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Diplomas in the Waikato Management School


Three types of diploma programmes are offered in the Waikato Management School:
  (a)   Graduate diplomas are available to graduates or those with sufficient relevant experience who wish to study a selected area of management studies in which they did not major in an undergraduate degree.
  (b)   Postgraduate diplomas are available to graduates who wish to study a particular area of management studies at an advanced level, building on papers taken in an undergraduate degree.
  (c)   Other diplomas are offered as part of the Executive Education programme of the Waikato Management School and are available to graduates and those with relevant professional experience.

Regulations for the Graduate Diplomas offered in the Waikato Management School
1.   Candidates for a diploma must have qualified for the award of a degree of the University of Waikato or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent.
2.   Candidates without the requirements of section 1 of these regulations may be accepted into the diploma programmes if they have the training, experience and ability which the Academic Board considers suitable for a diploma.
3.   Candidates accepted into the diploma programme under sections 1 or 2 of these regulations may be required to complete coursework or pass papers under terms and to standards determined by the Academic Board.
4.   Candidates must normally enrol and follow a programme of study in the Waikato Management School for at least one year.
5.   Candidates must comply with the requirements for a particular diploma as set out in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook. The named graduate diplomas are
  5.1   Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GradDipAcc)
  5.2   Graduate Diploma in Economics (GradDipEcon)
  5.3   Graduate Diploma in Electronic Commerce (GradDipECom)
  5.4   Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GradDipEntre&Inn)
  5.5   Graduate Diploma in Finance (GradDipFin)
  5.6   Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (GradDipHRM)
  5.7   Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management (GradDipISM)
  5.8   Graduate Diploma in International Management (GradDipIntMgt)
  5.9   Graduate Diploma in Management (GradDipMgt)
  5.10   Graduate Diploma in Management Communication (GradDipMgtComm)
  5.11   Graduate Diploma in Management and Sustainability (GradDipMgtStn)
  5.12   Graduate Diploma in Marketing (GradDipMrkt)
  5.13   Graduate Diploma in Public Relations (GradDipPR)
  5.14   Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (GradDipStratMgt)
  5.15   Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (GradDipSCM)
  5.16   Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradDipTHMgt)
6.   Candidates must gain 120 points at Level 2 or above, including at least 60 points at Level 3 or above, as prescribed in the Calendar of the University of Waikato.
7.   Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
8.   Candidates may credit to a diploma appropriate University of Waikato papers completed prior to enrolment for the diploma, but may not cross-credit papers counted towards a completed qualification. Up to the equivalent of 40 points in undergraduate papers completed at another institution may be credited to a diploma at the discretion of the Dean of the Waikato Management School provided they have not been used in another qualification. In all cases, however, candidates must complete at least half of the diploma programme while enrolled as diploma candidates at the University of Waikato.
9.   The Academic Board or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

Regulations for Postgraduate Diplomas in the Waikato Management School
1.   Candidates for a postgraduate diploma must have qualified for the award of a degree of the University of Waikato including such qualifying or prerequisite papers as may be deemed necessary for a particular diploma programme or for a qualification or have such experience considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent.
2.   Where candidates are required to have specific experience in order to gain entry to a particular diploma, or must be employed in a position relevant to the field of study while undertaking the programme, the regulations are outlined in the appropriate Waikato Management School Handbook.
3.   Candidates may be accepted into the diploma programme on the assessment of recognised prior learning, which may be supplemented with the completion of any course work or the passing of any papers under terms and to standards determined by the Academic Board.
4.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Waikato Management School for at least one year.
5.   Candidates must comply with the requirements for a particular diploma as set out in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook or the Executive Education section of the University Calendar. The named postgraduate diplomas are
  5.1   Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDipAcc)
  5.2   Postgraduate Diploma in Economics (PGDipEcon)
  5.3   Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Commerce (PGDipECom)
  5.4   Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PGDipEntre&Inn)
  5.5   Postgraduate Diploma in Finance (PGDipFin)
  5.6   Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDipHRM)
  5.7   Postgraduate Diploma in International Management (PGDipIntMgt)
  5.8   Postgraduate Diploma in Management Communication (PGDipMgtComm)
  5.9   Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Sustainability (PGDipMgtStn)
  5.10   Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDipMgtSt)
  5.11   Postgraduate Diploma in Management Systems (PGDipMgtSys)
  5.12   Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (PGDipMrkt)
  5.13   Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership (PGDipOrgLdr)
  5.14   Postgraduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning (PGDipPFinPlan)
  5.15   Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations (PGDipPR)
  5.16   Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDipStratMgt)
  5.17   Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGDipTHMgt)
  5.18   Postgraduate Diploma in Treasury and Financial Management (PGDipTreasFinMgt)
6.   Candidates must gain 120 points at Level 5 or 120 points at Level 7 as prescribed in the schedule for the relevant postgraduate diploma in the relevant handbook. Where indicated in the appropriate schedule, candidates may, with approval, substitute 30 points at undergraduate level for 30 points at Level 5.
7.   Candidates may, at the discretion of the Dean of the Waikato Management School, credit to the postgraduate diploma up to the equivalent of 60 points at postgraduate level completed at another institution, provided they have not been counted towards another qualification. In all cases, however, candidates must complete at least half of the diploma programme while enrolled as diploma candidates at the University of Waikato.
8.   A candidate who fails a paper may repeat the paper or take an alternative paper on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper will not be eligible for the award of distinction. A candidate who fails more than one paper will not be permitted to proceed with the diploma.
9.   The postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction.
10.   The Academic Board or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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