Master of Management Studies
Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school.
If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business you're passionate about, or want to prepare for a PhD or research career, this degree is designed for you.
The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree will bring you closer to the frontiers of knowledge in your specialist field, and prepare you for leadership roles that require a high level of critical thinking and information analysis.
This degree normally includes both taught and research papers, but can also be taken as a full research degree.
Study part-time or full-time for 1-2 years (120 or 180 points), starting in either February (A Semester) or July (B Semester). Normally all papers are taken within a single specialist subject or interdisciplinary area.
Waikato has an international reputation
You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.
In the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2017, we're ranked in the world's top 150 universities for Accounting and Finance, and in the world's top 250 for Business & Management Studies, and Economics & Econometrics.
And in the Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2017, our Master of Management Studies is ranked in the world's top 100 universities for the following specialist fields: Agribusiness (39th overall); Management and Sustainability (57th overall); and Tourism and Hospitality Management (32nd overall).
We also scored a Top 25 Oceania ranking for our masters programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Leadership Communication, Management Systems, and Marketing.
|Years:||1 or 2|
|Points:||120 or 180|
|Start Dates:||February (Semester A) and July (Semester B)|
$7,582 (120 pts); or $11,389 (180 pts) - March and July 2018 intakes
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|Fees (International):||$27,970 (120 pts); or $41,955 (180 pts) - March and July 2018 intakes|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|*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.|
Choose a main subject
- Business analyst
- Business manager/consultant/strategist
- Commercial banking associate
- Commercial director
- Communications advisor
- Environmental sustainability consultant
- General manager
- Human resources manager
- Marketing manager
- Project manager
- Senior analyst - investment team
- Senior credit risk manager
- Senior financial analyst
- Senior policy advisor
- Service manager
- Strategic programme manager
- Supply chain strategy development
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You can apply for the MMS if you have:
- Completed a bachelor's degree from Waikato Management School, or its equivalent, OR;
- Completed an honours degree or postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject area (at least 120 points), AND;
- Achieved at least a B grade average in the subject you intend to take for this qualification.
English language requirements:
- an IELTS overall score of at least 6.5, including at least 6.0 in the Writing band, or
- an iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) score of at least 90, with a Writing score of at least 22, or
- a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
- an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
- a PTE Academic overall score of at least 65, with no less than 58 for each communicative skill.
Admission to the programme does not automatically imply admission to particular papers, so you may need to complete some prerequisite papers first. See the catalogue of papers at papers.waikato.ac.nz
Scholarships and prizes
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Graduate study options
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Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture that offers plenty of social and learning opportunities.
You can meet like-minded people through student clubs, such as:
- Waikato Management School Students' Association (WMSSA)
- Beta Alpha Psi - Waikato Chapter (Accounting club)
- Economics Discussion Group
- Management Communication Students Association (MCSA)
- Te Ranga Ngaku - the Māori management student network
- Pacific Islands Management Students Association (PIMSA)
- Innovation Station Waikato
- Social Innovation Waikato
For expert advice on writing essays and reports, contact our team of specialist teachers in the WMS Language and Learning Development Unit, located in the Management Student Centre (MSB1.50).
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