As the landscapes of life and work change rapidly around us, core skills of leadership have become more important than ever. In the new world of flux and uncertainty, workplaces across the spectrum, be they small or large businesses, government, or non-government organisations, are crying out for people with leadership skills to navigate the future. By studying leadership, students can learn about different leadership styles, how to motivate and inspire others, how to communicate effectively, how to build and manage teams, and how to make ethical and strategic decisions.

Leadership is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus). Leadership 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 Leadership as a single major for the BBus, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Leadership, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete LEADR101, STMGT101, LEADR201, LEADR202, 15 further points at 200 level or above from the papers listed for the subject, LEADR301, LEADR302, LEADR303, and one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399.

To complete Leadership as part of a double major for the BBus or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Leadership, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete LEADR101, STMGT101, LEADR201, LEADR202, 15 further points at 200 level or above from the papers listed for the subject, LEADR301, LEADR302 and LEADR303.

To complete a minor in Leadership, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Leadership major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete LEADR101.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Leadership papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level
Code and paper title Points
LEADR101 Introduction to Leadership right arrow

By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24G (Online) & 24X (Secondary School - Unistart)
STMGT101 Introduction to Management right arrow

Managing in organisations, small and large, in changing local and international business environments requires knowledge, skills, and abilities of...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24W (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
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COMMS202 Intercultural Perspectives in Communication right arrow

This paper examines concepts of intercultural communication where consideration is given to individual and cross cultural values and practice...

15 24B (Hamilton)
LEADR201 Professional Speaking right arrow

This highly practical paper focuses on the skills, principles and practices of developing and delivering professional speeches and presentations...

15 24A (Hamilton)
LEADR202 Leadership and Facilitation right arrow

This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
PHILO218 Ethics at Work right arrow

A study of ethics as it relates to business and professional practice in New Zealand including material specifically for interest groups: eg computer...

15 24G (Online)
PSYCH202 Mauri Ora: Social Psychology of Human Flourishing right arrow

The paper will examine important conceptual frameworks and theory within social psychology and the social sciences generally. Māori perspectives and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
STMGT202 The Entrepreneur right arrow

Discover what it takes to become a successful and socially responsible entrepreneur, how to develop new ideas into business ventures, and how to...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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ANTHY300 Culture and Power in the Pacific right arrow

This paper examines the cultural logics of different systems of political action, leadership and ideology in Pacific Island societies.

15 24B (Hamilton)
HRMGT300 Women and Management right arrow

This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3...

15 24G (Hamilton)
LEADR302 Conflict and Negotiation right arrow

This paper provides a foundation in conflict management in a variety of contexts and provides students with skills in leading negotiations in...

15 24A (Hamilton)
LEGAL306 Dispute Resolution right arrow

The objective/ethos of the paper is to expose students to the theory, general principles and practical dimensions of client interviewing...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
MAORI300 Working with Indigenous Communities right arrow

This paper focuses on the critical learnings, knowledge’s and pedagogies related to working with whenua, whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori, Pacific and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
PRMGT301 Fundamentals of Project Management right arrow

This paper introduces fundamental project management theory and supports development of students’ skill-based project management competencies...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
PSYCH317 Organisational Psychology right arrow

This course offers a general introduction to how psychology can be used to build better workplaces and work lives. It takes a problem-solving...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
STMGT303 Applied Strategy right arrow

Develop strategic analysis and strategic thinking skills to be able to evaluate and improve the competitive position and performance of organisations.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
WSOMM396 Management Internship right arrow

The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
WSOMM399 Report of an Investigation right arrow

This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am