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Master of Educational Management (MEdM)

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


18 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Hamilton Campus


Advance your career as an aspiring senior leader in the education sector. Gain leadership and business skills, strategies and insights to deliver positive changes within your organisation and manage high-performing teams.

This 180-point masters programme is designed for experienced educators who are looking to move into senior leadership or governance roles where they can have a bigger impact on organisational performance.

The Master of Educational Management (MEdM) will deepen your understanding of transformative change, business strategy, financial analysis, and managing people within an educational institution.

You can study this programme part-time over three years by completing 60 points a year, or full-time over 18 months. Most of the education papers are also available online, offering participants the flexibility to study from home.

The programme is jointly delivered by the Division of Education and Waikato Management School. You will be taught by experienced lecturers who are experts in their field.

Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to:

  • Use appropriate leadership and management practices to initiate and manage positive change
  • Recognise ethical issues and responsibilities in the education context
  • Use research-led knowledge to advance professional practice and student learning

Entry criteria

To be admitted to the Master of Educational Management, applicants must have a bachelor's degree with at least a B-minus grade average in the 300 Level papers and some relevant work experience.

If you do NOT have a bachelor's degree, you may still be eligible for admission if you can demonstrate substantial relevant work experience and evidence of success in academic study. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

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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