The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
Executive Education

Application Procedure 

To enrol in our MBA programme you need to do this online. Please read the information below BEFORE you start the online enrolment process.

The following is the documentation required to accompany your online enrolment: 

  • Verified* copy of your highest secondary school qualification if you have not attended a tertiary institution
  • Verified* copy of your academic records if you have attended a tertiary institution
  • Verified* copy of your birth certificate or passport plus marriage certificate (if you have changed your name) to confirm your citizenship or residency in New Zealand
  • Provide a jpeg (head and shoulders) or one passport photo
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) which should include a name and contact details of your direct report in your last two or three positions (where applicable). We may wish to contact them for verification.

Online Application

Click the "Apply Now" button on The University of Waikato website.

The first few pages of the online application form relate to personal information.

When you get to the page which states - "What do you want to Study?"

Choose - Masters and click "View Options"

Then you will be asked to choose your papers. Please add the following for the programme part you are applying for:

The University of Waikato - Hamilton MBA

MBA Part One

EXED501-18E High Performance Teams
EXED502-18E Practice of Strategy
EXED503-18E Managerial Economics & the Global Business Environment
EXED504-18E Organisational Behaviour
EXED505-18E Strategic Human Resource Practice
EXED5X1-18E Competing with Big Data (paper code to be confirmed)
EXED507-18E Logistics & Operations Management
EXED508-18E Marketing Practice
EXED509-18E Financial and Managerial Accounting

MBA Part Two

EXED512-18E Leadership and Transformation of Individuals and Organisations
EXED513-18E Major Research Project
EXED514-18E Business Research Methods
EXED515-18E Sustainability, Ethics and Governance
EXED516-18E Global Business
EXED517-18E Strategic Corporate Finance

Waikato -Tainui College - MBA (New intake every 2 years)

MBA Part One (2018 only)

EXED501-18K High Performance Teams
EXED502-18K Practice of Strategy
EXED503-18K Managerial Economics & the Global Business Environment
EXED504-18K Organisational Behaviour
EXED505-18K Strategic Human Resource Practice
EXED5X1-18K Competing with Big Data (paper code to be confirmed)
EXED507-18K Logistics & Operations Management
EXED508-18K Marketing Practice
EXED509-18K Financial and Managerial Accounting

Personal Statement

When you get to the "Personal Statement" section of the online application form please answer the following questions:

  1. In the field of management what do you consider to be your strengths? 
    • Describe a recent situation which demonstrates your application of these strengths.
  2. Please describe your career aspirations and how your chosen programme will help you achieve these. 
  3. Our programmes place heavy demand on your time. Please describe the plans you have made with your employer and your family to facilitate your study.

It is important that you answer the questions outlined above as this will help us to evaluate your application. If you fail to provide this information one of our programme coordinators will contact you and ask you to provide this.

Supporting Letters of Reference

Three letters of Reference are required. These should be given to individuals who can comment on your managerial strengths. One reference should be given to your immediate supervisor, one to a senior executive in your organisation and one to a referee of your choice. Please download a copy of the “Guide to Referees”.

Once Your Online Application Has Been Completed

Once you have successfully completed and included all of the relevant documentation required to support your application, we will conduct an initial evaluation. You will be contacted by one of our programme coordinators who may invite you to an interview. 

Verified Documentation

A verified copy is a photocopy signed by someone in authority eg a school principal, solicitor or Justice of the Peace who has seen the original and checked the photocopy is a genuine unaltered copy. They will sign, date and stamp the photocopy with an official stamp, or write ‘verified original sighted and this is a true copy of that original’. 

Student Loan Scheme

The current New Zealand student loan scheme is structured so New Zealand citizens and permanent residents can access an interest-free loan to further their education (subject to certain conditions). The Waikato MBA is an approved qualification for the loan scheme and therefore you can use this scheme to pay your fees.

For more information see or contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00.

Personal Information and the Privace Act 1993

The University of Waikato undertakes to collect, update, use, store, disclose and exchange personal information in accordance with the provisions on the Privacy Act 1993. The University will, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, make available to you on request the personal information it collects from you, and it will make any appropriate corrections to that information to ensure that the information held is accurate. If you have any further questions about the implications of collection, holding, use and disclosure by the University of any of your personal information, please contact:

The University Privacy Officer, c/- The Vice-Chancellors Office, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton

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MBA Brochure

2018 MBA Brochure

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