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Master of Technology Innovation in Business

Master of Technology Innovation in Business is a new qualification and will be available from 2024

Combine technical expertise with business acumen and leadership skills in the Master of Technology Innovation in Business and equip yourself with sought-after multi-disciplinary capability needed to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

The Master of Technology Innovation in Business (MTIB) is a 180-point programme designed to equip graduates with the ability to leverage technology to increase productivity and lead teams and organisations effectively. The programme culminates with a 60-point internship to provide invaluable real-world experience.

The MTIB is ideal for:
  • Technical specialists with a background in engineering, computing or the sciences who are seeking to transition into the world of business
  • Managers aspiring to enter the exciting world of technology-driven business

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, the development and implementation of new technologies, systems, and services present significant economic opportunities. However, managing successful innovation and harnessing its value has become a complex process. Organisations increasingly seek individuals who can bridge the gap between technology and business. By combining coursework and practical learning experiences, the MTIB prepares students to navigate both worlds with confidence and competence.

The MTIB programme offers a wide range of technological experiences, ensuring students are immersed in diverse technological contexts. Simultaneously, on the management and business side, students gain multidisciplinary skills in areas such as strategy, finance, human resources, leadership, and marketing.

Waikato has an international reputation

Waikato is ranked #1 in New Zealand for business and economics by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022 and 2023.

Study MTIB with Waikato

Unlock your potential as a future-focused leader, and prepare for a rewarding career combining technical expertise with business acumen to drive innovation, create value, and shape the future of technology-driven enterprises.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

For admission into the MTIB, students will need to have qualified for the award of a bachelor’s degree, with at least a B- grade average across the 300 level papers.

Years: 1 year (if starting in A Trimester) or 16 months (if starting in B Trimester)
Points: 180
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $64,155 (180 points)
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.

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HECS500 Technology, Innovation in Business Internship

  • Compulsory
  • Elective
  • Placement

Career opportunities

  • Entrepreneur/Startup Founder
  • Strategy and Investment Leader
  • Innovation Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Healthcare Technology Manager

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