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1 EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND’S BEST Firmly positioned as one of New Zealand’s leading and most innovative universities, the University of Waikato offers all of our students outstanding teaching and research opportunities. What’s more, situated in the heart of the Waikato, with easy access to some of this country’s most beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains, we offer you the complete package – a university experience to remember and benefit from the rest of your life. Nationally and internationally, qualifications awarded by the University of Waikato are recognised and respected, while our graduates are sought after for a range of academic and commercial roles. We pride ourselves on our strong and diverse global connections, and acknowledge too that the social and culturally inclusive make-up of our student population contributes to this. The very special character of the University of Waikato does not just rest on our academic laurels. Our close links with our region – characterized by its farming, successful entrepreneurs and businesses people, innovative scientists and researchers, sportspeople and adventurers, cosmopolitan cities and small towns, and the strong influence of the original Māori tribe of the region, Tainui, are reflected in the Waikato University experience. Welcome to the University of Waikato. I applaud your decision to investigate the outstanding education facilities and lifestyle choices offered by our institution and look forward to sharing the advantages with you. We offer our international students an outstanding, quality education. But we also provide an introduction to our unique New Zealand culture and the opportunity to make New Zealand friends and connections. We hope that their connections with New Zealand will become strong, and that even when they return home their connections will remain active throughout their careers and their lives. Our Vision for the future embraces our three key strength; Excellence, Distinctiveness and International Connectedness. We commit to the delivery of a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience which is distinctive in character and pursuing strong international linkages to advance knowledge. Our excellence is self evident in the individual experiences of students – undergraduate and postgraduate – and our successes reflected in the national monitoring of research achievements – we were rated first in 10 subjects in the last review round. Moreover our clear leadership in some areas, including Computer Science, Management, Education and the Sciences is clear. We value our distinctiveness in our commitment to sustainability – environmentally, socially and economically, our close connection with Māori, particularly Tainui, and our support of educational achievement for our indigenous population, and our leadership role enabling and inspiring people (especially students) towards their full potential and in the enhancement of shared social, economic cultural and environmental outcomes. At the University of Waikato we pursue strong international linkages to advance knowledge. We foster elite international alliances to enhance our international reputation and profile, build staff capability through academic collaboration, enhance student learning through shared curriculum development and student exchanges, and collaborate in quality assurance, best practice and benchmarking. The Waikato University experience is unique, stimulating, challenging and rewarding – we look forward to sharing it. Professor Roy Crawford Vice-Chancellor

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Waikato Management School

International Prospectus

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EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND’S BEST

Firmly positioned as one of New Zealand’s leading and most innovative universities, the University of Waikato offers all of our students outstanding teaching and research opportunities. What’s more, situated in the heart of the Waikato, with easy access to some of this country’s most beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains, we offer you the complete package – a university experience to remember and benefit from the rest of your life.

Nationally and internationally, qualifications awarded by the University of Waikato are recognised and respected, while our graduates are sought after for a range of academic and commercial roles. We pride ourselves on our strong and diverse global connections, and acknowledge too that the social and culturally inclusive make-up of our student population contributes to this.

The very special character of the University of Waikato does not just rest on our academic laurels. Our close links with our region – characterized by its farming, successful entrepreneurs and businesses people, innovative scientists and researchers, sportspeople and adventurers, cosmopolitan cities and small towns, and the strong influence of the original Māori tribe of the region, Tainui, are reflected in the Waikato University experience.

Welcome to the University of Waikato. I applaud your decision to investigate the outstanding

education facilities and lifestyle choices offered by our institution and look forward to sharing

the advantages with you.

We offer our international students an outstanding, quality education. But we also provide an introduction to our unique New Zealand culture and the opportunity to make New Zealand friends and connections. We hope that their connections with New Zealand will become strong, and that even when they return home their connections will remain active throughout their careers and their lives.

Our Vision for the future embraces our three key strength; Excellence, Distinctiveness and International Connectedness. We commit to the delivery of a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience which is distinctive in character and pursuing strong international linkages to advance knowledge.

Our excellence is self evident in the individual experiences of students – undergraduate and postgraduate – and our successes reflected in the national monitoring of research achievements – we were rated first in 10 subjects in the last review round. Moreover our clear leadership in some areas, including Computer Science, Management, Education and the Sciences is clear.

We value our distinctiveness in our commitment to sustainability – environmentally, socially and economically, our close connection with Māori, particularly Tainui, and our support of educational achievement for our indigenous population, and our leadership role enabling and inspiring people (especially students) towards their full potential and in the enhancement of shared social, economic cultural and environmental outcomes.

At the University of Waikato we pursue strong international linkages to advance knowledge. We foster elite international alliances to enhance our international reputation and profile, build staff capability through academic collaboration, enhance student learning through shared curriculum development and student exchanges, and collaborate in quality assurance, best practice and benchmarking.

The Waikato University experience is unique, stimulating, challenging and rewarding – we look forward to sharing it.

Professor Roy Crawford

Vice-Chancellor

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Living and learning 24

in New Zealand

Living in Hamilton city 25

10 reasons to live 26

on campus

Accommodation 27

Support 28

Why choose Waikato 4

Management School?

Where is Waikato 5

Management School?

10 things you need to 6

know about Waikato

Management School

Why New Zealand 8

Why Waikato 9

Qualifi cations overview 10

Pathways 11

Bachelor of 12

Management Studies

Bachelor of Business 14

Analysis – Financial

Bachelor of 15

Electronic Commerce

Bachelor of 17

Communication Studies

Bachelor of Tourism 18

Certifi cates and Diplomas 19

Graduate Certifi cates and 20

Graduate Diplomas

Postgraduate Certifi cates 21

and Postgraduate Diplomas

Master of 22

Management Studies

Master of 22

Electronic Commerce

Higher Degrees 23

C H O O S E

M A N A G E M E N T

C H O O S E YO U R

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Sustainable business is about participating in a global economy while preserving the environment, cultural values and community identities where we work. Our teaching embraces sustainability and exposes students to leading-edge education, research and business practice.

Our students go on to become leaders in the public and private sectors, graduating with essential business skills and knowledge and with the ability to think critically and carefully and to act responsibly and ethically.

What sets us apart?

Excellence

Research Rankings

Waikato Management School has a strong track record of generating world leading research. The most recent (2007) national tertiary research evaluations confirmed Waikato Management School as the leading research-based management school in Accounting and Finance, and Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, International Business and Other Business. These subjects represent the large majority of business education research activity in New Zealand.

Triple Crown Accreditation

Waikato Management School is a member of an elite group of business schools that have earned “Triple Crown” status – an international acknowledgement of excellence in business education. We’re accredited to AACSB (The United States-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – the world’s longest-established assessor of business education, EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (The Association of MBAs). Only one percent of the world’s business schools have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies.

Practice Relevance

Waikato Management School is committed to ensuring all students receive a research-led, practice relevant education. The skills and curiosity of our students are developed through an education philosophy that promotes independent thinking and collaborative work. Because our faculty are active researchers, students are exposed to fresh ideas, emerging theory and real-world, real-time business cases.

Waikato Management School stands out because we have heart and use it to drive our

commitment to sustainable business success.

Distinction

We are distinct because our purpose is clear. We recognise that long-term business success depends not just on profit, but on responsiveness to resource, social and environmental issues. Sustainable business is at the core of our purpose and our goal is to become a world leading business school in this area. Waikato Management School was the first Australasian business school to be accepted into the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) and we have founded the Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society (APABIS).

