Study Programme Details
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site, Hybrid, Online

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Step into the future of business with our specialized Master of Digital Business degree, designed to equip you with the skills and insights needed to thrive in the dynamic landscape of digital technologies.


Embark on a unique educational journey with Waikato’s Master of Digital Business, a pioneering program in New Zealand that places a strategic emphasis on technology from a management perspective. In a world obsessed with smart and mobile technologies, organizations unable to keep pace with digital advancements risk becoming irrelevant.

This highly practical master’s degree is tailored for those aspiring to become tech-savvy managers. Discover how to leverage digital technologies to revolutionize business operations, enhance profitability, optimize performance, and forge new connections with customers or suppliers.

An industry internship, spanning 8-13 weeks either in New Zealand or overseas, forms a cornerstone of your learning experience. Work on real projects at an organization of your choice, kick-starting your career with sought-after hands-on experience. Complementing this, engage in an applied research project focusing on a real-world problem or opportunity in the realm of digital business.

Upon graduation, you’ll be primed to lead digital transformation projects and strategies, either as a manager or consultant. Explore captivating topics such as cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, gamification, business intelligence, real-time analytics, global marketing, social media, IT consumerization, location-based services, supply chain integration, automated logistics, e-government business services, search technology, and virtual team communication.

Whether you choose face-to-face classes at our Hamilton campus or the flexibility of 100% online study, the Master of Digital Business offers a transformative experience. Tailor your pace of study—complete the qualification in 12 months with full-time study or opt for part-time study to suit your lifestyle.

Admission Requirements

  • completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject area, such as business/commerce/management, or information technology/computer science.
  • an Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
  • a B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.
  • DIGIB555 Digital Business Management
  • DIGIB552 (NET) Applied Research Methods and Project
  • DIGIB558 Contemporary Issues in Digital Business
  • DIGIB519 (NET) Professional Field Internshi

International $36,130 (120 pts) $54,200 (180 pts)

Domestic $8,579 – $12,869

Future Career Outcomes

Our Master of Digital Business program ensures graduates are well-prepared for the demands of the industry. Real-world examples of successful alumni underscore the tangible impact of the program, emphasizing skills development’s relevance in the evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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