Leadership Communication (2018)

Leadership Communication papers prepare students for careers in public relations, communication consulting and professional writing.

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 and including LCOMM101.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Leadership Communication major in 2018. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(LComm) and GradDip(LComm)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Leadership Communication at an advanced level in their first degree. The requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

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

    Leadership Communication may be taken as a major for the BMS(Hons) and as a subject for the BCS(Hons) and MMS. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Communication are also available. The requirements for the major and subject are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

    Students enrolling in 500 level Leadership Communication papers should normally have a minimum of a B average in undergraduate Leadership Communication papers, with no less than that in 300 and 400 level Leadership Communication papers. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

  • 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 Communication18A (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 Society18B (Hamilton)
    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.
    MCOM102Communication in an online societyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM104Written Communication for ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM111Introduction to LeadershipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM122Diversity and Communication ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM133Introduction to Corporate CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MNGT100Management and SustainabilityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM200Management Communication18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the processes by which managers communicate with those inside and outside their organisation. It explores managers' main communicative practices and introduces students to some of the major theories underlying management communication as an area of study.
    LCOMM201Professional Speaking18B (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.
    LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in face-to-face and online professional contexts.
    LCOMM203Communication Consulting18A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the use of action research methodology for identifying communication/marketing strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in various organisations including business, government and non-profits. Needs assessments and interventions are covered.
    LCOMM205Leadership Communication18A (Hamilton)
    Who you are influences who you are as a leader. It is everyone's business whether it involves family, school, sport, volunteer teams, or full-time employment. This paper looks at how you form, maintain, and change identity and explores how to find your unique voice and clarify your own values. It uses research-based and theoretical...
    MCOM200Management CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM205Leadership, Design and InnovationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM211Leadership CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
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    MCOM220Communication Theory and ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018
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    MCOM230Professional Speaking and SpeechwritingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM231Interpersonal Communication at WorkThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM233Public Relations PracticesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM235Media and Public RelationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM238Communication, Health and WellbeingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM239Events and Communication ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM292Business CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MSYS212The Techno-Savvy ManagerThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    PUBRL202Health Communication Campaigns18B (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 StrategiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM301Professional SpeakingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM302Conflict and NegotiationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM330Professional Speaking and SpeechwritingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM331Managing Conflict and ConsensusThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM332Professional and Public Relations Writing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the theory and practice of written communication in public relations and other professional contexts. Students learn to design, write and edit a portfolio of documents, including a brochure, an annual report narrative, and a newsletter.
    MCOM333Public Relations Campaigns18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper may not normally be counted towards a Leadership Communication major. It is recommended that BCS students complete MCOM220 prior to enrolling in this paper. This paper will be delivered to Tauranga via Video-conference.
    MCOM334Public Relations Cases18T (Online)
    This paper provides students with the concepts and techniques needed to evaluate the public relations strategies of organisations.
    MCOM335Media and Public Relations18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the skills, principles and practices of managing ethical and sustainable relationships with media stakeholders. It includes writing for news media, working with television appearances.
    MCOM336Negotiation and Persuasion18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the theory and practice of persuasion and negotiation in a range of professional contexts.
    MCOM339Events and Communication Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    Event management is a strategic public relations, marketing and communication tool for organisations of all sizes. This experiential learning paper draws together best practice in event and communication management from a practical business and operational perspective. The paper covers all aspects of event planning. Students will r...
    MCOM340Communicating Social Change18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines a range of theoretical and practical approaches to the communication and management of social change, especially the health and well-being of communities, organisations, and other social groups, and emerging human rights issues.
    MCOM376Diversity LeadershipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM387Communication InternshipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM390Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM392Leading Change for Sustainability18A (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches leadership skills necessary for organisational change, with particular emphasis on the changes needed to make organisations more socially and environmentally sustainable.
    MCOM399Communication Investigation in the WorkplaceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MKTG370Digital Marketing18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Digital marketing applies the fundamentals of marketing to digital business through the application of digital tools and platforms. This means employing the Internet and mobile platforms to implement marketing activities.
    MSYS319Industry Experience 218C (Online)
    This paper requires a period of four to thirteen weeks work experience in an appropriate and approved host organisation with relevance to the student's degree and major. Investigation of three research topics supports the academic component of the paper.
    STMG325Self Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
    This paper explores self-actualising leadership. Students will be involved in aligning their inner and outer worlds in a journey of discovering what energises and guides their purpose.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MCOM430Professional Speaking and SpeechwritingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM431Negotiation and Persuasion18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the theory and practice of persuasion and negotiation in a range of professional contexts.
    MCOM432Professional and Public Relations Writing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the theory and practice of written communication in public relations and other professional contexts. Students learn to design, write, and edit a portfolio of documents, including a brochure, an annual report narrative, and a newsletter.
    MCOM434Public Relations CasesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM440Communicating social change18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines a range of theoretical and practical approaches to the communication and management of social change, especially the health and well-being of communities, organisations, and other social groups, and emerging human rights issues.
    MCOM476Diversity LeadershipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM490Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM492Leading Change for Sustainability18A (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches leadership skills necessary for organisational change, with particular emphasis on the changes needed to make organisations more socially and environmentally sustainable.
    MCOM495Industry Experience 418C (Online)
    A period of four to thirteen weeks internship is spent in a host organisation with relevance to the student's major, located in New Zealand or overseas. Students find their own host organisation, which is then approved by the departmental co-ordinator. In addition to the time spent in the host organisation, Weekly small group elect...
    MCOM499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.
    STMG425Self-Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students the opportunity to explore inspiration, passion and purpose in organisations.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM502Managing Virtual Team CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM583Leadership, Communication and TransformationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM584Sustainable FuturesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM591Leadership Communication DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM592Leadership Communication DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
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    LCOMM593Leadership Communication ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    LCOMM594Leadership Communication ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM502Managing Virtual Team Communication18B (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...
    MCOM506Reputation ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM508Communication for Investor RelationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM512Applied Communication AnalysisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM513Professional and Public Relations WritingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM517Internship and Action Research for Public RelationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM518Public Relations Best Practice - an InvestigationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM519Applied Research in Public RelationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM532Public Relations CasesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM579Communication in OrganisationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM583Leadership, Communication and Transformation18B (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...
    MCOM584Sustainable Futures18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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...
    MCOM585Public Relations: Context and ApplicationsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM587Communication InternshipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM589Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM590Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM591Management Communication Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MCOM592Management Communication Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MCOM593Management Communication Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MCOM594Management Communication Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MCOM599Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.
    MNGT501Research Methods in Management Studies18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences.The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and convers...
    MNMGT581Research Methods in Management StudiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MNMGT589Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM800Leadership Communication MPhil ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM800Management Communication MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM900Leadership Communication PhD ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MCOM900Management Communication PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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