Waikato Management School is the business school of choice, respected nationally and internationally for our influential practice, relevant research, quality teaching and commitment to excellence.
At the heart of our business is transformation – the purpose is to transform minds, careers and organisations. Our international connections mean our teaching and research is always at the cutting edge of best practice and our engagement with our commerical and professional stakeholders means students are learning practical knowledge and skills.
Students go on to become leaders in the public and private sectors, graduating with essential business skills and knowledge. They have the ability to think critically and carefully, and to act responsibly and ethically.
The School is a member of an elite group of business schools that have earned Triple Crown status - an international acknowledgement of excellence in business education. Were accredited by the worlds oldest assessor of business education, AACSB International (the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs). Only 1% of the worlds 14,000 business schools have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies.
Waikato Management School’s research strategy is to produce world-class theoretical, applied and practice-relevant research. Our emphasis is upon knowledge creation, integration and dissemination to achieve transformation of organisations nationally and internationally. The major strategic goals and objectives for Waikato Management Schools research include - 1) Generating excellent research in all Departments; 2) Facilitating international research collaborations; 3) Establishing research profiles by engaging with key stakeholders; 4) Generating significant external research funding in all Departments; 5) Developing research capacity of staff and doctoral students; and 6) Providing effective research support.