Strategic Management (2020)

Strategic Management takes a big picture view of an organisation to envision its future potential, find new market opportunities, and develop a clear plan to achieve growth and success. Through real-world case studies and theory, you'll develop the skills to identify major threats and new opportunities facing a company, solve problems, and find ways to add value to the bottom line.

Strategic Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business and 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 BBus and 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; one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101 or MRKTG101; STMGT201; STMGT202; STMGT203; STMGT301; STMGT302; and 30 points from STMGT303, STMGT304, STMGT305 or STMGT306. BBus and BMS(Hons) students may count one of WSOMM396 or WSOMM399 in place of 15 points from the 30 point option list.

To complete Strategic Management as part of a double major for the BBus(Hons) and 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 ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101 or MRKTG101; STMGT201; STMGT202; STMGT203; STMGT301; STMGT302; and 15 points from STMGT303, STMGT304, STMGT305 or STMGT306.

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. Students must complete STMGT101.

Note: Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • 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 qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for these programmes.

  • Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(StratMgt), PGDip(StratMgt) and MMS

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons) PGCert(StratMngt), and PGDip(StratMngt), and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(StratMngt), PGDip(StratMngt) programmes.

    MMS students must complete MNMGT581, STMGT512, STMGT555 and one of STMGT590, STMGT591, STMGT592, STMGT593, STMGT594. 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
    ACCTN101Accounting for Management20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
    ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy20A (Hamilton), 20A (Secondary School - Unistart), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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.
    MRKTG101Fundamentals of Successful Marketing20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper focuses on the role of Marketing in business, introducing students to marketing research, consumer behaviour, and analysis, as essential tools for developing brand positioning strategies that create value.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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
    STMGT201Strategies for Enterprise20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    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.
    STMGT202The Entrepreneur20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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.
    STMGT203Business Model Innovation20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Business model innovation provides companies with significant growth options and may disrupt the market. Develop analytical skills to evaluate and design innovative business models.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    STMGT301Strategy and Innovation Management20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    Examines innovative companies to explore the processes involved in developing and managing innovations which are vital for improving the strategic position and performance of organisations.
    STMGT302Creating Value in a Connected World20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    We live in a highly connected world. This paper focuses on how to identify, analyse and manage flows between and among organisations to create economic and social value.
    STMGT303Applied Strategy20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Develop strategic analysis and strategic thinking skills to be able to evaluate and improve the competitive position and performance of organisations.
    STMGT304Commercialising a New Venture20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    Explore the steps involved in starting and growing a new venture. Develop a comprehensive business plan and present your ideas in a 'Dragon's Den' format to external CEOs.
    STMGT305Doing Business Internationally20A (Hamilton)
    Explores the international dimensions of business that enable growth and provide new markets, but increase the complexities involved (e.g. scale, different regulations, cultures).
    STMGT306Entrepreneurial Ecosystems20G (Online)
    Entrepreneurial ecosystems showcase the factors driving economic growth and sustainable development. Develop skills in evaluating the context for innovation and entrepreneurial growth, assessing entrepreneurial culture and applying innovation metrics.
    WSOMM396Management Internship20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
    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 Investigation20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (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.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    STMGT501Strategy and Organisational Theory20A (Hamilton)
    Good theory is the foundation of good practice. This paper discusses and critiques the most important theories of strategy and organisation.
    STMGT502Strategic Innovation20B (Hamilton)
    Innovation has a key role in improving the competitive position and performance of organisations. This paper discusses and critiques the latest research on strategic innovation processes and practices.
    STMGT503Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice20A (Hamilton)
    Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. This paper introduces the key issues and questions relating to the theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship.
    STMGT504Strategies for Sustainability20B (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to enhance students' understanding of sustainability issues confronting today's managers and to develop ability in analysing situations and in formulating strategies where sustainability business concerns are implicated.
    STMGT512Strategic Innovation20B (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 ...
    STMGT524Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice20A (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.
    STMGT591Strategic Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    STMGT592Strategic Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    STMGT593Strategic Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    STMGT594Strategic Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    STMGT800Strategic Management MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    STMGT900Strategic Management PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 16 October 2019 10:03am

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