Management Systems (2018)

Management Systems includes the separate but related subject areas of Digital Business, Supply Chain Management, and decision-making. Papers in these areas are designed to give students a practical understanding of how to effectively and efficiently manage and make good decisions regarding the resources of an organisation. The use of information technology and the internet are also emphasised for managing and coordinating across and between organisational boundaries.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Online)
    Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DIGIB201Social Media Analytics18B (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.
    ENTIN201Business Model Innovation18B (Hamilton)
    Business model innovation provides companies with significant growth options and may disrupt the market. Develop skills to evaluate business models, identify disruptive innovations and analyse business plans.
    MGSYS200Tools for Managing Projects18A (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.
    MGSYS202Project Management Systems, Processes and PersonnelThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MGSYS203Management Systems ThinkingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS219Industry Experience 118C (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.
    MSYS221Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce18S (Online)
    This paper introduces the key concepts associated with the ever evolving field of electronic commerce. Lectures provide an overview of electronic commerce including key messages for entrepreneurial firms wishing to establish an online presence. The lab-based practicals provide exposure to a number of EC development approaches.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    MSYS335Managerial Decision MakingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS351E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
    MSYS353Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
    Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
    MSYS358E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
    MSYS365Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS366Managing Projects18A (Hamilton)
    Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
    MSYS376Operations Management18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the topic of operations management. A practical orientation is taken in the paper, with topics covered including product design, management of waiting lines, facility layout, lean production, learning curves and operations strategy.
    MSYS377Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers concepts important in the management of purchasing, operations, distribution and logistics. It addresses supply chain integration issues related to the production and delivery of products and services to the customer.
    MSYS390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
  • 400 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS435Advanced Managerial Decision MakingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS451Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
    MSYS453Advanced Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
    Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
    MSYS458Advanced E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
    MSYS465Advanced Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MSYS466Advanced Project Management18A (Hamilton)
    Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
    MSYS476Advanced Operations Management18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the topic of operations management. A practical orientation is taken in the paper, with topics covered including product design, management of waiting lines, facility layout, lean production, learning curves and operations strategy.
    MSYS477Advanced Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers concepts important in the management of purchasing, operations, distribution and logistics. It addresses supply chain integration issues related to the production and delivery of products and services to the customer.
    MSYS490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
    MSYS495Industry 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...
    MSYS499Report 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.
  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(MgtSys), PGDip(MgtSys) and MMS

    Management Systems may be taken as a subject for the MMS. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Systems are also available. The requirements for the subject, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

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

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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...
    MSYS519Professional Field Internship18C (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...
    MSYS552Applied Research Methods and Project18A (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. ...
    MSYS555Digital Business Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
    MSYS558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business18B (Hamilton) & 18B (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...
    MSYS559E-Business Technologies18B (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...
    MSYS57621st Century Logistics18A (Hamilton)
    In today's competitive business environment, logistics and supply chain management is increasingly being recognized as a source of competitive advantage. This paper is a treatment, at an advanced level, of a selection of topics in modern logistics and supply chain management such as service operations management, transportation, di...
    MSYS577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains18B (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...
    MSYS590Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    MSYS591Management Systems Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MSYS592Management Systems Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MSYS593Management Systems Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MSYS594Management Systems Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MSYS599Report 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.
  • 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS800Management Systems MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MSYS900Management Systems PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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