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 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, 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: BUSINESS 102 or MGMT 101

Restriction: MGMT 231, INTBUS 210

BUSINESS 201
15 Points

Special Topic

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: BUSINESS 101 and 102, or BUSINESS 191 and 192, or MGMT 191 and 192, or MGMT 101

Restriction: MGMT 291

Stage III

BUSINESS 301
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 302
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 303
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 304
15 Points

Strategic Management

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

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

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

Restriction: MKTG 703, 704

BUSINESS 708
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 709
15 Points

Special Topic

BUSINESS 710
15 Points

Research Design

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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