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International Management

Learn to compete in the global marketplace by understanding how to operate a business in another country, and export to foreign markets such as China and the emerging markets of Asia and the Pacific.

International Management deals with business activities that span the globe, across countries and cultures. New Zealand businesses must learn how to operate in countries that have very different laws, economic systems, technology and cultural values to our own.

In this subject, you will learn about some of the barriers and opportunities facing New Zealand exporters, how to develop strategies for entering and servicing international markets, the benefits of e-commerce technologies, managing international alliances and networks, cross-cultural communication, and some of the key strategies used by companies that operate across national borders.

This subject will prepare you for an exciting range of careers in the commercial sector, particularly in exporting, international management, finance, tourism, and government departments such as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Alongside your international management papers, you can also choose to learn or continue to learn a foreign language.

International Management may suit you if you're adventurous, business minded, enjoy overseas travel, and have good communication and language skills (or are willing to learn a language).

Internationally Recognised

You’ll study International Management at Waikato Management School, an internationally recognised business school with Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. This places it in the top 1% of all business schools in the world.

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 300 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2019.

Qualifications

International Management can be taken as a Minor subject (4 papers) for almost any bachelor's degree offered at the University of Waikato, such as the Bachelor of Business, or the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours.

Otherwise you can take just one or two International Management papers as electives, or upgrade to a Graduate Certificate (4 papers).

If you'd like to gain specialist expertise through postgraduate research, consider our Master of Management Studies in International Management.

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Key information

Study Location:Hamilton
Faculty:

Career opportunities

  • Business development adviser
  • Industrial development analyst
  • International marketing analyst
  • International trade policy adviser
  • Tourism consultant
  • Translator
  • Business owner

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
STMGT101Introduction to Management20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ECONS200Understanding the Global Economy20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies, world trade and globalisation.
INMGT200Global Business Management20G (Online)
The global environment provides opportunities and challenges for all organisations. Develop the skills to analyse global megatrends, identify strategic issues in the global business environment, and evaluate strategies of multinationals and small firms.
SCMGT202Global Supply Chains20A (Hamilton)
New Zealand's distance from its primary markets makes the study of global supply chains vital. This paper provides a thorough understanding of supply chain management in a globalized context.
STMGT200Global Business Management20G (Online)
The global environment provides opportunities and challenges for all organisations. Develop the skills to analyse global megatrends, identify strategic issues in the global business environment, and evaluate strategies of multinationals and small firms.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ECONS304International Economics Issues20B (Hamilton)
This paper covers in-depth analysis of the global economic environment, including international trade, access to markets and cross-border movement of factors of production including capital and labour.
STMGT305Doing Business Internationally20A (Hamilton)
Explores the international dimensions of business that enable growth and provide new markets, but increase the complexities involved (e.g. scale, different regulations, cultures).

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCTN506International Accounting20A (Hamilton)
This paper explores and analyses accounting in a global and transnational context. Similarities and differences between accounting and its regulation in different national contexts, and attempts to harmonise the accounting practices of different countries are discussed. The paper also addresses issues relevant for an appreciation o...
AGBUS501International Agribusiness20A (Hamilton)
Analysis of international agribusiness examining firm and country strategies, including analysis of specific commodities.
INMGT517Current Issues in International Management20G (Online)
No description available.
INMGT588International Business Strategy20A (Online)
This paper focuses on the international business strategy of organisations, industries and counties. International business strategy at the level of the organisation identifies the differences between national and international competitors and the complex environment in which they operate. The international strategy utilised by an ...
INMGT591International Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT592International Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT593International Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT594International Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.
MRKTG553International Marketing20B (Hamilton)
This advanced level paper aims to find solutions to potential problems that firms entering a global market may face. The paper investigates managerially relevant topics (e.g. country-of origin effects, branding and pricing strategies, etc.) using the latest theories.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
INMGT800International Management MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
INMGT900International Management PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
No description available.

Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

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Contacts

Management Student Centre
Phone: +64 838 4303
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.