MBM graduate profiles
Anthony Baker beat 140 other applicants to be selected for a graduate role at Zespri, the global kiwifruit exporter. Now he's working for Zespri's international marketing team and travels the world with his job. So what made him stand out from other candidates? Anthony believes it was his MBM degree from Waikato that made all the difference.
With a biology degree under her belt, Razel Blaza felt it was time to ditch the white lab coat and work more closely with people. The Waikato MBM degree enabled her to launch a new career in the world of business and marketing in only one year.
Becoming a data analyst was Nitika’s number one goal when she left India to study a master's in business at Waikato University. Her hard work has paid off. She now works as an asset data analyst for Watercare Services Ltd in Auckland.
Tayla Carson already has her first job lined up after finishing her Master of Business and Management. She’s moving to the South Island to work as a resource consent manager for Invercargill City Council.
Jed Mark Del Castillo completed an internship with a New Zealand business as part of his MBM degree, and took part in the University of Waikato-led Market Insights Project.
"The University of Waikato is fantastic because of the resources and help they provide through student services. The assistance you get as a student here exceeded my expectations."
"Waikato Management School has a prestigious reputation internationally and the courses are very well regarded."
"I am a biochemist and after seven years of working in a laboratory, I started to feel interested in working in other areas of a company. I realised that to do that, I needed to gain new skills and new insights into how companies work in our highly globalised world."
"I was drawn to the MBM because it was a one-year master’s degree that covered 12 business and management subjects. The programme offered practical experiences and insights into real world business realities"
Blake Johnson has landed his dream job as a project coordinator for Fletcher Building in Auckland, and he credits Waikato's MBM degree for getting him there.
Lucia Liu is riding high on life since completing her Master of Business and Management at Waikato. Originally from China, she is thrilled to have found a job at Comvita, a health and beauty products exporter based in the Bay of Plenty.
"My MBM study helped me every step of the way; I haven't looked back."
Deep’s love of travelling and meeting people from different cultures made him a prime candidate to study for his masters, as an international participant.
"Studying at Waikato not only gave me academic knowledge, but it also helped me discover my potential as a leader and my passion for community work."
Hailing from Pune, the educational capital of India, Akiv had a clear picture in mind about where he wanted to study for his masters degree - Waikato Management School.
Business adviser Shilpi Sharma says the Waikato MBM opened doors for her in the business world and equipped her to become a leader.
"The programme makes me feel productive, helps me to understand the culture here in New Zealand and makes me feel like a part of the community."
Originally from India with a degree in engineering, Rashmi Singh was looking for a comprehensive one-year management course to help her grow into a future business leader. Waikato had the strong reputation and Triple Crown accreditation she needed.
After completing the Master of Business and Management (MBM) at Waikato University, Michael has now found his dream job as a business analyst for Air New Zealand.
“Studying the MBM was a fantastic experience,” says MBM graduate Keerthana Suresh, who is now living in Wellington, New Zealand. “As an international student, I felt at home and protected at Waikato Management School.”
Saul Wells-Lakeland decided he wanted to work in the corporate work after finishing his social sciences degree – and the Master of Business and Management proved to be his ticket to success. Mid-way through the course, Saul secured himself a graduate sales and marketing role at a global health company in Auckland.