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Management

115.013 Foundation Management 15 credits
An introduction to the key principles and practices of management and the business environment with a particular focus on business in New Zealand.

Economics

115.014 Foundation Economics 15 credits
An introduction to fundamental concepts in Economics.

Finance

115.015 Foundation Financial Literacy 15 credits
An introduction to key financial literacy concepts and the application of those concepts to a wide variety of situations including the workplace and business environments.

Business

115.109 Introduction to Business Analytics 15 credits
An introduction to internal and external organisational data, mechanisms to obtain, analyse and interpret that data, and performance indicators used to define and assess the operational and financial viability of a business.
115.111 Strategic Workplace Communication 15 credits
This course covers principles and techniques of strategic workplace communication.
115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits
An introduction to how accounting information is used for planning, monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.

Economics

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits
The course examines the nature of the contemporary economic environment in which businesses operate, and considers how economics can aid in business decision-making.

Finance

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits
This course introduces analytical techniques for evaluating personal and business investment and financing decisions, including coverage of the context and environment in which these decisions are made.

Management

115.115 Management in Context 15 credits
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of management and organisations in the contemporary context.

Marketing

115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
The course provides an understanding of the core concepts and practices of marketing.

Business Law

115.211 Business Law 15 credits
The course will encompass an introduction to the key elements of the law within which business operates in New Zealand from a practical perspective.

Management

115.212 Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork 15 credits
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of leadership and teamwork.

Business

115.250 Practice to Innovation 60 credits
A work placement, developing innovation and entrepreneurship thinking, competencies and practice.
115.277 Special Topic 15 credits
115.287 Special Topic 6 credits
115.316 Special Topic 15 credits
115.319 Special Topic 15 credits
115.377 Special Topic 15 credits
115.387 Special Topic 6 credits
115.388 Internship in Business 30 credits
Provides an individual practical experience in business, linking theory to practice. It consists of a period of supervised study and practical experience in an area related to individual disciplinary and professional interests.

Management

115.389 Business Internship 15 credits
This course provides an individual practical experience in business in which students deliver a set project in a business, linking theory to practice.

Business

115.709 Applied Personal Leadership 15 credits
An advanced-level study of leadership theory and practice. The course provides a particular focus on preparing students for senior leadership roles.
115.710 Governance and Responsibility 15 credits
A reconciliation of global best practices in Governance with corporate reality today, including a practical approach to ethical decision-making at governance level and managing for sustainability, in organisations of all kinds and sizes.
115.721 Business Law and Ethics 15 credits
A study of the external legal and ethical environments of business and the relevant issues with which business managers must deal.
115.723 Accounting I 15 credits
A course designed to explain the accounting function from a management perspective. Students will be able to apply the models of accounting activities to a business context.
115.724 Business Finance 15 credits
A course covering the corporate finance function in business, dealing with the sourcing of funds to establish and expand the application of those funds in pursuing the goals of the organisation. Particular attention is given to valuing financial assets, to investment and capital budgeting decisions, to the capital structure, and to working capital management.
115.725 Leadership and People 15 credits
A study of organisational behaviour theory and practice in the contemporary environment. The course provides a particular focus on the fundamental knowledge and skills involved in management, leadership and teamwork.
115.726 Marketing 15 credits
A study of the marketing function in business, including a range of marketing tools and techniques and their application to marketing situations.
115.728 Contemporary Strategy 15 credits
This course examines the purpose, processes and practices of strategic planning and execution in organisations. Contemporary strategic challenges are examined.
115.732 Operations and Logistics 15 credits
This course examines the operations management function and its links to organisational strategic objectives. This course explores how organisations can leverage their operational capabilities to create value and achieve competitive advantage.
115.735 Applied Business Research 15 credits
This course provides students with an applied understanding of the role and techniques of business research.
115.736 Business Development 15 credits
An applied course of study in Business Development focusing on the future direction of an organisation or one of its divisions.
115.739 Special Topic I 15 credits
115.740 Special Topic II 15 credits
115.743 Information, Technology and e-Commerce 15 credits
A study of the nature and role of information and communication technology, e-commerce and social media in business.
115.745 Economics - Applied and International 15 credits
This course includes a contemporary survey of microeconomics and macroeconomics relevant to the central functions of international business.
115.758 Interpersonal Communication at Work 15 credits
An introduction to the theory and practice of interpersonal communication.
115.759 Current Issues in Business 15 credits
Comprehensive examination of contemporary business issues providing a contextual platform for further study of business specialisations.
115.764 Leadership and Teamwork 15 credits
Applied and experiential study of leading and working in teams, and the interpersonal communication skills required to be successful.
115.765 Managing People and Organisations 15 credits
Applied study of the behaviour and management of people and organisations in the contemporary business environment.
115.766 Managing Financial Resources 15 credits
The study of corporate finance and accounting functions in business, including the analysis, sourcing, and use of funds in the pursuit of organisational goals.
115.768 Marketing Analysis and Strategy 15 credits
A study of marketing strategies, practices and analytical methods, including a range of marketing tools, techniques and research methods.
115.769 Business Economics 15 credits
Study of core micro- and macro-economic principles and how these can be used in a business environment to enable effective decision making.
115.774 Operations and Supply Chain Management 15 credits
This course examines operations management functions and methods in pursuit of sustainable organisational effectiveness.

