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Management

115.013 Foundation Management15 credits
An introduction to the key principles and practices of management and the business environment with a particular focus on business in New Zealand.

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Economics

115.014 Foundation Economics15 credits
An introduction to fundamental concepts in Economics.

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Finance

115.015 Foundation Financial Literacy15 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.

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Business

115.100 Journalism Technology Practices15 credits
Develop information gathering and recording skills including the ability to take shorthand at no less than 80 wpm and type at 30 wpm or more.

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115.109 Introduction to Business Data Analysis15 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.

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115.111 Strategic Workplace Communication15 credits
This course covers principles and techniques of strategic workplace communication.

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115.112 Accounting for Business15 credits
An introduction to how accounting information is used for planning, monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.

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Economics

115.113 Economics of Business15 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.

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Finance

115.114 Finance Fundamentals15 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.

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Management

115.115 Management in Context15 credits
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of management and organisations in the contemporary context.

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Marketing

115.116 Introduction to Marketing15 credits
The course provides an understanding of the core concepts and practices of marketing.

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Business Law

115.211 Business Law15 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.

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Management

115.212 Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork15 credits
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of leadership and teamwork.

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Business

115.277 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.287 Special Topic6 credits
 

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115.288 Special Topic12 credits
 

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115.301 Public Sector Human Resource Management15 credits
This course deals with the knowledge and skills usually required for the human resource responsibilities in contemporary public sector line management. Emphasis is given to linking human resource practice to the strategy of the student's employing organisation.

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115.302 Public Sector Policy Management15 credits
This course consists of a systematic examination of the policy environment, policy development processes, ethics in policy advice and management of policy development. Skills in these areas are developed by practical exercises relating to the students' own work environment.

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115.303 Public Sector Financial Management15 credits
This course introduces the principles, practices and techniques of financial management as they apply for public sector line managers. This includes the development and use of financial reports in management decision-making; performance monitoring and external reporting.

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115.304 Public Sector Planning Management15 credits
This course starts from the perspective of the desired future position and works back to the present to define those aspects to be changed. This is done in the context of public sector environments and processes. Planning skills are developed by exercises relating to the students' work environment.

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115.305 Public Sector Service Delivery Management15 credits
This course examines service delivery to public sector clients. Emphasis is on the complexities of customer service in areas with multiple public objectives.

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115.306 Special Topic in Public Sector Management (Practicum) (A)15 credits
 

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115.307 Public Sector Evaluation Management15 credits
This course examines the required characteristics for the evaluation of public sector quality performance. Evaluation skills are developed by exercises.

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115.308 Nga Ahuatanga (Contemporary Māori Development)15 credits
This course examines four interfaces between the public sector and te ao Māori : - Tikanga and te reo Māori - The Treaty of Waitangi - Māori organisational arrangements - Contemporary Māori development. For each theme the aim is both the acquisition of knowledge and development of relevant skills.

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115.309 Special Topic in Public Sector Management (Practicum) (B)15 credits
 

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115.310 Public Sector Reform and Change Management15 credits
The changing role of government, shifting relationships between public and private organisations, the growing interdependence of nations and regions and increasing fiscal constraints are all pressures for reform in the public sector. Managers can respond better if they understand these pressures and how they might be managed. This course considers these pressures for change and how managers in the public sector might respond.

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115.311 Human Resource Management in Local Government15 credits
This course deals with the knowledge and skills usually required for the human resource responsibilities in contemporary local government line management. Emphasis is given to linking human resource practice to the strategy of the student's employing organisation.

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115.312 Policy Management in Local Government15 credits
This course consists of a systematic examination of the policy environment, policy development processes, ethics in policy advice, and management of policy development. Skills in these areas are developed by practical exercises relating to the students' own work environment. Local government circumstances are emphasized.

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115.313 Financial Management in Local Government15 credits
This course introduces the principles, practices and techniques of financial management as they apply for public sector line managers. This includes the development and use of financial reports in management decision-making, performance monitoring and external reporting. Local government circumstances are emphasized.

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115.314 Planning Management in Local Government15 credits
This course starts from the perspective of the desired future position and works back to the present to define those aspects to be changed. This is done in the context of local government environments and processes. Planning skills are developed by exercises relating to the students' work environment.

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115.315 Service Delivery Management in Local Government15 credits
This course examines service delivery to local government clients. Emphasis is on the complexities of customer service in areas with multiple public objectives. Local government circumstances are emphasized.

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115.316 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.317 Evaluation Management in Local Government15 credits
This course examines the required characteristics for the evaluation of local government quality performance. Evaluation skills are developed by exercises.

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115.319 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.377 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.387 Special Topic6 credits
 

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115.388 Internship in Business30 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.

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Management

115.389 Business Internship15 credits
This course provides an individual practical experience in business, linking theory to practice.

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115.720 MBA Special Topic18 credits
 

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115.721 Business Law and Ethics15 credits
A study of the external legal and ethical environments of business and the relevant issues with which business managers must deal.

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115.723 Accounting I15 credits
A course designed to explain the accounting function from a management perspective. The course will cover; (a) the key relationships between wealth, the measurement of wealth and change in wealth which are a function of organisational purpose, products and strategies; (b) data capture, processing and reporting which enable monitoring of progress toward and enhance prospects of achieving objectives; (c) benchmarking for improving organisational performance improvement and the use and misuse of comparison as a means of assessment; (d) compliance and organisational constraints on reporting to external stakeholders; and (e) other contemporary issues in accounting and management.

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115.724 Business Finance15 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.

