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MMS - Management and Sustainability as a main subject

Management and Sustainability is available as a Postgraduate subject only.

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.

In today's world of limited resources and increasing social justice concerns, we need informed, dedicated managers with the business and leadership skills to make a positive difference to the planet. How will you make your mark?

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Key information

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): 2022: $8,122 (120 pts); $12,183 (180 pts) per programme
Estimated Fees* (International): 2022: $32,400 (120 pts); $48,600 (180 pts) per programme
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

  • Corporate sustainability manager
  • Government sustainability manager
  • Sustainability co-ordinator
  • Sustainability policy analyst
  • Natural resource manager

Degree Planner

Degree planner — MMS in Management and Sustainability - 180 points total

Your MMS must include at least 120 points inside the field of your specialist subject. You may take up to 60 points outside the field of the degree.

Outside field of degree (30 to 60 points)

in any subject at 500 Level (up to 30 points)

  • Field of degree
  • Explanatory note
  • Compulsory papers
  • Elective papers

Please note: Admission to each paper requires the approval of the Subject Convenor. In some cases, you may be asked to complete some prerequisite papers.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(MgtStn), PGDip(MgtStn) and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(MgtStn), PGDip(MgtStn) and MMS.

PGCert(MgtStn) students must include 60 points from ACCTN541, ECONS515, LCOMM584, MAORI502, POLSC537, STMGT580 and THMGT502.

PGDip(MgtStn) students must include 60 points from ECONS515, LCOMM584 and STMGT580, and 30 points from ACCTN541, MAORI502, MGSUS591, POLSC537 and THMGT502.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of MGSUS591, MGSUS592, MGSUS593 or MGSUS594; and include 60 points from ECONS515, LCOMM584 and STMGT580. Students taking the 120 point MMS are required to complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject. Students taking the 180 point MMS are required to complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ACCTN541Fraud Auditing and Analytics30.022A (Hamilton)
The paper emphasises contemporary methods for detecting and preventing fraud. Students will engage in case analyses and conduct data analytics using current technologies.
LCOMM583Leadership, Communication and Transformation30.022A (Hamilton)
Our focus in this paper will be on leadership communication, or the ways leaders and followers interact and the ways leaders attempt to create and shape meanings through images and words. We will also explore a range of ideas about what it means to lead and the assumptions, beliefs, and values embedded and shaped in diverse leaders...
LCOMM584Sustainable Futures30.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Online)
Individuals and organisations operate in contexts that are increasingly complex and uncertain. They face issues that are global in nature and which threaten long term sustainability. To successfully meet fast changing futures, contexts and stakeholders must be addressed. New styles of leadership and management are thus required, ac...
MAORI502Sustainable Resource Issues30.022A (Online)
This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of Maori and Pacific peoples.
MGSUS591Management and Sustainability Dissertation30.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSUS592Management and Sustainability Dissertation60.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSUS593Management and Sustainability Thesis90.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MGSUS594Management and Sustainability Thesis120.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
POLSC537Environmental Politics and Public Policy30.022A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the complexities and challenges of environmental policy processes, and develops skills in scholarly research on environmental policy making. A significant focus of the paper is on analysing and understanding the complex intersections of institutions, culture, science and technology, and systems of ...
STMGT504Strategies for Sustainability15.022B (Hamilton)
This paper aims to enhance students' understanding of sustainability issues confronting today's managers and to develop ability in analysing situations and in formulating strategies where sustainability business concerns are implicated.
THMGT502Tourism Development and the Environment30.022B (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with an opportunity to learn about the tourism industry, and to appreciate the different management issues from a tourism perspective.

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Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: [email protected]

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.