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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 graduate and 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.

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 200 universities for Business and Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2018.

You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which has Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, placing it in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide.

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Key information

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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, DEVST502, ECONS515, LCOMM584, POLSC537, STMGT580 and THMGT502.

PGDip(MgtStn) students must include 60 points from ECONS515, LCOMM584 and STMGT580, and 30 points from ACCTN541, DEVST502, 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.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCTN541Forensic Accounting19A (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.
DEVST502Sustainable Resource Issues19A (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.
LCOMM584Sustainable Futures19B (Hamilton) & 19B (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...
MGSUS591Management and Sustainability Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSUS592Management and Sustainability Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSUS593Management and Sustainability Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MGSUS594Management and Sustainability Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
POLSC537Environmental Politics and Public Policy19A (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 Environment19B (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.

Scholarships and prizes

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Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Management and Sustainability

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points at 500-level from the  subject area of Management and Sustainability. See the Calendar for full details.

The specific requirements for the PGCert in Management and Sustainability are that you must choose two papers (60 points) from the following list. Not all papers may be offered every year.

  • ACCTN541 Forensic Accounting (30pts)
  • DEVST502 Sustainable Resource Issues (30pts)
  • ECONS515 Economics and the Environment
  • LCOMM584 Sustainable Futures (30pts)
  • POLSC537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy (30pts)
  • STMGT580 Strategies for Sustainability (30pts)
  • THMGT502 Tourism Development and the Environment (30pts)

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MGSUS

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) in Management and Sustainability

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from the subject area of Management and Sustainability. See the Calendar for full details.

The specific requirements for the PGDip in Management and Sustainability are that you must include two papers (60 points) from List A, one paper from List A (30 points), and one elective paper (30 points) at 500-level.

Not all papers may be offered every year.

List 1

  • ECONS515 Economics and the Environment
  • LCOMM584 Sustainable Futures (30pts)
  • STMGT580 Strategies for Sustainability (30pts)

List 2

  • ACCTN541 Forensic Accounting (30pts)
  • DEVST502 Sustainable Resource Issues (30pts)
  • MGSUS591 Dissertation (30pts)
  • MNMGT581 Research Methods in Management Studies (30pts)
  • POLSC537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy (30pts)
  • THMGT502 Tourism Development and the Environment (30pts)

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MGSUS

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) in Management and Sustainability

The completion requirements for the MMS depend on your admission criteria; it can be either 120 points (4 papers) with an honours degree or postgraduate diploma, or 180 points (6 papers) with a bachelor's degree.

See the Calendar for full details.

However all students must:

  • Take MNMGT581 Research Methods in Management Studies (unless passed previously)
  • Complete a Dissertation or Directed study (at least 30 points) or a Thesis ( at least 90 points) in their field of study

You must take at least 60 points (2 papers) from the following list:

  • ECONS515 Economics and the Environment
  • LCOMM584 Sustainable Futures (30pts)
  • STMGT580 Strategies for Sustainability (30pts)

You may take up to 60 points (2 papers) in subjects outside your field of study (at convenor's discretion).

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/MGSUS

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


Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
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.