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Management Systems

In today's interconnected world, effective management systems and organisational relationships are critical for business success.

Management Systems is available as a postgraduate subject only.

Large businesses and organisations used to be structured as independent 'silos', with little cohesion - such as marketing, finance, accounting, and distribution - but that approach doesn't work anymore. Like a good team captain, a good management system brings different elements and individuals together for a common purpose.

You'll learn about creating and maintaining operational efficiencies for business excellence through web-based technologies; strong information channels that deliver the data necessary for decision-making; and fluid supply-chains, ensuring well-connected flows of materials.

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 200 universities for Business and Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2018.

You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which has Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, placing it in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide.

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Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Information technology consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Project manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Systems developer

100 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.

200 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS200Tools for Managing Projects18A (Hamilton)
This paper will develop hands on knowledge and experience into the commonly used tools for managing projects. Students will develop basic competences of several computer-based tools.
MGSYS201Advanced Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures support the development of critical thinking skills and include many practical videos and exercises. Tutorials will focus on specialised concepts and topics. The concepts will be applied to the business context by complet...
MGSYS202Project Management Systems, Processes and PersonnelThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MGSYS203Management Systems ThinkingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MSYS219Industry Experience 118C (Online)
This paper requires a period of four to thirteen weeks work experience in an appropriate and approved host organisation with relevance to the student's degree and major. Investigation of three research topics supports the academic component of the paper.
MSYS221Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce18S (Online)
This paper introduces the key concepts associated with the ever evolving field of electronic commerce. Lectures provide an overview of electronic commerce including key messages for entrepreneurial firms wishing to establish an online presence. The lab-based practicals provide exposure to a number of EC development approaches.

300 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MSYS319Industry Experience 218C (Online)
This paper requires a period of four to thirteen weeks work experience in an appropriate and approved host organisation with relevance to the student's degree and major. Investigation of three research topics supports the academic component of the paper.
MSYS335Managerial Decision MakingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MSYS351E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
MSYS353Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
MSYS358E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
MSYS365Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MSYS366Managing Projects18A (Hamilton)
Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
MSYS376Operations Management18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the topic of operations management. A practical orientation is taken in the paper, with topics covered including product design, management of waiting lines, facility layout, lean production, learning curves and operations strategy.
MSYS377Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers concepts important in the management of purchasing, operations, distribution and logistics. It addresses supply chain integration issues related to the production and delivery of products and services to the customer.
MSYS390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.

400 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MSYS435Advanced Managerial Decision MakingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MSYS451Advanced E-Business: IT Strategy in Action18A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the management issues surrounding the acquisition, governance and use of contemporary information systems by organisations.
MSYS453Advanced Smart Technologies and Social Media18B (Hamilton)
Social media and related smart technologies are creating incredible new business opportunities, while potentially crippling unprepared companies and industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. This paper uses lectures, lab-based activities, and investigations of real organisations to examine how to ...
MSYS458Advanced E-Business Implementation18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the tools and techniques needed to manage the implementation of packaged ERP solutions. Hands-on experience with SAP is provided through practicals. Issues of managing implementation and organisational change processes are covered.
MSYS465Advanced Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MSYS466Advanced Project Management18A (Hamilton)
Excellent project management is critical for most organisations. This paper introduces project management, addressing social and technical aspects within a practical context. Students completing this paper will be able to conceive, structure, schedule, and manage most types of organisational projects.
MSYS476Advanced Operations Management18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the topic of operations management. A practical orientation is taken in the paper, with topics covered including product design, management of waiting lines, facility layout, lean production, learning curves and operations strategy.
MSYS477Advanced Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers concepts important in the management of purchasing, operations, distribution and logistics. It addresses supply chain integration issues related to the production and delivery of products and services to the customer.
MSYS490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Chairperson of Department.
MSYS495Industry Experience 418C (Online)
A period of four to thirteen weeks internship is spent in a host organisation with relevance to the student's major, located in New Zealand or overseas. Students find their own host organisation, which is then approved by the departmental co-ordinator. In addition to the time spent in the host organisation, Weekly small group elect...
MSYS499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(MgtSys), PGDip(MgtSys) and MMS

Management Systems may be taken as a subject for the MMS. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Systems are also available. The requirements for the subject are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

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

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MNGT501Research Methods in Management Studies18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences.The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and convers...
MSYS519Professional Field Internship18C (Online)
This paper, usually taken in the New Zealand summer period from November to February, facilitates practical experience building and skills development through an intensive industry internship for graduate level students. The paper is delivered online, and students will be on-site and at work in their host organisations from 8-13 we...
MSYS552Applied Research Methods and Project18A (Online)
This paper provides the opportunity for students at the graduate level to produce a research report which reflects their ability to investigate in-depth a business topic of their interest. The report is expected to have value to a practicing manager, rather than having an academic focus. The paper will be delivered solely on-line. ...
MSYS555Digital Business Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
MSYS558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
As new electronic technologies emerge, businesses are faced with many challenges about how best to address the opportunities and threats such technologies present. This seminar and discussion based paper addresses a range of topical issues associated with digital business and the crucial role they play in the modern-day, global bu...
MSYS559E-Business Technologies18B (Online)
The Internet and Web technologies are driving fundamental changes in the way that businesses interact today, and e-business is booming as organisations strive to improve efficiency, enter new markets, or gain competitive advantage through improved business processes, resource management, just-in-time provisioning and business relat...
MSYS57621st Century Logistics18A (Hamilton)
In today's competitive business environment, logistics and supply chain management is increasingly being recognized as a source of competitive advantage. This paper is a treatment, at an advanced level, of a selection of topics in modern logistics and supply chain management such as service operations management, transportation, di...
MSYS577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains18B (Hamilton)
Agility is at the cutting edge of supply chain management and is a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive global marketplace; and successful agile supply chains are critically dependent on E-business strategies and systems. This paper is based on foundational and current readings in supply chain strategies inc...
MSYS590Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
MSYS591Management Systems Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MSYS592Management Systems Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MSYS593Management Systems Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MSYS594Management Systems Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MSYS599Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MSYS800Management Systems MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MSYS900Management Systems PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Management Systems

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate in Management Systems, you need to pass 60 points at 500-level from the subject area of Management Systems.

Papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MGSYS

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

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management Systems

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Systems, you need to pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from the subject area of Management Systems.

You'll also need to submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification information for further details).

Papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MGSYS.

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 Management Studies (MMS) in Management Systems

The completion requirements for the Master of Management Studies depend on your admission criteria. Please refer to the MMS qualification page for more details. However all students must:

  • Take MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies (unless passed previously)
  • Take a dissertation (591 / 592) or thesis (593 / 594) in your subject area of Management Systems
  • Submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see MMS information for further details)
  • Meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

Papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MGSYS

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


Documents

Waikato Management School Student Handbook


Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/mscOpening 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.