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

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 culturally sensitive, 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. We're also QS-ranked in the world's top 150 universities for Business & Management Studies (QS Subject Rankings 2016).

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton; Online
Faculty:

Career opportunities

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

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

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

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

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.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
STMGT101Introduction to Management18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
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
ECON200Macroeconomics and the Global Economy18S (Tauranga)
An analysis of the overall performance of the national economy, the role of macroeconomic policy, and the interactions with the global economy.
ECON236Comparative Economics in Global PerspectiveThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECONS200Understanding the Global Economy18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies, world trade and globalisation.
FINA201Finance18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the basics of finance, developing an understanding of financial markets and their usefulness in the business environment, developing skills in financial analysis including investment decision making, and introducing concepts of financial risk.
MCOM231Interpersonal Communication at WorkThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MKTG209Principles of MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MKTG251Strategic Marketing PlanningThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
SCMGT202Global Supply Chains18A (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.
TOMG202Managing Tourism Demand and BehaviourThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCT331Management Accounting18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
A study of concepts, techniques and practices relevant to the provision of accounting and related data for management planning, control and decision-making.
ACCTN303Management AccountingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECON306International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
ECON319China's Economic DevelopmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECON336Comparative Economics in Global PerspectiveThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
HRMG343Business Research MethodsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMG311The International Business EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMG317Doing Business InternationallyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MCOM376Diversity LeadershipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MKTG353International MarketingThis 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.
MSYS365Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
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.
POLS314European IntegrationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
SCMGT303Supply Chain ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
STMG388Strategic Alliances and Networks18A (Online)
This paper focuses on identifying the key structures and processes required for the successful management and evolution of these co-operative modes of business.
STMGT305Doing Business InternationallyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TOMG307Managing Tourism Demand and BehaviourThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TOST306Geographies of Tourism Planning and DevelopmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

400 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ECON406International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
ECON419China's Economic DevelopmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
FINA417Multinational Financial Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
This paper deals with finance subject matters faced by multinational corporations. The course examines exchange rate determination, currency exposure management, international investments and international capital budgeting.
INMG412International Business Strategy18B (Online)
This paper examines the field of international business strategy, with particular reference to the strategies of New Zealand firms operating internationally. This paper involves students in multiple lines of investigation of viable strategy setting and implementation in the face of the significant constraints that impact on New Zea...
INMG495Industry 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...
INMG499Report 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.
MCOM476Diversity LeadershipThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MKTG453International MarketingThis 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.
MSYS465Advanced Business Analysis and ConsultancyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
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.
STMG488Strategic Alliances and Networks18A (Online)
This paper examines the strategic implications of managing in a networked world.
TOMG405Entrepreneurship in Tourism and HospitalityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCT506International Accounting18A (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...
ACCTN506International AccountingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
AGBUS501International AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
AGRI501International Agribusiness18A (Hamilton)
Analysis of international agribusiness examining firm and country strategies, including analysis of specific commodities.
DIGIB555Digital Business ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECON531International Trade: Theory and Policy IssuesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECON532International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics18B (Hamilton)
This paper provides a systematic analysis of financial relationships among nations and related policy issues. Topics to be discussed include the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, the balance of payments, the international monetary system and adjustment and policy co-ordination.
INMG501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing18S (Online)
Rapid expansion of global communications has changed the environment of international commerce resulting in the re-evaluation of the way firms conduct their transactions internationally.
INMG517Current Issues in International Management18A (Online)
No description available.
INMG521International Business EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMG588International Business Strategy18B (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 ...
INMG591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMG592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMG593International Management Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMG594International Management Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMG599Report 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.
INMGT501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMGT517Current Issues in International ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMGT588International Business StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMGT591International Management DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMGT592International Management DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMGT593International Management ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
INMGT594International Management ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MCOM584Sustainable Futures18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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...
MKTG553International Marketing18A (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.
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...
MNMGT581Research Methods in Management StudiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MRKTG553International MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
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.
MSYS57621st Century LogisticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
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...
SCMGT577E-Enabled Agile Supply ChainsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
STMG555Foundations of Strategy and OrganisationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
INMGT800International Management MPhil ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
INMG900International Management PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT900International Management PhD ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

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International Management as a Minor for any bachelor's degree

The specific requirements for a minor in International Management are that you must complete the following 4 papers (60 points):

  • STMGT101 Introduction to Management
  • STMGT200 Strategy in the Global Economy Global Business Management
  • ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy
  • STMGT305 Doing Business Internationally

Note: If STMG101 has already been taken, then you may choose one of the following papers instead:

  • SCMGT202 Global Supply Chains
  • ECONS304 International Economic Issues
  • An approved cultural or language paper.

Postgraduate Certificate in International Management (PGCert(IntMgt))

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

You must meet with the Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study. 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/INMGT

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

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip(IntMgt))

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

You must also submit a Portfolio of Achievement.

You may choose to take up to 30 points of papers from other graduate subjects as part of the PGDip, with the permission of the department's Graduate Convenor.

The specific requirements for International Management are that you must include:

  • INMG588 International Business Strategy.

And choose 90 points from the following papers (Note: Papers often have prerequisites and careful programme planning will be required):

  • ACCT506 International Accounting
  • ACCT551 International Tax Strategies
  • AGRI501 International Agribusiness
  • ECON531 International Trade: Theory and Policy Issues
  • ECON532 International Finance
  • INMG501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing
  • INMG511 International Business Management
  • INMG517 Current Issues in International Management
  • INMG523 International Business Management
  • INMG524 Managing International Alliances and Networks
  • INMG525 Global Mind Set and Cross-Cultural Management
  • MCOM576 Intercultural Communication
  • MKTG553 International Marketing
  • MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies
  • MSYS555 E-Business Management
  • MSYS576 21st Century Logistics
  • MSYS577 E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains
  • STMG555 Foundations of Organisation and Strategies

For details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/INMGT You must also meet with the 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 on your programme of study.

Master of Management Studies (MMS)

The completion requirements for the Master of Management Studies depend on your admission criteria; please see the qualification information for further details. However you'll need to:

  • 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 International Management.
  • Papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. Paper offerings can change; for full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/INMGT
  • 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 on your programme of study.

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

Please contact the Department's Graduate Convenor.


Documents

Waikato Management School Student Handbook


Contacts

Management Student Centre
Phone: +64 838 4303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc
The best time to pop in to the Management Student Centre is during Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Graduate Convenor for International Management:

Dr Paresha Sinha (Semester A 2018)
Email: psinha@waikato.ac.nz

Associate Professor Joanna Scott-Kennel (Semesters B and T 2018)
Email: scottkjo@waikato.ac.nz