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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
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
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

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(IntMgt), PGDip(IntMgt) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the PGCert(IntMgt) programme.

PGDip(IntMgt) students must complete INMGT588 and 60 points from AGBUS501, ACCTN506, ECONS531, ECONS532, INMGT501, INMGT517, INMGT523, INMGT524, INMGT525, MRKTG553, and STMGT555.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, and one of INMGT591, INMGT592, INMGT593 or INMGT594.

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 Management19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (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 Economy19A (Hamilton) & 19C (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.
SCMGT202Global Supply Chains19A (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 Management19T (Online)
The global environment provides opportunities and challenges for all organisations. Develop the skills to analyse global megatrends, identify industry and sector trends, and evaluate strategies of multinationals and small firms.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ECONS304International Economics Issues19B (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 Internationally19B (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 Accounting19A (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 Agribusiness19A (Hamilton)
Analysis of international agribusiness examining firm and country strategies, including analysis of specific commodities.
DIGIB555Digital Business Management19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Online)
A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
INMGT501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing19S (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.
INMGT517Current Issues in International Management19B (Online) & 19T (Online)
No description available.
INMGT588International Business Strategy19A (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 Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT592International Management Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT593International Management Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.
INMGT594International Management Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.
MRKTG553International Marketing19B (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 Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
INMGT900International Management PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
No description available.

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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