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Management Systems

In today's interconnected world, effective management systems and organisational relationships are critical for business success.

Management Systems is available as a postgraduate subject only.

Large businesses and organisations used to be structured as independent 'silos', with little cohesion - such as marketing, finance, accounting, and distribution - but that approach doesn't work anymore. Like a good team captain, a good management system brings different elements and individuals together for a common purpose.

You'll learn about creating and maintaining operational efficiencies for business excellence through web-based technologies; strong information channels that deliver the data necessary for decision-making; and fluid supply-chains, ensuring well-connected flows of materials.

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

  • Business analyst
  • Information technology consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Project manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Systems developer

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

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

There are no specified subject papers for the PGCert(MgtSys) and the PGDip(MgtSys) programmes.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581 and one of MGSYS590, MGSYS591, MGSYS592, MGSYS593, MGSYS594.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one 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.

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
MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS200Tools for Managing Projects19A (Hamilton)
This paper will develop hands on knowledge and experience into the commonly used tools for managing projects. Students will develop basic competences of several computer-based tools.
MGSYS201Advanced Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures support the development of critical thinking skills and include many practical videos and exercises. Tutorials will focus on specialised concepts and topics. The concepts will be applied to the business context by complet...
MGSYS202Project Management Systems, Processes and Personnel19B (Hamilton)
This paper addresses advanced important project management issues relating to systems, processes and personnel with special attention given to success and failure examples through case studies.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS300Tools for Managing Projects19A (Hamilton)
This paper will develop hands on knowledge and experience into the commonly used tools for managing projects. Students will develop basic competences of several computer-based tools.
MGSYS302Project Management Systems, Processes and Personnel19B (Hamilton)
This paper addresses advanced important project management issues relating to systems, processes and personnel with special attention given to success and failure examples through case studies.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS552Applied Research Methods and Project19A (Online)
This paper provides the opportunity for students at the graduate level to produce a research report which reflects their ability to investigate in-depth a business topic of their interest. The report is expected to have value to a practicing manager, rather than having an academic focus. The paper will be delivered solely on-line. ...
MGSYS591Management Systems Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSYS592Management Systems Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MGSYS593Management Systems Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MGSYS594Management Systems Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS800Management Systems MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MGSYS900Management Systems PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
No description available.


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Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Management Systems

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

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/MGSYS

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

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management Systems

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

You'll also need to submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification information for further details).

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/MGSYS.

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

Master of Management Studies (MMS) in Management Systems

The completion requirements for the Master of Management Studies depend on your admission criteria. Please refer to the MMS qualification page for more 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 of Management Systems
  • Submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see MMS information for further details)
  • Meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

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/MGSYS

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon 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/mscOpening 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.