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

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Degree must have
  (a)    qualified for the award of a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato with at least a B- grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
  (b)    demonstrated to the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience and ability to proceed with the MBA, or
  (c)    qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours of the University of Waikato with at least Second Class Honours (first division) or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
  (d)    qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies with an average grade of at least B, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent,
  and
  (e)    produced sufficient evidence to satisfy the Academic Board of adequate training and experience in the field of management or administration, and
  (f)    be accepted by the Dean of the Waikato Management School, who will consult with the Director of the MBA Programme as appropriate, and
  (g)    be 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.
Requirements for the Degree
3.   Candidates admitted under sections 2(a) or 2(b) of these regulations must gain 240 points at 500 level as prescribed for Part One and Part Two of the MBA programme in the Corporate and Executive Education entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, and attend three co-curricular workshops and an exit residency at the end of Part One and the end of Part Two of the programme.
4.   Candidates admitted under section 2(c) or 2(d)of these regulations must gain 120 points at 500 level as prescribed for Part Two of the MBA programme in the Corporate and Executive Education entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, and attend three co-curricular workshops and an exit residency at the end of Part Two of the programme.
5.   Candidates must complete any Assurance of Learning requirements as prescribed by the Waikato Management School.
6.   Candidates admitted under sections 2(a) or 2(b) of these regulations must normally pass all of the papers prescribed for Part One with an average grade of at least B in order to be eligible to enrol in Part Two.1
7.   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.
Award of Honours
8.   The Degree may be awarded with Distinction.
9.   Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the award will be calculated on the basis of the grades of the papers passed by the candidate on the first attempt while enrolled for the Degree, including any failed paper.
Variations
10.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Notes:
1.   Candidates who are ineligible to enrol in Part Two may be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.
2.   Prospective candidates should consult the Director of the MBA programme 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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