Regulations for the Degree of Master of Professional Management (MPM)

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 the degree of Bachelor of Business Analysis, Bachelor of Communication Studies, Bachelor of Electronic Commerce, Bachelor of Management Studies or Bachelor of Tourism in the field Tourism and Hospitality Management of the University of Waikato, or for a programme of academic study considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent to one of these qualifications, or
  (b)    qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours, Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours, Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours, Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours or Bachelor of Tourism with Honours in the field Tourism and Hospitality Management, or for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in a subject relevant for the Master of Professional Management, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent
  and
  (c)    satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the field being presented for the Degree at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.
Requirements for the Degree
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree for candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations is one calendar year or one and a half academic years. The normal period of enrolment for completion of the Degree for candidates admitted under section 2(b) of the regulations is one academic year.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Waikato Management School and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations must gain at least 180 points from one of the following fields, including any compulsory papers listed in the relevant subject entry in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook. Candidates admitted under section 2(b) of these regulations must gain at least 120 points from one of the following fields, incuding any compulsory papers listed in the relevant subject entry in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
  (a)    Fields
      Agribusiness
      Finance
      International Management
      Public Relations
      International Hospitality Management
7.   Candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations must include the papers required for their field for:
  (a)    Stage One: Core Knowledge and Skills (60 points) and
  (b)    Stage Two: Advanced Professional Knowledge (75 points) and then
  (c)    Stage Three: Applied Research and Professional Internship (45 points)
  Candidates admitted under section 2(b) of these regulations must include the papers required for their field for:
  (a)    Stage Two: Advanced Professional Knowledge (75 points) and then
  (b)    Stage Three: Applied Research and Professional Internship (45 points)
8.   Candidates must submit a Portfolio of Achievement as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
9.   If a candidate fails a paper or papers (worth not more than 30 points in total), he or she may repeat the paper or papers or take an alternative paper or papers with the same total points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper or papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
Award of Honours
10.   The Degree may be awarded with
  (a)    First Class Honours, or
  (b)    Second Class Honours (first division), or
  (c)    Second Class Honours (second division),
  or without honours.
11.   Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the level of honours will be calculated on the basis of the grades for all of the papers completed for the Degree.
Variations
12.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Notes:
1.   Candidates who are not permitted to proceed with the Degree may be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

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