Course Overview

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Every business needs strong, capable managers. At Toi Ohomai you can advance your study in management with our suite of applied, postgraduate management courses. You can also endorse your qualification with a specialisation in business, health or hospitality.

The Master of Management is designed for students wanting to advance their scholarly research and master their strategic management capabilities. On completion you will be prepared to take on a leadership position in a relevant management context.

You explore the different aspects that make up a leadership role, including communications, finance, strategic planning, human resources, governance and marketing – taught by a team of highly respected and internationally qualified tutors.

By mixing advanced theoretical study with highly applied, work-based learning, you engage in rigorous intellectual analysis and learn to apply new skills and techniques to existing or emerging issues in the workplace.

Your advanced level of work-integrated practice and knowledge will contribute to high-level management and performance improvement, particularly (but not exclusively) in the areas of business, health or hospitality.

The Master of Management can be achieved through any of the following three pathways:

  • Pathway 1: Master of Management by Thesis (120 credits) – 1 year (full-time)
  • Pathway 2: Master of Management by Coursework (180 credits) – 18 months (full-time)
  • Pathway 3: Master of Management by Coursework and Thesis (240 credits) – 2 years (full-time) 

These pathways comprise coursework, an advanced applied research project and a thesis.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Master of Management (with or without endorsement)

Additional awards included:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (with or without endorsement)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Management (with endorsement)
Locations Rotorua
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

This qualification will take you 1 year, 18 months or 2 years (full-time) to complete depending on which pathway you select.

If you have already completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Management, you may already be part way there!

Part-time study available

Total credits 120-240
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees Approx. $7,301 - $14,605 (dependent on pathway chosen) for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

The following endorsements only apply to the Master of Management by Coursework (180 credits) and the Master of Management by Coursework and Thesis (240 credits) - No endorsement for the Master of Management by Thesis (120 credits).

Business endorsement:

  • team leader
  • section head
  • manager
  • systems support manager
  • sustainability manager
  • innovation manager
  • quality manager
  • business owner

Hospitality endorsement:

  • assistant manager
  • event manager
  • project manager
  • conference and functions manager
  • business development manager
  • tourism operations manager
  • cruise director
  • hotel manager
  • general customer service industry manager
  • night duty manager
  • resident manager
  • guest relations manager
  • business owner

Health endorsement:

  • team leader
  • quality manager
  • case manager
  • health care manager
  • business owner

Topics you'll cover

Pathway 1: Master of Management by Thesis

  • Research Methodology (30 credits)
  • Thesis (90 credits)

Pathway 2: Master of Management by Coursework 

  • Management Practice - Critical Analysis and Review
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • Operations Management
  • Change Management
  • Advanced Applied Research Proposal
  • Advanced Applied Research Project (45 credits)

Plus THREE papers from the endorsement list below. To be awarded an endorsement, two of the three papers must be from the same endorsement.

Pathway 3: Master of Management by Coursework and Thesis

  • Management Practice - Critical Analysis and Review
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • Operations Management
  • Change Management
  • Research Methodology (30 credits)
  • Thesis (90 credits)

Plus THREE papers from the endorsement list below. To be awarded an endorsement, two of the three papers must be from the same endorsement.

Endorsement List

The following endorsements only apply to the Master of Management by Coursework (180 credits) and the Master of Management by Coursework and Thesis (240 credits):

  • Business endorsement:
    • Communication for Managers
    • Quality Management Systems: Macro to Micro
    • Work-Integrated Project
  • Health endorsement:
    • Leadership in Health Care
    • Governance and Management in Health Care
    • Work-Integrated Project
  • Hospitality endorsement:
    • Cultural Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry
    • Service Sector Marketing
    • Work-Integrated Project

* all papers are 15 credits unless otherwise noted

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Course Fees

Indicative Fees * Approx. $7,301 - $14,605 (dependent on pathway chosen) for domestic students
Course related costs

Textbooks may be required for some papers.

Pathway 1: Master of Management by Thesis - $7,301 (120 credits)

Pathway 2: Master of Management by Coursework - $10,955 (180 credits)

Pathway 3: Master of Management by Coursework and Thesis - $14,605 (240 credits)

* Important fee information, and hints and tips

Help with fees

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There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.

Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz

Scholarships

Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.


Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Pathway 1: Master of Management by Thesis 

  • an undergraduate degree with honours or postgraduate diploma in business or related field of study.

Pathway 2: Master of Management by Coursework 

  • an undergraduate degree with at least a New Zealand B average at Level 7, and at least one year practical or professional experience, with at least two written references, OR
  • an undergraduate degree with honours with at least a New Zealand B average at Level 7, OR
  • a postgraduate diploma, OR
  • special admission.  If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Pathway 3: Master of Management by Coursework and Thesis

  • an undergraduate degree.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

If you wish to enrol in Pathway 1: Master of Management by Thesis, you'll also need to provide:

  • a statement of research interest with a clearly articulated problem/opportunity statement and supporting research objectives. Download the research proposal template (pdf, 231 KB)
  • two letters of reference. References should come from persons familiar with the your academic or professional experience.

You will also need an Academic Research Supervisor who is a good match to see you through your thesis.

List of Postgraduate Research Supervisors

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • This qualification will take you 1 year, 18 months or 2 years (full-time) to complete depending on which pathway you select.

    If you have already completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Management, you may already be part way there!
  • Part-time study available

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Further Study Options

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

  • If you have completed the 90 credit Thesis, you'll be able to progress to PhD study at Level 10