The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
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Types of projects

To sponsor a student project, you can choose from three major skill sets:

  • Management
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Communication


Between the third and fourth years of a Bachelor of Management Studies degree, students must complete a '499' - a report of an investigation of work or research undertaken in a real management environment.

Students research a management problem within a firm or organisation. They research and collate data within the firm and then draw on current management research make recommendations.

Honours students may instead complete a similar investigation (a '599') which includes a more detailed literature review on the subject examined, and includes recommendations that bridge the gap between practical and theoretical knowledge in the area of investigation.

Electronic Commerce

Electronic commerce students seek sponsors for more traditional work experience placements, which they must report on and analyse as part of their degrees. Students require a minimum four weeks on-site placement. Companies or organisations looking for short term assistance in the electronic commerce field should consider sponsoring a Waikato Management School student.

There are two work experience components for Bachelor of Electronic Commerce students: an optional project at second year and a compulsory project at third year.


Students undertaking a double major in Public Relations and Management Communication can apply their learning to investigate a real world issue and suggest potential solutions for a firm or organisation.

Organisations looking to solve a communications challenge are invited to consider working with a Waikato Management School student to supplement their own resources.

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