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Master of Applied Management

HB4037 (180 credits) and HB4082 (240 credits)

Course details

  • Oct 2024
    Feb 2025
  • Varies
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee dependent on modules selected
  • Level 9
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus


Effective management responds to the needs of people, processes, and technology. This Master's programme brings together theory, applied practice and research, designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills in applied management.

Developed to ensure you study a broad range of business areas, you will cover eight professional competencies that represent technical skills with two areas of focus and three pathway options.

The eight areas of professional competence are:
  • money
  • markets
  • people and culture
  • planning
  • technology
  • innovation
  • globalisation
  • sustainability.
Focus areas of the programmes are:
  • sustainable business
  • small-to-medium enterprises.

Three pathways are available for you to choose from:
  • Coursework: A broad range of modules are offered from which you can select to develop your professional knowledge and skills further.
  • Industry integrated (professional practice): tailored to meet both your and your organisation’s development requirements.
  • Research: Allows you to undertake a significant applied research project to further develop research skills and applied knowledge.
These pathways further emphasise the opportunity to apply theory and knowledge in the workplace and to focus on an aspect of management through the completion of a range of applied research projects.

What you will learn

Our 180 credit programme consists of a minimum of 45 credits at Level 9, with the remainder at Level 8. 
For the 240 credit programme, you will need to complete an additional four modules at Level 8.

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Level 9

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
PGST9.100Special Topic II
PGGOV9100Global Governance915  
PGCC9.200Communicating Complex Concepts915  
PGAC9.300Applied Capstone915  
PGISP9.40Independent Scholarly Project (compulsory)930  
PGIP9.600Integrated Project (compulsory)945  
PGISP9800Extended Integrated Project (compulsory)
PGPP9.480Te Aka Niwhaniwha: Community Work-based Project (compulsory)960  
PGARR9500Applied Research Report (compulsory)945  
PGARD9700Applied Research Dissertation (compulsory)960  
PGART9900Applied Research Thesis (compulsory)990  
PGART9902Thesis (Compulsory)9120  

Level 8

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
MAPM8.400Global Strategies in Business
MAPM8.350Innovative Organisations 815  
MAPM8.160Strategic Financial Management815  
MAPM8.200Leadership 815  
MAPM8.250Advanced Strategic Marketing 815  
MAPM8.800Sustainable Organisations815  
MAPM8.700The Contemporary Global Business Environment 815  

Please note that some modules may not be available every semester due to staff availability and class sizes. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter.

Career and further options

Graduates will find career opportunities in a wide variety of sectors, including public, private and not-for-profit. This includes extended managerial responsibilities, leadership and research-related roles in a wide range of domestic and international business and industry-specialised areas.
Potential roles may include:
  • trainer
  • business analyst
  • statistician
  • project manager
  • management consultant
  • director or executive
  • entrepreneur
  • researcher.
Graduates who wish to continue with study may apply to enter Doctorate level education.



Entry criteria

General admission

240 credit programme applicants are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a New Zealand Institution or an approved equivalent; or
  • at the Dean’s discretion, where an applicant’s situation is compelling but not covered by the requirements listed above.

180 credit programme applicants are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a New Zealand Institution in the business or management field with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average; or
  • a Bachelor Honours or Postgraduate degree in the Business or Management field with 120 credits at Level 8; or
  • a degree or equivalent professional qualification in a related field with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average and evidence of management experience at degree level, subject to assessment by the Programme Coordinator; or
  • at the Dean’s discretion, where an applicant’s situation is compelling but not covered by the requirements listed above.

English language requirements

Applicants who have English as a second language are required to have an overall academic International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0 achieved in the last two years; or equivalent.

Note: if you do not meet the entry criteria above, you may be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management and, upon successful completion of four modules (with a minimum B average), be admitted to the Master of Applied Management.

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To check what you need to gain direct entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Semester 2 2024
Date: Monday 7 October 2024
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

Returning learners
Please check your timetable for your first day.

What you will need

Timetable information, book, and equipment lists will be available at the programme induction.

Please bring a pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. The Gardens Campus has free parking available. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

    New Zealand-based suppliers

    General book suppliers

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