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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: February (A Trimester A) and July (B Trimester)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $8,579 - $12,869 per programme
Estimated Fees* (International): $36,130 (120 pts)
$54,200 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *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 (up to 60 points)

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

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

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(StratMgt), PGDip(StratMgt), BBus(Hons) and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(StratMngt), 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, and one of STMGT591, STMGT592, STMGT593, or 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 Points Occurrence / Location
BUSAN543Applied Business Analytics30.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
This paper enables students to understand applied business analytics including data management and analytics tools, develop critical thinking skills, and apply these to various business contexts. By the end of this paper students will understand the role of analytics to solve real-world problems.
STMGT505Strategy and Organisational Theory30.024B (Hamilton)
Good theory is the foundation of good practice. This paper discusses and critiques the most important theories of strategy and organisation.
STMGT525Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice30.024A (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.
STMGT591Strategic Management Dissertation30.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STMGT592Strategic Management Dissertation60.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STMGT593Strategic Management Thesis90.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
STMGT594Strategic Management Thesis120.024X (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 7 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

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