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Electronic Business

Want to become an e-commerce project manager, web developer or online start-up entrepreneur? Study Electronic Business at the University of Waikato to develop in-demand IT and management skills. Learn about digital solutions, strategies and improve business efficiency and performance.

Matt Kenrick

Completing a Bachelor of Electronic Commerce was a natural choice for Matt Kenrick, whose parents are both marketers.


Please note

Electronic Business is available as a major for B semester 2017. From 2018 Electronic Business will be replaced by Digital Business.

The growth of electronic commerce and the knowledge economy means that most organisations now have electronic business systems at the heart of their operations. Electronic business is concerned with more than how businesses interact with other business, customers, or suppliers; it also addresses how they operate internally.

Organisations are constantly striving to improve efficiency, profits, enter new markets, or gain competitive advantage through improved business processes and resource management.

By studying Electronic Business, you could help companies across various industries to boost their performance by gathering and distributing data more efficiently, and therefore influencing strategic decision-making.

You’ll explore various concepts and technologies behind such developments, introducing fundamental technologies and approaches upon which systems and services are being built today.

 Career opportunities

  • Web systems project manager
  • E-commerce project manager
  • E-business manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Web / systems developer
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • E-commerce entrepreneur
  • Business manager

200 level

Level 5

Digital Business ManagementMSYS55530.0 Points

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

To complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Management Studies major in Electronic Business, you'll need to pass 120 points at 200-level or above from the subject area, and include at least 60 points at 300-level or above, of which 40 points must be at 400-level.

The specific requirements for Electronic Business are that you must include the papers:

  • MSYS212 The Techno-Savvy Manager
  • MSYS351 E-Business: IT Strategy in Action / MSYS451 Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action
  • MSYS358 E-Business Implementation / MSYS458 Advanced E-Business Implementation

If Electronic Business is your second major, then you can count MNGT221 as a major paper for this subject.

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))

To complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours major in Electronic Business, you'll need to pass 120 points at 200-level or above in subject area. You'll also need to incorporate at least 60 points at 300-level or above, which includes at least 40 points at 400-level or above and at least 30 points at 500-level.

The specific requirements for Electronic Business are that you must include:

  • MSYS212 The Techno-Savvy Manager
  • MSYS351 E-Business: IT Strategy in Action / MSYS451 Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action
  • MSYS358 E-Business Implementation / MSYS458 Advanced E-Business Implementation
  • MSYS555 E-Business Management

If you are taking two majors you can count either the compulsory 599 or MNGT596 towards your Waikato Management School major papers, provided it's approved as relevant to that major and you have included a further 30 points at 500-level in that major.

Don't forget, you must pass 120 points at 500-level for the qualification and submit a Portfolio of Achievement. If you have only selected 30 points at 500-level for your major, then a further 90 points at 500-level is required to meet this degree regulation.

Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)

To complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Electronic Commerce major, you'll need to pass 120 points at 200-level or above, and include at least 60 points at 300-level or above.

The specific requirements for Electronic Business are that you must include:

  • MSYS212 The Techno-Savvy Manager
  • MSYS319 Industry Experience 2 (see note below)
  • MSYS351 E-Business: IT Strategy in Action
  • MSYS358 E-Business Implementation

Please note: If you are taking Electronic Business as a second major for the Bachelor of Electronic Commerce then MSYS319 may be replaced with another paper ticked as available for the subject.

Second Major in Electronic Business

Even if you are enrolled in an undergraduate degree that doesn't list Electronic Business as a major subject, you may normally still take it as a second major. In these circumstances you are required to pass 120 points at 200-level or above from one subject area, and include at least 60 points at 300-level or above. You must also include:

  • MSYS212 The Techno-Savvy Manager
  • MSYS351 E-Business: IT Strategy in Action / MSYS451 Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action
  • MSYS358 E-Business Implementation / MSYS458 Advanced E-Business Implementation

Graduate Certificate (GradCert)

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Electronic Business, you'll need to pass 60 points at 100-level or above and include at least 40 points at 300-level or above. At least 40 points must be in the subject of Electronic Business.

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Graduate Diploma (GradDip)

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Electronic Business, you'll need to pass 120 points at 100-level or above and include at least 80 points at 300-level or above, and pass the Writing Competency Module. You must meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject. You can choose to take up to 40 points from other Graduate Diploma subjects with the permission of the department's Graduate Convenor.

The specific requirements for Electronic Business are that you must include the papers:

  • MSYS212 The Techno-Savvy Manager
  • MSYS351 E-Business: IT Strategy in Action / MSYS451 Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action
  • MSYS358 E-Business Implementation / MSYS458 Advanced E-Business Implementation.

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Please contact the Department's Graduate Convenor

Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Department of Management Systems

Associate Professor Stuart Dillon
Chairperson of Management Systems

Email: stuart@waikato.ac.nz

Natalie Walmsley
Department administrator

Phone: +64 7 838 4561
Email: nwalm@waikato.ac.nz