Courses - Faculty of Business And Economics


Business

Stage I

BUSINESS 101
15 Points

Business and Enterprise 1

Business involves making choices about how to create and capture value through innovation and entrepreneurship, understanding customers, and managing people and resources. The course explores how these choices are shaped by increasing market and societal emphases on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Introduces the professional skills and capabilities needed in business

Restriction: MGMT 101

BUSINESS 102
15 Points

Business and Enterprise 2

Explores and applies fundamental concepts, frameworks, and theories in entrepreneurship, marketing, and management. Emphasises the development of professional skills and capabilities by engaging students in assessing situations, proposing solutions and communicating recommendations.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 101

Restriction: BUSINESS 103, MGMT 101

BUSINESS 103
15 Points

Business and Enterprise 3

Explores and applies fundamental concepts, frameworks, and theories in entrepreneurship, marketing, and management. Continues to develop personal skills and professional capabilities by engaging students in a ‘real world’ case that requires them to assess a situation, propose solutions and communicate recommendations.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 101 and at least a Merit average across 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Business Studies or a B grade or higher in CIE Business Studies

Restriction: BUSINESS 102

BUSINESS 111
15 Points

Understanding Business

Business involves creating and capturing value through innovation and entrepreneurship. Develops an understanding of customers and markets, and the legal, economic and social environment within which business operates, nationally and globally. Develops personal and professional capabilities needed in business, including strategies to manage self and work effectively with others.

Restriction: BUSINESS 101, MGMT 101

BUSINESS 112
15 Points

Managing Sustainable Growth 1

Develops understanding of how to manage people, processes and resources for the benefit of business and society. Focuses on innovation and entrpreneuership, and the decisions and trade-offs involved in growing a business, managing customer relationships, and competing in international markets. Explores strategies to enhance productivity and ensure sustainability, and how legal tools can be used to protect value.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 101 or 111

Restriction: BUSINESS 102, 113, MGMT 101

BUSINESS 113
15 Points

Managing Sustainable Growth 2

Develops understanding of how to manage people, processes and resources for the benefit of business and society. Focuses on innovation and entrpreneuership, growing a business, managing customer relationships, competing in international markets, strategies to enhance productivity and ensure sustainability, and how to protect value. Develops professional capabilities by engaging students in assessing a ‘real world’ case and proposing solutions and recommendations. Prerequisite: A B+ or higher in BUSINESS 101 or 111 and at least a Merit average across 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Business Studies, a B grade or higher in CIE Business Studies, or 4 out of 7 in Business Management (HL) in IB

Restriction: BUSINESS 102, 112, MGMT 101

BUSINESS 114
15 Points

Accounting for Decision Making

Examines how understanding financial, non-financial and legal information is critical to business decision making. Considers the accounting and legal requirements, issues and mechanisms that impact management of an organisation. Develops skills in analysing, interpreting and communicating accounting information.

Restriction: ACCTG 101

BUSINESS 115
15 Points

Economics, Markets and Law

Considers how the economic and legal environment affects individuals, businesses, markets and the global economy. Explores the meaning and impact of price fluctuations, interest rate changes, exchange rate movements and balance of payments problems, standard of living comparisons, regional trading agreements, and regulatory and legal mechanisms and constraints.

Restriction: ECON 101, 111, 151, 151G, 191

BUSINESS 151
15 Points

BUSINESS 151G
15 Points

Communication in a Multicultural Society

Communication knowledge and skills are essential in business careers and for interpersonal and intercultural relationships. This course offers a theory-based approach combined with applied communication practices. Communication knowledge, competencies and skills are developed through exploring relationships, mediated communication, writing, team dynamics, oral presentation and technologies.

Restriction: BUSINESS 101 or 111

Restriction: BUSINESS 101, 111, 291, MGMT 291

Stage II

BUSINESS 200
15 Points

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: 15 points from BUSINESS 102, 112, 113, MGMT 101

Restriction: INTBUS 210, MGMT 231

BUSINESS 201
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 202
15 Points

Business Consulting

Teams will apply multidisciplinary knowledge to solve complex problems in business scenarios. Builds skills in interpreting and presenting business information, project management, ethical decision-making and working in teams. Develops and advances core knowledge, including goals and strategy, organisational culture and structure, marketing, legal analysis, operations and supply chain management, within a dynamic macroeconomic environment.

Prerequisite: 45 points from BUSINESS 112, 113, 114, 115 or ECON 152

BUSINESS 210
15 Points

Study Abroad 2A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Academic Head or nominee approval

BUSINESS 211
15 Points

Study Abroad 2B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Academic Head or nominee approval

BUSINESS 291
15 Points

Communication Processes

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: 15 points from BUSINESS 102, 112, 113, 192, MGMT 101, 192

Restriction: MGMT 291

Stage III

BUSINESS 300
15 Points

Directed Study

BUSINESS 301
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 302
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 303
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 307
15 Points

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

BUSINESS 308
30 Points

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

BUSINESS 310
15 Points

Study Abroad 3A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Academic Head or nominee approval

BUSINESS 311
15 Points

Study Abroad 3B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Academic Head or nominee approval

BUSINESS 312
15 Points

Study Abroad 3C

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Academic Head or nominee approval

BUSINESS 328
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 30 points in Management or International Business or Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Restriction: BUSINESS 309

BUSINESS 350
15 Points

Business Simulation

An integrated team-based capstone experience based on a business simulation requiring students to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively as they engage in strategic decision-making.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 202 and 45 points at Stage III from BCom courses

Restriction: BUSINESS 351-353

BUSINESS 351
15 Points

Industry Case

A challenging ‘real world’ business case project requiring demonstration of personal and professional skills as teams assess a situation, propose solutions and communicate recommendations.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 202 and 45 points at Stage III from BCom courses

Restriction: BUSINESS 350, 352, 353

BUSINESS 352
15 Points

Internship and Report

A project-based internship with a company or other appropriate organisation requiring written and oral reports of findings.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 202 and 45 points at Stage III from BCom courses

Restriction: BUSINESS 350, 351, 353

BUSINESS 353
15 Points

Research Project

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 202 and a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher in 45 points at Stage III from BCom courses

Restriction: BUSINESS 350, 351, 352

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

BUSINESS 704
15 Points

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.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 710

Restriction: MKTG 703, 704

BUSINESS 705
15 Points

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.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 710 or PSYCH 744

Restriction: MKTG 703, 704

BUSINESS 708
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 709
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 710
15 Points

Conducting Research

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.

BUSINESS 711
15 Points

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

An advanced seminar on recent developments in the application of quantitative methods in business research.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 704, 710, or Head of Department approval

BUSINESS 712
15 Points

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

An advanced seminar on recent developments in the application of qualitative methods in business research.

Prerequisite: BUSINESS 705, 710, or Head of Department approval

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