Courses - Faculty of Business And Economics


Business Development

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

BUSDEV 701
15 Points

Business in Society

Considers the purpose of businesses and why they exist. Examines the role of business in society, how businesses interact with government and other institutions, and how businesses can contribute to solving the key challenges of the twenty-first century.

BUSDEV 702
15 Points

Organisations and Culture

Explores the central role that managers have in building the structure and culture of organisations, and the need to succeed in these. Examines key issues in organisational design, culture, behaviour and structures by comparing contemporary and historical approaches. Develops skills in managing multigenerational and multicultural workforces.

BUSDEV 703
15 Points

Effective Decision Making

Quantitative analysis theory, techniques, and tools to support and facilitate managerial decision-making. Includes financial, statistical, and operational modelling

Restriction: BUSADMIN 763

BUSDEV 704
15 Points

The Global Economy and NZ

Considers the nature of the global economy and the opportunities that exist for small open economies such as New Zealand. Provides an overview of New Zealand’s current place in the global economy, and explores how New Zealand can become a more productive and prosperous nation. Examines key macroeconomic trends, global trade, and how governmental policies impact businesses.

BUSDEV 711
15 Points

Business in a Changing World

Examines the implications of disruptive technologies such as AI, blockchain and deep learning. Focuses on enabling managers to understand various disruptive trends such as aging populations, global shifts in economic power and urbanisation. Analytical tools, concepts and perspectives are provided which help managers analyse and put forward recommendations on how to navigate disruptive trends and technologies.

BUSDEV 712
15 Points

Financial Management

Develops an understanding of the financial implications of the decisions managers make and methods for ensuring clear communication of those decisions to various primary and secondary stakeholders. Fundamental techniques and tools required to manage finances and accounts are examined including assessing business feasibility, identifying suitable sources of financing and effectively communicating financial performance information.

Restriction: BUSADMIN 765, 775

BUSDEV 713
15 Points

Sustainable Value Chains

Explores the reasons for creating value for multiple stakeholders, while striking a balance between growth and sustainability in private and public organisations. Examines the ways in which sustainable value is created through effective and efficient operations, information systems, and supply chain management. Focuses on process design for productivity and sustainability, particularly in uncertain and complex business contexts.

Restriction: BUSADMIN 766, 776

BUSDEV 714
15 Points

Managing Creativity and People

Examines creativity as a process of creating something novel or imaginative that leads to innovation. Focuses on collaborative and process-based approaches to managing organisational creativity. Explores how businesses can create environments and incentives which stimulate and encourage creativity and innovation.

BUSDEV 715
15 Points

Contemporary Marketing

Explores highly dynamic business environments and how ongoing digital transformation creates dramatic changes in the role of marketing. Develops an understanding of how collaboration with various stakeholders (e.g. customers, partners and competitors) can create and sustain value. Focuses on the theory and practice of contemporary marketing.

Restriction: BUSADMIN 762, 772

BUSDEV 721
15 Points

Innovation Management and Strategy

Examines various sources of innovation and the capabilities, processes and challenges of managing innovation and embedding it across an organisation. Focuses on the process of formulating innovation strategy and common elements of innovation strategies.

BUSDEV 722
15 Points

Product Management

Considers the product manager’s role in developing and leading product strategy, managing a product portfolio, and helping to foster innovation. Develops capabilities to foster collaboration between functions, manage projects, develop persuasive business cases, and manage products throughout their lifecycle.

BUSDEV 723
15 Points

New Product Development Processes

Develops the knowledge and capabilities to lead new product development processes and launch products into the market. Examines practices for customer insight, design, prototyping, product planning, and go-to-market strategies.

BUSDEV 724
15 Points

Designing for Sustainability

Addresses challenges in designing for sustainability, including lifetime and disposal costs, environmental and social impacts, compliance issues, and tensions between corporate responsibility and profit generation. Explores contemporary topics like eco-innovation, circular economy, and social enterprise.

BUSDEV 731
15 Points

Business Analytics

Addresses the conditions of uncertainty under which more traditional methods of business analytics cannot always be applied. Explores how effective business analysis requires a systematic and multi-disciplinary approach to help drive business success. Examines various analytical methods to aid managerial decision making.

Restriction: COMENT 708

BUSDEV 732
15 Points

Commercialising Technology

Develops frameworks to help managers understand and analyse the different stages of bringing technology to market and the associated risks and challenges. Examines how organisations set technology and commercialisation strategies and objectives and effectively manage portfolios of projects.

Restriction: COMENT 703

BUSDEV 733
15 Points

Turning Technology into IP

Clarifies the process of turning technology into intellectual property. Focuses on the different approaches, methods and processes to identify, evaluate and progress technology into intellectual property.

Restriction: COMENT 703

BUSDEV 734
15 Points

Technology Entrepreneurship

Focuses on the identification and management of strategic opportunities. Provides skills and knowledge to help managers and entrepreneurs to exploit science-based opportunities. Explores practices through which entrepreneurial action can create and capture value in new and established ventures.

Restriction: COMENT 704

BUSDEV 741
15 Points

Strategy in a Disruptive Age

Develops understanding of the nature of digitalisation, globalisation and other disruptive forces that are causing unprecedented changes in the business environment, irrespective of sector or geography. Focuses on the skills and knowledge managers require to craft and implement effective business strategies in quickly shifting conditions.

BUSDEV 742
15 Points

Competing Globally

Considers the necessity for New Zealand businesses to engage in business internationally and examines growth opportunities in global markets. Focuses on improving skills and knowledge for analysing international business environments, understanding cultural differences, and operating successfully in foreign markets.

BUSDEV 743
15 Points

Managing Change

Examines the challenges arising from businesses growth, and the consequential impact of change on which the design, culture and business processes of an organisation. Explores the implications of change and change management practices on internal and external stakeholders. Develops the skills and knowledge to help managers understand, plan and successfully navigate organisational changes.

BUSDEV 744
15 Points

Leading Business Growth

Explores the conditions under which traditional decision making methods and approaches are ineffective. Examines alternative approaches to leading business growth under uncertainty. Explores how to engage and manage stakeholders in communicating and executing high-impact decisions.

BUSDEV 780
15 Points

Personal and Team Leadership

Focuses on developing personal and team leadership capabilities within complex, uncertain and creative business contexts. Provides tools and techniques to develop leadership capabilities and self-awareness. Engages students in personal development experiences which enable them to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and encourages approaches to leadership that are well-suited to current and future work contexts.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSDEV 711-715, 721-724, 731-734, 741-744

BUSDEV 781
15 Points

Managing Collaborative Projects - Level 9

Focuses on managers’ responsibilities and challenges when leading, organising and working within collaborative projects. Explores and evaluates various distributed collaboration tools used to establish and manage project teams. Planning, control, and execution models for capstone projects are reviewed and critiqued. Develops skills in the facilitation and effective management of complex collaborations and project team-dynamics within and beyond organisational boundaries.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSDEV 711-715, 721-724, 731-734, 741-744

BUSDEV 782
30 Points

BUSDEV 782A
15 Points

BUSDEV 782B
15 Points

Capstone Project - Level 9

Working with a client’s real-world and real-time problem, students will choose, integrate, and apply theories, frameworks and tools to understand the problem, and subsequently generate and iterate possible solutions. Plans, reports and presentations will be produced and communicated with the intention of informing and influencing clients and affected stakeholders.

Prerequisite: BUSDEV 781 and 60 points from BUSDEV 711-715, 721-724, 731-734, 741-744

To complete this course students must enrol in BUSDEV 782 A and B, or BUSDEV 782

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