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BCC - Strategic Management as a major

Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity, affecting every facet of the world around us. We urgently need graduates who can lead future climate change solutions in all sectors of society.

Strategic Management enables you to discern a company's potential, find new market opportunities, and develop a clear plan to achieve growth and success.


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Key information

Years: 3
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,672 - $7,821 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $38,305 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Managing director / CEO
  • Management consultant
  • Business development manager
  • Business analyst / consultant
  • Business manager
  • General manager
  • New venture consultant

Degree Planner

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

Strategic Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))[1]. Strategic Management may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Strategic Management as a single major for the BBus or BCC, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Strategic Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101, LEADR101, STMGT201, STMGT202, STMGT203, STMGT301, STMGT303, 15 points from STMGT302, STMGT304, STMGT305 or STMGT306, and one of WSOMM396 or WSOMM399.

To complete Strategic Management as part of a double major for the BBus, BCC or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Strategic Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101, LEADR101, STMGT201, STMGT202, STMGT203, STMGT301, STMGT303, and 15 points from STMGT302, STMGT304, STMGT305 or STMGT306.

To complete a minor in Strategic Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Strategic Management major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete STMGT101.

NOTES:

[1] There will be no new enrolments into the BMS(Hons) from 2024. Students who commenced a BMS(Hons) in 2023 or prior should contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
LCOMM101Introduction to Leadership Communication15.0No occurrences
By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
LEADR101Introduction to Leadership15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24G (Online) & 24X (Secondary School - Unistart)
By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
STMGT101Introduction to Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga), 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam), 24W (Hamilton Waikato College), 24X (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
Managing in organisations, small and large, in changing local and international business environments requires knowledge, skills, and abilities of who managers are, what managers do, and how they can make a difference to organisational performance, competitive position, and sustainability over time. This paper introduces students t...

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
STMGT201Strategies for Enterprise15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Explores growth strategies for enterprises including their formulation and execution, and also features the particular challenges for family businesses - which are the most common form of enterprise in the world.
STMGT202The Entrepreneur15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Discover what it takes to become a successful and socially responsible entrepreneur, how to develop new ideas into business ventures, and how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set.
STMGT203Business Model Innovation15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Business model innovation provides companies with significant growth options and may disrupt the market. Develop analytical skills to evaluate and design innovative business models.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
STMGT301Strategy and Innovation Management15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Examines innovative companies to explore the processes involved in developing and managing innovations which are vital for improving the strategic position and performance of organisations.
STMGT302Creating Value in a Connected World15.024B (Hamilton)
We live in a highly connected world. This paper focuses on how to identify, analyse and manage flows between and among organisations to create economic and social value.
STMGT303Applied Strategy15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Develop strategic analysis and strategic thinking skills to be able to evaluate and improve the competitive position and performance of organisations.
STMGT304Commercialising a New Venture15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Explore the steps involved in starting and growing a new venture. Develop a comprehensive business plan and pitch your ideas to a panel of judges.
STMGT305Doing Business Internationally15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Explores the international dimensions of business that enable growth and provide new markets, but increase the complexities involved (e.g. scale, different regulations, cultures).
STMGT306Business Ecosystems15.024G (Online)
Entrepreneurial ecosystems showcase the factors driving economic growth and sustainable development. Develop skills in evaluating the context for innovation and entrepreneurial growth, assessing entrepreneurial culture and applying innovation metrics.
WSOMM396Management Internship15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga), 24C (Hamilton), 24C (Tauranga) & 24VB (Internet National Economics University, Vietnam)
The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
WSOMM399Report of an Investigation15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
BUSAN543Applied Business Analytics30.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
This paper enables students to understand applied business analytics including data management and analytics tools, develop critical thinking skills, and apply these to various business contexts. By the end of this paper students will understand the role of analytics to solve real-world problems.
STMGT505Strategy and Organisational Theory30.024B (Hamilton)
Good theory is the foundation of good practice. This paper discusses and critiques the most important theories of strategy and organisation.
STMGT525Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice30.024A (Hamilton)
Entrepreneurship and new venture creation provide a major impetus for economic growth and development. This paper introduces the key issues and questions relating to the theoretical perspectives on entrepreneurship.
STMGT591Strategic Management Dissertation30.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STMGT592Strategic Management Dissertation60.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STMGT593Strategic Management Thesis90.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
STMGT594Strategic Management Thesis120.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
STMGT800Strategic Management MPhil Thesis120.024X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
STMGT900Strategic Management PhD Thesis120.024I (Hamilton), 24J (Hamilton), 24K (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
No description available.

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Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 7 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton