Courses - Faculty of Business And Economics


Business Management

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

BUSMGT 701
7.5 Points

Professional Development Module 1

Establishes an understanding of self as an individual within a personal, cultural and ‘emerging-professional’ context. Provides opportunities for the development of applied communication skills and personal career planning strategies to become an agile, reflective professional.

BUSMGT 702
7.5 Points

Professional Development Module 2

Develops key interpersonal strategies and skills to manage self and function effectively and cooperatively as a professional in a range of business environments. Builds on personal and professional goals focussing on the presentation of self to the market place.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 701

Restriction: BUSMGT 705

BUSMGT 703
7.5 Points

Professional Development Module 3

Engages the emerging manager in developing skills and capabilities that will enhance the ability to work effectively and manage others including cross-border contexts. Focuses on the application of tools and models to develop an understanding of the complexity of organisational contexts and the challenges and issues which confront managers.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 702

BUSMGT 704
7.5 Points

Professional Development Module 4

Focuses on the development of advanced professional attributes which are essential to leadership including influencing others and managing change. Creates understanding of an entrepreneurial mind-set and emphasises techniques for identifying and evaluating business opportunities. Develops skills and competencies including advanced communication through the critical analysis of applied scenarios.

Restriction: BUSMGT 706

BUSMGT 705
7.5 Points

Professional Development Module 2

Develops key interpersonal strategies and skills to manage self and function effectively and cooperatively as a professional in a range of business environments. Builds on personal and professional goals focussing on the presentation of self to the market place.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 701

Restriction: BUSMGT 702

BUSMGT 706
7.5 Points

Professional Development Module 4

Focuses on the development of advanced professional attributes which are essential to leadership including influencing others and managing change. Creates understanding of an entrepreneurial mind-set and emphasises techniques for identifying and evaluating business opportunities. Develops skills and competencies including advanced communication through the critical analysis of applied scenarios.

Restriction: BUSMGT 704

BUSMGT 711
15 Points

Managing People and Organisations

Focuses on the foundations of organisational behaviour and managing within the workplace. Examines the challenges that managers and leaders face in managing people and organisations.

BUSMGT 712
15 Points

Principles of Business Analytics

Focuses on fact-based and data driven-decision making in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Introduces and examines tools and approaches to support decision making through an understanding of data and structured thinking.

BUSMGT 713
15 Points

Financial Reporting and Control

Focuses on essential accounting knowledge for effective resource allocation and for quantifying, assessing, and communicating information about the health of the enterprise.

BUSMGT 714
15 Points

Economics for Managers

Examines attributes and behaviours of consumers, firms, markets and institutions and their impacts on the macroeconomy. Focuses on the micro- and macro-economic aspects of market actors from a managerial perspective.

BUSMGT 715
15 Points

Corporate and Marketing Strategy

Focuses on the core components of corporate strategy such as strategy development, diversification, and corporate portfolio management. Examines key elements of marketing strategy such as market defining, segmenting, targeting, positioning and branding.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711-714, with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 716
15 Points

Strategy Capstone

Examines the logics and processes of strategy formulation and implementation. The course involves extensive business situation case analysis and a 'real world' business project requiring creative and innovative recommendations typical for a capstone experience.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 717
15 Points

Strategic Management

Advanced analysis of corporate and competitive strategy with a focus on innovation, diversification and strategic change. Uses a case-based approach to evaluate the strengths and limitations of different perspectives for creating an appropriate strategy.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 718
15 Points

Business Analytics

Focuses on fact-based and data driven-decision making in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Examines decision biases and tools to overcome decision making under VUCA, particularly through critical and structured thinking.

BUSMGT 722
15 Points

Innovation and Value Creation

Focuses on how entrepreneurs and organisations create and capture value through innovation. Examines the different paths for creating value from innovation, and the role of the market and how organisations can manage innovation processes in house and in collaboration with other organisations.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 723
15 Points

Leadership and Governance

Focuses on the choices organisations and their leaders make to maximise organisational effectiveness. Integrating leadership theory with legal, ethical, cultural, and stakeholder viewpoints a particular emphasis is given to the leadership roles of CEO’s and Corporate Directors in the determination of governance processes.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 724
15 Points

Global Operations Management

Advanced analysis of global operations management. Evaluates the design, management, and improvement of operations in goods and services organisations and critiques strategies to improve global supply chain performance.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 725
15 Points

Entrepreneurship and Global Venture Creation

Focuses on how entrepreneurs capture value from new ideas and create new ventures. Explores models and frameworks for evaluating and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities including decision-making, market validation, financing and marketing.

