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Master of Management

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

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

180 points, 1 year (full-time)


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a MMgmt?

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, full-time 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.

180 points, 1 year (full-time)


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

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Applications open for the Te Ara Hou Scholarship

Apply for our Te Ara Hou Scholarship and you could receive $5,000 towards your online postgraduate study this July. Hurry, the application deadline is June 24!

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Top 1% globally

Study under the guidance of experienced lecturers at the University of Waikato’s Management School, which is in the top 1% of business schools globally with our Triple Crown Accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), which we have proudly held since 2005.

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Close to the action

The University of Waikato is an ideal place to study international supply chains. It's located in New Zealand’s ‘Golden Triangle’, an economic powerhouse with two ports, inland distribution, an international airport, and world-class agricultural land.


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High-tech futures

Hamilton is home to a quarter of New Zealand’s export-driven businesses, with a fast-growing IT and banking sector. A 480-hectare distribution and manufacturing hub is near the university, providing direct rail access to shipping in Auckland and Tauranga.

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.

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.

Further study options at Waikato

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.

Contact us

Management Student Centre (MSC)

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

International Enquiries

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm