Waikato MBA Papers
Part One papers - Hamilton, Tauranga
This course will develop students' ability to lead business organisations. Through the application of leadership knowledge and skill, students will be able to evaluate the antecedents and outcomes of effective leadership. Learn more.
This paper applies key strategic and marketing frameworks and tools to the analysis of real organisations, and then develops strategies to enhance their customer-centric positioning and performance. Learn more.
Students will critically assess HR practices for their strategic suitability, as a means to influence employee performance-related behaviour or the organisation's human capital, with the goal of improving organisational performance. Learn more.
Often termed as the 'new gold', the large amount of digital data available to businesses today has the potential to generate new insights and disrupt traditional business operations. This paper addresses key digital business opportunities and risks, with a specific focus on how to create business value from big data. Learn more.
This paper introduces economic perspectives in business decision-making at the micro, macro, and global levels. It shows how changes in the economic environment give rise to opportunities and challenges for businesses. Learn more.
This paper covers important concepts, issues, practices, and decision-making tools related to manufacturing operations, service operations, and supply chain management, from both a strategic and operational perspective. Learn more.
This paper is about the financial management of organisations and covers financial management accounting, KPIs, taxation, audit, and voluntary disclosures such as CSR. Learn more.
This paper provides participants with exposure as to why individuals and businesses should invest, the frameworks and mechanisms to support investment strategies, and metrics and performance assessment tools. Learn more.
Part Two papers - Hamilton
This paper will focus on the ways leaders and followers interact, especially in the areas of inspiration and foresight, and the ways leaders create and shape meanings through communication. Learn more.
This paper introduces action research methodology for managers to identify needs, gaps, and opportunities in various organisations including business, government, and non-profits. Needs assessments and evaluating interventions are covered. Learn more.
This capstone paper provides an opportunity to investigate a topic in depth and conduct applied research that results in a report that will be of value to practitioners. Learn more.
Entrepreneurship and innovation is critical for New Zealand businesses to secure a competitive edge. This paper presents key strategic frameworks that enable students to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation into practical settings. Learn more.
This paper focuses on the strategies of international businesses and how these might be employed to address cross-border challenges associated with the dynamic international business environment. Learn more.
Students will engage in a group project aligned with the theme of the international study tour that is also part of this paper. This could include internationalising a NZ business and/or creating business partnerships in the destination country. Learn more.
Part Two papers - Hopuhopu
This paper is designed to strengthen your leadership skills by exploring your own assumptions, beliefs, and values. Discover what is required for effective, authentic leadership; and practise applying the power of commitment, vision and sense-making. Learn more.
Take what you have learnt in the classroom and apply it to the real world. This paper provides an opportunity to carry out in-depth research into a topic that is relevant to your organisation's interests, or to explore a new and emerging area of research. Learn more.
This paper provides an introduction to research methodology, developing research proposals, planning a research project, and how to collect, analyse and interpret research data for the purpose of improving business and management practice. Participants take this paper before starting their research for the Capstone Project. Learn more.
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No details are currently available for this paper. The Indigenous International Study Tour is part of this paper. Learn more.
This paper takes a detailed look at the tasks undertaken by finance and treasury managers in organisations; and how organisations manage financial risk. It examines ways of raising funding and provides the tools to assess the potential and performance of projects and investments. Learn more.
This paper is about using ideas and innovation to create sustained value for your organisation in a highly competitive, turbulent and rapidly maturing market place. The driving forces that you must recognise to be successful, and your ability to communicate effectively to achieve both academic and commercial excellence. Learn more.