Dean's Welcome

Professor Tim Coltman

Waikato Management School is a business school of choice, respected nationally and internationally for our deep engagement with students and the business community, and the high quality of our teaching and commitment to research excellence

At the heart of our business is transformation - our purpose is to transform minds, careers and organisations. We seek to do this by developing a distinctive Waikato Management School experience based on four core pillars that prepare students: (1) to lead through innovation, (2) to engage in responsible management, (3) to be culturally aware, and (4) to gain practical ‘on the job’ experience.

Our students go on to become leaders in the public and private sectors, graduating with essential business skills and knowledge for the modern workforce. They have the ability to think critically and carefully, and to act responsibly and ethically.

The School is a member of an elite group of business schools that have earned Triple Crown status - an international acknowledgement of excellence in business education. We're accredited by the world's oldest assessor of business education, AACSB International (the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs). Only 1% of the world's 14,000 business schools have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies.

Professor Tim Coltman
Dean, Waikato Management School