Professional development

Graduate and postgraduate study is an opportunity to undertake professional development, drive career advancement and gain practical expertise in a targeted subject area. Our world-class postgraduate programmes are a great option for:

  • Business graduates who'd like to gain specialist knowledge in their field to advance their career.
  • Graduates from other fields who'd like to retrain for an entirely new career.
  • People with significant work experience who'd like to back it up with a formal business qualification.


The University of Waikato’s Management School is Triple Crown Accredited by the  most sought-after international accreditations, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This places us in the top 1% of business schools globally.

Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Advance your management career & become an influential leader.
The Waikato MBA is transformative and develops leaders who have the skills and knowledge to manage responsibly and implement innovative strategies for organisations. The approach to learning supports participants to advance their strategic understanding of business through a practical, realworld approach. Graduates understand the complex issues faced by business leaders, and develop the necessary skills to drive future innovation.

Learn more: Waikato MBA

Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)

Set yourself up for where the world of digital business is going with a specialised master’s degree in this cutting-edge field.
The one-year Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus) is aimed at future tech-savvy managers who wish to use the latest digital and e-commerce technologies to improve business performance within any organisation.

Learn more: MDigiBus

Master of Management Studies (MMS)

Accelerate career development and become an industry leader by gaining expertise in a specialist area of management.
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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies - a pathway to the MBA

Prestigious qualification, renowned for its exceptional theoretical management and practical business qualities. 
An executive education qualification in its own right, and a potential pathway into the Waikato MBA. Participants complete the same courses as those doing Part 1 of the MBA programme. This qualification may appeal to working professionals seeking a generalist management qualification that will provide the knowledge and skills to move from middle to senior management roles.

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Opportunity for continuing professional development and can lead to a master's degree.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are a short and focused qualification for those who wish to continue building on their bachelor’s degree or professional experience by gaining in-depth knowledge of a specialist subject. Both qualifications can be taken in one of 14 subjects

Learn more: PGCert

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Get in touch

Waikato Management School Executive Education

Call 07 838 4943 or email

Management Student Centre

Call 0800 654 303 and 07 838 4303 or email