International Connectivity

We have alliances with a number of international universities and our faculty are drawn from the best universities around the world. As a global business school competing in a global market for education and research, our focus is both international and national. We play a significant role on the international scene through world leading research, strong links to multinational companies and major universities, and by providing education that equips students for the global business environment. Our faculty bring the rich experience gained through international research and consulting connections to their teaching. Our student body is truly multinational; international students come from more than 40 countries to study with us and make up a quarter of our student body.

Experience

Waikato Management School strives to offer an outstanding experience to all stakeholders. Students are supported by an extensive range of services aimed to ensure their learning and social experience is enjoyable and successful. The School is well resourced, modern, and has high quality computing facilities. An active alumni programme ensures our relationship with students extends beyond graduation. Our faculty members have joined us from the best universities in the world and are our biggest asset.

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WHERE IS WAIKATO MANAGEMENT SCHOOL?

Waikato Management School is a leading business school and part of New Zealand's most

progressive university, The University of Waikato. The School is in Hamilton, the hub of the

Waikato region in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island.

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GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

In the fi rst ever Performance-Based Research Funding (PBRF) rankings, Waikato Management School was the top performer in the categories

of Accounting and Finance and Management and this achievement was repeated in the 2007 rankings. Waikato Management School consistently attracts leading international scholars who share their ground-breaking research with students in our academic programmes and with scholars

overseas via international conferences and publications.

LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Waikato Management School takes a stand – our aim is to produce graduates who understand that business can make the world a better place. We’re committed to sustainability in our teaching and research; in fact we’re the only business school in New Zealand to have sustainable success as our purpose. To support this commitment, we’re a gold foundation member of

the Sustainable Business Network and we’re a strategic partner of the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development.

WAIKATO MANAGEMENT SCHOOL GRADS GET JOBS

Waikato Management School qualifi cations allow students to encounter real-life business challenges fi rst hand through case

competitions and off-campus business projects. This practical work is underpinned by a strong theoretical base ensuring that our graduates are equipped to make an impact in the workplace.

CLOSE CORPORATE CONNECTIONS

Waikato Management School works closely with some of New Zealand’s most infl uential companies and organisations –

including Telecom, Fonterra, Zespri International and AgResearch – offering leadership and management development programmes and collaborating on research initiatives.

STRONG COMMITMENT TO MĀORI

Waikato Management School is committed to offering specifi c assistance and opportunities for Māori students. We have a marae

on campus and strive to offer a supportive environment where Māori can fully participate in the life of the University.

The University is a recognised leader in education for Māori with 22 percent of our student population identifying themselves as Māori.

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10 THINGS YOU NEED

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INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE

Waikato Management School is one of a small group of elite business schools worldwide to have earned Triple Crown

accreditation for its business education programmes. It’s an achievement shared by less than one percent of business schools

across the world, and only three institutions in Australia and New Zealand have earned this international recognition.

PREMIUM TEACHING STAFF

Our lecturers are active contributors to major business issues, such as: entrepreneurship; e-commerce; household saving; property tax and eco-

tourism. They bring their expertise and knowledge into the classroom making learning practice-relevant. Waikato Management School

lecturers regularly win national teaching awards and as a student with the School, you’ll benefi t from lecturers who write the textbooks.

STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

A quarter of our student body is international. These students bring a diverse range of cultures, experiences and perspectives,

to the classroom and help to create a truly international learning community. The friendships and networks students make at Waikato

Management School stand them in good stead throughout their business career, wherever in the world they may be.

FIRST CLASS FACILITIES

Waikato Management School’s facilities ensure that our students’ learning experience is the best possible. Our modern lecture

theatres have the latest audio-visual technology, students have access to hundreds of computers 24/7 and they have their own

personalized study portal on the award-winning MyWeb.

SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Waikato Management School has a number of support and cultural services to guide students through their university journey. Our lecturers and tutors provide the academic support and encouragement students

need to tackle their chosen course of study. But we know life at university is not just about study and help is on hand for any concerns

students might face. This ensures that a student’s time at Waikato Management School is richly challenging and inspiring.

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Why go to the end of the earth for your education? Because it’s there you’ll fi nd a

culture of innovation, adaptability and risk-taking that is taking New Zealand forward

in today’s global knowledge economy.

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is around the same size as Japan or Britain, with a population of just over four million.

With typical ingenuity, Kiwis – as New Zealanders call themselves - have turned their distance from the major world markets and low population density into a competitive advantage: it's made them into a nation of resourceful all-rounders.

Around the world, Kiwis are known for their can-do attitude and ability to find creative solutions to a range of problems.

A tiny nation by global standards, New Zealand has shown its businesses can stand proud among the best in the world.

Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy put New Zealand's creative technologies on the map – and proved that blockbuster movies do not have to come out of Hollywood.

Merino wool clothing manufacturer Icebreaker has given the traditional Kiwi woollen singlet a new twist, marrying sustainability with luxury, and transforming it into a high-performance brand with global reach.

And New Zealand's dairy cooperative Fonterra is the world's No. 2 exporter of traded milk products, second only to Nestle.

New Zealand's reputation for innovation and adaptability is matched by an exceptional quality of life. Lack of pollution and the stunning diversity of scenery provide the perfect setting for work and play, and New Zealanders are known for their honesty, friendliness and openness. You can be sure of a warm welcome from New Zealand's unique mix of Māori, Pacific, Asian and European peoples.

For more information on New Zealand visit: www.newzealand.com

R I C K Y Y A O

PhD student

“A trip into the country taught me there’s so much more value in

the environment than in money or material things. Back home in the

Philippines I visited an upland farming family who lived in a shack-

house that was almost falling over. I asked them how they were

doing. ‘Good,’ they said. ‘No problems.’ I thought, ‘What?’ Then it hit

me, the family had enough food to get by, and wonderful mountains

and forests to enjoy every day. That single visit provided the catalyst

for my PhD; I’m examining the value of biodiversity on private and

government owned land in New Zealand.

“I chose New Zealand to study because New Zealanders have

a passion for their environment that’s driving protection and

enhancement initiatives. I’m thrilled to contribute, and hope

New Zealand’s local ideas grow to have global impact.”

WHY NEW ZEALAND?

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WHY WAIKATO?

New Zealand has proved it can take on the world with its agile and innovative businesses.

Dairy cooperative Fonterra is expanding into nutraceuticals such as chocolate cheese;

Comvita has cornered the global market with its innovative manuka honey based health

products, while Endace is a world leader in internet traffi c monitoring equipment.

All these companies crucially combine knowledge and innovation, and all are based alongside the University of Waikato in New Zealand's innovation heartland, the centre of the nation's agricultural manufacturing economy.

Just an hour-and-a-half's drive south from the main city of Auckland, the Waikato region is home to three-quarters of New Zealand's scientists, and contains the world's largest dairy and cheese plants.

The University itself is a major contributor to innovation, and punches well above its weight in global terms. The University of Waikato outperforms its American counterparts in research commercialisation, achieving the highest return on investment compared to all US universities according to 2005 data.

Innovative business needs innovative people, and Waikato Management School is dedicated to turning out top-quality graduates committed to sustainable business success. The School's ‘triple crown’ accreditation by the worlds' three leading assessors of business education means a Waikato degree is recognised and valued anywhere in the world.

