Tauranga students

Welcome to all of our students in Tauranga, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty!

Waikato Management School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications in Tauranga.

Starting from February 2019, all classes will be delivered at the University of Waikato in Tauranga's brand-new CBD campus on Durham Street. Watch the Tauranga campus taking shape via our live webcams , which are updated every 10 minutes from two separate cameras.

For application and enrolment enquiries, please phone +64 7 571 0190 ext. 8676 or 0800 86 46 46, or email

Bachelor of Business

You can complete a three-year Bachelor of Business through the University of Waikato in Tauranga.

With this degree, you can major in either one or two of the subjects listed below:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

If you'd like to choose from a wider range of major subjects, you will need to transfer to our Hamilton campus instead.

You can also transfer into the Bachelor of Business after first completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, with guaranteed credit for eight first-year papers (120 points). Toi Ohomai staff will provide advice on the NZDipBus, including which papers you should take.

Once you have started the NZDipBus, please contact the Tauranga Student Services team at the University of Waikato to discuss your intended programme of study. Email or phone (07) 557 8676.

Master of Business Administration (Part One)

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies

Waikato's Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies is a prestigious two-year qualification aimed at middle managers, professionals and business owners who wish to gain the skills required for effective management and a global understanding of business.

It is a stand-alone qualification in its own right, but also represents Part One of the Master of Business Administration.

Classes are taught part-time in Tauranga every second Saturday, 8.30am - 5pm.

Through practical case studies and lively discussions, you'll gain a holistic understanding of all the key areas of management that you can apply to your own business or organisation.

This includes business strategy, leading high-performance teams, organisational behaviour, logistics and operations management, human resources, marketing, managerial accounting, financial markets and investment decision-making, commercial and employment law, and change management.

This qualification is offered by Waikato Management School's Executive Education department.