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115.725 Leadership and People15 credits
A study of the behaviour of people in the work environment, including issues of organisational structure and management theory together with issues of motivation, communication, leadership, decision-making, career development, power and organisational change.

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115.726 Marketing15 credits
A study of the marketing function in business, including a range of marketing tools and techniques and their application to marketing situations.

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115.727 Entrepreneurship and Innovation15 credits
A study of the theory and practice of entrepreneurship with special reference to the overall business sector. The course will examine the dimensions of innovation and entrepreneurship with emphasis on the entrepreneur's contribution to existing organisations and new ventures.

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115.728 Contemporary Strategy15 credits
The course examines the process of strategic policy and decision-making in organisations and includes a study of legal, political, behavioural and environmental factors that influence the process. The systems and techniques of strategic planning and decision-making are examined in the context of the business organisation.

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115.731 Change Management15 credits
An advanced study of models, management processes and research on implementing, monitoring and evaluating organisational change.

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115.732 Operations and Logistics15 credits
A study of the Operations Management function, including manufacturing and processing systems; productivity, quality management and leading-edge techniques in the optimisation of systems and physical resources.

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115.735 Applied Business Research15 credits
This course provides students with an applied understanding of the role and techniques of business research.

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115.736 Business Development15 credits
An applied course of study in Business Development focusing on the future direction of an organisation or one of its divisions.

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115.738 Corporate Governance Best Practice15 credits
An introduction to the duties, responsibilities, best practices and dynamics of governance roles across the spectrum of private, public and institutional organisations.

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115.739 Special Topic I15 credits
 

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115.740 Special Topic II15 credits
 

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115.743 Information, Technology and e-Commerce15 credits
A study of the nature and role of information and communication technology, e-commerce and social media in business.

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115.745 Economics - Applied and International15 credits
An examination of the theory and functions of the economic systems of selected nations of differing political systems. The course includes a survey of microeconomics and macroeconomics relevant to the central functions of international business. Included is the impact of national economic policy on corporate decision-making, market structures, foreign trade and corporate performance. Topics studied intensively will be based upon the economic issues and the frontiers of knowledge at the time and place the course is offered.

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115.749 Cross-Cultural Decision-Making and Negotiation15 credits
A study of the purposes, concepts and practices of decision-making and negotiating across cultures, with specific reference to international business. Cultural influences on individual and group behaviour are examined, as are relationships, status, power, national and corporate culture, rituals and rules, social structure. The function and practice of negotiation are defined and studied. Case studies and other methods are used to assist understanding of effective cross-cultural decision-making and negotiation techniques.

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115.750 Investments and Risk15 credits
The course includes a study of the nature, role and practice of competition and risk in business on national and international levels.

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115.755 International Research Project15 credits
This course provides students with an opportunity to determine a business research problem, specify it precisely, carry out a literature review, determine appropriate methodology within a research plan, and give a presentation that invites feedback on the most appropriate means of solving the research problem identified.

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115.756 Special Topic15 credits
A course relevant to international business offered from time to time on the basis of the academic or professional needs of individuals or groups.

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115.760 Public Sector Evaluation15 credits
This course explains the importance of evaluation for setting directions in the public sector, how to categorise situations and to match evaluation techniques to those situations. Evaluation ethics are explored. Evaluation skills are developed by exercises.

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115.762 Developing Public Policy15 credits
This course explains the public sector policy process, from identification of desired outcomes, through the policy development processes, up to the decision stage. The emphasis is on process leadership and management, with practical guidance on linking policy to outcomes and getting acceptance of proposals.

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115.763 Public Sector Principles, Reform and Emerging Directions15 credits
This course explores the public sector environment; its historical and theoretical foundations, the conventions and law that govern its operation, its economic significance, contemporary issues of structure and operation, and evolving concepts of public sector reform. Perspective is provided by international comparisons.

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Management

115.776 Advanced Leadership60 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.

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115.777 Leadership Practice60 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.

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Business

115.778 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.779 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.780 Special Topic MBA18 credits
 

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115.781 Special Topic MBA18 credits
 

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115.782 Special Topic MBA18 credits
 

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115.785 Special Topic3 credits
 

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115.786 Special Topic30 credits
 

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115.787 Special Topic6 credits
 

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115.789 Special Topic15 credits
 

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115.790 Special Topic30 credits
 

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115.794 Research Report Part 130 credits
 

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115.795 Research Report Part 230 credits
 

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115.797 Research Report Part 115 credits
 

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115.798 Research Report Part 215 credits
 

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Public Policy

115.801 Applied Analytics Project60 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.

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Business

115.821 Strategic Management and International Leadership30 credits
This course uses cases from real organisations in New Zealand and abroad which require strategic integration and application of knowledge across all of the business functions with a focus on business models and value creation. The course includes a mandatory international study tour.

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115.822 Applied Research Project30 credits
Independent supervised research project on a topic approved by the MBA Director, directed towards the improvement of business practice.

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Management

115.877 Leadership Practice Report60 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.

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115.890 90 Cr Thesis90 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a thesis for examination.

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115.891 Thesis Part 145 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a thesis for examination.

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115.892 Thesis Part 245 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.

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115.894 Research Report Part 130 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.

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115.895 Research Report Part 230 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.

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115.897 Thesis Part 160 credits
 

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115.898 Thesis Part 260 credits
 

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115.901 Advanced Research Seminar30 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.

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115.902 Advanced Studies in Business and Administration30 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.

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115.903 Advanced Directed Study in Business and Administration30 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).

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115.910 Special Topic in an Appropriate Disciplinary Area30 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.

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115.999 Thesis120 credits
 

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