The Waikato Management School's purpose is 'to inspire the world with fresh understandings of sustainable success'. It has set itself the challenge of achieving global recognition as a leading school for sustainable business within three to five years. The School's strategy has three pillars which provide a path for achieving this challenge: distinction, excellence and experience.
Waikato Management School introduced New Zealand's first four year business degree, in line with North American benchmarks of management education excellence, when it opened in 1972. The Bachelor of Management Studies degree remains highly sought after by employers. Waikato Management School was also the first New Zealand business school to respond to the opportunities of electronic commerce with a specialist e-commerce degree.
Waikato Management School offers qualifications at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Our programmes are renowned for their practical focus, relevance to the real world and their foundation in leading-edge business research.
Waikato Management School's close relationship with its business community encompasses education, research and advisory services. Our scholars consult to major companies and sit alongside senior executives on advisory boards and government taskforces. The Centre for Corporate and Executive Education offers a range of highly regarded executive and corporate development programmes, including courses specially tailored for our corporate partners. The School's Business Advisory Board is made up of senior executives and board members from throughout New Zealand to provide ongoing guidance to senior management on sector trends, programme relevance and business strategy.
Triple Crown Accreditation
Waikato Management School is a member of an elite group of business schools each of whom have earned "Triple Crown" status as an international acknowledgement of excellence in business education. We are accredited to AACSB (The United States-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as the world's longest-established assessor ofbusiness education, EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (The Association of MBAs). Only 1 percent of the world's business schools have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies.
We are committed to ensuring all students receive a research-led, practice-relevant education. The skills and curiosity of our students are developed through an education philosophy that promotes the ability to think independently and work collaboratively. Because our faculty are active researchers, students are exposed to freshideas, emerging theory and realworld, real-time business cases.
We are distinguished by our perspective on the purpose of business and the practice relevance and rigour of our teaching and research. We recognise that long-term business success depends not just on profit but onresponsiveness to resource and social and environmental issues. Sustainable business is at the core of our purpose and our goal is to become a world-leading business school in this area. Waikato Management School was the first Australasian business school to be accepted into the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) and we have founded the Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society (APABIS).
We have alliances with a number of international universities and our faculty are drawn from the best universities around the world. As a global business school competing in a global market for education and research, our focus is both international and national. We play a significant role on the international scene through worldleading research, strong links to multinational companies and major universities, and education that equips participants for the global business environment. Our faculty bring the rich experience gained through international research and consulting connections to their teaching. Our student body is truly multinational, with international students from more than 40 countries making up a quarter of our total number.
Waikato Management School strives to offer an outstanding experience to all stakeholders. Students are supported by an extensive range of services aimed at ensuring their learning and social experience is enjoyable and successful. The School is wellresourced, modern and has high quality computing facilities. An active alumni programme ensures our relationship withstudents extends beyond graduation. The University of Waikato observes and is bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. We set high standards in the care and protection of our international student body and our comprehensive international student support services programme ensures we achieve them.