Strategic Management (2018)

Strategic Management is concerned with maximising an organisation's competitive advantage. The Strategic Management approach is to take a top management view of the organisation which is deemed crucial in creating futures for the firm.

Strategic Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Strategic Management may also be included as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Strategic Management as a single major for the BMS(Hons) students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Strategic Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101; or one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101, MRKTG101 if STMGT101 has already been included as part of another major; one of ACCT101, ECONS101, DIGIB101, FINAN101, LCOMM101, LCOMM102, MGSYS101, MRKTG101; STMGT200; STMGT201; STMGT301; STMGT302; one of ENTIN201, STMGT202 or STMGT304; and 30 points from ENTIN303, STMGT303 and STMGT305. Students will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of Strategic Management at 500 level.

To complete Strategic Management as part of a double major for the BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Strategic Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101; or one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101, MRKTG101 if STMGT101 has already been included as part of another major; one of ACCT101, ECONS101, DIGIB101, FINAN101, LCOMM101, LCOMM102, MGSYS101, MRKTG101; STMGT200; STMGT201; STMGT301; STMGT302; one of ENTIN201, STMGT202 or STMGT304; and 15 points from ENTIN303, STMGT303 and STMGT305. Students in the BMS(Hons)will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of their first major at 500 level.

To complete a minor in Strategic Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Strategic Management major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, and including STMGT101 or one paper from List C if STMGT101 has already been included as part of the major or degree specific choices.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Strategic Management in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENTIN101The Entrepreneur18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Discover what it takes to become a successful and socially responsible entrepreneur, how new ideas can be developed into new ventures, and how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set.
    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
    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.
    HRMGT202Human Resource Management18A (Hamilton)
    Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance.
    STMGT200Strategy in the Global Environment18B (Hamilton)
    The global environment provides opportunities and challenges for all organisations. Develop the skills to analyse global megatrends, identify industry and sector trends, and evaluate strategies of multinationals and small firms.
    STMGT201Strategies for Enterprise18A (Hamilton)
    Explores growth strategies for enterprises including their formulation and execution, and also features the particular challenges for family businesses - which are the most common form of enterprise in the world.
    STMGT202Strategies for People, Planet and Purpose18B (Hamilton)
    A future focused on people, planet and purpose is within reach. The alignment of personal purpose with 21st century purposeful organisations can create a flourishing future.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMG343Business Research MethodsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HRMG374Women and Management18T (Hamilton)
    A study of issues relating to women and management: language, the law, work, equal employment opportunity, women as managers, and career development.
    INMG311The International Business EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    INMG317Doing Business InternationallyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    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.
    STMG316New Venture Creation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper completes the BEntre and is an action-based research project where the students put their learning from the degree into action and develop a new venture. The paper ends with a Showcase type competition, with the winning students having access to mentoring and some funding to assist in the development of the venture.
    STMG321Entrepreneurial Opportunity18A (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an overview of the entrepreneurial opportunity recognition/evaluation process by examining how people, the industry, and the social environment interact as an individual identifies or creates and shapes entrepreneurial and organisational opportunities. Entrepreneurial strategies for information gathering and ana...
    STMG324Entrepreneurship and Innovation18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will provide students with an appropriate level of practical and theoretical tools required to develop and operate an entrepreneurial business.
    STMG325Self Actualising Leadership18B (Hamilton) & 18T (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.
    STMG344Strategies for People, Planet and ProfitThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    STMG385Strategy for Enterprise18A (Hamilton)
    This course focuses on growth strategies for emerging enterprises and the particular challenges of family businesses.
    STMG388Strategic Alliances and Networks18A (Online)
    This paper focuses on identifying the key structures and processes required for the successful management and evolution of these co-operative modes of business.
    STMG391Strategic Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga) & 18B (Hamilton)
    A study of decision making and policy formulation in a business environment.
  • 400 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMG444Organisational Development and ChangeThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HRMG445Career Management and Development18B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores career within the competitive and dynamic environment of today's organisations. The paper aims to enhance students' ability to analyse the latest research about careers and to recognise the implications both for their own career management and for the design of organisational career paths. Topics include analysi...
    HRMG474Women and Management18T (Hamilton)
    A study of issues relating to women and management: language, the law, work, equal employment opportunity, women as managers, and career development.
    INMG412International Business Strategy18A (Online) & 18B (Online)
    This paper examines the field of international business strategy, with particular reference to the strategies of New Zealand firms operating internationally. This paper involves students in multiple lines of investigation of viable strategy setting and implementation in the face of the significant constraints that impact on New Zea...
    STMG424Entrepreneurship and Innovation18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will blend the academic tools required to develop and operate an entrepreneurial business, with the practical approach to make such a business financially successful and personally rewarding.
    STMG425Self-Actualising Leadership18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students the opportunity to explore inspiration, passion and purpose in organisations.
    STMG488Strategic Alliances and Networks18A (Online)
    This paper examines the strategic implications of managing in a networked world.
    STMG490Directed Study18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
    STMG495Industry 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...
    STMG499Report 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 GradCert(StratMgt) and GradDip(StratMgt)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Strategic Management 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 BMS(Hons), PGCert(StratMgt), PGDip(StratMgt) and MMS

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

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

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    INMG501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing18S (Online)
    Rapid expansion of global communications has changed the environment of international commerce resulting in the re-evaluation of the way firms conduct their transactions internationally.
    INMG517Current Issues in International Management18A (Online) & 18B (Online)
    No description available.
    INMG588International Business Strategy18A (Online) & 18B (Online)
    This paper focuses on the international business strategy of organisations, industries and counties. International business strategy at the level of the organisation identifies the differences between national and international competitors and the complex environment in which they operate. The international strategy utilised by an ...
    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...
    STMG512Strategic Innovation18B (Hamilton)
    Innovation has a crucial role in the competitive positioning and performance of organisations, for example, in creating new products, identifying new markets, transforming industries, and revitalising mature organisations. In this paper the latest research on the nature of strategic innovation will be discussed and evaluated using ...
    STMG524Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice18A (Hamilton)
    Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. In this paper the key issues and questions relating to theoretical perspectives of entrepreneurship will be explored, and the latest research on entrepreneurship discussed and critically evaluated.
    STMG555Foundations of Strategy and OrganisationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    STMG580Strategies for SustainabilityThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    STMG590Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18S (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    STMG591Strategic Management Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    STMG592Strategic Management Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    STMG593Strategic Management Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    STMG594Strategic Management Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    STMG599Report 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
    STMG800Strategic Management 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
    STMG900Strategic Management PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

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

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