Executive Education (2020)

Waikato Management School offers a range of highly practical executive and corporate development training programmes. These are designed to meet the specific individual and organisational development needs of different industry sectors. Programmes are generally offered on a 'cohort' basis. Therefore, enrolment into individual papers is often not possible. In most cases it is not possible to cross-credit papers from these applied postgraduate programmes to or from undergraduate or graduate qualifications.

Note: Initial enquiries about the MBA, MBM or specialised corporate programmes should be made to Executive Education, Waikato Management School, phone +64 7 838 4833 or email execed@waikato.ac.nz.


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  • Prescriptions for the MBA

    MBA students must complete EXMBA557, EXMBA558, EXMBA559, EXMBA560, EXMBA561, EXMBA562, EXMBA563, EXMBA564, EXMBA565, EXMBA566 and EXMBA567.

  • Prescriptions for the MBM

    MBM students must complete EXMBM511, EXMBM512, EXMBM513, EXMBM514, EXMBM521, EXMBM522, EXMBM523, EXMBM524, EXMBM531, EXMBM532, and EXMBM533.

  • Corporate Programmes

    Further information on these specialised programmes can be obtained by contacting Executive Education, Waikato Management School, phone +64 7 838 4833 or email execed@waikato.ac.nz.

  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EXCOR501Relational Leadership15.020DH (Block) & 20R (Block)
    A large part of leadership is relational. Leaders need to create higher leader-direct report exchange relationships, as well as encourage leadership to be shared/distributed within teams. Relational leadership is also required in a context where hierarchical authority cannot be exercised. Higher relational leadership has been found...
    EXCOR502Transformational Leadership15.020R (Block)
    Leading, or being a vital part of, the transformation of your organisation is both powerful and challenging to you and your team. Understanding the basics of organisation transformation, and knowing how to do it well, opens a plethora of opportunities for innovation and change for both you, and the organisation.
    EXCOR503Design Thinking: Advanced Practice5.020X (Block - Tauranga)
    The paper will provide examine each stage of the Design Thinking process, expanding participant's knowledge of the different tools available.
    EXCOR504Design Thinking for Business5.020X (Block - Tauranga)
    The paper's purpose is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the concepts involved in a Design Thinking process, with a focus on how business can apply design thinking to support innovation.
    EXCOR505Health Management and Accountability15.020DH (Block)
    Traditionally, management and leadership have been viewed as two different roles with different sets of behaviours. However, there is now the acceptance that these roles are difficult to separate from what is traditionally considered as 'leadership'. Management and Accountability is bi-directional. It involves managers setting and ...
    EXED511Integrative Case Study7.520E (Hamilton) & 20W (Hamilton)
    This capstone paper at the end of MBA Part 1 seeks to integrate all the learning into a real case study. Using a real-life organisation student groups will review the strategic position of the entity and conclude with specific strategic recommendations for the future.
    EXLD586Directed Study5.020X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXLD587Directed Study7.520X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXLD588Directed Study10.020X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXMBA500Leadership, Power and Influence15.020EU (Hamilton), 20WH (Hamilton) & 20WT (Tauranga)
    This course will develop students' ability to lead business organisations. Though the application of leadership knowledge and skill students will be able to evaluate antecedents and outcomes of effective leadership.
    EXMBA501Applied Strategy and Marketing15.020EH (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton), 20WH (Hamilton) & 20WT (Tauranga)
    Applies key strategic and marketing frameworks, and tools to the analysis of real organisations and then develops strategies to enhance their customer-centric positioning and performance.
    EXMBA502Strategic Human Resource Management15.020EU (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton), 20WH (Hamilton) & 20WT (Tauranga)
    Students will critically assess HR practices for their strategic suitability, as a means to influence employee performance-related behaviour or the organisation's human capital, with the goal of improving organisational performance.
    EXMBA503Analytics and Digital Business15.020EH (Hamilton) & 20WH (Hamilton)
    Often termed as the 'new gold', the large amount of digital data available to businesses today has the potential to generate new insights and disrupt traditional business operations. This paper addresses key digital business opportunities and risks, with a specific focus on how to create business value from big data.