BUSMGT 731
15 Points

Financial Reporting and Accounting

Provides overview of financial accounting principles within New Zealand and the understanding and application of New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards. Focuses on the role of financial statements play in investment, analysis and contracting decisions.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 732
15 Points

Business Finance

Examines the functions of the markets for real and financial assets, and their valuation. Focuses on the various techniques that financial managers can create wealth for shareholders and stakeholders.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 733
15 Points

Analysing Financial Statements

Advanced analysis of financial statements and the assessments of an organisation's performance. Evaluates tools and techniques used to measure and assess risk and value through an applied project.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 734
15 Points

Strategic Management Accounting

Critically analyses the role of strategic management accounting in facilitating strategic decision making and sustainable value creation. Evaluates strategic cost management tools and techniques, budgetary control systems and performance measurement through an applied project.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 735
15 Points

Management Accounting

Design and management of revenue and cost management systems. Analysis of Budgets and standards, costing system, cost systems for decision-making and control, performance appraisal, and contemporary related issues.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 741
15 Points

International Business Environment

Provides an understanding of macro-environment issues that businesses operating internationally face. Develops students' analytical thinking and decision making skills with the use of analytical tools and case studies.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

Restriction: INTBUS 723

BUSMGT 742
15 Points

International Trade and Finance

Provides an understanding of the trade and financial environments within which organisations operate. Focuses on the challenges organisations face when making business decisions with regard to international trade and finance.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 724, 741, 751, 761 with at least a B average

Restriction: INTBUS 725

BUSMGT 743
15 Points

Competing in Asia

Develops highly specialised knowledge about the changing institutional and business environments in key economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Requires independent research and analysis to critically evaluate the implications of such changes for innovation, business strategy and understanding customers.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 724, 741, 751, 752, 754, 761, with at least a B grade average

Restriction: INTBUS 727

BUSMGT 751
15 Points

Marketing Management

Focuses on the core concepts and principles of marketing theory and practice using examples from New Zealand and overseas.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B– average

BUSMGT 752
15 Points

Understanding Consumers

Explores the consumer perspective in marketing with an overview of the theories that explain consumption and the research methods that generate insights that firms can use.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B– average

BUSMGT 753
15 Points

Contemporary Marketing

Development and evaluation of contemporary marketing issues and strategies.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 711–714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 754
15 Points

Marketing Communications

Analysis of the individual components of the marketing communications mix. Critically evaluates the role of marketing communications in supporting brand, product and service strategy.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B– average

BUSMGT 755
15 Points

Strategic Digital Marketing

Examines current and emerging research in marketing communications and evaluates contemporary practice. Focuses on the effective integration of digital strategies in marketing planning, implementation and practice.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 751, 752, 754, 761 with at least a B grade average

BUSMGT 756
15 Points

Advertising, Branding, and PR

Develops the essential frameworks and tools for operating in specialised marketing agencies such as advertising, branding, media, PR, or similar. Examines the work of marketing agencies, and equips students with a mobile repertoire of practical skills required by marketing agencies.

BUSMGT 761
15 Points

International Human Resource Management

Examines the management of international workforces in multinational corporations. Explores the impact of culture on managing people in cross-border contexts.

BUSMGT 762
15 Points

Human Resource Policy and Practice

Evaluates the policies and practices involved in the core processes of HRM and builds students professional skills in assisting organisations to design and implement these policies and practices effectively.

Prerequisite: BUSMGT 711-714 with a B– average or higher

BUSMGT 771
15 Points

Extended Enterprise Operations

Examines cross-functional and inter-organisational business processes, systems, and technologies to enhance supply chain performance. Considers analysis, design, implementation, and configuration.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 772
15 Points

Supply Chain Management

Using quantitative models and qualitative understanding, the course explores the essential components of a supply chain– inventory, logistics and transportation. Considers supply chain dynamics, risk management, collaboration, and sustainability, and the trade-offs inherent in supply chain decisions

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 773
15 Points

Strategic Sourcing

Considers analysis, planning, management, and improvement of the sourcing/procurement function in businesses. Special attention is given to Supplier Selection and Relationship Management, Negotiation, Co-ordination and Collaboration, and Supply Chain Financing. The course uses both qualitative and quantitative models.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 774
15 Points

Global Operations

Advanced analysis of global operations management through an understanding of process capacity and constraints, and risks and benefits of lean processes. Considers operational, ethical, and sustainability issues in managing global trade networks and global operations teams.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B- average

BUSMGT 775
15 Points

Supply Chain Strategy

Presents the development and implementation of strategies for enhancing supply chain performance. Explores competitive issues, tradeoffs and performance metrics, along with supply chain alignment and design, ICT, integration and strategic partnerships. There will be a focus on sustainable supply chain management and an extension to humanitarian logistics.

Prerequisite: 60 points from BUSMGT 711-714 with at least a B- average

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