Leadership Communication (2018)

Leadership Communication prepares students for careers in public relations, communication consulting, politics, professional writing, or any kind of leadership or managerial role in business and the community. The best leaders are outstanding communicators, who possess the skills to empower and influence other people in the workplace. They can manage teams of individuals to perform at their best, and play an important role in helping organisations make strategic changes.

Leadership Communication is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Leadership Communication, students must complete 60 points from Leadership Communication papers, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete LCOMM101.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Leadership Communication major in 2019. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the BCS(Hons), PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS

    Leadership Communication may be taken as a subject for the BCS(Hons).

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the PGCert(LComm) or PGDip(LComm) programmes.

    MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of LCOMM590, LCOMM591, LCOMM592, LCOMM593, or LCOM594; and 60 points from LCOMM502, LCOMM583 and LCOMM584.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM101Introduction to Leadership Communication18A (Hamilton)
    By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
    LCOMM102Communication in an Online Society18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to communication practices, concepts, and issues that they are likely to encounter as citizens, communicating professionals, community members, and participants in a highly mediated online world.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM200Management Communication18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the processes by which managers communicate with those inside and outside their organisation. It explores managers' main communicative practices and introduces students to some of the major theories underlying management communication as an area of study.
    LCOMM201Professional Speaking18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This highly practical paper focuses on the skills, principles, and practices of developing and delivering professional speeches and presentations across a wide range of professional purposes and contexts.
    LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in face-to-face and online professional contexts.
    LCOMM203Communication Consulting18A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the use of action research methodology for identifying communication/marketing strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in various organisations including business, government and non-profits. Needs assessments and interventions are covered.
    LCOMM205Leadership Communication18A (Hamilton)
    Who you are influences who you are as a leader. It is everyone's business whether it involves family, school, sport, volunteer teams, or full-time employment. This paper looks at how you form, maintain, and change identity and explores how to find your unique voice and clarify your own values. It uses research-based and theoretical...
    PUBRL202Health Communication Campaigns18B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The campaigns use communication theory to design persuasive and innovative health campaigns.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MCOM332Professional and Public Relations Writing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the theory and practice of written communication in public relations and other professional contexts. Students learn to design, write and edit a portfolio of documents, including a brochure, an annual report narrative, and a newsletter.
    MCOM336Negotiation and Persuasion18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the theory and practice of persuasion and negotiation in a range of professional contexts.
    MCOM339Events and Communication Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    Event management is a strategic public relations, marketing and communication tool for organisations of all sizes. This experiential learning paper draws together best practice in event and communication management from a practical business and operational perspective. The paper covers all aspects of event planning. Students will r...
    MCOM340Communicating Social Change18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines a range of theoretical and practical approaches to the communication and management of social change, especially the health and well-being of communities, organisations, and other social groups, and emerging human rights issues.
    MCOM392Leading Change for Sustainability18A (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches leadership skills necessary for organisational change, with particular emphasis on the changes needed to make organisations more socially and environmentally sustainable.
    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.
    STMG325Self Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
    This paper explores self-actualising leadership. Students will be involved in aligning their inner and outer worlds in a journey of discovering what energises and guides their purpose.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MCOM431Negotiation and Persuasion18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the theory and practice of persuasion and negotiation in a range of professional contexts.
    MCOM432Professional and Public Relations Writing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the theory and practice of written communication in public relations and other professional contexts. Students learn to design, write, and edit a portfolio of documents, including a brochure, an annual report narrative, and a newsletter.
    MCOM440Communicating social change18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines a range of theoretical and practical approaches to the communication and management of social change, especially the health and well-being of communities, organisations, and other social groups, and emerging human rights issues.
    MCOM492Leading Change for Sustainability18A (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches leadership skills necessary for organisational change, with particular emphasis on the changes needed to make organisations more socially and environmentally sustainable.
    MCOM495Industry Experience 418C (Online)
    A period of four to thirteen weeks internship is spent in a host organisation with relevance to the student's major, located in New Zealand or overseas. Students find their own host organisation, which is then approved by the departmental co-ordinator. In addition to the time spent in the host organisation, Weekly small group elect...
    MCOM499Report 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.
    STMG425Self-Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students the opportunity to explore inspiration, passion and purpose in organisations.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MCOM502Managing Virtual Team Communication18B (Online)
    Managing and participating in teams is a feature of organisational life and the everyday workplace. Increasingly, work teams are dependent on communication technologies for effective communication. This paper investigates theory and practice of team communication with specific reference to the capacities of communication technologi...
    MCOM583Leadership, Communication and Transformation18B (Hamilton)
    Our focus in this paper will be on leadership communication, or the ways leaders and followers interact and the ways leaders attempt to create and shape meanings through images and words. We will also explore a range of ideas about what it means to lead and the assumptions, beliefs, and values embedded and shaped in diverse leaders...
    MCOM584Sustainable Futures18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    Individuals and organisations operate in contexts that are increasingly complex and uncertain. They face issues that are global in nature and which threaten long term sustainability. To successfully meet fast changing futures, contexts and stakeholders must be addressed. New styles of leadership and management are thus required, ac...
    MCOM591Management Communication Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MCOM592Management Communication Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MCOM593Management Communication Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MCOM594Management Communication Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MCOM599Report 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.
    MNGT501Research Methods in Management Studies18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences.The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and convers...
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MCOM800Management Communication MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MCOM900Management Communication PhD Thesis18C (Tauranga), 18C1 (Hamilton), 18C3 (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 March 2020 10:22am

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