This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights.
The 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.
It's 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: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, human resources, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and commercial law.
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 or entrepreneur. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, challenging, and inspiring.
You'll work in teams to develop ideas for a start-up business, and then pitch your business plan to a group of senior executives.
Students also undertake a one-month internship at a local business, while completing an Action Learning Project that delivers real value to the company. We organise all internships on your behalf, across a wide range of industries.
Learning is through classroom lectures, analysing case studies, practical group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.
Waikato has an international reputation
Study this degree at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS,AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.
You can start the MBM programme in either March or November.
Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture and provides a supportive learning environment, with ready access to mentors who have graduated from the MBM.
Working with other students from diverse cultural backgrounds will help you establish a strong network of local and international business contacts.
Throughout the course, you’ll be invited to take part in many fun social and cultural activities to help you bond with your classmates – such as hiking up a mountain for the day!