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 and BMS(Hons) 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)
- Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(DigiBus), PGDip(DigiBus), MDigiBus
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
- 800 Level
- 900 Level
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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DIGIB101 The World of Digital Business 19B (Hamilton) Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business. MGSYS101 Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management 19A (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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DIGIB201 Creating Value with Social Media Analytics 19B (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. DIGIB202 The Techno-Savvy Business 19A (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. MGSYS200 Tools for Managing Projects 19A (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. MGSYS202 Project Management Systems, Processes and Personnel 19B (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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DIGIB301 Creating Value with Social Media Analytics 19B (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. DIGIB302 Digital Business Technology Trends 19B (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. DIGIB303 Managing Digital Business Transformation 19A (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. DIGIB304 Digital Business Enterprise Implementation 19B (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. ECONS305 Entrepreneurial Discovery and Innovation 19A (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... MGSYS300 Tools for Managing Projects 19A (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. MGSYS302 Project Management Systems, Processes and Personnel 19B (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. MNMGT301 Business Law and the Legal Environment 19A (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 ... MNMGT395 Industry Experience 19C (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. MNMGT396 Management Internship 19C (Hamilton) The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation. MNMGT399 Report of an Investigation 19C (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. STMGT306 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 19T (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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DIGIB519 Professional Field Internship 19C (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... DIGIB555 Digital Business Management 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Online) A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact. DIGIB558 Contemporary Issues in Digital Business 19B (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... DIGIB559 E-Business Technologies 19B (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... DIGIB591 Digital Business Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. DIGIB592 Digital Business Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. DIGIB593 Digital Business Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. DIGIB594 Digital Business Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. ECONS528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance 19A (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... FINAN511 Advanced Corporate Finance 19B (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. FINAN512 Investments and Portfolios 19A (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. INMGT501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing 19S (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. MGSYS552 Applied Research Methods and Project 19A (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. ... MRKTG552 Advanced Advertising Strategy 19A (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 ... SCMGT577 E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains 19B (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... STMGT512 Strategic Innovation 19B (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 ... STMGT524 Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice 19A (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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DIGIB800 Digital Business MPhil Thesis 19C (Hamilton) No description available.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DIGIB900 Digital Business PhD Thesis 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga) No description available.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 21 January 2019 10:14am