Typically, many young Kiwis choose to live and work overseas for a few years after finishing their studies in what's known as the Big OE (overseas experience). Sought-after as employees around the world, they have a reputation for bringing with them an inquiring mind, a can-do attitude and a positive outlook.

Studying alongside Kiwi students at Waikato will give you the opportunity to share their optimism for the future, develop new ways of thinking and hone your innovative problem-solving skills. Then you too will be ready to take on the world.

X I A O M A N ( C H A R M A I N E ) C U I ( B M S )

FX Dealer, ANZ BANK

Foreign exchange dealer and first-class honours graduate Xiaoman

(Charmaine) Cui beat out 6000 applicants for one of only 297

Australasian jobs with ANZ. Peter Green heads up ANZ Bank’s Franchise

Services and thinks Cui has what it takes. “Xiaoman has coped

admirably with the rigours of the dealing room environment and has

shown great ability to learn the ways of the financial markets.”

Cui’s education went beyond economics, finance and the mechanics

of foreign exchange. The young woman from Ningxia, China worked

hard to understand English and Kiwi culture. “I’m always looking to

get involved and find opportunities to stand out from the crowd. And

coming to Waikato University has given me the chance to do that.”

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Graduate Diplomas

Generally a one year full-time programme. These provide the equivalent of a major in a subject other than that in which the student has majored for their first degree.

Postgraduate Certificates

Available for graduates who wish to build on an earlier degree. These programmes can broaden existing knowledge, provide industry experience or retrain in areas of demand.

Postgraduate Diplomas

Generally comprise a one year full-time programme of graduate papers. They build on attainment in a prior degree and demonstrated practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Masters Degrees

Advanced qualification involving intensive study and supervised research. Specialist degrees such as the Master of Management Studies (MMS) and generalist degrees such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) are offered.

Doctoral Degree

Gives the student extensive knowledge in their chosen field, trains them to do original and meaningful research and prepares them to function as a member of a teaching faculty.

Subject

An area of study in which students can ‘major’. A major, such as finance or tourism, forms a significant part of the points required to obtain a qualification.

Bachelor Degrees

A structured course in an area of study such as management or communication. Each degree has a different 'make-up' with a set number of papers at different levels.

Certificates

One semester, or one year, qualifications typically used for short specialised programmes or as bridging programmes. Provides a programme similar to the first year of a bachelor degree.

Diplomas

Awarded at a higher level than a certificate. Diplomas cover a range of subjects and represent the second stage of undergraduate study; corresponding to the second year of a degree programme.

Bachelor Honours Degree

Either one-year full-time postgraduate programmes which are a qualification in their own right, or part of a larger programme that includes the bachelor degree.

Graduate Certificates

Require the equivalent of one semester of full time study at graduate level. These can provide a bridge for students who wish to seek admission into a postgraduate diploma.

Waikato Management School offers fi ve bachelor degrees. Each of these degrees provides

the opportunity to study a ‘major’ or specialisation within the area of the degree. It is also

possible to take a ‘second major’ from any other subject offered by the School or from

elsewhere within the University.

QUALIFICATIONS OVERVIEW

QUALIFICATIONS OVERVIEW

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PATHWAYS

Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate study provides the fundamental building blocks of a university education – the foundation for your career. At Waikato Management School you can take the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS). It provides an integrated programme across all the essential areas needed to be an effective manager and future business leader. Specialised degrees are also available in communication studies (BCS), electronic commerce (BECom), financial analysis (BBA(Fin)) and tourism (BTour). Certificates and diplomas provide short programmes in management generally, or in a specialised area associated with one of the degree programmes offered. As well as providing valuable programmes in their own right, certificates and diplomas are transferrable to degree programmes for those who want to continue their studies.

Graduate Study

Our graduate programmes are designed to practically assist people already in business or commerce, as well as students continuing with higher education. We work with companies to provide tailored corporate and executive education for staff. Our research degree students are encouraged to work with and be informed by business and research. We would welcome an opportunity to design, with you, a programme or research investigation that meets your needs.

As well as our own programmes, we have arrangements with other schools at The University of Waikato, and other universities to enable you, with respect to non-research degrees, to combine qualifications and programmes to suit your goals.

PATHWAYS

Second Year of

Postgraduate Study

Masters

First year of

Postgraduate Study

Honours Year

Postgraduate Certificate/

Diploma

BCS(Hons)

BTour(Hons)

BECom(Hons)

BBA(Hons)(Fin)

Postgraduate Certificate/

Diploma

Undergraduate Study

BMS with Honours

BMS without Honours

Other Bachelors with

Specialisation

BCS

BTour

BECom

BBA(Fin)

Certificate

Diploma

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

Postgraduate

Research

PhD

Bachelors

without full

Specialisation

Relevant

Managerial-

Professional Experience

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You won’t fi nd a business degree anywhere else that’s as varied yet focused, fl exible and

consistently high quality. With us you get more than a standard commerce degree.

Why do a BMS?

It’s the focus on management that makes our Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) stand out. You’ll receive a solid grounding in your specialty subject, as well as learn what makes a business tick and what makes a manager great.

Waikato’s BMS has long been recognised by employers as New Zealand’s premier management degree. The extra year of the BMS compared to other commerce degrees means that as well as covering all the core subjects that are central to management, you can specialise in up to two different areas, achieve a good grounding in both and expand your career options.

Throughout your degree you’ll get practical experience. You’ll develop a new product and marketing plan in your first year, take part in a case competition in your third year, and in your fourth year you’ll investigate an issue within a company and produce a research report.

F E AT U R E S O F T H E B M S

Highly regarded by employers

Internationally recognised

Wide choice of study programmes

Real-world management experience

Can meet NZICA (Chartered Accountancy) academic requirements

Option of BMS Honours degree

Opportunity to take a conjoint degree

Overseas exchanges available

BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

BMS

DEGREE PLANNER – BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (BMS)

YEA

R 1

YEA

R 2

YEA

R 3

Accounting for

Management

Business

Economics and

the New Zealand

Economy

Introduction

to Marketing

International

Management

Information

Systems and

Supply Chain

Management

Management

Statistics

Introduction to

Management

ACCT101 ECON100 MKTG151 MSYS111 STAT160 STMG191

Macroeconomics

and the Global

Economy

Finance Organisational

Behaviour

Management

Communication

Business Law, Ethics,

Sustainability

and the Treaty of

Waitangi

ECON200 FINA201

Strategic

Management

COMPULSORY PAPERSKey papers that must be passed.

COMPULSORY MAJOR PAPERSThe subject in which you specialise.

SECOND MAJOR/ ELECTIVE PAPERSYou can choose to take a second specialist subject or just select individual papers.

In addition to the 26 papers shown above you’ll also take writing and computing modules. These modules will develop your skills and show potential employers you can handle day to day tasks.

HRMG241 MCOM200 MNGT221

STMG391

YEA

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Report of an

Investigation

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BMS

Case Competition

In this practical project, teams of students analyse the chosen company and then write and present reports on their recommended strategies. Our own staff research and write the case on a real-life business problem.

As well as being a great way to gain confidence and experience, the winning team shares $1500 donated by Lion Nathan and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The competition is offered in Semesters A and B only.

For more information and examples, see www.management.ac.nz/case

Report of an Investigation (The 499)

Employers rate our 499 project highly. They like the fact they are recruiting staff with proven analytical abilities and work experience. In your 499, you’ll choose a project related to your specialty area then use what you’ve learnt in class to solve real problems in an actual management situation. With the freedom to choose your own project, you can focus on an area that’s close to your heart. It could be anything from promoting a music festival to sorting out the supply chain for a new clothing label.

