Leadership Communication (2020)

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 2020. Students enrolled previously are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(LComm)

    A Graduate Certificate is available to graduates who have not included Leadership Communication at an advanced level in their first degree. The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Graduate Certificate. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for this programme.

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

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

    MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of LCOMM590, LCOMM591, LCOMM592, LCOMM593 or LCOMM594; and 60 points from LCOMM502, LCOMM583 and LCOMM584. Students taking the 120 point MMS are required to complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject. Students taking the 180 point MMS are required to complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject.

  • 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 Communication20A (Hamilton) & 20G (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 Society20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    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
    LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    The purpose of the paper is to increase understanding, and develop skills in team leadership and facilitation, so that you can use these understanding and skills to facilitate effective communication in small group relations. You will learn skills to become a more effective team facilitator, with particular reference to workplace a...
    LCOMM203Communication Consulting20A (Hamilton)
    The purpose of the paper is to introduce students to the art and science of communication consulting. Many organisations identify communication and marketing challenges, and internal and external consultants are utilised to assess the problems, identify solutions, implement changes, and evaluate the impact of those changes. In this...
    PUBRL202Health Communication20B (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
    LCOMM300Communication Strategies20B (Hamilton)
    This capstone paper gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge of communication theories and practices acquired throughout the course of their study by designing and implementing a communication strategy for a client.
    LCOMM301Professional Speaking20A (Hamilton) & 20G (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
    LCOMM302Conflict and Negotiation20B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a foundation in conflict management in a variety of contexts and provides students with skills in leading negotiations in interpersonal, organisational, and multi-party settings.
    PUBRL301Stakeholder and Community Engagement20A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to develop capacity in students to develop and facilitate ethical collaborative communication and relationship engagement activities with a diverse range of stakeholders within communities.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM502Managing Virtual Team Communication20B (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...
    LCOMM583Leadership, Communication and Transformation20A (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...
    LCOMM584Sustainable Futures20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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...
    LCOMM591Leadership Communication Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    LCOMM592Leadership Communication Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    LCOMM593Leadership Communication Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    LCOMM594Leadership Communication Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM800Leadership Communication MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM900Leadership Communication PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20I2 (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 August 2020 10:33am

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