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Where will a MBA take you?

When you choose a degree, you're opening up countless new opportunities. Read about some of our successful students and recent graduates.

  • Grant Anderson


    Taupo man Grant Anderson was looking for further career advancement, and a way of formalising the value of his decades of experience as a Chartered Accountant and director, when he signed up for the Waikato MBA.

  • Anne Blakeway


    Studying for an MBA had been on Anne Blakeway’s bucket list for more than a decade, and the programme at Waikato Management School “more than delivered” on her expectations, she says.

  • Paul Bowker


    The driving force behind Tauranga’s first tower block and a string of other successful developments, Paul Bowker has experience, vision and determination in bucketfuls.

  • Nicola Daisley


    Nicola Daisley says her four-year journey to gain the Waikato MBA was extremely rewarding and helped her achieve what she set out to do.

  • Hana Grant

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    Hana Grant (Ngati Pikiao and Tapuika) graduated with an MBA in 2010. A highlight from her study was the 10-day study tour to China and Singapore.

  • Christine Hall


    Coming from a health background as an occupational therapist, Christine Hall wanted a business qualification that would enable her to progress her career and move into management roles in other industries.

  • Ipu Hapi


    Ipu Hapi likens the Waikato MBA he is working so hard to achieve to a sacred taonga, like the All Blacks jersey. “It is a symbol of excellence, hard work, and shows that with effort and sacrifice I can become all that I want to be.”

  • Nita Harding


    Nita Harding didn’t set out to get an MBA – a promotion to a business manager role led the veterinary scientist to look for ways to help her do her job better.

  • Mark Hosking


    Having spent the past 12 years working as a veterinarian in the dairy industry, finding a university with strong links to the agricultural sector, and an MBA with a grounded approach to practical business, was the key to helping Mark advance his career.

  • Grant Kedian


    Since 2005, Grant Kedian has worked at Tradestaff, one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned recruitment companies.

  • Richard Kinzett


    Richard Kinzett wanted to understand more about corporate management and leadership when he decided to enrol fro the Waikato MBA. Now he's working as an independent management consultant in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Tahl Lawrence


    With a background in civil engineering, Tahl Lawrence signed up for the Waikato MBA to broaden his outlook and extend his professional skillset. ""It gives you the tools to make some great choices in your career,"" he says.

  • Raewyn Mahara


    With over 20 years’ experience in the education sector, Raewyn Mahara decided to take the next step in her professional development by joining the MBA programme at the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development.

  • Andrew Mumford


    Andrew Mumford is the manager of marketing operations at Fisher & Paykel Heathcare. He says Waikato's MBA gave him a new repertoire of resources to call on and inspired passion for seeking new ways to solve problems.

  • Nadine Parata


    Balancing travelling the country for work, spending time with family, and studying has been a challenge, but nothing that is worth doing is going to be easy – and the MBA is definitely worth it.

  • Greg Pearce


    I did calculus and basic maths papers, critical thought, and physics. It was all about learning to learn again, including those all-important soft skills, such as listening, note-taking and writing.

  • Cathy Prendergast


    Cathy Prendergast has been named as a finalist in the Dairy Women's Network Community Leadership Award 2017.

  • Louise Upston


    From her polished public image, one would never guess that National MP, Louise Upston had a rough start to her tertiary education