For more information and examples, check out www.management.ac.nz/projects

Majors

A major is a group of papers in a specialist area or subject. You must take one major (called your first major) and you can choose whether to take a second.

Choose from

Accounting Management Communication

Economics Marketing

Finance Public Relations

Human Resource Management Strategic Management

Information Systems Management

Supply Chain Management

Tourism Management

International Management

Your second major can also be chosen from any undergraduate subject; this choice may mean that you need to take extra papers and you will need to carefully plan your programme in the first year. For example, you might like to consider law, computer science, a language, or psychology as a second major; if you are thinking of this option, talk to a Management Student Centre (MSC) Advisor for further information. The inside back cover of this publication provides MSC’s contact details.

BMS Honours

In the third year of the BMS, top students may qualify for entry to the highly regarded BMS Honours degree. The BMS Honours programme provides an opportunity to further explore and develop areas of interest in your chosen field as well as demonstrate excellence to employers, and enables you to include a first year of graduate study as part of your degree. Honours is considered to be a pivotal year in which you are able to synthesise ideas, develop skills and prepare for independence in your chosen field, whether in further study or paid employment.

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Why do a BBA?

This uniquely focused programme offers you an alternative business degree to management studies if numbers and their meaning are your game.

The BBA(Fin) is a three-year degree with a particular emphasis on financial management, so you can get your qualification and get on with investment banking or stock broking or other financial sector careers. Rather than covering the broader aspects of business management, you’ll look in depth at the quantitative (math based) disciplines.

Your first major will be in accounting, or economics or finance and it’s strongly recommended that you also choose a second major. While this can be in any subject, you’ll really focus your qualification if you take a second major in another BBA subject; you can study any combination of two of the three subjects, such as accounting and finance, or economics and accounting. Other good second major subjects include statistics, mathematics or computing.

If you choose to major in accounting, you can use this degree (with either an Honours year or a Graduate Diploma), as a route to meet the academic requirements for membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Majors

A major is a group of papers in a specialist area or subject. You must take one major (called your first major) and you can choose whether to take a second.

Choose from

First majors must be taken in one of the following areas:

Accounting Finance

Economics

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS // FINANCIAL

BBA(FIN) The Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial is a professionally recognised specialist degree

that will prime you for a career in the areas of accounting, economics and fi nance.

Your second major can also be chosen from any undergraduate subject; this choice may mean that you need to take extra papers. If you choose to take a second major you will need to carefully plan your programme in the first year, as you will need to take a year one paper at 200 level for your second major. You might like to consider law, mathematics, statistics or computer science as a second major; if you are thinking of this option talk to a Management Student Centre Advisor for further information. The inside back cover of this publication provides MSC’s contact details.

BBA Honours – Financial

The BBA(Hons(Fin)) degree provides a first year of graduate study that follows on from the BBA(Fin).

Students who have been awarded the BBA(Fin) degree at the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered equivalent by the Academic Board, with a B+ average in the specialist subject area that they intend to take at honours level, may apply for entry into the BBA(Hons(Fin)). Students will normally complete Honours within one year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

F E AT U R E S O F T H E B B A ( F i n )

Specialist financial management degree

Meets industry demands for specialist financial analysts

Can meet NZICA requirements with an additional fourth year (either Honours or Graduate Diploma)

Approved by the CPA Australia

Overseas exchanges available

DEGREE PLANNER – BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS – FINANCIAL (BBA(Fin))

YEA

R 1

YEA

R 2

YEA

R 3

Accounting for

Management

Business

Economics and

the New Zealand

Economy

Management

Mathematics

Information

Systems and

Supply Chain

Management

Management

Statistics

Introduction to

Management

ACCT101 ECON100 MATH166 MSYS111 STAT160 STMG191

Macroeconomics

and the Global

Economy

Finance

ECON200 FINA201

COMPULSORY PAPERSKey papers that must be passed.

COMPULSORY MAJOR PAPERSThe subject in which you specialise.

SECOND MAJOR/ ELECTIVE PAPERSYou can choose to take a second specialist subject or just select individual papers.

In addition to the 20 papers shown above you’ll also take writing and computing modules. These modules will develop your skills and show potential employers you can handle day to day tasks.

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BACHELOR OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

The Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom) was New Zealand’s fi rst e-commerce degree

and it’s still ahead of the game. You won’t fi nd another e-commerce qualifi cation with the same

mix of technical and business skills and hands-on experience.

Why do a BECom?

The BECom is a career launching pad for anyone who has the foresight to see the tremendous opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the knowledge economy.

Employers want graduates who know more than just a few e-commerce buzzwords. They want people with applied skills and a broader knowledge of business and e-commerce. In the face of global labour shortages, a BECom will equip you for an industry that’s bursting with opportunity.

Our lecturers are both researchers and business advisors so they’re hooked into emerging trends and industry needs. Your classes will also cover broad management areas, so you’ll study e-commerce from a range of perspectives including communications, finance and business strategy as well as hone your technical skills by studying programming and through industry placements.

You’ll work on a real business challenge, which could be anything from building a website to helping a company assess its e-commerce strategy. This practical experience will give you credibility and confidence when you are face to face with potential employers.

F E AT U R E S O F T H E B E C o m

Uniquely blends computer science and management

Encourages entrepreneurship

Industry work experience

Option of BECom Honours degree

Overseas exchanges available

BECOM

DEGREE PLANNER – BACHELOR OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (BECom)

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YEA

R 2

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R 3

Practical

Programming

Communication

and Cyberspace

Introduction to

Marketing and

International

Management

Information

Systems and

Supply Chain

Management

The World

of Electronic

Commerce

Introduction to

Management

COMP153 MCOM102 MKTG151 MSYS111 MSYS121 STMG191

Electronic

Commerce Field

Project

COMPULSORY PAPERSKey papers that must be passed.

COMPULSORY MAJOR PAPERSThe subject in which you specialise.

SECOND MAJOR/ ELECTIVE PAPERSYou can choose to take a second specialist subject or just select individual papers.

In addition to the 20 papers shown above you’ll also take writing and computing modules. These modules will develop your skills and show potential employers you can handle day to day tasks.

MSYS319

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Majors

A major is a group of papers in a specialist area or subject. You must take one major (called your first major) and you are strongly encouraged to take a second major in one of the following undergraduate subjects; Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems Management, Marketing, Management Communication or Supply Chain Management.

Your First Major

Electronic Commerce

Your second major can also be chosen from any undergraduate subject; this choice may mean that you need to take extra papers. If you choose to take a second major you will need to carefully plan your programme in the first year, as you will need to take a year one paper at 200 level for your second major; if you are thinking of this option talk to a Management Student Centre Advisor for further information. The inside back cover of this publication provides MSC’s contact details.

BACHELOR OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

BECOM

BECom Honours

The BECom Honours degree provides a bridge into further academic study in the electronic commerce area at masters or PhD level. Because of the focus on further academic study, the degree includes a research methods paper to introduce you to the processes and techniques of conducting and publishing academic research. The methods paper is normally completed before undertaking the other required paper – a one paper dissertation (591) – in which you, under the guidance of an academic supervisor, will devise and design a research project in the electronic commerce area. The dissertation work will usually involve the development of a literature review, selection of appropriate research methodology and the design and execution of field data collection. This work is then followed by analysis of the data collected and the write-up of the dissertation.

