Master of Business Administration
Waikato Management School
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.
Since starting part one of the MBA in 2012, Anne was twice promoted by her employer to a senior role as global capability development manager for Comvita New Zealand; a global health products manufacturer and exporter in the Bay of Plenty. “It definitely helped me advance professionally in my career,” she says.
“I think the most satisfying aspect of the Waikato MBA is being able to successfully apply the knowledge and theories learned in class to my workplace on a daily basis."
She enjoyed meeting such a diverse and talented group of people during her time at university – both academic staff and other students.
“It was both a privilege and an opportunity. We had a fantastic time on the international MBA study tour to Malaysia, China and Singapore, and learned so much about three totally different Asian cultures.”
Anne recently started a new role as investor relations manager at Enterprise Angels in Tauranga. Her job is focused on connecting experienced investors with entrepreneurs and innovators, and facilitating investments with high-growth potential.