Waikato MBA programme details

Key facts

  • Available in Hamilton or Tauranga
  • Flexible, part-time study on evenings or weekends
  • 15 papers (240 points) over 2 parts
  • Suitable for those with at least 3 years' management experience
  • Includes 7-9 day international study tour


Domestic Students

  • Part One: Mindful Manager NZ$17,000* - starting February to March 2019
  • Part Two: Strategic Leader NZ$31,263* - starting April 2019

International Students

Full programme fee for 2019 international students is NZ$75,000

  • Part One: Mindful Manager NZ$27,065* - starting February to March 2019
  • Part Two: Strategic Leader NZ$47,935* - starting April 2019
Additional information about fees
  • Amounts are displayed in NZD$ - New Zealand Dollars
  • Fees are subject to change without notice
  • Tuition fees are inclusive of
    • textbooks
    • the international study tour costs (flights, transfers, accommodation twin share & breakfast meal only) in Part 2 / Year 2 of the programme.

2019 International Tuition Fee Allowance - up to NZ$10,000

The Waikato MBA is open to international students in 2019 and an inaugural International Tuition Fee Allowance to the value of $10,000 is available for each successful international enrolment.

Please note
  • Applications: All successful* programme applications are automatically considered for this allowance. You do not need to submit a separate allowance application.
  • *Deadline: To be considered, you must successfully complete an online programme application by Friday 14 December 2018 17:00 NZDT. Applications received after this deadline may not be considered successful and will not be automatically eligible for the allowance.
  • Criteria: this is a competitive process and programme admission criteria will apply.
  • Advisement: When you receive an offer of admission into the MBA programme, you will be advised of any allowance/award.

Talk to our team to learn more about this funding opportunity.

Course outline

The Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a life-changing masters programme; custom-made with input from New Zealand business leaders.

It's designed to propel you into senior leadership roles such as general manager or CEO, and give you the strategic insights needed to drive your organisation forward.

The Waikato MBA puts a strong focus on leadership development, as well as general management skills.

You'll gain expertise in best business practices, develop dynamic leadership capabilities, and learn how to implement value creation strategies that can radically transform organisations and the people within them.

The Waikato MBA is internationally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), confirming this is a world-class business qualification that offers high-quality teaching and content. It was also awarded Tier One Status in the CEO Global MBA Rankings 2018.

You'll be taught by top lecturers with international teaching experience. They are also sought-after business consultants and active researchers, with links to some of the world's leading companies.

Our students enjoy inspiring presentations from guest speakers in industry, and go on field trips to visit successful local businesses.

A real highlight of the Waikato MBA is an international study tour, with 8-12 days of industry visits and cultural sight-seeing. You'll learn first-hand about doing business in offshore markets, visit blue-chip companies and meet their CEOs, and see how global business theories work in practice.

Contact us

Phone: +64 7 838 4943