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Management and Sustainability

In today's world of limited resources and increasing social justice concerns, we need informed, dedicated managers with the business and leadership skills to make a positive difference to the planet. How will you make your mark?

Management and Sustainability is available as a Postgraduate subject only.

If you're committed to a more sustainable world, this could be the ideal subject for you.

Management and sustainability focuses on issues of environmental management, corporate social responsibility and the activities of firms, governments and other organisations.

Gain a sound basis for a career as an analyst or manager committed to a sustainable world.

You’ll learn about issues of environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and the activities of firms, government organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Qualifications available

Top 1% global ranking

Gain your world-class business education from Waikato Management School, which ranks in the top 1% of all business schools globally with our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

We’re also ranked in the world's top 300 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2019.

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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

  • Corporate sustainability manager
  • Government sustainability manager
  • Sustainability co-ordinator
  • Sustainability policy analyst
  • Natural resource manager

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

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(MgtStn), PGDip(MgtStn) and MMS.

PGCert(MgtStn) students must include 60 points from ACCTN541, MAORI502, ECONS515, LCOMM584, POLSC537, STMGT580 and THMGT502.

PGDip(MgtStn) students must include 60 points from ECONS515, LCOMM584 and STMGT580, and 30 points from ACCTN541, MAORI502, MGSUS591, POLSC537, and THMGT502.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of MGSUS591, MGSUS592, MGSUS593 or MGSUS594; and include 60 points from ECONS515, LCOMM584, and STMGT580. 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
ACCTN541Forensic Accounting20A (Hamilton)
A focus on fraud and forensic auditing. Topics are examined in-depth and selected on the basis of their controversial nature or their knowledge building potential. Analysis is facilitated by a case-based approach to learning. There is a computer element to this paper.
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...
MAORI502Sustainable Resource Issues20A (Online)
This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of Maori and Pacific peoples.
MGSUS591Management and Sustainability Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSUS592Management and Sustainability Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSUS593Management and Sustainability Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MGSUS594Management and Sustainability Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
POLSC537Environmental Politics and Public Policy20B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the complexities and challenges of environmental policy processes, and develops skills in scholarly research on environmental policy making. A significant focus of the paper is on analysing and understanding the complex intersections of institutions, culture, science and technology, and systems of ...
THMGT502Tourism Development and the Environment20B (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with an opportunity to learn about the tourism industry, and to appreciate the different management issues from a tourism perspective.

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Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

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.