Students who have been awarded the BECom degree at the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered equivalent by the Academic Board, with an academic average of B+ or better may apply for entry in to the BECom(Hons) degree. Students will normally complete Honours within one year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

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BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Why do a BCS?

The Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) blends

creative disciplines with practical communication theory.

The unique mix of arts and management papers provide the

skills and knowledge needed to become a strategy-based

communication or media practitioner.

You’ll also learn about the responsibilities of the media

and communication industries in local, national and global

contexts, and how communication affects individuals, groups

and social culture.

The degree provides opportunities to gain hands-on experience

of communication and media practice in the classroom and

in industry and community organisations. You’ll be taught

by internationally sought-after media and communication

consultants and researchers.

By the time you graduate, you’ll understand the role of

communication in business and society and have a set of

practical vocational industry skills. Your personal, written and

verbal communication abilities will stand you in good stead

wherever you go and whatever you do.

Majors

A major is a group of papers in a specialist area or subject.

You must take one major (called your first major) and you can

choose whether to take a second.

Choose from

The following majors may be taken through Waikato

Management School:

Management Communication Public Relations

Marketing

You may also take a major through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Majors through FASS include:

English Studies Media Studies

Linguistics

Your second major can also be chosen from any undergraduate subject; this choice may mean that you need to take extra papers and you may need to carefully plan your programme in the first year. If you are thinking of this option talk to a Management Student Centre Advisor for further information. The inside back cover of this publication provides MSC’s contact details.

BCS Honours

The BCS Honours degree provides a first year of graduate study that follows on from the BCS degree. Each subject already forms part of a recognised field of study and has a specified programme that takes account of papers previously passed in the BCS degree. Students who have been awarded the BCS degree at the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered equivalent by the Academic Board with an appropriate grade average may apply for entry into the BCS(Hons) degree. Students will normally complete Honours within one year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

Communication is a powerful tool. Learn how to use this power strategically and creatively to

address communication challenges, build loyalty and drive organisational success.

F E AT U R E S O F T H E B C S

Unique combination of arts and management

Work on a real Public Relations campaign

Opportunity to complete BCS Honours degree

Diverse career opportunities

Overseas exchanges available

DEGREE PLANNER – BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES (BCS)

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R 2

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R 3

The Use of

Language

Communication

and Cyberspace

Introduction

to Corporate

Communication

Communication in

Aotearoa

New Zealand

The Media and

Society 1

The Creative

Industries

LING132 MCOM102 MCOM133 TIKA121 SMST102 SMST120

Communication

Theory

MCOM220

COMPULSORY PAPERSKey papers that must be passed.

COMPULSORY MAJOR PAPERSThe subject in which you specialise.

SECOND MAJOR/ ELECTIVE PAPERSYou can choose to take a second specialist subject or just select individual papers.

In addition to the 20 papers shown above you’ll also take writing module. These modules will develop your skills and show potential employers you can handle day to day tasks.

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BACHELOR OF TOURISM

Major offered through Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is:

Tourism Development

Your second major can also be chosen from any undergraduate subject; this choice may mean that you need to take extra papers. If you choose to take a second major you will need to carefully plan your programme in the first year, as you will need to take at least one year one paper at 200 level for your second major. You might like to consider geography or a language as a second major. If you are thinking of this option talk to a Management Student Centre Advisor for further information. The inside back cover of this publication provides MSC’s contact details.

BTour Honours

The BTour Honours degree provides a first year of graduate study that follows on from the BTour. In the BTour Honours degree the majors Tourism Management and Hospitality Management are combined to form a single subject, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Students who have been awarded the BTour at the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered equivalent by the Academic Board with an appropriate grade average may apply for entry into the BTour(Hons) degree. Students will normally complete the BTour Honours degree within one year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

Why do a BTour?

With a Bachelor of Tourism (BTour), you will be joining the world’s fastest-growing industry at a time when your combination of practical business skills and industry knowledge will be most valuable.

As tourism and tourist activities grow, so too does the need for balanced managers that understand the environmental, cultural and social impacts and benefits of tourism. You’ll gain an understanding of national and international tourism management and be well-equipped to shape the tourism and hospitality industry of the future.

The BTour combines papers from management, leisure studies and social sciences to offer a broad perspective of tourism and hospitality. You will learn how these two industries are changing to accommodate new pressures and emerging trends as well as gain valuable business, environmental, social and planning skills and understand the importance of ethical and culturally aware decision-making.

The BTour has been developed with input from tourism and hospitality businesses, and senior members of the sectors continue to guide its development. Our faculty, your lecturers, consult widely on industry issues and they bring that hands-on experience of new trends, challenges and industry responses to their teaching.

Majors

A major is a group of papers in a specialist area or subject. You must take one major (called your first major) and you can choose whether to take a second.

Choose from

The following majors may be taken through Waikato Management School:

Hospitality Management Tourism Management

Tourism is New Zealand's fastest growing industry and it needs skilled managers to steer that

growth in the right direction.

F E AT U R E S O F T H E B To u r

Offers both Hospitality and Tourism Management streams

Draws from Management, Arts and Social Sciences and Leisure

Opportunity to gain practical field work experience

Strongly supported by employers

Opportunity to complete the BTour Honours degree

Overseas exchanges available

DEGREE PLANNER – BACHELOR OF TOURISM (BTour)

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R 2

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R 3

Business

Economics and

the New Zealand

Economy

The World

of Electronic

Commerce

Concepts of Sport

and Leisure

Tourism Product

Design and Pricing

Introduction to

Tourism and

Hospitality

Introduction to

Tourism Studies

ECON100 MSYS121 SPLS102 TOMG100 TOMG101 TOST100

Tourism in Society

TOST203

Directed Study

COMPULSORY PAPERSKey papers that must be passed.

COMPULSORY MAJOR PAPERSThe subject in which you specialise.

SECOND MAJOR/ ELECTIVE PAPERSYou can choose to take a second specialist subject or just select individual papers.

In addition to the 20 papers shown above you’ll also take writing module. These modules will develop your skills and show potential employers you can handle day to day tasks

TOMG390 or

TOST390

BTOUR

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CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS

The certifi cate and diploma provide university qualifi cations that require a relatively short

period of study and are targeted to meet particular educational needs. They can also provide

a pathway to future study.

The certificate represents the first stage of undergraduate study. The diploma represents the second stage of undergraduate study, corresponding to the second year of a degree programme.

Who are they suited to?

These qualifications are suitable for the following types of students:

Those who want an introductory programme in management, financial analysis, communication studies, electronic commerce or tourism.

Those with no background in the chosen area would take a certificate. For those with some experience or tertiary background in the area the diploma may be the better programme.

Those who want to work towards a degree part-time or who would like to work through a degree programme in stages, taking time away from university. A certificate or diploma can provide you with recognition of what you have achieved so far, but the credit is also transferable to your degree programme when you want to go further.

In broad terms, a certificate is similar to a first year of university study, a diploma a second year. In the Waikato Management School we associate these programmes with our degrees.

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Certificate and Diploma Requirements

These undergraduate certificates and diplomas require one year of normal full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

Available Certificates

The following certificates are available through Waikato Management School:

Communication Studies (Cert(CS))

Management (Cert(Mgt))

Tourism (Cert(Tour))

Available Diplomas

The following diplomas are available through Waikato Management School:

Communication Studies (Dip(CS))

Management (Dip(Mgt))

Tourism (Dip(Tour))

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND

GRADUATE DIPLOMAS

Who are they suited to?

