Master of Business and Management Specialised

The University of Waikato

Program Description

Master of Business and Management Specialised

The University of Waikato

Master of Business and Management Specialised

Prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur and gain advanced skills in one specialist area in only 16 months with a Master of Business and Management Specialised.

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The Master of Business and Management (Specialised) (MBMS) provides a truly transformative education that will prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles.

You can start the MBMS programme in either March or November each year.

Over 16 months, you'll gain a well-grounded understanding of general management, as well as advanced knowledge in your chosen specialist field of business. Previous business experience is not required.

It's designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to become a future business leader and expand their career options.

Your learning experience is designed to be practical, challenging and inspiring.

In the first year, you'll hone your skills in areas such as leading and managing teams, planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics and financial analysis, human resources, supply chain, and much more.

  • You'll work in teams to develop an entrepreneurial start-up business, and then pitch your business plan to a group of senior executives.
  • You'll complete a month-long internship at a local business. We organise all internships on your behalf.
  • Visits to local businesses are a feature of this programme.
  • You'll develop strong communication and problem solving skills; and gain the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.

In the last four months of the MBMS, you'll specialise in a particular area of business that you're passionate about. Choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Finance
  • International Management
  • Public Relations

Waikato has an international reputation

Study this degree at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

Note: Students who choose to start the programme in November will study for 12 months continuously and then take a three-month break from December to February, when classes are in recess. Your classes will recommence in March.

Specialisations

For the final four months of the MBMS, you will study a specialist field of management (60 points or more) of your own choice. The required papers for each specialisation are listed below:

Accounting

ACCT571 Financial Accounting (15 pts)
ACCT576 Commercial and Corporate Law (15 pts)
ACCT572 Advanced Auditing (15 pts)
ACCT573 Advanced Management Accounting (15pts)

Agribusiness

AGRI504 Farm Processes and Management for Agribusiness (15 pts)
AGRI505 Finance and Investment Analysis for Agribusiness (15 pts)
AGRI507 Agribusiness Value Chain Innovation and Strategy (15 pts) or INMG521 International Business Environment (15 pts)
ECON506 Economics for Business (15 pts)

Finance

FINA510 Financial Theory and Corporate Policy (15 pts)
FINA517 Investments, Portfolios and Financial Markets (15 pts)
ECON507 Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics (15 pts)
FINA501 Computer Modelling for Financial Analysis (15 pts)

International Management

INMG501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing (30 pts)
INMG521 International Business Environment (15 pts)
INMG522 Doing Business in the Emerging Markets of Asia-Pacific (15 pts)

Public Relations

MCOM512 Applied Communication Analysis (30 pts)
MCOM513 Professional and Public Relations Writing (15 pts)
MCOM532 Public Relations Cases (15 pts).

Cultural experience

Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture and provides a supportive learning environment, with ready access to alumni and mentors.

Working alongside other students from diverse cultural backgrounds will help you to establish a strong network of local and international business contacts.

You’ll be invited to take part in many fun social and cultural activities to help you bond with your classmates – such as hiking up a mountain for the day! Here are some comments made by our students:

  • "Wonderful…you’ll be surprised at the amount of practical learning you get.”
  • "It's a great place to study ... You will love the nature and the people here."
  • "The knowledge and tools that you gain are something you will not regret."
  • “Waikato University’s business school is fantastic with the support from staff and students”.

You can also make new friends through student clubs, such as Waikato Management School Students' Association (WMSSA).

Admission and enrolment

You can apply for the MBMS if you have:

  • A bachelor's degree in any subject discipline, or its equivalent, from an approved university
  • Achieved a B-minus grade average or above in the final year of your degree.

Graduates of the MBM can automatically transfer into the MBMS if they wish.

Admission to this programme may be subject to the completion of any qualifying papers, or additional work may be required.

International students must have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and if applicable, meet the English language requirements.

International applicants need to provide evidence of English language proficiency, with an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, and no band score less than 6.0.

All applicants are asked to complete an online Pre-MBM Toolkit assessment before classes start.

Application proceedure

Note: Students who choose to start the programme in November will study for 12 months continuously and then take a three-month break from December to February, when classes are in recess. Your classes will recommence in March.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 10, 2017
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