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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Business Administration must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Management Studies degree with Honours, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
  (b)   qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (c)   produced sufficient evidence to satisfy the Academic Board of adequate training and experience in the field of management or administration.
  In addition, every candidate must be accepted by the Dean of the Waikato Management School, who will consult with the Director of the Master of Business Administration Programme as appropriate.
2.   In exceptional circumstances, candidates who do not meet the standard entry requirements specified in section 1 of these regulations may, on the submission of a portfolio of work that details prior experience in the subject areas covered by the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and independent testimonials regarding their managerial experience and skills, be permitted to enrol in the Master of Business Administration, subject to the completion of any qualifying papers or additional work as may be required by the Academic Board, either prior to admission or concurrently.
3.   Candidates must gain 160 points at Level 7 as set out in the Executive Education entry in the Calendar.
4.   Candidates must gain not less than a B- average during their enrolment in the degree. If a candidate fails a paper, he or she may be required to undertake additional assessment to improve the grade to a pass on one occasion only. A candidate who fails more than once will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
5.   The degree may be awarded with Distinction. Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the award of distinction will be calculated on the basis of the papers passed by the candidate on the first attempt while enrolled for the degree, including any failed paper.
6.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.
Note:
1.   Prospective candidates should consult the Director of the Master of Business Administration well before the commencement of the degree programme to ensure that they have fulfilled the requirements for admission. The Director will set deadlines and entry test requirements as required.

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