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Facts about Waikato Management School

We are proud of the accomplishments and success of our graduates.

Many have gone on to secure highly influential, senior positions in the business world, or have taken up academic positions at internationally prestigious universities around the world.

Student key statistics (2016):

  • 3323 Students enrolled in a WMS qualification
  • 941 International students
  • 52%/48% Female/male students
  • 2500 Undergraduate students (Bachelor's degree, GradCert/GradDip, Cert/Dip)
  • 853 Graduate students (PhD, Masters degree, Honours, PGCert/PGDip)
  • 128 PhD students
  • 380 Executive Education participants (MBA, MBM, PGDipMgtSt, PGCertMgtSt)

Staff key statistics (2016):

  • 103 Academic staff
  • 44 Professors or Associate Professors
  • 35 Senior lecturers
  • 88.35% Academic staff with a doctorate
  • 67% Academic staff who were born outside New Zealand

Student key statistics (2015):

  • 3332 Total students enrolled in a WMS qualification
  • 884 International students
  • 51%/49% Female/male students
  • 2564 Undergraduate students (Bachelor's degree, GradCert/GradDip, Cert/Dip)
  • 814 Graduate students (PhD, Masters degree, Honours, PGCert/PGDip)
  • 113 PhD students
  • 386 Corporate & Executive Education participants (MBA, MBM, PGDipMgtSt, PGCertMgtSt)

Staff key statistics:

  • 104 Academic staff
  • 44 Professors and associate professors
  • 39 Senior lecturers
  • 88% Academic staff with a doctorate
  • 65% Academic staff who were born outside New Zealand

Notes:

  • Total number of students: A head count of students in a WMS qualification who studied in the most recent year, irrespective of how many points were taken, or how many programmes were taken.
  • Total number of international students: A head count of international students (not including New Zealand Permanent Residents) in a WMS qualification who studied in the most recent year, irrespective of how many programmes were taken.
  • Percentage ratio of males and females: A head count of male or female students divided by the total head count of students, multiplied by 100.
  • Total number of undergraduate students: A head count of students in a WMS qualification classified as 'Undergraduate' (Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, GradCert and GradDip).
  • Total number of Graduate students: A head count of students in a WMS qualification classified as Postgraduate (Honours, PGCert, PGDip, Masters, PhD).
  • Total number of PhD students: A head count of enrolments in the PhD programme.
  • Total number of CEE participants: A head count of students in a WMS Postgraduate qualification that is related to Executive Education (PGCertGeneralist, PGDipGeneralist, MBM, MBA).
  • Total number of academic staff: This includes all staff who were employed in the most recent year, with a role of 'academic'. However, it does not include any staff with a title of 'Adjunct Professor', or staff we hire to teach in partnership programmes, or staff who are casually contracted to teach in Executive Education papers.
  • Percentage of academic staff born outside New Zealand: This is based on classifying any academic who does not state their country of origin as 'New Zealand' or 'New Zealand-born', or whose origin is unknown. 

Student completion rates by programme of study

Table 1: Completion data 2011-2016


Programme 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) 189 171 191 148 132 148
Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA) 116 133 192 204 201 217
Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) 77 61 68 67 69 80
Bachelor of Tourism (BTour)
(Tourism and Hospitality Management)
34 22 29 26 32 44
Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom) 12 15 16 17 23 29
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntre) 1 1
Bachelor with Honours degrees 94 88 75 64 52 59
Master of Business and Management (MBM) 24 25 30 28 23 125
Master of Management Studies (MMS) 56 71 49 72 64 75
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 34 35 40 32 32 46
Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus) 3 6 7 1 5 3
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
or Management Studies
66 85 39 56 23 64
Postgraduate Diploma in a specialist subject 86 112 46 45 15 18

Retention data for bachelor's degrees

Table 2: Proportion of students who have returned or completed 2011-2016

The table below shows the percentage of students who were enrolled previously, and have returned or completed the same or an equivalent programme.


Programme 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Overall average % 88 88 89 87 88 89
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) 88 87 88 86 89 88
Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)) 98 96 97 97 99
Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA) 89 87 90 88 89 92
Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) 84 83 91 89 86 87
Bachelor of Tourism
(Tourism and Hospitality Management)
81 87 83 82 86 89
Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom) 83 92 8 90 84 87
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntre) 100 82 80

Graduate Survey 2015

Waikato Management School undertakes a Graduate Survey every two to three years.

In 2015, 469 survey respondents reported they had not been in full-time employment during their studies.

Of these, 85.7% were seeking full-time employment at the end of their studies.

Among those who wished to secure full-time employment, 83.1% reported they were employed within 6 months of graduating.

Completion rates for Masters degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas

Our Postgraduate Diploma and Honours programmes are both equivalent to the first 120 points of a masters degree. 

A master's programme is either 120, 180 or 240 points (depending on the admission qualification and the type of master's).

It is possible to transfer from a PGDip/Honours to a Masters, and/or complete one or both programmes.

The following information relates to students who started their programme between 2010 and 2015:

MBA and PGDip(MgtSt): 2010-2015

  • 79% of students had completed the MBA
  • 69% had completed the MBA within two years
  • 78% of students had completed the PGDip(MgtSt)
  • 75% had completed the PGDip(MgtSt) within two years
  • 8% of students were enrolled in the MBA and a lower postgraduate programme. Of these, 3% completed both programmes, 3% completed the MBA, and 2% completed the lower programme.

MMS, MDigiBus and PGDip with a specialist subject: 2010-2015

  • 85% had completed a master's degree
  • 80% had completed a master's degree within two years
  • 72% had completed a PGDip with a specialist subject
  • 71% had completed a PGDip with a specialist subject within two years
  • 18% of students were enrolled in both a master's degree and a lower postgraduate programme. Of these, 8% completed both programmes, 7% completed the master's degree, and 3% completed the lower programme.

MBM: 2010-2015

  • 99% had completed the MBM

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