    EXMBA504Economics and Global Competitiveness15.020EU (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton), 20WH (Hamilton) & 20WT (Tauranga)
    The paper introduces economic perspectives in business decision-making at the micro, macro and global levels. It shows how changes in the economic environment give rise to opportunities and challenges for businesses.
    EXMBA505Operations and Supply Chain Management15.020EH (Hamilton) & 20WH (Hamilton)
    This paper covers important concepts, issues, practices and decision-making tools related to manufacturing operations, service operations and supply chain management, from both a strategic and an operational perspective.
    EXMBA506Financial and Managerial Accounting15.020EH (Hamilton), 20WH (Hamilton) & 20WT (Tauranga)
    This paper is about the financial management of organisations and covers financial and management accounting, KPIs, taxation, audit and voluntary disclosures such as CSR.
    EXMBA507Financial Strategy and Markets15.020EU (Hamilton) & 20WH (Hamilton)
    This paper provides participants with exposure as to why individuals and businesses should invest, the frameworks and mechanisms to support investment strategies, and metrics and performance assessments tools.
    EXMBA550Leadership and Transformation15.020WH (Hamilton)
    This paper will focus on the ways leaders and followers interact, especially in the areas of inspiration and foresight, and the ways leaders create and shape meanings through communication.
    EXMBA551Responsible Research for Managers15.020WH (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces action research methodology for managers to identify needs, gaps, and opportunities in various organisations including business, government and non-profits. Needs assessments and evaluating interventions are covered.
    EXMBA552Capstone Project30.020E (Hamilton)
    This capstone paper provides an opportunity to investigate a topic in depth and conduct applied research that results in a report that will be of value to practitioners.
    EXMBA553Entrepreneurship and Innovation15.020E (Hamilton)
    Entrepreneurship and innovation is critical for New Zealand businesses to secure a competitive edge. This paper presents key strategic frameworks that enable students to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation into practical settings.
    EXMBA554Governance and Responsible Management15.020E (Hamilton) & 20WH (Hamilton)
    This paper first covers the practicalities of business governance. It then addresses business implications of current and future issues of social, environmental and economic sustainability, sustainability assessment and reporting.
    EXMBA555Global Business15.020WH (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the strategies of international businesses and how these might be employed to address cross-border challenges associated with the dynamic international business environment.
    EXMBA556International Immersion Project15.020WH (Hamilton)
    Students will engage in a group project aligned with the theme of the international study tour that is also part of this paper. This could include internationalising a NZ business, and/or, creating business partnerships in the destination country etc.
    EXMBA557Competing in a Complex World15.020E (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton) & 20W (Tauranga)
    This paper applies key strategic, communication and marketing frameworks and tools to the analysis of real organisations, and then develops strategies to enhance their stakeholder-centric positioning and performance.
    EXMBA558Understanding the Business Environment15.020E (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton) & 20W (Tauranga)
    This paper explores how an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, both influences, and impacts all sectors of society and commerce in particular.
    EXMBA559Financial Analysis and Performance15.020E (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton) & 20W (Tauranga)
    This paper equips managers with the skills required to determine the financial health of an organisation, in order to support organisational resilience and competitiveness during growth, transformation, or a re-positioning of strategic priorities.
    EXMBA560People and Productivity15.020E (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton) & 20W (Tauranga)
    In the context of how to prepare for tomorrows workforce, this paper equips students with the skills and competencies required to enable, engage and empower workers.
    EXMBA561Leadership for Growth and Development15.020E (Hamilton), 20W (Hamilton) & 20W (Tauranga)
    Through the application of leadership knowledge and skill (self, team and organization), together with decision-making, students will be able to evaluate the antecedents and outcomes of effective leadership.
    EXMBA562Creating Positive Disruption15.020W (Tauranga)
    The rate of technological and market change is placing increasing pressure on incumbent business. Organisations are increasingly required to disrupt, or risk being the victim of disruption. In a complex and uncertain world, managers must draw on their ecosystem to assess dangers and evaluate opportunities.
