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Postgraduate students

Graduate and postgraduate study gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in a subject area that you're passionate about.

Our world-class programmes at Waikato Management School will give you the specialist knowledge you're looking for to take your career to the next level, and put you one step ahead of the competition.

Graduate or postgraduate study is also a good option for those with significant work experience who'd like to back it up with a formal qualification, or retrain for an entirely different career.

Waikato Management School has close industry connections with SMEs, not-for-profits, multinational corporations and other major organisations across New Zealand and internationally.

These global connections help to inform our teaching programmes and assist in conducting research that has real-world significance. Our research is applied by businesses and policy makers around the world.

Many of our graduate and postgraduate programmes can be studied full-time or part-time.

Launch a new career in business

We offer a range of intensive taught programmes designed to prepare university graduates who have previously studied in a different field for a new career in business. These include:

  • The 14-month Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct) is designed for those who aim to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) but have never studied accounting before at university.
  • The one-year Master of Business and Management (MBM) is designed for bachelor's graduates from any field - arts, science, IT or teaching - who've never studied business before and wish to become future leaders or managers.
  • The two-year Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus) is aimed at future managers who wish to use the latest digital and e-commerce technologies to transform business operations within any industry or organisation. Option to study online or face-to-face. The professional stream features a 12-week industry internship.
  • The Graduate Diploma is a one-year qualification (equivalent of two semesters) for those who wish to gain expertise in a specialist subject (levels 200-400) that you've never studied before at university. It's a smart way to switch careers when you already have a bachelor's degree in a different field.
  • The Graduate Certificate is a four-month qualification (equivalent of one semester) focused on a specialist subject (levels 200-400) that you've never studied before at university.

Gain specialist expertise

  • The Master of Management Studies (MMS) is a research-focused master's degree for those who wish to prepare for an academic career or PhD, or be promoted into leadership roles that require a high level of critical thinking, problem-solving and information analysis.
  • The two-year Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus) is aimed at future managers who wish to use the latest digital and e-commerce technologies to transform business operations within any industry or organisation. Option to study online or face-to-face. The professional stream features a 12-week industry internship.
  • The Postgraduate Diploma is a one-year qualification (equivalent of two semesters at 500-level) for those who wish to continue building their in-depth knowledge of a specialist subject from their bachelor's degree.
  • The Postgraduate Certificate is a four-month qualification (equivalent of one semester at 500-level) focused on a specialist subject from your bachelor's degree. Can provide a pathway to further study.