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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

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

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

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

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ECON339Urban and Regional EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
STMG325Self Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
This paper explores self-actualising leadership. Students will be involved in aligning their inner and outer worlds in a journey of discovering what energises and guides their purpose.
STMG344Strategies for People, Planet and ProfitThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

400 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCT407Accounting for Sustainability18B (Hamilton)
A study of how business organisations might integrate sustainable development into their decision making and performance evaluation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the wider environments in which the organisation exists.
ECON415Environmental and Natural Resource Economics18A (Hamilton)
An examination of the economics of resource use, pollution control and the conservation of the environment, including practical applications.
ECON439Urban and Regional EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
STMG425Self-Actualising Leadership18T (Hamilton)
This paper allows students the opportunity to explore inspiration, passion and purpose in organisations.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCT507Accounting, Sustainability and a Changing EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ACCT541Forensic Accounting18A (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.
ACCTN541Forensic AccountingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
DEVS502Sustainable Resource Issues18A (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.
ECON515Economics and the EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECON539Environmental and Resource EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ECON589Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
Selected topics may be available. Please discuss these with the Graduate Convenor.
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...
MGSUS591Management and Sustainability DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MGSUS592Management and Sustainability DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MGSUS593Management and Sustainability ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MGSUS594Management and Sustainability ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
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
MSUS591Management and Sustainability Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MSUS592Management and Sustainability Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MSUS593Management and Sustainability Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MSUS594Management and Sustainability Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
POLS504Gender, Justice and the EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
POLS537Environmental Politics and Public Policy18A (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 ...
STMG580Strategies for SustainabilityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
THMGT502Tourism Development and the EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TOMG502Tourism Development and the Environment18B (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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Graduate Diploma (GradDip) in Management and Sustainability

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 100-level or above, including at least 75 points at 300-level or above. At least 90 points must be from the subject area of Management and Sustainability.

The specific requirements for Management and Sustainability are that you must include:

  • STMG344 Strategies for People, Planet and Profit
  • ACCT407 Accounting for Sustainability
  • ECON415 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Remaining 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/MGSUS

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

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.

The specific requirements for Management and Sustainability are that you must include at least 30 points of papers from the following:

  • ACCT507 Accounting, Sustainability and a Changing Environment
  • ECON515 Economics and the Environment
  • MCOM584 Sustainable Futures
  • STMG580 Strategies for Sustainability

Any remaining papers may be selected from:

  • ACCT541 Forensic Accounting
  • DEVS502 Sustainable Resource Issues
  • POLS537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy
  • TOMG502 Tourism Development and the Environment

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.

You must also submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification for further details).

The specific requirements for Management and Sustainability are that you must include at least 60 points of papers from the following:

  • ACCT507 Accounting, Sustainability and a Changing Environment
  • ECON515 Economics and the Environment
  • MCOM584 Sustainable Futures
  • STMG580 Strategies for Sustainability

And choose no more than 60 points from:

  • ACCT541 Forensic Accounting
  • DEVS502 Sustainable Resource Issues
  • MSUS591 Dissertation
  • MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies
  • POLS537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy
  • TOMG502 Tourism Development and the Environment

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; please see the MMS qualification information for further details.

However all students must:

  • 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 the MMS information for further details).
  • Meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject

The specific requirements for Management and Sustainability are that you must include at least 60 points from (see note below):

  • ACCT507 Accounting, Sustainability and a Changing Environment
  • ECON515 Economics and the Environment
  • MCOM584 Sustainable Futures
  • STMG580 Strategies for Sustainability

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


Documents

Waikato Management School Student Handbook


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.

Bobbie Wisneski - Administrator
Email: bobbie@waikato.ac.nz

or

A Prof Eva Collins
Email: evacolln@waikato.ac.nz