Waikato Management School stands out because of our commitment to excellence and sustainable business success.
Sustainable business is about participating in a global economy while preserving the environment, cultural values and community identities where we work. Our teaching embraces sustainability and exposes students to leading edge education, research and business practice.
Our students go on to become leaders in the public and private sectors, graduating with essential business skills and knowledge with the ability to think critically and carefully and to act responsibly and ethically.
WHAT SETS US APART?
Our goal is to become a world-renowned leading Australasian business school. The School's excellence is demonstrated by:
Waikato Management School has a strong track record of generating world-leading research. The most recent (2007) national tertiary research evaluations confirmed Waikato Management School as the leading research based management school in “Accounting and Finance, Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, International Business and Other Business”. These subjects represent the large majority of business education research activity in New Zealand.
Triple Crown Accreditation
Waikato Management 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 AACSB (The United States based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – the world’s longest established assessor of business education, EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (The Association of MBAs). Only one percent of the world’s business schools have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies.
The pursuit of excellence includes striving to continuously improve. Waikato Management School's accreditation activity is an example that supports this goal. The School also has in place policies, processes and projects to achieve this. One example is the Assurance of Learning project where the School sets learning objectives for its main academic programmes, designs measures to gather information about the achievement of these objectives and takes action based on the information received to improve the programmes.
Waikato Management School is committed to ensuring all students receive a research-led, practice relevant education. The skills and curiosity of our students are developed through an education philosophy that promotes independent thinking and collaborative work. Because our faculty are active researchers, students are exposed to fresh ideas, emerging theory and real-world, real-time business cases.
We are distinct because our purpose is clear. We recognise that long-term business success depends not just on profit, but on responsiveness to resource, social and environmental issues. Waikato Management School was the first Australasian business school to be accepted into the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) and we are a founding member of the Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society (APABIS). The School is also committed to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).
We have alliances with a number of international universities. Our faculty members have joined us from the best universities in the world and are our biggest asset. As a global business school competing in a global market for education and research, our focus is both international and national. We play a significant role on the international scene through world-leading research, strong links to multinational companies and major universities, and by providing education that equips students for the global business environment. Our faculty bring the rich experience gained through international research and consulting connections to their teaching. Our student body is truly multinational; international students come from a wide range of countries to study with us and make up a significant proportion of our student body.
Students enrolled at Waikato Management School have opportunities to participate in the student exchange programme, which allows them to study for one or two semesters in one of the University’s partner institutions overseas and credit the courses back to their Waikato degree. We also offer 10 exchange scholarships each year, based on academic merit, for students to participate in the outbound exchange programme. Students participating in this programme benefit from the increased international experience and international network, which prepares them to become outstanding global citizens. For more information on study abroad contact Waikato International on +64 7 838 4439, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.waikato.ac.nz/international
Waikato Management School strives to offer an outstanding experience to all stakeholders. Students are supported by an extensive range of services aimed to ensure their learning and social experience is enjoyable and successful. The School is well resourced, modern, and has high quality computing facilities.