Executive Short Courses

Keep moving ahead in your career. Enhance your capabilities to achieve business and personal growth for you, your team and your organisation.

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At Waikato Management School we offer a range of short courses in Hamilton and Tauranga, delivered by experts in their areas, which blend practical learning with real-world case studies.

All courses will be delivered on campus, face-to-face — they are not available online. If the courses cannot be delivered face-to-face for any reason, they will be rescheduled to a later date, or you will receive a full refund.

Please note these courses are only open to New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Executive short courses

finance non financial managers

Make better informed decisions and break down barriers to accounting by learning modern financial tools that will help you understand and manage your business better. 

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Effective project management executes and delivers positive change in an organisation.

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This course is ideal for individuals or teams who are new to design thinking, or looking for a refresher and want to rapidly get to grips with design thinking in practice.

Food and Fibre Insights

This self-paced, part-time course is designed for professionals who want to better understand the frontiers of New Zealand's food and fibre landscape.

Over six weeks, participants will gain a critical understanding of key topics such as the future of food nutrition; value chains, supply chains and logistics; bio-innovation and biotechnology; the critical role of freshwater and oceans in the global food system; food safety and provenance; and changing consumer needs.

Industry experts from KPMG and leading economists from the University of Waikato's Management School will deliver each of the six online sessions.

They will be joined by guest presenters Dr Julian Elder, CEO of Scion; Emma Wheeler, head of strategy at Trust Codes; Paul Martin, head of Retail UK; Volker Kuntzsch, CEO of the Cawthron Institute; Andrew Watene and Paulette Elliott from KPMG Propagate; and Justine Fitzmaurice from KPMG Management Consulting.

The course will be delivered in a blended format via videos, short readings and tests, so you can learn when it suits you (4-6 hours’ time commitment per week).

You will need to engage in a weekly online discussion workshop (Thursdays, 4pm-5.30pm), plus a half-day workshop.

Date: TBC, 2024
Venues: Online via blended learning and one face-to-face workshop in Hamilton.

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