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Master of Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$13,000 per year
International Fees
$46,285 per year

About this course

If you want to kick-start a professional management career, our 12-month Master of Management degree provides an ideal springboard to achieve your goals.

Designed for people who already have a bachelor's degree in any field of study, the Master of Management is a taught professional qualification (180 points at 500 Level) offering specialisations in two fields.

  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

This one-year course is ideal for recent university graduates, or anyone in the early to mid stages of their career who wants to become either a marketing manager or a supply chain/logistics manager.

It will develop your ability to succeed in complex, competitive and culturally diverse business situations, both in New Zealand and other countries.

The Master of Management will normally be completed with full-time study over three consecutive trimesters (12 calendar months).

The course is taught through a combination of lectures, group work, case studies, tutorials and discussions.

Masters graduates are highly sought after by employers, offering you a significant advantage in terms of job prospects, salary potential and rapid career advancement.

Course content

Part One is comprised of four core management papers that provide a broader global business context for your learning, so you can confidently handle a wide range of management issues.

For example, you will learn about leading teams of people and managing change; seizing new market opportunities; responding to competitive threats; the impact of global market forces on our economy; and using key financial data to make business decisions.

Students will also gain an understanding of how to create and run businesses that are both profitable and sustainable; good for social and environmental wellbeing, as well as the bottom line.

In Part Two you will choose four papers focused on building knowledge in your specialist subject; either Marketing or Supply Chain Management, with the introduction of more advanced ideas.

  • Marketing graduates will be strategically minded, creative and analytical, with strong written and visual communication skills, and the ability to apply their marketing expertise in the digital era.
  • Supply Chain Management graduates will be adept at solving complex business problems, with the skills and techniques to design, develop and manage domestic or global supply chains.

Part Three provides opportunities to apply your skills through a High Impact Applied Project, which is designed to pull all your learning together and prepare you for employment.

All MMgmt students will be supported to find a suitable workplace internship or an applied research project with a host organisation.

You will also complete a cultural perspectives paper that examines workplace situations with diverse cultural values and practices, including case studies of Maori businesses.

No research dissertation is required, as the Master of Management is entirely focused on practical application of skills and knowledge.

International rankings

You will be learning from experienced lecturers at the University of Waikato's Management School, which is among the top 1% of business schools globally with our Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Waikato is also ranked in the world's Top 300 universities for Business and Management Studies in the QS University Subject Rankings 2020.

Why study at the University of Waikato in Hamilton?

The University of Waikato provides a supportive learning environment for our postgraduate students; one that challenges and inspires them to become innovative and capable business leaders of tomorrow.

Hamilton is a vibrant river city of around 170,000 people, located within the North Island's 'Golden Triangle' of economic activity (bounded by Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga), which generates more than half of New Zealand's total GDP.

We are home to more than a quarter of New Zealand's export-driven businesses, with a fast-growing IT and banking sector. The city also has a 480-hectare distribution and manufacturing hub under construction near the university, which will provide importers and exporters with direct rail access to shipping services in Auckland and Tauranga.

All of this makes the University of Waikato in Hamilton an ideal place to study marketing and international supply chains.

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