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Application Process

Congratulations on your decision to start your journey with the Waikato MBA.

Please read the detailed information below BEFORE you start the application process.

Applications for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) can be completed via the University of Waikato online portal, MyWaikato, at enrol.waikato.ac.nz

All we need to get started is your name, date of birth and email address.

Once you have submitted your online application, and provided all of the required documents, we will evaluate your application. You will be contacted within 1-2 weeks by one of our programme coordinators, Ashleigh or Helen.

Entry criteria

Before you apply, check your eligibility for our programmes

You can apply for the Waikato MBA if you have:

  • A bachelor's degree, or an equivalent professional qualification, AND
  • At least 3 years' relevant management experience OR at least 10 years' work experience in any field.

If you are unsure if you meet these criteria, please send us a copy of your CV so we can assess your eligibility. The requirement for a bachelor's degree may be waived in some cases if an applicant can demonstrate substantial management experience.

You may also be asked to attend an admission interview with the MBA Director (in person or via Zoom), as part of the application process.

You will also need to provide the following documentation:

  • A detailed CV that outlines your education and employment history that highlights leadership and management skills or experience.
  • Two written letters of reference; one from your employer and the other can be from an individual of your choice.
    References should be from individuals who can comment on your managerial strengths, leadership potential and personal character.

Apply to study at University of Waikato

Whether you are a new student, returning student or graduate of the University of Waikato, you will have to complete an application in the student system, MyWaikato.

Whether you are a new student, returning student or graduate of the University of Waikato, you will need to complete an application in the student system, MyWaikato.

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Get in touch

For further assistance, please contact our team on execed@waikato.ac.nz or one of the following staff members:

Helen Nicol, Programme Manager

Email: helen.nicol@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: 07 838 4833

Ashleigh Neame, Programme Administrator

Email: ashleigh.neame@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: 07 838 4943