These qualifications are suitable for the following types of students:

Those who have a university degree but want to add a specialisation similar to a major subject in the area of the graduate diploma, e.g. a student with a BMS with a major in accounting might want to add a specialisation in marketing. Similarly, a student with a BSc in earth sciences might want to add a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

For students with a degree it is possible to use a graduate diploma or certificate as preparation for postgraduate study in a subject.

Those with relevant experience in an area who want to take a supporting short, specialised qualification, e.g. a human resource manager might want to take a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, or a business person with marketing experience a Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

Those who are working through the equivalent of a degree programme in steps. A graduate diploma represents a ‘third step’ taken after a Diploma in Management. It is similar to taking a major in an undergraduate degree.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate you must take one half of a normal year of full-time study, or the equivalent part time. Three papers must be taken, and two papers must be taken at 300 level (3rd year) from one subject listed for the Graduate Certificate in the next column.

You may also be required to pass specific papers. To check if a subject has any specific requirements look in the Waikato Management School Handbook under the chosen subject and find the item called Qualification and Specific Subject requirements then locate the Graduate Certificate requirements for this subject.

The Waikato management School Student handbook is available to download from www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz

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Graduate Certificate Subjects

The following subjects may be taken through Waikato Management School:

Accounting (GradCert (Acc))

Economics (GradCert (Econ))

Finance (GradCert (Fin))

Human Resource Management (GradCert (HRM))

Information Systems Management (GradCert (ISM))

International Management (GradCert (IntMgt))

Management Communication (GradCert (MgtComm))

Marketing (GradCert (Mrkt))

Public Relations (GradCert (PR))

Strategic Management (GradCert (StratMgt))

Supply Chain Management (GradCert (SCM))

Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradCert (THMgt))

Graduate Diploma Requirements

To complete the graduate diploma you must take one year of normal full-time study, or the equivalent part-time. The papers taken must include four papers at 300 level (3rd year) or above from one subject listed for the graduate diploma below.

Graduate Diploma Subjects

The following subjects may be taken through Waikato Management School:

Accounting (GradDip (Acc))

Agribusiness (GradDip(AgBus))

Economics (GradDip (Econ))

Electronic Commerce (GradDip (ECom))

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GradDip (Entre&Inn))

Finance (GradDip (Fin))

Human Resource Management (GradDip (HRM))

Information Systems Management (GradDip (ISM))

International Management (GradDip (lntMgt))

Management (GradDip (Mgt))

Management and Sustainability (GradDip (MgtStn))

Management Communication (GradDip (MgtComm))

Marketing (GradDip (Mrkt))

Public Relations (GradDip (PR))

Strategic Management (GradDip (StratMgt))

Supply Chain Management (GradDip (SCM))

Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradDip (THMgt))

Graduate certifi cates and graduate diplomas provide university qualifi cations that require a relatively

short period of study and provide the opportunity to complete a short, specialised qualifi cation.

Graduate certifi cates and graduate diplomas provide students with a pathway to future study.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND GRADUATE DIPLOMAS

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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS

The postgraduate certifi cate and postgraduate diploma provide a university qualifi cation that

requires a relatively short period of study and is targeted to meet particular educational needs.

Who are they suited to?

These qualifications are suitable for the following types of students:

Those with an undergraduate background in an area who would like to study further at postgraduate level. The postgraduate diploma and certificate provide a programme that takes the equivalent of one academic year to complete in length. Most postgraduate diplomas and certificates are specialist qualifications. The Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies is an exception. It provides a programme in general management for those with business experience.

Those with a bachelor degree who want to work toward a masters qualification. For these students, the postgraduate diploma represents the first stage or first year of a masters programme. For example, for a student with an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting, the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting could be followed by a one-year Master of Management Studies in Accounting. For a student with significant management experience, the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies represents the first stage of the Waikato MBA.

Postgraduate Certificate Requirements

A postgraduate certificate requires half a year of normal full-time academic study or the equivalent part-time. All papers must be taken at graduate level from one subject listed in the next column.

Postgraduate Certificates

The Waikato Management School Centre for Corporate & Executive Education also offers postgraduate certificates. The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research (PGCertBusRes) is aimed at business masters graduates who plan to undertake advanced business research or proceed to doctoral study. The centre also allows graduates from other masters programmes to take research methodology papers, and further specialist graduate papers, in preparation for doctoral research. The Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies (PGCertMgtSt) provides the opportunity to study four executive education papers that together form a coherent group of papers in a particular area of management studies.

For further information please contact: The Centre for Corporate & Executive Education,

Waikato Management School, University of Waikato,

Gate 7, Hillcrest Road, Private Bag 3105,

Hamilton, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 838 4198 Fax: +64 7 838 4675

Email: [email protected]

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Postgraduate Certificate Subjects

In addition to those offered through the Waikato Management School Centre for Corporate & Executive Education, the following subjects are also available through Waikato Management School:

Accounting (PGCert(Acc))Agribusiness (PGCert(AgBus))Economics (PGCert(Econ))Electronic Commerce (PGCert(ECom))Finance (PGCert(Fin))Human Resource Management (PGCert(HRM))International Management (PGCert(IntMgt))Management Communication (PGCert(MgtComm))Management Systems (PGCert(MgtSys))Marketing (PGCert(Mrkt))Public Relations (PGCert(PR))Social Enterprise (PGCertSocEnt)Strategic Management (PGcert(StratMgt))Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGCert(THMgt))

Postgraduate Diploma Requirements

The postgraduate diploma requires one year of normal full-time academic study, or the equivalent part-time. All papers are at graduate level and are normally taken from one subject listed for the postgraduate diploma below. The normal prerequisites for the papers selected must be satisfied unless a waiver is obtained. In order to take a graduate level paper in a subject within the postgraduate diploma, it is necessary to have significant background in the discipline from which the subject is drawn. Normally, a grade average of at least 'B' in the related undergraduate papers is required. Approval to take graduate papers is given by the graduate convenor of the relevant department. A one paper dissertation (591) may be taken as part of a postgraduate diploma programme.

Distinction

Only postgraduate diplomas may be awarded with distinction. There is no time limit involved for completion of the papers that contribute towards distinction, therefore students who study part-time may also qualify for distinction. Distinction is based on gaining an A- grade point average over the papers studied.

Postgraduate Diplomas

The following subjects may be taken through Waikato Management School:

Accounting (PGDip(Acc))Agribusiness (PGDip(AgBus))Business Futures and Leadership (PGDip(BusF&L))Economics (PGDip(Econ) )Electronic Commerce (PGDip(ECom))Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PGDip(Entre&Inn))Finance (PGDip(Fin))Human Resource Management(PGDip(HRM))International Management (PGDip(lntMgt))Management and Sustainability (PGDip(MgtSus))Management Communication (PGDip(MgtComm))Management Systems (PGDip(MgtSys))Marketing (PGDip(Mrkt))Public Relations (PGDip(PR))Social Enterprise (PGDip(SocEnt))Strategic Management (PGDip(StratMgt))Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGDip(THMgt))

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MASTER OF

MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The Master of Management Studies (MMS)

degree provides specialised postgraduate

level study in management disciplines.

The MMS is designed for graduate management students looking to specialise in a management discipline and undertake research in a particular area of interest. The MMS degree is taken as a second year of graduate study after completing an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma.

