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Master of Management

We are currently only offering this programme with a specialisation in Supply Chain Management. If you are interested in other specialist subjects, then we advise that you consider the Master of Management Studies instead. Alternatively, take a look at our range of one-year Graduate/Postgraduate Diplomas.

Get your professional management career off to a flying start with this one-year master's degree specialising in Supply Chain Management.

If you want to kick-start a professional career in supply chain management, our Master of Management (MMgmt) degree provides an ideal springboard to achieve your goals.

This one-year course is ideal for recent university graduates with a bachelor's degree in any field, or people in the early to mid stages of their career who aspire to become a supply chain/logistics manager.

The Master of Management is taught face-to-face at our campus in Hamilton, or you have the option of studying online through FLEXI papers. It normally requires full-time study over three consecutive trimesters (12 calendar months).

This course will develop your ability to succeed in complex, competitive and culturally diverse business situations, both in New Zealand and other countries. It involves a combination of lectures, group work, case studies, tutorials and discussions.

Masters graduates are highly sought after by employers, offering you a significant advantage in terms of job prospects, salary potential and rapid career advancement.

Course content

Part One is comprised of four core management papers that  provide a broader global business context for your learning, so you can confidently handle a wide range of management issues.

For example, you will learn about leading teams of people and managing change; seizing new market opportunities; responding to competitive threats; the impact of global market forces on our economy; and using key financial data to make business decisions.

Students will also gain an understanding of how to create and run businesses that are both profitable and sustainable; good for social and environmental wellbeing, as well as the bottom line.

In Part Two you will choose four papers focused on building knowledge in your specialist subject of Supply Chain Management, with the introduction of more advanced ideas.

  • Supply Chain Management graduates will be adept at solving complex business problems, with the skills and techniques to design, develop and manage domestic or global supply chains.

Part Three provides opportunities to apply your skills through a High Impact Applied Project, which is designed to pull all your learning together and prepare you for employment.

All MMgmt students will be supported to find a suitable workplace internship or an applied research project with a host organisation.

You will also complete a cultural perspectives paper that examines workplace situations with diverse cultural values and practices, including case studies of Māori businesses.

No research dissertation is required, as the Master of Management is entirely focused on practical application of skills and knowledge.

International rankings

You will be learning from experienced lecturers at the University of Waikato’s Management School, which is ranked #1 in New Zealand for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2023.

We are also positioned in the top 1% of business schools globally with our Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Why study at the University of Waikato in Hamilton?

The University of Waikato provides a supportive learning environment for our postgraduate students; one that challenges and inspires them to become innovative and capable business leaders of tomorrow.

Hamilton is a vibrant river city of around 170,000 people, located within the North Island’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of economic activity (bounded by Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga), which generates more than half of New Zealand's total GDP.

We are home to more than a quarter of New Zealand’s export-driven businesses, with a fast-growing IT and banking sector. The city also has a 480-hectare distribution and manufacturing hub under construction  near the university, which will provide importers and exporters with direct rail access to shipping services in Auckland and Tauranga.

All of this makes the University of Waikato in Hamilton an ideal place to study international supply chains.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree in any subject area - except Supply Chain Management if that is the specialist subject you intend to study for the MMgmt - with at least a B-minus grade average across the 300-level papers; or by special admission.
Duration: 12 months full-time
Points: 180 points
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: February (A Trimester) and July (B Trimester)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $12,931 per programme
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Estimated Fees* (International): $36,130 (120 pts)
$54,200 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).*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.

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Degree planner — Master of Management (MMgmt) - 180 points - A Trimester (February) intake

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  • Specialisation
  • Applied Learning
  • Explanatory note
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Degree planner — Master of Management (MMgmt) - 180 points - B Trimester (July) intake

  • Management
  • Specialisation
  • Explanatory note
  • Applied Learning
This information is provisional and subject to change.

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  • A bachelor’s degree in any subject/field, with at least a B-minus grade average across the 300-level papers; or
  • You meet the criteria for entry based on your previous work experience or evidence of academic study. This is considered on a case-by-case basis

Please note this qualification is not suitable for those who have already majored in Supply Chain Management as part of a bachelor’s degree, graduate diploma, or a postgraduate diploma. If this applies to you, then we encourage you to look at the Master of Management Studies (MMS) instead.

  • The normal period for completing the Master of Management is one year (12 months, or three consecutive trimesters).
  • Students must pass 180 points at 500 Level, including all of the required papers for both the degree and their specialist subject.
  • You must pass all of the papers in Parts 1 and 2 of the degree (120 points) to be eligible to continue with Part 3 of the degree.
  • You may not proceed with the degree if you fail more than 30 points in total. You may repeat papers or take alternative papers on one occasion only.
  • If you do not complete the full degree, you may instead be allowed to graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate in Management (60 points) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (120 points).

Please be aware that graduates of the Master of Management are not eligible for admission to a PhD programme unless they choose to complete some additional research-focused papers at postgraduate level.

If you are interested in doing PhD study later on, then you may prefer to enrol for the Master of Management Studies instead.


Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 7 838 4303
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 807 9275
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