Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Below: See what gradate Ella Tappin had to say about why she chose the BMS degree, majoring in Accounting, her experiences of Waikato University and living in Hamilton.
Master of Management Studies
Below: International student Hoa Dinh, from Vietnam, explains why she chose to study a Master of Management Studies in Finance at the University of Waikato.
Below: International student Saysamone Singbandith, from Laos, explains why he chose to study a Master of Management Studies in Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Waikato.
Below: Learn about the Accounting Scholarship Day held every year for secondary school students, many of whom plan to major in Accounting as part of a business degree at Waikato University.
Below: Raewyn McPhillips shares her international study tour experience.
Below: FINA101: Financial Literacy. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses financial literacy in everyday life - such as comparing deals and shopping around when you buy products or services - and why it's important.
Below: Financially Sorted: Needs vs. Wants. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses financial literacy, and the importance of knowing the difference between your 'needs' and 'wants'.
Below: Financially Sorted: Loyalty Cards. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses loyalty cards with brands and retail outlets. Are you getting the best deal, or is it better to shop around?
Below: Financially Sorted: Attitude to Risk. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses your attitude to investment, uncertainty and risk. What sort of a risk are you prepared to take to reach your financial goals?
Below: Financially Sorted: Investment portfolio. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke explains the importance of identifying your financial targets - such as a house deposit - and understanding risk and return before planning your diversified investment portfolio of assets, such as shares and bonds.
Below: Financially Sorted: Meridian Energy share float. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses the Meridian Energy share float, and what factors you need to consider before purchasing shares.
Below: Financially Sorted: What is Credit Rating? Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses personal credit ratings, and what impact this has when you want to buy a car or a house.
Below: Financially Sorted: Risk Management. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses insurance and managing financial risk.
Below: Financially Sorted: Understanding Retirement. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses the financial issues around retirement, and how much you need to save.
Below: Financially Sorted: Rational Purchasing. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke talks about rational purchasing, impulse buys and hidden fees.
Below: Financial Literacy: Buying goods - what you need to know. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke explains what we need to know when we're buying commodities.
Below: Financially Literacy: Bankruptcy. Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses what it means to declare yourself bankrupt in New Zealand, and provides tips on dealing with financial problems and where to get help.
Bachelor of Communication Studies
Below: Follow a day day in the life of Bachelor of Communication Studies student Brayden Lissington.
Below: Summer research scholar Steven Hitchcock examines the shifting dynamic between journalists and public relations practitioners, and has found that journalists are becoming increasingly reliant on Public Relations (PR). Read more about Steven's research project.
Management Communication Students Association (MCSA)
Below: MCSA's annual PRINZ trip to Auckland.
Below: MCSA is a student-run club for students of Public Relations, Leadership Communication and Marketing. Meet like-minded people and enjoy fun trips, guest speakers, networking opportunities with industry professionals, and special events throughout the year.
MCSA is affiliated to the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRiNZ) and offers a discount on student membership fees.
MCSA website: http://mcsawaikato.weebly.com/
MCSA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MCSAWaikato
MCSA Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcsa_waikato
Below: Fashion designer Annah Stretton's rags-to-riches business story is one of passion, colour, and inspirational success. Her company, the Stretton Group, encompasses a chain of 30 fashion retail stores throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Below: Management Communication PhD student Sarah Lockwood was a finalist in the 2013 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with her presentation, 'A Match Made in Crisis: A self-organised youth volunteer response to crisis events', which focuses on the Rena shipwreck. How do Gen Y volunteers organise and volunteer when a crisis breaks?
Below: Waikato Management School PhD student Travis Barstosh was a finalist in the 2013 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his presentation, 'Freshly picked this morning: Globalisation from below meets farmers markets discourse.'
Below: Waikato Management School student Alexey Kravchenko was named runner-up in the 2012 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his presentation, 'Nothing trivial about New Zealand's freshwater shortage'.
Below: Finance student Sujani Thrikawala was a finalist in the 2012 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with her presentation, 'Are micro-finance institutions succeeding, and does it really matter?'.
Below: Waikato Management School student Shujie (Phoebe) Guo was a runner up in the finals of the 2011 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with her presentation, 'Childbirth, Culture and Communication - A Matter of Conception'.
Below: Waikato Management School student Mark William Rodrigues was a finalist in the 2011 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his presentation, 'Alternate Work Philosophies'.
Below: Finance student Azilawati Banchit won the 2010 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with her presentation,'Are controlling shareholders the new corporate bullies?'
Below: Finance student Zakaria Boulanouar made it to the finals of the 2010 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his presentation, 'A Match Made in Heaven - The Bank-Small Business Relationship'.
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars
Below: We talk to Accounting graduate and Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar Jordan Taylor about his experiences of being in India,and what it's taught him about making a personal difference in the world.
Institute for Business Research (IBR)
Below: Professor of Finance Stuart Locke discusses some research the Institute for Business Research is conducting to explore pig hunting as an adventure tourism option for a Māori Trust Board project.
Inaugural professorial lectures
Below: Professor Debashish Munshi discusses the theme of his October 2013 inaugural professorial lecture, 'Who's Afraid of Diversity?'. His lecture explored the many colours that lie trapped in the shades of grey between the black and white of issues.
Below: Professor of Management Communication John Oetzel provides a quick rundown of his July 2012 inaugural professorial lecture on 'Difficult conversations: culture and communication in teamwork and delivering health services'.
New Law & Management Building
Below: Waikato University marked its 50th anniversary with the construction of a $20 million permanent building for the Faculty of Law, featuring an underground link to a new wing of the Waikato Management School building. The building opened in 2016.