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

It's possible to complete a three-year Bachelor of Business through the University of Waikato in Tauranga by first enrolling in the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

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.

By completing the NZDipBus (with at least a B grade average), you can then enrol at the University of Waikato in Tauranga - currently located at the Bongard Centre - to complete Year 2 of the Bachelor of Business, with guaranteed credit for up to eight first-year papers (120 points).

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.

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.

Classes are taught 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.