Top reasons to pick Waikato for your MBA journey

  • Core disciplines of innovation, leadership and responsible management are interwoven into the programme
  • Triple Crown accredited by three global accreditation organisations - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • Smaller class sizes means a high level of interaction with lecturers and classmates
  • Strict admission assessments creates professionally and culturally diverse cohorts to enhance learning and networking.
  • Flexible study options to suit your schedule and lifestyle - combine locations and streams for flexibility
    • two locations - Hamilton or Tauranga
    • two class streams - weeknights or weekends
  • Programme fees include all study tour costs and teaching materials

International student satisfaction

The 2017 International Student Barometer surveyed over 160,000 international students studying all over the world.

More than 90% of the students surveyed who studied at the University of Waikato were satisfied with their experience.

Waikato Management School graduates succeed in international and executive roles

We prepare our graduates to become effective leaders to run any organisation, whether its a national company or global powerhouse.
Waikato Management School alumni are in top international roles and positions such as:

President - General Motors Company, USAPrime Minister of New ZealandChief Executive Officer - Avon

Dan Ammann

Bachelor of Management Studies
(First Class Honours) (Economics & Finance), 1994

Jacinda Ardern

Bachelor of Communication Studies
(Public Relations), 2001

Jan Zijderveld

Bachelor of Management Studies
(Management & Management Systems), 1987

Learn more about successful MBA alumni

Fast Facts about the University of Waikato and New Zealand

The University of Waikato is ranked in the top 250 in 12 subjects, and as a leader in student support we're a friendly, welcoming environment for international students.

World ranked: Our university is ranked amongst some of the best in the world in education, student services and overall university experience.

World Ranked

2000 International students: With more than 2,000 international students our student population is diverse with more than 70 nationalities represented.
Student support:  We’re second in NZ for student support and 46th in world – so you’ll receive individualised support with study, settling in, health and counselling, international buddy programme and careers support.

4th Safest: As the 4th safest country in the world – New Zealand welcomes international students.
228 Connections:  Connections with more than 228 universities around the world and more than 2,000 industry placements.
Where? :Located in the South Pacific, New Zealand is an innovative nation with a high standard of living and wide open spaces.