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Master of Management Studies (MMS)

This course is available


Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Hamilton Campus


If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business you're passionate about, or want to prepare for a PhD or research career, this degree is designed for you.

The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree will bring you closer to the frontiers of knowledge in your specialist field, and prepare you for leadership roles that require a high level of critical thinking and information analysis.

This degree normally includes both taught and research papers, but can also be taken as a full research degree.

Choose a main subject

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Leadership Communication
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Management
  • Tourism Management

Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Business manager/consultant/strategist
  • Commercial banking associate
  • Commercial director
  • Communications advisor
  • Environmental sustainability consultant
  • General manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Project manager
  • Researcher
  • Senior analyst - investment team
  • Senior credit risk manager
  • Senior financial analyst
  • Senior policy advisor
  • Service manager
  • Strategic programme manager
  • Supply chain strategy development

Entry criteria

You can apply for the MMS if you have:

  • MMS 180 points: You have completed a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent; in a relevant subject area, OR;
  • MMS 120 points: You have completed an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject area (at least 120 points), AND;

You have achieved at least a B grade average, and satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study, in the subject you intend to take for this qualification

International students must have an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and meet the English language requirements.

You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; University of Waikato College - Successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.

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