

Post-Study Work Visa

After graduating from the MBM master's degree (Level 9), international students may be eligible to apply for a Post-Study Work Visa to remain in New Zealand for a period of time. Please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website for more details.

Contact us

General student enquiries:

Management Student Centre (MSC)

MSB.1.50, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday