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MMS - Strategic Management as a main subject

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.

Strategic Management enables you to discern a company's potential, find new market opportunities, and develop a clear plan to achieve growth and success.


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Key information

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,896 (120 pts) or $11,844 (180 pts) approx - 2020 fees
Fees (International): $29,955 (120 pts); $44,935 (180 points)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Faculty:
*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

  • Managing director / CEO
  • Management consultant
  • Business development manager
  • Business analyst / consultant
  • Business manager
  • General manager
  • New venture consultant

Degree Planner

Degree planner — MMS in Strategic Management - 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)

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

  • Field of degree
  • Compulsory papers
  • Explanatory note
  • 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 BBus(Hons), PGCert(StratMgt), PGDip(StratMgt) and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons) PGCert(StratMngt), and PGDip(StratMngt), and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(StratMngt), PGDip(StratMngt) programmes.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, STMGT512, STMGT555 and one of STMGT590, STMGT591, STMGT592, STMGT593, STMGT594. 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 Occurrence / Location
STMGT501Strategy and Organisational Theory20A (Hamilton)
Good theory is the foundation of good practice. This paper discusses and critiques the most important theories of strategy and organisation.
STMGT502Strategic Innovation20B (Hamilton)
Innovation has a key role in improving the competitive position and performance of organisations. This paper discusses and critiques the latest research on strategic innovation processes and practices.
STMGT503Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice20A (Hamilton)
Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. This paper introduces the key issues and questions relating to the theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship.
STMGT504Strategies for Sustainability20B (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.
STMGT512Strategic Innovation20B (Hamilton)
Innovation has a crucial role in the competitive positioning and performance of organisations, for example, in creating new products, identifying new markets, transforming industries, and revitalising mature organisations. In this paper the latest research on the nature of strategic innovation will be discussed and evaluated using ...
STMGT524Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice20A (Hamilton)
Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. In this paper the key issues and questions relating to theoretical perspectives of entrepreneurship will be explored, and the latest research on entrepreneurship discussed and critically evaluated.
STMGT591Strategic Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STMGT592Strategic Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STMGT593Strategic Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
STMGT594Strategic Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

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Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening 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.