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Master of Management Studies

Masters Degree MMS
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Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise.

180 points, 1.5 years (full-time)

or 120 points, 1 year (full-time)


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a MMS?

If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business or management that you're passionate about, or you want to prepare for a research career, this degree is designed for you.

The Master of Management Studies (MMS) 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.

The degree normally includes a mix of both taught papers and a research dissertation, but can also be taken as a full research thesis.

Normally all papers are taken within a single subject area that you majored in for your undergraduate bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification), or a postgraduate diploma. Choose from the 12 subjects listed below.

Learn from experienced lecturers who have research and consulting links with leading companies, NGOs and governments around the world.

Completing the MMS will put you on the right path for PhD doctoral study.

Career Opportunities

  • Analytics & Insights Manager
  • Business analyst / consultant
  • Business development manager
  • CEO / General manager
  • Coach/Performance Manager
  • Communications and engagement manager
  • Customer Insights Analyst
  • Digital business or e-commerce manager
  • Environmental sustainability consultant
  • Financial advisor / analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Logistics / Supply chain manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher

180 points, 1.5 years (full-time)

or 120 points, 1 year (full-time)


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

Subjects Plan your study Entry Requirements Fees and scholarships

Why study at Waikato?

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Top 1% globally

Waikato Management School sits in the top 1% of business schools globally thanks to our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), which we've held since 2005.

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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.

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Internationally respected

We’re ranked in the world's top 125 universities for business and economics in the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings.

Contact us

International Enquiries

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Management Student Centre

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