Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course outline

Transform your career with the Waikato MBA. This life-changing masters programme is designed to propel you into senior leadership roles and equip you with the strategic insights and innovative mindset to drive any organisation forwards.

Key facts

  • Study locations: Hamilton or Tauranga
  • Points: 180 points (11 papers)
  • Start date: March 2020, flexible study options on evenings or weekends
  • Domestic students: Study 24-36 months part-time
    Fees: NZ$38,000 (includes 7-9-day international study tour, plus textbooks)
  • International students: Study 18 months full-time
    Fees: NZ$55,000 (includes 7-9-day international study tour, plus textbooks)

The Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a world-class degree that equips individuals with the best-practice skills and personal competencies to become a dynamic business leader or senior manager, who can continuously adapt and transform themselves in changing contexts.

Graduates will be prepared to drive continuous innovation and growth, be able to identify emerging opportunities or threats, lead high-performing teams of people, and confidently respond to new challenges.

The Waikato MBA covers all aspects of general and specialist management, giving participants the ability to drive positive changes within their own organisation.

The programme is structured around three key interdisciplinary areas: Frameworks, Leadership, and Value Creation. Each area imparts the knowledge and skills that today's leaders require as they face unprecedented disruption and digital transformation in the 21st century.

Top lecturers

The teaching style is highly engaging and participative. Smaller class sizes imeans a higher level of interaction with your MBA classmates through practical and group assignments. The professional and cultural diversity of MBA participants also helps to build lifelong global professional networks across multiple industries.

You'll be taught by top lecturers who are experts in their fields, exposing you to contemporary thought leadership that will challenge your current thinking. Not only do they bring cutting-edge research into the classroom; they also consult directly for organisations in New Zealand and overseas.

International study tour

A real highlight of the Waikato MBA is an international study tour, with 7-9 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.

The Waikato MBA is ideal for:

  • Middle managers looking to step into more senior roles
  • Functional, technical or professional specialists moving into positions that require broader management knowledge
  • Business owners or entrepreneurs looking to add best-practice knowledge to their practical expertise.
MBA - : University of Waikato

Contact us

Phone: +64 7 838 4943

Information sessions

Come to our regular information sessions to find out everything you need to know about our programme and flexible study options. Learn more and register for info session.

One-to-one meetings with MBA Director

Dr Heather Connolly, MBA Director, will be holding one-to-one sessions in Tauranga and Hamilton for prospective participants.

If you are interested in learning more about the Waikato MBA, please register for a meeting with Heather now. Each appointment will last up to 30 minutes.

Our team will be in touch via email to schedule a suitable meeting time.

Register for a 1-to-1 meeting with Dr Heather Connolly.