12 months
34033 USD/year
10964 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Transform your career and prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur in only 12 months with a Master of Business and Management at the University of Waikato.


Why to study

This one-year Business and Management masters degree at the University of Waikato provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights.

The Waikato MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles.

This taught programme is designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required.

Over 12 months, you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business and management: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, managing people in organisations, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and sustainable and responsible management.

You'll also develop strong communication and problem-solving skills; gain the ability to undertake business research and analyse data, question ideas and findings; and build the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.

Practical business learning

Throughout the MBM degree, you'll become aware of your own abilities as a future business leader. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, relevant, challenging and inspiring.

There are a total 11 papers in the programme, and you will have about 28-30 hours of classes per week.

For the Action Learning Project, you'll work in small teams to develop a business plan for your own entrepreneurial start-up business, and then pitch your ideas to a group of senior corporate executives in a 'Dragons' Den'-style situation.

You'll also complete a one-month internship at a local business - arranged by us - while completing a Business Research Project that delivers real value to you and the company.

Our students have completed their internships in a wide range of industries, including aviation, healthcare, IT, agriculture, banking, finance, education, government, and not-for-profit organisations.

Learning is through a mix of classroom lectures, real-world case studies, group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainability and Responsible Management
  • Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Analysis
  • People in Organisations
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Strategic Management and Decision Making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can apply for the MBM if you have:
    • A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in any subject discipline, from an approved university
    • Achieved a B-minus grade average or above in the final year of your degree.

    Admission to this programme may be subject to the completion of any qualifying papers, or additional work may be required.

  • International students

    International students must have an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and meet the English language requirements for postgraduate programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34033 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34033 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10964 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $15,230
  • Fees (International): $47,275

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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