Gain a distinctive, world-class business education at the University of Waikato's Management School. Our goal is to develop innovative and ethical business leaders who can tackle complex challenges facing organisations, and make a positive impact on the economy, society, and the environment.
We offer qualifications at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
Waikato Management School is ranked in the top 1% of all business schools globally with our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and AACSB (the United States-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This is an international benchmark of excellence in business education.
We prepare our students to become highly effective business leaders with the flexible skills and knowledge base to drive any organisation forwards and make it succeed - whether that is a global powerhouse, a government department, or a social enterprise.
Our students are supported by world-class academics with strong consulting links, whose research is focused on three key areas; 1) responsible management, 2) transformational leadership, and 3) leading through innovation and entrepreneurial practice.
We are committed to ensuring all students receive an education that is relevant to the real world of business, and based on leading-edge research. Using a variety of teaching approaches, students participate in group work, case studies, interactive discussions and experiential learning.
Waikato is ranked in the world's top 300 universities in the QS World University Subject Rankings for the subjects of:
"The MPAcct degree is challenging, but it’s definitely worth it in the end. The students at Waikato Management School are very future-oriented and full of energy to accept new challenges. I was constantly inspired by my peers.
The employer networking events organised by Waikato Management School Students’ Association were awesome. They enabled me to meet experienced professionals from companies such as PwC and KPMG and learn more about their graduate accounting programmes.
I found Hamilton to be a very good city to live and study in. It is conveniently close to tourist attractions such as Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton.”
"I was in this world where I was unable to understand the terms being used. Sometimes I felt excluded and it was really frustrating. Also, I knew that to have a better competitive advantage I needed to have a specialisation from an English-speaking country.
I did some research and found out that Waikato Management School had partnerships with other good business schools in Brazil, and they also had Triple Crown accreditation, so I thought, why not?
I also travelled around New Zealand when I could. Being in Hamilton, it's so easy to travel around and it's close to great beaches and Auckland. I just had the best time."
“The technical and academic skills I learnt at Waikato I use every day. I first felt a bit humbled when I started here as some interns came from Harvard, the London School of Economics, Oxford, but I was happy to realise that the education I received put me on an equal footing with them in terms of my ability to perform.”
"I highly recommend the MMS degree at Waikato. It not only provides you with deeper knowledge in your field, but it also develops other skills needed to succeed in your future, such as communication, presentation and research skills.”