Be a business trailblazer and use your innovative thinking to help drive companies forward in a fast-paced world that is changing with a click.
Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity, affecting every facet of the world around us. We urgently need graduates who can lead future climate change solutions in all sectors of society.
The world is full of stories that need to be told. Get the industry-relevant skills you need to become a communications specialist and digital storyteller using a wide range of technologies - from websites and apps through to films, podcasting and social media.
Gain the strategic insights and leadership qualities to help companies achieve global success with New Zealand’s first truly international business degree.
Are you interested in combining several areas of study and undertaking two undergraduate degrees at the same time? Then a conjoint degree (also known as a double degree) will give you a great base.
Certificates and Diplomas
This one-year certificate is available to students who wish to gain an introductory qualification in business. It can even be the start of something bigger, like a bachelor's degree.
This one-year certificate is available to students who wish to gain an introductory qualification in management. It can even be the start of something bigger, like a bachelor's degree.
This one-year diploma provides an introduction to all the key areas of business and provides a springboard to further study.
This one-year diploma provides an introduction to management and provides a springboard to further study.
If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.
This short course is a great introduction to the world of accounting, and provides a bridge to further study. Accountants are trusted business advisors who work closely with clients to help them make strategic financial decisions, and increase business revenue and profits.
Set yourself up to advise farmers and growers on how to improve the profitability and sustainability of their businesses with this short course.
Master the fundamentals of business analytics and bring data to life with this short, highly practical qualification. Get the technical know-how you need to use powerful analytics tools and transform 'big data' into meaningful business insights.
Get to grips with the latest digital technologies and become a tech-savvy manager. This short course is a great option if you want to dip your toes into this cutting-edge field of business. It can also provide a bridge to further study.
This short course in economics will help you develop the analytical skills needed to be an effective problem solver of real-life issues, ranging from employment and housing, to public health, transport and environmental pollution. It also provides a springboard to further study.
Finance is about achieving the best return on your money relative to risk, and helping organisations to add value for their clients and shareholders. This short course will develop your skills in financial analysis, and could lead to a career in banking, corporate finance, investments, or financial planning.
Learn how to get the best out of an organisation's most valuable asset - its talented employees. Human Resource Management will help you understand how to recruit, develop and motivate employees for the long-term success of a company. This short course can also provide a pathway to further study.
Research shows the best leaders and managers are outstanding communicators, enabling them to go further and faster in their careers. In this short course, you'll learn how to communicate more effectively in the workplace and assist organisations to make strategic changes.
Marketing is essential for attracting people to purchase a company's products or services, and then converting them into loyal, repeat customers. This short course is a great option if you want to dip your toes into the theory and practice of marketing.
Learn the practical realities of project management with this flexible, fully online qualification. Get the technical skills to plan and deliver projects from beginning to end, work constructively with other people, and work as a project manager in a wide range of industries.
Get the industry-ready skills you need with this short course in public relations. Learn how to express your ideas more persuasively, help organisations enhance their public reputation, organise events, pitch stories to journalists, and build relationships with key stakeholders.
Strategic Management enables you to discern a company's potential, find new market opportunities, and develop a clear plan to achieve growth and success. This short course can also provide a pathway to further study.
New Zealand's distance from overseas markets makes it vital for Kiwi companies to design global supply chains that are fast, efficient, and respond to customer needs. This short course will help you understand what it takes to build a supply chain that flows smoothly from the factory or farmgate to distributors and retailers around the world.
Tourism and hospitality is a major player in New Zealand's economy – and we need experts to steer that growth in the right direction. This short qualification will develop some of the skills needed to run a travel or hospitality business.
Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
The Bachelor of Business with Honours is a one-year postgraduate honours degree in a specialist subject, which follows on from the Bachelor of Business. It signals to employers that you have advanced knowledge in your chosen field of study, and can give you a competitive edge in the workforce.
Make a sound investment in your future and start a rewarding career in the financial sector with our highly practical Master of Applied Finance.
Transform yourself into a dynamic leader with the Waikato MBA; a world-class management qualification that is highly practical and will equip you to face the future with confidence.
Transform your career and prepare to become a business leader in only 12 months* with the globally respected Waikato MBM degree.
Set yourself up for where the world of digital business is going with a specialised master’s degree in this cutting-edge field.
Advance your career as an aspiring senior leader in the education sector. Gain leadership and business skills, strategies and insights to deliver positive changes within your organisation and manage high-performing teams.
Get your professional management career off to a flying start with this one-year master's degree offering specialisations in either Marketing or Supply Chain Management.
Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school.
This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey towards becoming a professionally qualified accountant today.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.
The Master of Philosophy is a one-year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.