The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

The Department of Management Systems

PhD Study

Waikato Management School has an active and successful doctoral programme. If your interest lies in obtaining the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), click here for the link to the PhD degree information site. Information provided on that site will help you get started on your higher degree and includes the following sections:


  • Admission Requirement
  • Getting Started on Your PhD or MPhil
  • The Enrolment Process
  • Progress Reports
  • Suspending and Withdrawing from Your Thesis
  • Changing Supervisors or Your Topic
  • Scholarship
  • Ethics Approval

The Department of Management Systems is always pleased to consider applications for PhD theses from people with appropriate qualifications. Our qualification convenor is Professor Bob McQueen. Supervisory committees appropriate for each proposed topic will be facilitated in consultation with Bob.

The department has a wide range of opportunities for research postgraduate study in

  • Information Systems Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Making
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Knowledge Management

Staff in our department have experience in supervising research across all paradigms: qualitative, quantitative, and critical. Click here to check our PhD Supervisors site for more information.


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