Transform your world at Waikato Management School

Future-proof your career and rise to the top of the business world with our Professional Development programmes.

Our programmes are a great option for:

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

Key facts about Waikato Management School:

  • Ranked in top 10% of world's business schools for research on China
  • Number one ranked business school in New Zealand for economics research

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Fast-track your management career and become an influential leader.
The Waikato MBA is a world-class management qualification. Gain the skills to manage global change and complexity, and develop innovative strategies for any organisation.

Learn more: Waikato MBA

Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)

Become a tech-savvy, future-focused manager and help to drive forward the digital business revolution.
Gain the practical know-how to use digital and e-commerce technologies to improve business performance and customer service.

Learn more: MDigiBus

Master of Management Studies (MMS)

Gain expertise in one of 14 specialist subjects and rise to the top. 
Designed for ambitious people who want to be promoted into senior roles that require a high level of critical thinking, information analysis and problem-solving.

Master of Applied Finance

Interested in money? Hone your analytical skills and prepare for a rewarding career in the finance, banking and investment sectors.
This course has a strong practical focus and is designed for graduates who have never majored in finance before, but wish to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Learn more: MAppFin

Master of Prof. Accounting

Launch a new career as a professional accountant in only 14 months.
This internationally recognised course provides the ideal springboard to become a Chartered Accountant with CAANZ, CPA Australia or ACCA. Designed for graduates who are good with numbers, but have never studied accounting before.

Learn more: MPAcct

Short, focused qualifications at an advanced level - 6 months to 1 year.
Ideal for those who wish to build skills in a particular area of management, such as marketing, strategy or human resources. Both qualifications can be taken in in one of 14 specialist subjects.

Learn more: PGDip

Triple Crown Accreditation

Waikato Management School is accredited by the world's three most influential business education organisations; EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. This places Waikato in the top 1% of 13,700 business schools globally.

Get in touch

Waikato Management School Professional Programmes

Call (07) 838 4943 or email

Management Student Centre

Call 07 838 4303 or email