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MDigiBus - Digital Business as a main subject

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

Looking for a sought-after blend of business and IT skills? Gain expertise in the latest digital technologies and pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, helping companies to improve their business performance.


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Key information

Duration Of Study: 12 months (full-time) or 1.5-2 years (part-time)
Points: 120 or 180 (depending on previous qualification)
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,986-$11,979 - 2021 fees
Fees (International):
2020$29,955 (120 points); $44,935 (180 points)
2021$30,855 (120 pts); $46,285 (180 points)
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.

Career opportunities

  • Web systems project manager
  • E-commerce project manager
  • E-business manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Web / systems developer
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • E-commerce entrepreneur
  • Business manager

Degree Planner

Prescriptions for the PGCert(DigiBus), PGDip(DigiBus), BBus(Hons) and MDigiBus

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(DigiBus), PGDip(DigiBus) and MDigiBus. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for the BBus(Hons).

PGCert(DigiBus) students must complete DIGIB555 or DIGIB558, and select the remaining 30 points from the papers listed for the subject.

PGDip(DigiBus) students must complete DIGIB555 and DIGIB558, and select the remaining 30 points from the papers listed for the subject.

MDigiBus students normally follow either a professional or research stream and are recommended to discuss their programme with the qualification convenor. Typically, the professional stream normally requires DIGIB519, DIGIB555, DIGIB558 and MGSYS552, and the research stream normally requires DIGIB558, DIGIB591 and MNMGT581.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
DIGIB519Professional Field Internship30.022B (Online) & 22X (Online)
This paper, usually taken in the New Zealand summer period from November to February, facilitates practical experience building and skills development through an intensive industry internship for graduate level students. The paper is delivered online, and students will be on-site and at work in their host organisations from 8-13 we...
DIGIB552Applied Research Methods and Project30.022A (Online)
This paper provides the opportunity for students at the graduate level to produce a research report which reflects their ability to investigate in-depth a business topic of their interest. The report is expected to have value to a practicing manager, rather than having an academic focus. The paper will be delivered solely online. T...
DIGIB555Digital Business Management30.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Online)
A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
DIGIB558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business30.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Online)
As new electronic technologies emerge, businesses are faced with many challenges about how best to address the opportunities and threats such technologies present. This seminar and discussion based paper addresses a range of topical issues associated with digital business and the crucial role they play in the modern-day, global bu...
DIGIB559E-Business Technologies15.022B (Online)
The Internet and Web technologies are driving fundamental changes in the way that businesses interact today, and e-business is booming as organisations strive to improve efficiency, enter new markets, or gain competitive advantage through improved business processes, resource management, just-in-time provisioning and business relat...
DIGIB591Digital Business Dissertation30.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
DIGIB592Digital Business Dissertation60.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
DIGIB593Digital Business Thesis90.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
DIGIB594Digital Business Thesis120.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MNMGT581Research Methods in Management Studies30.022A (Hamilton), 22B (Hamilton) & 22G (Hamilton)
This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences. The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and conver...
SCMGT577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains30.022B (Hamilton)
Agility is at the cutting edge of supply chain management and is a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive global marketplace; and successful agile supply chains are critically dependent on e-business strategies and systems. This paper is based on foundational and current readings in supply chain strategies inc...

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Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.