Business Law

115.775 Business Law 15 credits
A study of the legal system and selected areas of business law.

Management

115.776 Advanced Leadership 60 credits
A comprehensive examination of established and emerging leadership concepts, principles, theories and philosophies, and a consideration of their impact at individual, team, and organisational levels.
115.777 Leadership Practice 60 credits
A study of the professional issues that impact on the practice of leadership. Utilising research from the field of positive psychology, each participant will identify leadership capabilities linked to self-awareness and personal growth, and assess alternative frameworks for the application of coaching and mentoring skills in an organisational setting to achieve outstanding performance.

Business

115.778 Special Topic 15 credits
115.779 Special Topic 15 credits
115.784 Balancing Innovation and Risk Management 15 credits
An applied and experiential study of the principles and practices that enable leaders to achieve the balance of innovation and risk management that enables resilient, sustainable businesses.
115.786 Special Topic 30 credits
115.790 Special Topic 30 credits
115.791 Digital Transformation 15 credits
Applied study of the use of digital technology to solve business problems and exploit new business opportunities.
115.792 Business Sustainability 15 credits
This course examines business practices that make organisations sustainable and resilient, with a particular focus on how to balance continuous innovation with good governance and risk management.
115.793 International Marketing 15 credits
A study of international marketing strategies and practices, including designing a range of marketing tools and techniques and their application to international marketing situations.
115.794 Research Report Part 1 30 credits
115.795 Research Report Part 2 30 credits
115.796 Designing Products and Services for International Markets 15 credits
Applied and experiential study of innovative product and service design to achieve differential advantage in international markets.
115.797 Research Report Part 1 15 credits
115.798 Research Report Part 2 15 credits
115.799 Digital Design and Disruption 15 credits
Applied and experiential study of how digital technologies have disrupted various industries and how businesses can design digitally based innovations to achieve competitive advantage.

Statistics

115.801 Applied Analytics Project 60 credits
Under the supervision of academic staff, students work with an external organisation on the application of computer-based analytics tools to a project in the domain of business analytics, healthcare system analytics, or public policy analytics. Special attention is given to privacy and ethical considerations, and to the (visual) communication of results.
115.802 Applied Analytics Project Part 1 30 credits
Under the supervision of academic staff, students work with an external organisation on the application of computer-based analytics tools to a project in the domain of business analytics, healthcare system analytics, or public policy analytics. Special attention is given to privacy and ethical considerations, and to the (visual) communication of results.
115.803 Applied Analytics Project Part 2 30 credits
Under the supervision of academic staff, students work with an external organisation on the application of computer-based analytics tools to a project in the domain of business analytics, healthcare system analytics, or public policy analytics. Special attention is given to privacy and ethical considerations, and to the (visual) communication of results.

Business

115.810 Strategic Business in the Global Market 30 credits
This course includes guided field visits to international businesses. Students integrate and apply knowledge from diverse business functions to enhance their understanding of business models and value creation in global business.
115.811 Strategic Complexities in International Business 30 credits
This course includes a self-initiated study of international businesses. Students integrate and apply knowledge from diverse business functions to enhance their understanding of business models and value creation in global business.
115.812 Action Learning Project 30 credits
Supervised team-based project focused on deliverable improvement of practices in an existing business or development of a new business opportunity, drawing on knowledge from multiple business disciplines.
115.821 Strategic Management and International Business 30 credits
This course requires students to integrate and apply knowledge from diverse business functions to enhance understanding of business models and value creation in global business.
115.822 Applied Research Project 30 credits
Independent supervised research project on a topic approved by the MBA Director, directed towards the improvement of business practice.

Management

115.877 Leadership Practice Report 60 credits
A practical consideration of the organisation as a learning environment to enhance the students' capabilities, skills, competencies and employability through a real-world experience as part of their ongoing education.

Business

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a thesis for examination.
115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a thesis for examination.
115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.
115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.
115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.
115.897 Thesis Part 1 60 credits
115.898 Thesis Part 2 60 credits
115.901 Advanced Research Seminar 30 credits
This course will provide students with an intensive course in research methodologies. It is intended to provide the knowledge of technique and the analytical skills required for intensive and rigorous research. It will also act as a building block for the successful completion of the doctoral programme.
115.902 Advanced Studies in Business and Administration 30 credits
The current state of theory and practice in the generic field of Business and Administration will inform the content of this course. It will also focus on cognate studies in corporate governance, organisational strategy, organisational change, leadership and structural change.
115.903 Advanced Directed Study in Business and Administration 30 credits
This course links directly to the methodology course above. Its purpose is to provide the technical integration of the design, production and intellectual defence of each candidate's thesis proposal. It will also act as the vehicle for any pilot studies that will assist in the proposal development (P 115.901 Advanced Research Seminar).
115.910 Special Topic in an Appropriate Disciplinary Area 30 credits
A learning environment is provided in this course to enable students to develop critical and reflective practice in a discipline of their choice as a preliminary step to commencing thesis work. Opportunities will be given to apply the processes of inquiry, formal critique, advocacy and action. Particular attention will be given to the gaining of additional perspectives on prevailing practice and policy within the area of disciplinary choice.
115.999 Thesis 120 credits

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