The MMS degree may be taken as a research-only degree, or as a degree combining taught papers and research.

Requirements for the MMS

The MMS requires one year of normal full-time study, or the equivalent part-time. All papers are taken at the graduate level, and must include a dissertation or thesis. A research methodology paper must also be included unless it has been taken in a previous qualification.

Normally all papers should be within the major subject area of the student's undergraduate degree or diploma. However, it is possible for students to take some papers outside their subject area, provided that the academic integrity of the degree is preserved. Students wishing to take other papers should seek approval from graduate convenors.

Subjects for the MMS

AccountingAgribusiness Applied Economics and FinanceBusiness Futures and LeadershipEconomicsEnvironment and ManagementFinanceHuman Resource ManagementInternational ManagementManagement CommunicationManagement SystemsMarketingPublic RelationsSocial EnterpriseStrategic ManagementTourism and Hospitality ManagementTourism and Hospitality Management – Visitor Management

Fast-track Masters

An Accelerated Postgraduate Diploma and

MMS Programme

Students with the equivalent of a three-year bachelor degree without honours would normally need to study for two academic years to complete a programme leading to a masters degree. The programme would involve a postgraduate diploma followed by the MMS degree. For students who performed to a high academic standard in their undergraduate degree it is possible to enrol in an accelerated programme leading to a postgraduate diploma and MMS in as little as 14 months. The normal programme is accelerated by combining research with a normal load of taught graduate papers. 500 level papers. This programme places higher demands on students, and thus has more stringent admission requirements.

The Master of Electronic Commerce (MECom) is

intended to provide an advanced, research-based

qualifi cation in the fi eld of electronic commerce.

The MECom aims to develop in participants an understanding of the leading-edge literature and research in the electronic commerce environment, and from this knowledge an understanding of how electronic commerce affects different areas of management practice.

The MECom is taken as a second year of study after an honours degree or postgraduate diploma.

Requirements for a MECom

The MECom requires one year of normal full-time study, or the equivalent part-time. All papers are taken at the graudate level. It must include a two paper dissertation with the remaining taught papers selected from those relating to electronic commerce.

MASTER OF

ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

MMS / MECOM

R O S I E B E N T L E Y

MMS (First Class Honours), Post Grad Dip MNFPO.

“They say study broadens the mind,” says Rosie Bentley.

“It’s transformed mine. I’ve been guided, encouraged and

challenged to critique my world view rigorously.

“The Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Not for Profit

Organisations [now named Social Enterprise] helped me

understand the wider social context of issues that had occurred

in my workplace. After completing this qualification I wanted to

learn still more.”

A pivotal experience was finding herself in the middle of a G8

summit forum at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Kofi Annan, who

was secretary general of the UN at the time, and other high

powered international representatives were speaking. “I was

inspired to deepen my responsibility for people’s wellbeing.”

This led Rosie to a Masters Dissertation exploring influences on

workplace well-being. Using action research, Rosie and the staff

of an organisation experimented with and implemented some

changes that are still valued today. “Research processes can deepen

understanding of practical issues facing managers,” says Rosie.

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HIGHER DEGREES

Financial support is also available for many of our students. Scholarships support is common, with the University Scholarships Office having close links with graduate administration. You may be able to obtain support from your department for grants, conference money, computers and/or teaching assistantships.

As many of our graduates can attest, you would be making a highly valuable career move by establishing your research experience at Waikato Management School.

For information about the PhD and MPhil, please contact our Management Student Consultant – Graduate

[email protected] or email [email protected] or

visit www.waikato.ac.nz and select the postgraduate link.

HIGHER DEGREES

Waikato Management School has an active and successful research programme. The University

of Waikato offers two full-research degrees; the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor

of Philosophy (PhD), both of which are actively carried out within the Waikato Management

School. The MPhil and PhD degrees are guided and administered by the University of Waikato

with support and supervision provided by Waikato Management School.

The PhD is the pinnacle of academic achievement, and our doctoral degree is one which is internationally respected. The Waikato Management School has been successfully graduating PhD students for over 25 years.

At Waikato Management School you will enjoy the benefits of a respected and experienced doctorally-qualified supervisory staff. Most publish extensively and consistently in high-level international and peer-reviewed journals, and a number are involved in industry or government.

We are also AACSB and EQUIS accredited which attests to the quality of our research qualifications.

We are very proud of the accomplishments and success of our graduates. Many have gone on to academic positions in universities, or to senior and highly influential positions in business and industry.

A PhD normally takes three years and an MPhil one year of full-time research, or the equivalent part-time.

What makes our programmes so successful?

We believe that our support network for research students makes an important contribution. Our Management Student Consultant – Graduate is on hand to assist with a wide range of administrative questions. Academic support is provided by supervisors, who are backed by an extensive network within the School including the Waikato Management School Qualification Convenor Doctoral Studies, Department Chairpersons and Department Graduate Convenors. Library, database and computer resources and support provide important access to information and reduce technical barriers.

We work to provide a supportive environment for students engaged in research by organising and encouraging student participation in research seminars, departmental working papers and local and international conferences. All are important in building investigation skills and acquiring the feedback needed to make your outcome of the highest quality. Our annual student research conference is held on-site, further contributing to our learning environment.

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PhD student

“I’ve researched iconic kiwi companies such as Heinz Watties and

Carter Holt Harvey. New Zealand businesses are coming to realise

that with increasingly competitive markets and finite resources,

adopting good supply chain management will create advantages.

Just look at any job website; there’s already huge demand for supply

chain related jobs and this demand will grow as more businesses

seek the expertise to apply good supply chain principles.”

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Just a short drive to two

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Only 90 minutes drive to

New Zealand’s largest city

means you can breakfast at

home and still be in Auckland

before lunch.

Waikato is the closest

university to the central

North Island national parks

and ski areas, great for

summer hiking and winter

snowboarding.

Hamilton is central to many

of New Zealand’s world

famous tourist attractions

and wilderness areas.

Spectacular landscapes, healthy environment, pleasant climate and sophisticated cities

make New Zealand a great place to live and learn. The society is diverse and multicultural,

and New Zealanders are known for their honesty, friendliness, and openness. The country’s

compact size means that all of its attractions are close to each other.

LIVING AND LEARNING IN NEW ZEALAND

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Hamilton is a rapidly growing, vibrant and progressive city, with a population of approximately

130,000. It has an active music, arts and café culture, with a distinctively New Zealand fl avour.

The Waikato River, New Zealand’s largest, provides a focus for many sporting and recreational

activities. Waikato, in the native Māori language, means ‘fl owing water’.

Hamilton is a centre for education, research and innovation, with a university, a polytechnic, and a number of research organisations. The city is also home to the country's only innovation park, Innovation Waikato, located right next to the University of Waikato.

Hamilton is also a student city with more than 25,000 people involved in tertiary study. The city caters for every student need and has a large range of activities for students. The city is clean and green with very little pollution, traffic congestion or other urban problems.

There are a number of community events that the University and its students feature in. They include The Great Race – rowing against international universities, the Balloons Over Waikato festival, “O” week – a week-long celebration to welcome students, and a day dedicated to celebrating University international students, generally held in September.

Hamilton hosts the New Zealand rounds of the international V8 Supercars motorsport street race (March/April) and the WRC World Rally Championship (August), while the RipCurl Pro Surf Classic is held at nearby Raglan (March). The city is also home to Parachute, one of the world’s largest Christian rock music festivals (February), and Fieldays, the third largest agricultural exhibition in the world (June).

