Leadership (2024)

As the landscapes of life and work change rapidly around us, core skills of leadership have become more important than ever. In the new world of flux and uncertainty, workplaces across the spectrum, be they small or large businesses, government, or non-government organisations, are crying out for people with leadership skills to navigate the future. By studying leadership, students can learn about different leadership styles, how to motivate and inspire others, how to communicate effectively, how to build and manage teams, and how to make ethical and strategic decisions.

Leadership is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus). Leadership may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Leadership as a single major for the BBus, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Leadership, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete LEADR101, STMGT101, LEADR201, LEADR202, 15 further points at 200 level or above from the papers listed for the subject, LEADR301, LEADR302, LEADR303, and one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399.

To complete Leadership as part of a double major for the BBus or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Leadership, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete LEADR101, STMGT101, LEADR201, LEADR202, 15 further points at 200 level or above from the papers listed for the subject, LEADR301, LEADR302 and LEADR303.

To complete a minor in Leadership, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Leadership major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete LEADR101.

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

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Leadership at an advanced level in their first degree. The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. Students must complete LEADR101 for the GradCert(Leadership) and LEADR101 and LEADR202 for the GradDip(Leadership).

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    LEADR101Introduction to Leadership15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24G (Online) & 24X (Secondary School - Unistart)
    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.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga), 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam), 24W (Hamilton Waikato College), 24X (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    Managing in organisations, small and large, in changing local and international business environments requires knowledge, skills, and abilities of who managers are, what managers do, and how they can make a difference to organisational performance, competitive position, and sustainability over time. This paper introduces students t...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COMMS202Intercultural Perspectives in Communication15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines concepts of intercultural communication where consideration is given to individual and cross cultural values and practice. Communication will be considered through a range of themes including Treaty partnership in Aotearoa, cultural understanding and influences, perceptions and personality, motivation, decision ...
    LEADR201Professional Speaking15.024A (Hamilton)
    This highly practical paper focuses on the skills, principles and practices of developing and delivering professional speeches and presentations. Participants gain extensive practice in analysing, writing and presenting speeches across a wide range of professional purposes and contexts.
    LEADR202Leadership and Facilitation15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in teams in professional contexts.
    PHILO218Ethics at Work15.024G (Online)
    A study of ethics as it relates to business and professional practice in New Zealand including material specifically for interest groups: eg computer science, psychology and social work.
    PSYCH202Mauri Ora: Social Psychology of Human Flourishing15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    The paper will examine important conceptual frameworks and theory within social psychology and the social sciences generally. Maori perspectives and exemplars will be a significant emphasis within the paper.
    STMGT202The Entrepreneur15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    Discover what it takes to become a successful and socially responsible entrepreneur, how to develop new ideas into business ventures, and how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ANTHY300Culture and Power in the Pacific15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the cultural logics of different systems of political action, leadership and ideology in Pacific Island societies.
    HRMGT300Women and Management15.024G (Hamilton)
    This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3) government and organisation initiatives designed to redress gendered employment outcomes.
    LEADR302Conflict and Negotiation15.024A (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.
    LEGAL306Dispute Resolution15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    The objective/ethos of the paper is to expose students to the theory, general principles and practical dimensions of client interviewing, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication and advocacy. Once the students have a basic knowledge of these skills, the paper then examines how these skills are applied within certain conte...
    MAORI300Working with Indigenous Communities15.024B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the critical learnings, knowledge's and pedagogies related to working with whenua, whanau, hapu, iwi, Maori, Pacific and Indigenous communities.
    PRMGT301Fundamentals of Project Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Online), 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
    This paper introduces fundamental project management theory and supports development of students' skill-based project management competencies. Expanding on core concepts from the Project Management Body of Knowledge it encourages students to think critically and apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios.
    PSYCH317Organisational Psychology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This course offers a general introduction to how psychology can be used to build better workplaces and work lives. It takes a problem-solving approach, introducing key work psychology concepts and building student understanding of how to apply them to work, while providing an awareness of how business priorities inform applied psyc...
    STMGT303Applied Strategy15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    Develop strategic analysis and strategic thinking skills to be able to evaluate and improve the competitive position and performance of organisations.
    WSOMM396Management Internship15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga), 24C (Hamilton), 24C (Tauranga) & 24VB (Internet National Economics University, Vietnam)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    WSOMM399Report of an Investigation15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 7 December 2023 9:06am

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