Digital Business (2019)

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 DIGIB558, and MGSYS552, and the research stream normally requires DIGIB558, DIGIB591 and MNMGT581.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business19B (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 Management19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
    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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB201Creating Value with Social Media Analytics19B (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 Business19A (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 Projects19A (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.
    MGSYS202Project Management Systems, Processes and Personnel19B (Hamilton)
    This paper addresses advanced important project management issues relating to systems, processes and personnel with special attention given to success and failure examples through case studies.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB301Creating Value with Social Media Analytics19B (Hamilton)
    The paper offers advance concepts and techniques needed to extract hidden business insights from big social media data while developing critical thinking of social media security and privacy issues.
    DIGIB302Digital Business Technology Trends19B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on a small number of the most recent and disruptive business technologies. This includes, for example, health informatics, gamification, the Internet if Things, Beacons, Virtual Reality etc.
    DIGIB303Managing Digital Business Transformation19A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management of digital business transformation. This paper has been designed to help future managers deliver business value by being informed participants and leaders in digital business transformation.
    DIGIB304Digital Business Enterprise Implementation19B (Hamilton)
    The implementation of large-scale enterprise software systems is covered through lectures and hands-on practicals using SAP software. Software acquisition, project management and change management are presented.
    ECONS305Entrepreneurial Discovery and Innovation19A (Hamilton)
    This paper explains how to find business opportunities, explore innovative new markets, appraise opportunities and manage risk. In economics, entrepreneurship combines with land, labour, capital and natural resources to produce profit. Innovation and risk-taking are essential to a country's ability to succeed in a dynamic and incre...
    MGSYS300Tools for Managing Projects19A (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.
    MGSYS302Project Management Systems, Processes and Personnel19B (Hamilton)
    This paper addresses advanced important project management issues relating to systems, processes and personnel with special attention given to success and failure examples through case studies.
    MNMGT301Business Law and the Legal Environment19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper overviews the sources of New Zealand business law and obligations that arise under this law, and critically examines the importance of key aspects of: the Legal System and Treaty of Waitangi; Jurisdiction; Business forms; Directors duties; Agency; Contracts and On-line Contracts; Consumer Law - Fair Trading Act 1996 and ...
    MNMGT395Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT396Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT399Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
    STMGT306Entrepreneurial Ecosystems19T (Hamilton)
    Entrepreneurial ecosystems showcase the factors driving economic growth and sustainable development. Develop skills in evaluating the context for innovation and entrepreneurial growth, assessing entrepreneurial culture and applying innovation metrics.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB519Professional Field Internship19C (Online)
    This paper, usually taken in the New Zealand summer period from November to February, facilitates practical experience building and skills development through an intensive industry internship for graduate level students. The paper is delivered online, and students will be on-site and at work in their host organisations from 8-13 we...
    DIGIB555Digital Business Management19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Online)
    A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
    DIGIB558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business19B (Hamilton) & 19B (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...
    DIGIB559E-Business Technologies19B (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...
    DIGIB591Digital Business Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    DIGIB592Digital Business Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    DIGIB593Digital Business Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    DIGIB594Digital Business Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ECONS528Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance19A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with theoretical and practical skills in econometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of applied analyses involving macroeconomics and finance. The prime focus of this paper is on the application of time-series econometrics. The topics covered include econometric estimation and testing...
    FINAN511Advanced Corporate Finance19B (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with the current thinking and research in corporate finance. The material covers core areas such as the cost of capital, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, agency theory, IPOs, and managerial compensation.
    FINAN512Investments and Portfolios19A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a more advanced treatment on portfolio analysis, capital market models, efficient market hypothesis, bond portfolios, and evaluation of portfolio performance. Students are required to complete an empirical study on investments of publishable quality using real world data.
    INMGT501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing19S (Online)
    Rapid expansion of global communications has changed the environment of international commerce resulting in the re-evaluation of the way firms conduct their transactions internationally.
    MGSYS552Applied Research Methods and Project19A (Online)
    This paper provides the opportunity for students at the graduate level to produce a research report which reflects their ability to investigate in-depth a business topic of their interest. The report is expected to have value to a practicing manager, rather than having an academic focus. The paper will be delivered solely on-line. ...
    MRKTG552Advanced Advertising Strategy19A (Online)
    This advanced level paper seeks to deepen students' knowledge of how advertising and promotions work or don't work, as the case may be. The paper investigates managerially relevant topics using current theoretical approaches to promotion. The paper's approach is to start with persuasion and consumer decision making theory and move ...
    SCMGT577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains19B (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...
    STMGT512Strategic Innovation19B (Hamilton)
    Innovation has a crucial role in the competitive positioning and performance of organisations, for example, in creating new products, identifying new markets, transforming industries, and revitalising mature organisations. In this paper the latest research on the nature of strategic innovation will be discussed and evaluated using ...
    STMGT524Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice19A (Hamilton)
    Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. In this paper the key issues and questions relating to theoretical perspectives of entrepreneurship will be explored, and the latest research on entrepreneurship discussed and critically evaluated.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB800Digital Business MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB900Digital Business PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm

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