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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.
115.016 Academic English 15 credits
Academic English provides an opportunity for students to explore, respond to, analyse and produce a range of academic and non-academic texts. Through reading, viewing, writing, listening, speaking, and using information and communication technologies (ICT), the course develops students' confidence and competence in using the English language; their understanding of how different text-types are constructed for academic purposes and audiences; and their competence in key academic literacies required for undergraduate studies.
115.017 Information Technology for Academic Studies 15 credits
In this course, students extend their competence with technology applications relevant to their academic studies. Students will particularly develop their capacity to identify problems that may benefit from a technological solution and identify which solution would be best in the specific context.
115.018 Introduction to Academic Communications 15 credits
This course enables students to develop the oral and written skills that are required for tertiary level studies. It includes the skills and knowledge required to efficiently gather, organise and present information. Students will learn effective strategies to research and analyse information from a variety of sources and present that information in written and oral formats.
115.019 Socio-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand 15 credits
This course provides students with an introduction to the socio-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand as a nation and how this impacts on people, organisations and businesses. It explores multiple perspectives and lenses in approaching questions of culture and society (particularly te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā). The course explores the principles and application of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi to society, business and organisational contexts.
115.020 Accounting Fundamentals 15 credits
This course introduces students to accounting concepts and practices including the recording of business events in an accounting worksheet and the preparation of primary accounting reports.
115.021 Economics Fundamentals 15 credits
This course provides an introduction to the vital role of economics in the functioning and wellbeing of societies. This course will equip students with knowledge of the basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
115.022 Mathematics Fundamentals 15 credits
This course equips students with knowledge of mathematical concepts and tools to foster their problem-solving skills. This unit covers the foundational themes of algebra, consumer and financial arithmetic and statistics to give students a preparation for entry into further studies, particularly in business disciplines.
115.023 Management Fundamentals 15 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of the role of management within various types of businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider trading community. It provides an overview of the influencing factors to be considered by managers.

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 Communication Theory and Practice 15 credits
This course identifies key theories and strategies to enhance written, oral, visual, and interpersonal communication for different purposes and audiences. Students explore, discuss, critique, and practise communication for a business and global environment and recognise how world views, culture, and contexts shape 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 for 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

115.120 Personal Development and Competence 15 credits
This course develops personal attributes associated with professions, careers and employment.  It develops student's personal awareness, self-reflection and evaluation competences through the lens of 'employability' and career orientation. This course is designed to take students through a process of self-assessment and career exploration, and to develop students' self-awareness and personal PR narrative. They will learn to discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a wide range of possible roles, to build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible manner to potential employers.
115.121 Skills and Communication for Academic Success 15 credits
This course develops many of the thinking, writing and oral presentation skills that students need for success in academic studies and in employment. The course develops competence in the skills essential to writing for assessment, including summarising texts, utilising appropriate sources and evidence, critiquing arguments, taking notes, and referencing. At the same time, students will be introduced to practices and approaches that contribute to successful academic and workplace environments, including: writing summaries, analysing problems, and using reflection as a tool for professional development. They will also learn how to deliver a persuasive oral presentation.

Business

115.122 Skills for Numerical Analysis 15 credits
The ability to analyse, interpret and evaluate data is integral to student success. Therefore, this course is designed to develop students the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply mathematical and statistical concepts to their numerically-based academic subjects, as well as to their future professional careers. The course will use active learning within an interactive workshop structure to teach students basic numerical problem solving, mathematical notation, summary statistics techniques, and analysis and interpretation with regard to practical problems. 
115.123 Effective Communication 15 credits
The course is based on a personalised evaluation of each student's strengths and competences in relation to English language, with each student receiving instruction in English grammar, vocabulary, and writing targeted at developing and extending them. Students will engage in topic-based workshops covering grammar, spoken English, listening, comprehension and writing tasks.  The course uses self-reflection journals to extend students through self-reflection. These activities are designed to ensure that students of differing abilities achieve at least the equivalent of a minimum of IELTS 6.0 on successful completion of the course.

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
115.319 Special Topic 15 credits
115.321 Academic Skills for Postgraduate Study 15 credits
This course develops the higher level academic skills that students utilise in final year  undergraduate and postgraduate study. Students will develop generic writing and thinking skills that will equip them for success in any tertiary learning environment. Skills include analysing and critiquing, constructing and deconstructing evidence and rhetoric, writing persuasively and powerfully through harnessing logic, structure and appropriate lexicon and word choices.  The course also develops students' capacity to translate written narratives into equally powerful oral presentations. In the process, students will learn how to undertake academic research and use evidence to support written and verbal claims.
115.322 Critical and Contextual Thinking Skills for Postgraduate Study 15 credits
This course aims to enable students to develop the critical and analytical thinking skills essential for studying at the final year of undergraduate and at postgraduate level. Students will learn to critically engage with academic reading material to examine and evaluate the argument of others. Students will learn to identify the difference between critical analysis and description and be able to better formulate an argument effectively in their own writing. Students will participate in interactive workshops to develop confidence in their ability to apply critical thinking strategies.  Students will analyse differing viewpoints, challenge the views of others and clearly communicate their own position. 
115.323 Advanced Communication for Postgraduate Study 15 credits
This course takes an andragogical approach to develop students from a range of educational backgrounds and cultures such that they can adeptly navigate differing contexts demanding diverse language competencies. The skills developed extend the ability and reach of students through the use of real-world business contexts and contexts requiring differing genres and lexicons. It equips students whose first language is not English with the necessary skills to transition successfully between different contexts as effective communicators.
115.324 Intercultural Competence 15 credits
This course will provide students with an understanding of how to interact, participate and communicate effectively in Aotearoa New Zealand. Emphasis will be placed on providing students with opportunities to understand their own culture, develop meaningful and empathic understandings of other cultures (with reference to Aotearoa New Zealand) and how they relate to each other.  This course will also develop knowledge, understanding and intercultural communication skills that will enable students to participate effectively in a range of personal and professional contexts. 
115.377 Special Topic 15 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
115.784 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 Global Business 15 credits
A study of global trade practices and marketing strategies, including a range of trading tools, systems and techniques and their application to international marketing situations.
115.796 Designing Globally Competitive Products and Services 15 credits
An applied and experiential study of innovative products and service design to achieve differential advantages for trading in global markets.
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 Introduction to Applied Doctoral Research 30 credits
The course introduces doctoral-level research of an applied nature to students undertaking postgraduate research studies and who are working towards confirmation of candidature.
115.902 Understanding Applied Research Design and Research Methodologies 30 credits
Students will critically engage with research design and methodologies relevant to the social sciences. They will consider quantitative and qualitative perspectives and will ethically explore relevant evidence or data-gathering methods and analysis.
115.903 Writing a Literature Review 30 credits
Students will initially be introduced to the purpose and structure of a literature review and its role in the identification and specification of a research problem. Argumentative and critical writing are covered.
115.910 The Research Proposal 30 credits
Students will be introduced to the components and requirements of a research proposal that will support progression into Part B of the DBA and the undertaking of their DBA research
115.999 Thesis 120 credits