Students love the fact that Hamilton is so centrally located in the upper North Island; only 90 minutes from Auckland, yet offering one of the lowest urban living costs in New Zealand. Student accommodation is inexpensive and plentiful, with most students able to live within a 15-minute walk of the campus.

The average temperature range is 15-30º Celsius during the summer months and 5-15º Celsius in winter.

LIVING IN HAMILTON CITY

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Make new friends and meet potential

flatmates/roommates

Get involved in sports and social

events, such as the annual ball, themed

dinners, and inter-hall competitions

Live close to lecture theatres, computer

labs, the library, the University Rec

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Hang out with your friends in games rooms and in

lounges with satellite TV 4

Have access to computers, the internet, and a

photocopier, fax, and telephone5

Enjoy fully furnished, heated

rooms that are cleaned regularly 6

Enjoy delicious meals in fully-catered

halls (or free weekly shopping trips if

you’re self-catering)7

Live among a diverse ethnic

and cultural population 8

Have a strong study support to

keep you focused9

Have a safe, friendly, supportive

atmosphere right on campus 10

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ACCOMMODATION

Halls Of Residence

The University of Waikato has four Halls of Residence on campus; Orchard Park, College Hall, Student Village and Bryant Hall. Combined, they offer over 1000 on-campus beds, all in single rooms. At Waikato you won’t have to share a room with another student! The halls are a great way to meet people, the environment is supportive and there are organised fun activities held throughout the year. The fully catered option provides students with their own room, but shared facilities including the large dining room where students enjoy three meals a day, seven days a week. The self-catered option involves living in an apartment or cottage with up to five other students, (all in single bedrooms); cooking and cleaning independently.

Note: Places in the on-campus Halls are limited and not all

students are able to be placed. Preference is given to students

enrolling for a complete academic year. Applications must be

made in advance.

College Hall

289 fully catered single study bedrooms

Six self-catered bedsits and four self-catered apartments

Option of single-sex floors

Lounge and snack-making facilities on each floor

Next to the pool, fields and squash and tennis courts

Student Village

252 fully catered single study bedrooms

Eight self-catered, fully furnished apartments

Common areas with satellite TV, pool tables and more

Near the recreation centre, banks and public transport

Friendly and culturally diverse community

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178 fully-catered single study bedrooms

Only 20-25 residents per floor

Four self-catered, fully-furnished cottages

Common areas with Satellite TV, pool tables and more

Close to the recreation centre, banks and public transport

Orchard Park

26 self-catered cottages

Apply as an individual or with a group of friends

Single-sex or mixed sex options

Free weekly supermarket trips

Ideal Halls experience before living off-campus

Please note: Off-campus accommodation options are also available. Please refer to: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/

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When you join Waikato University, it is great to know that there are people available whose job is

to ensure you have a smooth transition into university life. Waikato Management School

provides a number of support services specifi cally for management students.

Management Student Centre (MSC)

MSC provides students with somewhere to study, meet for group work, use resources (such as photocopying) and hand in and receive marked assignments. MSC services also include language and learning development, enrolment and retention, and employment and scholarship information. MSC is also home to the international consultant, student advisors and student mentors.

International Consultant

The international student consultant manages the support needs for all international management students.

Student Advisors

Student advisors are available by appointment to provide you with enrolment and programme advice, and answer any of your university related queries.

Student Mentors

The mentoring programme is available for all management students and offers confidential advocacy and support to students who have concerns or queries of any kind, both inside and outside university life. Mentors are senior students from a range of management school qualifications.

Waikato International

The University's international centre, Waikato International, provides excellent facilities and services to support international students. The centre assists students in both their pre-departure and subsequent arrival in New Zealand, including advice on visa requirements, organising accommodation, referral services, medical insurance, airport pick-up, and orientation. The staff are committed to providing excellent service to students and are always available to help.

Information Technology Support

Waikato Management School’s facilities ensure that your learning experience is the best possible. Our 11 modern computer labs hold over 250 personal computers, and are available to students 24/7, with lab assistants available to provide computer and internet support.

MyWeb™

Management students have access to the award-wining MyWeb™ student portal, where they can electronically submit assignments, receive grades, sign up for tutorials, purchase course readings and merchandise, and access course material and information.

MyWeb™ can also be accessed off-campus from: http://myweb.ac.nz/

iWaikato

Management students have access to iWaikato, where they can manage their enrolment, update their contact details, view their academic details, and apply to graduate.

iWaikato can also be accessed off-campus from: http://i.waikato.ac.nz/

University Library

The University Library – and its related facilities – includes over 611,000 books and 201,000 serial titles. The University Library holds a wide range of historically-maintained research journals, professional and industry journals, government data, abstracts and many other publications including an extensive New Zealand collection.

Research Databases

The University subscribes to more than 200 research, government, and industry databases and several collections of electronic books, with on-site assistance, extensive support and guidance to help you find the information you need. These databases are essential for research, enabling you to access top internationally-based academic and professional journals.

Pastoral Care

The University offers pastoral guidance in a number of denominations. There are regular religious services on campus at the Lady Goodfellow Chapel and Kohinga Marama Marae.

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of

International Students

The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students was introduced on 31 March 2002. It aims to make sure international students are well looked after, informed, safe and properly cared for. Waikato Management School and the University of Waikato have agreed to observe and be bound by this code. Copies of the Code are available on request from the University, or from the Ministry of Education website.

Visit: www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

Student Groups

International student groups at the University include: Indonesia, Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Waikato Muslim Students Association, Overseas Christian Fellowship, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Thailand and China.

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Management Student Centre

Phone: +64 7 838 4303

Fax: +64 7 838 4033

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.management.ac.nz

Postal address:

Waikato Management School

The University of Waikato

Private Bag 3105

Hamilton 3240

New Zealand

Waikato International

Phone: +64 7 838 4439

Fax: +64 7 838 4269

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/international/

Postal address:

Waikato International

The University of Waikato

Private Bag 3105

Hamilton 3240

New Zealand

Accommodation

Phone: +64 7 838 4084

Fax: +64 7 838 4058

Website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/enrol/

accommodation.shtml

Postal address:

Accommodation & Conference Services

University of Waikato

Private Bag 3105

Hamilton 3240

New Zealand

O T H E R U S E F U L L I N K S

Immigration New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 914 4100

Website: www.immigration.govt.nz

Postal address:

Immigration New Zealand

PO Box 3705

Wellington

New Zealand

Education New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 472 0788

Fax: +64 4 471 2828

Website: www.educationnz.org.nz

Postal address:

PO Box 10-500

Wellington 6143

New Zealand

APPLY TO ENROL

Request an application pack

Call 0800 WAIKATO (from within NZ) or +64 7 856 2889 (from outside NZ) to request an Application Park. This includes your Application to Enrol, and an updated list of the papers, or apply online.

Visit: www.waikato.ac.nz/enrol/ate.stml

Important

To apply for accommodation (applications due 1 October).

Check out: www.waikato.ac.nz/living

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The University of Waikato Waikato Management School

Private Bag 3105 Telephone: +64 7 838 4303Hamilton 3240 Facsimile: +64 7 838 4033New Zealand Email: [email protected]

Toll Free: 0800 WAIKATO Toll Free: 0800 654 303

Website: www.waikato.ac.nz Website: www.management.ac.nz