Courses – Faculty of Business and Economics
Business and Enterprise 1
Businesses compete for ideas, customers, employees and capital. Entrepreneurs and managers make choices about how to create and capture value through innovation, differentiation of products and services, and how they utilise resources and organise activities. Explores frameworks for understanding how these choices are shaped by markets, technologies, government and society. Develops entrepreneurial thinking, management skills and professional capabilities needed in business.
Restriction: MGMT 101, BUSINESS 191
Business and Enterprise 2
Builds on BUSINESS 101 and further explores the frameworks for understanding choices by entrepreneurs and managers. Continues to develop individual entrepreneurial thinking, management skills and professional capabilities needed for business success. Positions students to undertake disciplinary specialisations, informed by an understanding of the context and cross-functional nature of business.
Prerequisite: BUSINESS 101
Restriction: MGMT 101, BUSINESS 192
Communication in a Multicultural Society
Develops communication knowledge and skills for students' careers and interpersonal and intercultural relationships in this theory-based, but practical study of communication knowledge. Offers opportunities to improve your communication knowledge, competencies and skills through the study of interpersonal and intercultural relationships, information literacy, different forms of writing, group communication processes, oral presentations and the impact of technology on communication behaviours.
Restriction: BUSINESS 291, MGMT 291
Understanding Business Context
Equips students with an appreciation of the forces and actors at work beyond the market. In order to compete in the marketplace firms need to understand their nonmarket context - culture, law, regulations, politics and the physical environment - which all affect business opportunities and strategies. In turn, businesses can influence their environment, both through deliberate nonmarket strategies and as a result of their core operations.
Prerequisite: BUSINESS 102 or MGMT 101
Restriction: MGMT 231, INTBUS 210
Employers are demanding business school graduates with strong communication skills. Covers the theory and process of communication in today's knowledge and information intensive organisations. Develops oral and written communication skills, including professional presentations. Focuses on the role of interpersonal and team-based communication in building more effective business relationships.
Prerequisite: BUSINESS 101 and 102, or BUSINESS 191 and 192, or MGMT 191 and 192, or MGMT 101
Restriction: MGMT 291
Examines the processes of formulating and implementing strategies, and the critical thinking behind the multifaceted role of organisations in complex business environments. Focuses on strategy issues in and between a range of commercial and public organisations, from entrepreneurial firms to multinational corporations.
Prerequisite: At least 30 points at Stage II and at least 15 points at Stage III in Management, International Business or Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Restriction: MGMT 302
Project Management and Report Writing
Develops knowledge and skills in project management and report writing which will underpin BUSINESS 308 Internship and Report.
Prerequisite: BUSINESS 309, INNOVENT 201, 303
Internship and Report
Develops practical knowledge and hands-on experience through a supervised internship and project in an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation.
Prerequisite: BUSINESS 309, INNOVENT 201, 303
Finance and Marketing in Entrepreneurial Ventures
Examines the foundation of finance and marketing in entrepreneurial ventures operating in areas of high-tech and high-growth. Topics include financial management such as analysis of financial statements, forecasting, valuation, funding and investments, and marketing topics in relation to market identification, validation and penetration and the selling of innovative products and services into national and international markets.
Prerequisite: INNOVENT 201 or SCIGEN 201
Restriction: INNOVENT 202, BUSINESS 328
Prerequisite: 30 points in Management, International Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Restriction: BUSINESS 309
BBIM Capstone Project
Applied project that requires the integration of skills and theory in both business and information management. Builds directly on courses previously completed in the BBIM programme, consolidating existing skills and knowledge in an applied business setting.
Prerequisite: BUSINESS 291 or OPSMGT 357 and either: MKTG 202 and 303, or ACCTG 221 and 211
Restriction: BUSINESS 391, 392
Case Studies: Teaching and Research
An examination of case study methodology and its relationship to theory building and pedagogy. Building cases for the classroom as well as research purposes.
Quantitative Research Methods
Students will become familiar with underlying theory and current best practice in quantitative research through discussion and application of topics including measurement, design (including survey design), and computer-based data analysis.
Qualitative Research Methods
Students will become familiar with current theory and practice as well as methodological debates in the use of qualitative methodologies, including ethnography, case studies, archival research, participant observation, interview and focus group methods, as well as transcription and analysis. A workshop on coding qualitative data will be included.
Directed Readings in Business
The pursuit of new knowledge requires the ability to recognise and design appropriate and robust research studies. Students explore the principles and practices of research design, including the fundamentals of where knowledge comes from; if and to what degree we can be certain about our findings; the ethics of research activities; and how a topic might be investigated from multiple approaches and philosophical perspectives.
Source: The University of Auckland 2013 Online Calendar
Last updated on: Thursday 1 November 2012