Since our inception in 1972, Waikato Management School has always been a trailblazer in tertiary education. We place a strong emphasis on experiential learning, research-led teaching that incorporates best business practice, and close links with industry.
That same year, we introduced New Zealand's first four-year business degree, the Bachelor of Management Studies, in line with North American benchmarks of business education excellence.
Likewise, we were the first business school in New Zealand to respond to the emerging opportunities of electronic commerce by introducing a specialist bachelor's degree in this field in 2002. This was followed by a masters degree in 2004, renamed the Master of Digital Business in 2017.
Our mission is to produce graduates who are equipped not only with strong commercial know-how, but who also possess the personal leadership qualities required to make their mark on the business world from day one, and go on to help shape their organisation’s future success in remarkable ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.