Digital Business (2018)

Digital Business gives students a sought-after blend of business and IT skills to prepare you for a career as a digital manager in our fast-evolving world. You will gain an understanding of the latest digital technologies, such as big data and cloud computing and how they can be used to revolutionise business operations and customer service across all industries, from banking and finance through to agriculture and healthcare.

Digital Business is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Digital Business may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Digital Business as a single major for the BBus and BMS(Hons), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Digital Business, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete DIGIB101, MGSYS101, DIGIB202, either DIGIB201 or DIGIB301, either MGSYS200 or MGSYS300, DIGIB302, DIGIB303. DIGIB304, and either MGSYS202 or MGSYS302. BBus students may count one of MNMGT395, MNMGT396 or MNMGT399 in place of either MGSYS202 or MGSYS302.

To complete Digital Business as part of a double major for the BBus, BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Digital Business, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete DIGIB101, MGSYS101, DIGIB202, either DIGIB201 or DIGIB301, either MGSYS200 or MGSYS300, DIGIB302, DIGIB303, and DIGIB304.

To complete a minor in Digital Business students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Digital Business major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete DIGIB101.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(DBus) and GradDip(DBus)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Digital Business at an advanced level in their first degree. The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for these programmes.

  • Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(DigiBus), PGDip(DigiBus), MDigiBus

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(DigiBus), PGDip(DigiBus) and MDigiBus. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(DigiBus) or PGDip(DigiBus) programmes.

    MDigiBus students normally follow either a professional or research stream and are recommended to discuss their programme with the qualification convenor. Typically, the professional stream normally requires DIGIB519, DIGIB558, and MGSYS552, and the research stream normally requires DIGIB558, DIGIB591 and MNMGT581.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business18B (Hamilton)
    Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB201Creating Value with Social Media Analytics18B (Hamilton)
    The paper offers concepts and techniques that businesses need to extract valuable hidden business insights from vast amount of social media data that can ultimately lead to good business decisions.
    DIGIB202The Techno-Savvy Business18B (Hamilton)
    The very latest digital technologies are introduced. As well as developing hands-on skills in these technologies, students are also provided the opportunity to consider how such technologies should be adopted.
    MGSYS200Tools for Managing Projects18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will develop hands on knowledge and experience into the commonly used tools for managing projects. Students will develop basic competences of several computer-based tools.
    MGSYS201Advanced Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures support the development of critical thinking skills and include many practical videos and exercises. Tutorials will focus on specialised concepts and topics. The concepts will be applied to the business context by complet...
    MRKTG204Digital Marketing and Branding18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Digital marketing applies the fundamentals of marketing to digital business through the application of digital tools and platforms. This means employing the Internet and mobile platforms to implement marketing activities.
    MSYS219Industry Experience 118C (Online)
    This paper requires a period of four to thirteen weeks work experience in an appropriate and approved host organisation with relevance to the student's degree and major. Investigation of three research topics supports the academic component of the paper.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS319Industry Experience 218C (Online)
    This paper requires a period of four to thirteen weeks work experience in an appropriate and approved host organisation with relevance to the student's degree and major. Investigation of three research topics supports the academic component of the paper.
    MSYS351E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
    MSYS353Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
    Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
    MSYS358E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
    MSYS366Managing Projects18A (Hamilton)
    Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
    MSYS376Operations Management18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the topic of operations management. A practical orientation is taken in the paper, with topics covered including product design, management of waiting lines, facility layout, lean production, learning curves and operations strategy.
    MSYS390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS451Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
    MSYS453Advanced Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
    Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
    MSYS458Advanced E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
    MSYS466Advanced Project Management18A (Hamilton)
    Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
    MSYS476Advanced Operations Management18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the topic of operations management. A practical orientation is taken in the paper, with topics covered including product design, management of waiting lines, facility layout, lean production, learning curves and operations strategy.
    MSYS490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
    MSYS499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS555Digital Business Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
    MSYS558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    As new electronic technologies emerge, businesses are faced with many challenges about how best to address the opportunities and threats such technologies present. This seminar and discussion based paper addresses a range of topical issues associated with digital business and the crucial role they play in the modern-day, global bu...
    MSYS559E-Business Technologies18B (Online)
    The Internet and Web technologies are driving fundamental changes in the way that businesses interact today, and e-business is booming as organisations strive to improve efficiency, enter new markets, or gain competitive advantage through improved business processes, resource management, just-in-time provisioning and business relat...
    MSYS577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains18B (Hamilton)
    Agility is at the cutting edge of supply chain management and is a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive global marketplace; and successful agile supply chains are critically dependent on E-business strategies and systems. This paper is based on foundational and current readings in supply chain strategies inc...
    MSYS599Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 August 2019 4:27pm

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