Executive Education (2019)

Waikato Management School Executive Education 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: All candidates should discuss their intended programme with Executive Education before enrolling. Further information on these programmes can be obtained by contacting Executive Education at the Waikato Management School, phone +64 7 838 4198 or email execed@waikato.ac.nz.


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  • Prescriptions for the MBA and PGDip(MgtSt)

    PGDip(MgtSt) students must complete EXMBA500, EXMBA501, EXMBA502, EXMBA503, EXMBA504, EXMBA505, EXMBA506, and EXMBA507.

    MBA students must complete EXMBA500, EXMBA501, EXMBA502, EXMBA503, EXMBA504, EXMBA505, EXMBA506, EXMBA507, EXMBA550, EXMBA551, EXMBA552, EXMBA553, EXMBA554, EXMBA555, EXMBA556.

  • Prescriptions for the MBM

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

  • Corporate Programmes

    Executive Education can also provide papers as part of various Corporate Programmes. Further information on these programmes can be obtained by contacting Executive Education at the Faculty of Management, phone +64 7 838 4198 or email execed@waikato.ac.nz.

  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EXCOR501Relational Leadership19DH (Block) & 19R (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 Leadership19R (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.
    EXCOR505Health Management and Accountability19DH (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 ...
    EXED505Strategic Human Resource Practice19C (Hamilton)
    This paper equips students with useful skills they can use in developing good HR practices. It also provides them with ways to critically evaluate existing practices and recommend and implement changes.
    EXED507Operations Management: Matching Product and Supply with Demand19C (Hamilton)
    This paper shows the integration between operations and supply chain management in achieving customer satisfaction and business competitiveness. This applies to product, production and to service industries.
    EXED508Marketing Practice19C (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the development and application of strategic marketing concepts providing participants with the skills necessary to become successful marketing practitioners.
    EXED510Financial Markets and Investment Strategy19DT (Hamilton), 19E (Hamilton) & 19H (Tauranga)
    As organisations invest in capital projects, investment decision making becomes crucial. You will apply investment appraisal techniques, deal with risk and uncertainty, and investigate financial systems where money can be accessed.
    EXED511Integrative Case Study19DT (Hamilton) & 19E (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.
    EXED518Innovation and Value Creation19E (Hamilton)
    This subject is about how you can create choices to opportunities in a highly competitive, turbulent and rapidly maturing market place. The issues (driving forces) that you must recognise to be successful and your ability to communicate effectively and powerfully to achieve both academic and commercial excellence.
    EXLD586Directed Study19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXLD587Directed Study19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXLD588Directed Study19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXLD589Directed Study19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EXLD590Directed Study19C (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EXMBA500Leadership, Power and Influence19DM (Hamilton), 19E (Hamilton) & 19H (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 Marketing19DT (Hamilton), 19E (Hamilton) & 19H (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 Management19DM (Hamilton) & 19E (Hamilton)
    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 Business19DT (Hamilton), 19E (Hamilton) & 19H (Tauranga)
    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 Competitiveness19DM (Hamilton) & 19E (Hamilton)
    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 Management19DT (Hamilton), 19E (Hamilton) & 19H (Tauranga)
    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 Accounting19DT (Hamilton) & 19E (Hamilton)
    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 Markets19DM (Hamilton) & 19H (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 Transformation19E (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 Managers19E (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 Project19E (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 Innovation19E (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.
    EXMBA555Global Business19E (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 Project19E (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.
    EXMBM511People in Organisations19GA (Hamilton) & 19GB (Hamilton)
    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 Management19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (Hamilton)
    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 Management19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (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 Context19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces economic decision-making at the micro and macro level within a global context.
    EXMBM521Managing Strategically19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (Hamilton)
    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 Strategy19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (Hamilton)
    Marketing is about understanding and creating customer value and is at the heart of any successful organisation.
    EXMBM523Digital Business and Supply Chain Management19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (Hamilton)
    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 Analysis and Performance19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (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 Practices19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (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 Creation19GA (Hamilton) & 19GC (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces a series of tools that enables students to create, test, refine, package and deliver a business opportunity.
    EXMBM533Action Learning Project19GA (Hamilton), 19GB (Hamilton) & 19GC (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...
    EXPM501Leadership, Power and Influence19G (Hamilton) & 19GM (Hamilton)
    Leading people is core business for leaders and managers. This paper will draw on research to identify the characteristics of good leadership and to set out ways to develop them in themselves and in others. It will also examine techniques and theory for executing successful change management programmes.
    EXPM502Organisational Culture and Communication19G (Hamilton) & 19GM (Hamilton)
    Communication is at the heart of all organisations and managers are required to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, intercultural and conflict and negotiation skills in every aspect of their jobs. It is also communication that determines the culture of an organisation and influences the way in which sustainable success operates ...
    EXPM503Financial Analysis and Performance19G (Hamilton) & 19GM (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.
    EXPM504Integrative Paper: Application and Reflection19G (Hamilton) & 19GM (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with the opportunity to integrate the paper topics and apply theoretical concepts. Students will reflect on their learning journey through discussion, presentation and written communication.
    EXPM505Human Resource Management19G (Hamilton) & 19GM (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with personnel and human resource management. It ensures that participants have a clear understanding of the nature of workplace relationships and the legal and social environments within which these relationships occur.
    EXPM506Economics for Managers19G (Hamilton)
    This paper challenges participants' economic thinking at macro and micro level as well as blending theory and illustrations to gain insight into practical business issues.
    EXPM512Commercial Law and Corporate Governance19GM (Hamilton)
    This paper reviews the legal framework for business operations. It considers business ethics and corporate governance for sustainable outcomes.
    EXPM515Action Learning Project19GM (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...
    EXPM516Design Thinking and Innovation19GM (Hamilton)
    Business and governments have recognised the benefits of using design thinking as a strategic tool for innovation and to understand the users of products and services in a more human-centred way. This paper will introduce students to design thinking to innovate and humanise change in business and society.

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

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