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MMS - Leadership Communication as a main subject

Leadership Communication is only available as a Minor subject for any bachelor's degree, or as a postgraduate subject.

Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school.

Research shows the best leaders and managers are outstanding communicators, enabling them to go further and faster in their careers. At Waikato University, we'll teach you how to communicate more effectively in the workplace and how to influence key stakeholders, helping organisations to make strategic changes.


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Key information

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: February (Semester A) and July (Semester B)
Fees (Domestic): $7,744 (120 pts) or $11,616 (180 pts) - 2019 fees
Fees (International): $29,370 (120 pts); $44,055 (180 points)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Faculty:
*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

  • Communications officer/manager
  • Community engagement adviser
  • Change management specialist
  • Business/community/political leader
  • Diversity consultant
  • Management trainer
  • Mediation specialist
  • Motivational speaker
  • Professional fundraiser/negotiator
  • Professional writer
  • Public relations consultant

Degree Planner

Degree planner — MMS in Leadership Communication - 180 points total

Your MMS must include at least 120 points in your specialist subject. You may take up to 60 points outside the field of the degree.

Outside field of degree (30 to 60 points)

ELECTIVE PAPERS
in any subject at 500 Level (up to 30 points)

Subject papers (up to 90 points)

Choose up to 90 points from the following papers:

500 Level
Ask the Subject Convenor for advice (15 or 30 points)

  • Field of degree
  • Explanatory note
  • Compulsory papers
  • Elective papers

Please note: Admission to each paper requires the approval of the Subject Convenor. In some cases, you may be asked to complete some prerequisite papers.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Prescriptions for the BCS(Hons), PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BCS(Hons), PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the BCS(Hons), PGCert(LComm) or PGDip(LComm) programmes.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of LCOMM590, LCOMM591, LCOMM592, LCOMM593, or LCOM594; and 60 points from LCOMM502, LCOMM583 and LCOMM584. Students taking the 120 point MMS are required to complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject. Students taking the 180 point MMS are required to complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
LCOMM502Managing Virtual Team Communication20B (Online)
Managing and participating in teams is a feature of organisational life and the everyday workplace. Increasingly, work teams are dependent on communication technologies for effective communication. This paper investigates theory and practice of team communication with specific reference to the capacities of communication technologi...
LCOMM583Leadership, Communication and Transformation20A (Hamilton)
Our focus in this paper will be on leadership communication, or the ways leaders and followers interact and the ways leaders attempt to create and shape meanings through images and words. We will also explore a range of ideas about what it means to lead and the assumptions, beliefs, and values embedded and shaped in diverse leaders...
LCOMM584Sustainable Futures20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Online)
Individuals and organisations operate in contexts that are increasingly complex and uncertain. They face issues that are global in nature and which threaten long term sustainability. To successfully meet fast changing futures, contexts and stakeholders must be addressed. New styles of leadership and management are thus required, ac...
LCOMM591Leadership Communication Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
LCOMM592Leadership Communication Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
LCOMM593Leadership Communication Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
LCOMM594Leadership Communication Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

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For full details about all current subject papers including semesters, descriptions, prerequisites and more, visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/LCOMM

Leadership Communication as a Minor subject for any bachelor's degree

To complete a minor in Leadership Communication, you must complete 60 points, including at least 30 points above 100-level from LCOMM papers.

The specific requirements for Leadership Communication are that you must include:

  • LCOMM101 Introduction to Leadership Communication

Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours (BCS(Hons))

To complete the BCS(Hons), you must pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 60 points from one subject area, and at least 30 points in research (Directed Study, Dissertation or Research Methods Papers), and submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the BCS(Hons) qualification information for further details).

The specific requirements for Leadership Communication are that you must include at least 60 points from papers offered in the subject.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Communication

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points at 100-level or above, including at least 45 points at 300-level or above. At least 45 points must be from the subject area of Leadership Communication.

There are no specific requirements for this 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/LCOMM

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

Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership Communication (PGCert)

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

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/LCOMM

You will also need to meet with the department's Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

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 in Leadership Communication (PGDip)

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Communication, you'll need to pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from one subject area.

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

For Leadership Communication, the specific requirements are that you must include at least 60 points from papers offered in the subject.

You must also meet with the department's Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

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 Leadership Communication

The completion requirements for the MMS depend on your admission criteria; please see the MMS qualification information for further 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

Submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see MMS information for further details).

Meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject

The specific requirements for Leadership Communication are that you must include at least 60 points from:

  • MCOM502 Managing Virtual Team Communication
  • MCOM506 Reputation Management
  • MCOM576 Intercultural Communication
  • MCOM579 Communication in Organisations
  • MCOM583 Leadership, Communication and Transformation
  • MCOM584 Sustainable Futures

Remaining 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/LCOMM

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

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

Please contact the Graduate Convenor.


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/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.

Leadership Communication subject convenors:

Professor David McKie
Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor
Email: dmckie@waikato.ac.nz

Professor Juliet Roper
Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor
Email: jroper@waikato.ac.nz