Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDip(MgtSt))

Equip yourself with best practice skills needed to become a dynamic leader or manager in your own company or workplace.

Waikato's Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDip(MgtSt)) is aimed at business owners and middle managers who wish to take their career to the next level.

It will equip you with broad knowledge and skills required for effective management in all the core functional areas, giving you a holistic view of organisations, and provide a global understanding of business.

You'll discuss everything from strategic thinking and leading high-performance teams, through to digital business technologies, global competitiveness, change management, investment decision-making and financial analysis.

The course is taught part-time over 1-2 years in an interactive learning environment that draws on participants’ own business experience. This allows you to directly apply new ideas and business theories to a variety of workplace situations.

Classes are offered in Hamilton or Tauranga on weeknights or weekends.

Learning is through practical coursework, case studies and class discussion.

This programme is ideal for:
  • Middle managers looking to step into higher-level leadership roles, who have at least three years’ relevant management experience
  • Functional, technical or professional specialists moving into positions that require broader management knowledge and expertise
  • Business owners or entrepreneurs looking to add best practice management, knowledge and leadership skills to their practical expertise.

Stepping stone to the Waikato MBA

As well as being a valuable programme in its own right, those who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies with a B grade average have the option of transferring into the Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA); a higher-level qualification that emphasises leadership.

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