    EXMBA563Leading Transformation in Organisations15.020W (Hamilton)
    With the complexity of business today the practice of leading change has never had greater significance. This paper equips leaders with the ability to face difficult situations that arise with change, including the complexity of leading change at both the organisational and individual level.
    EXMBA565High Impact Project30.020W (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an opportunity for the student to investigate a topic in depth and conduct applied research that results in a report that will be of value to practitioners and or organisations.
    EXMBA566Breaking Boundaries – The Global Business Experience15.020W (Tauranga)
    How do businesses engage with international markets? The paper explores the strategies of international businesses and how these might be employed to address cross-border challenges associated with the dynamic international business environment.
    EXMBA589Directed Study15.020X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXMBA590Directed Study30.020X (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EXMBM511People in Organisations15.020J (Hamilton), 20J (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20N (Hamilton) & 20N (Online)
    Managers are required to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, intercultural and negotiation skills in every aspect of their jobs. Communication, organisational behaviour and HRM issues determine the culture of successful organisations.
    EXMBM512Leadership and Change Management15.020J (Hamilton), 20J (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20N (Hamilton), 20NX (Hamilton) & 20NX (Online)
    This paper helps participants to identify their leadership potential and discusses the role of leaders in a complex and continually changing environment.
    EXMBM513Sustainability and Responsible Management15.020J (Hamilton), 20J (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online) & 20N (Hamilton)
    Sustainability is considered as a platform for business in the future and will discuss strategies for sustainable business in the global economy.
    EXMBM514Economics and the Global Context15.020J (Hamilton), 20J (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online) & 20N (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces economic decision-making at the micro and macro level within a global context.
    EXMBM521Strategic Management and Decision Making15.020J (Hamilton), 20J (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online), 20N (Hamilton) & 20N (Online)
    This paper focuses on long-range decision-making in firms and in the student's personal and professional lives. Theory and practical examples are blended to develop skills in strategic planning and decision-making.
    EXMBM522Marketing Strategy15.020M (Hamilton), 20M (Online), 20N (Hamilton) & 20N (Online)
    Marketing is about understanding and creating customer value and is at the heart of any successful organisation.
    EXMBM523Digital Business and Supply Chain Management15.020J (Hamilton), 20J (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online), 20N (Hamilton) & 20N (Online)
    All businesses today are digital businesses and this paper focuses on the digital, operational and supply chain systems and is concerned with the design and control of the processes of production and distribution of goods.
    EXMBM524Financial Analysis15.020M (Hamilton), 20M (Online) & 20N (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the concept of time value of money, the use of financial data for diagnosis and decision making, and the impact of budgeting and measurement on managerial behaviour.
    EXMBM531Applied Research and Consultancy Practices30.020J (Hamilton), 20JX (Hamilton), 20JX (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online), 20N (Hamilton), 20N (Online) & 20S (Hamilton)
    This paper develops ability in research methods, ethical business practices and experience in work integrated learning. Students will undertake an applied research project and present it together with a consultancy report.
    EXMBM532Managing Innovation and Value Creation15.020J (Hamilton), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online), 20N (Hamilton) & 20N (Online)
    This paper introduces a series of tools that enables students to create, test, refine, package and deliver a business opportunity.
    EXMBM533Action Learning Project15.020J (Hamilton), 20JX (Hamilton), 20JX (Online), 20M (Hamilton), 20M (Online), 20N (Hamilton), 20N (Online) & 20S (Hamilton)
    The primary purpose of the Action Learning Project is to allow participants to apply their knowledge through practical work experience in a local business. The paper is based on the knowledge that taught materials are better understood when they are applied in the context of action learning, where the instructor recesses and the pa...

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 October 2020 11:20am

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