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Executive Short Courses

Take the opportunity to enhance your capabilities to achieve business and personal growth for you, your teams and your organisation.

At Waikato Management School we offer a range of short courses, delivered by experts in their areas, bringing a blend of practical tools and real world case studies that will keep you moving ahead in your career.

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Admission criteria: Please note that these courses are only open to New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents.
International applicants must be fully enrolled in a University of Waikato degree programme to be eligible for these short courses.


Design Thinking for Business Impact

Design Thinking for Business Impact is a new short course that provides an intensive introduction to design thinking. It offers practical coaching from industry practitioners and formal accreditation from the University of Waikato.

The course is ideal for individuals or teams who are new to design thinking, or looking for a refresher and want to rapidly get to grips with doing design thinking in practice.

Dates: November 2020, March 2021
Venue: Priority One, Tauranga

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Project Management – The Basic Principles

Achieve positive results within deadline and on budget.

Effective project management executes and delivers positive change in an organisation. To do this involves technical skills, such as critical path analysis and Gantt charting, as well as people skills, including motivating, influencing and managing intergroup conflict.

Date: TBC
Venue: University of Waikato - Hamilton and Tauranga campuses
Price: $600 (inc GST)

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Make better informed decisions and break down barriers to accounting by learning modern financial tools that will help you understand and manage your business better. This workshop uses practical activities to get you comfortable conversing in the language of finance.

Date: TBC
Venue: University of Waikato - Hamilton and Tauranga campuses
Price: $600 (inc GST)

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