Courses

The sustainability programme aims to ensure there is a foundation of sustainability teaching in all core courses, and pathways for students to pursue sustainability topics in their majors.

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Undergraduate pathway


Majors Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Core courses BUSINESS 101
BUSINESS 102
   
Economics     ECON 372
ECON 373
Finance     FINANCE 383
Information Systems INFOSYS 110   INFOSYS 321
International Business   INTBUS 201  
Management   MGMT 231 MGMT 309
Marketing     MKTG 303
MKTG 305
MKTG 306
Operations and Supply Chain Management   OPSMGT 258 OPSMGT 370
OPSMGT 371
OPSMGT 376
Property     PROP 371
PROP 380
PROP 382

Postgraduate pathway


Majors Courses
International Business INTBUS 706
Management BUSACT 701
BUSMGT 715
BUSMGT 716
BUSMGT 734
BUSMGT 741
MGMT 737

Undergraduate courses


ECON 372: Energy and Resource Economics

Course Prescription

Examines the economics of resource use with a particular emphasis on world oil markets and issues surrounding energy security. Energy markets are analysed with an emphasis on the electricity market. Issues surrounding energy economics and climate change, energy efficiency and policy measures to promote renewable energy sources are also discussed.

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ECON 373: Environmental Economics

Course Prescription

An overview of the theory and empirical practice of economic analysis as it is used in evaluating environmental problems. Topics include: Environmental policy (pollution control and economic efficiency)optimal allocation of non-renewable and renewable resources (such as fossil fuels and fisheries); analysis of economic instruments (such as tradable property rights and pollution taxes); met hods for measuring the demand for environmental goods (such as contingent valuation), and climate change policy.

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INFOSYS 110: Business systems

Course Prescription

Explores how information systems and operations management help organisations to innovate, optimise, and deliver value. Examines how the interaction of business, systems, and technologies bring about organisational transformation. Develops the ability to conduct a business analysis of an organisation's vision, industry, strategy, value chain, processes, and systems.

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INFOSYS 321: Enterprise systems

Course Prescription

Examines  cross-functional  integrated  computer-based  information  systems,  known  as  Enterprise  Resource Planning (ERP)  systems,  designed  to  support  an  organisation's  information needs and operations. Considers issues associated with the selection, analysis, design,  implementation  and  configuration  of  such  systems.  Investigates  transaction processing,  management  information  and  decision  support  across  an  organisation's  business  processes.  Explores  the  characterisation  of  problems,  in  terms  of  process  and  information models.

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MGMT 231: Business in Society

Course Prescription

An in-depth look at the ideology of modern business, the economic and social ‘revolution’ in  New  Zealand  and  the  process  of  globalisation.  An  integrative  course  considering  the  economic, social, psychological and moral impacts of global capitalism. Most of the focus will be on the impacts of the market on key social indicators in New Zealand but time will also be devoted to international issues.

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MGMT 309: Organisational Ethics and Sustainability

Course Prescription

Considers how organisations and individuals can responsibly negotiate the complex demands of changing cultural values,ethical perspectives and real world conditions. Particular emphasis will be placed on strategic planning for a sustainable future that moves beyond ‘Business as Usual’.

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MKTG 303: Buyer Behaviour

Course Prescription

Essentially, the application of psychology to how people make consumption decisions and interpret advertising. This includes a consideration of individual differences and environmental/situational influences on consumers.

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OPSMGT 370: Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

Course Prescription

Understanding and resolving complex and dynamic issues associated with the design, execution, and improvement of operations and processes. Exploits an applied, integrated, and systems/network approach – considering strategy and interactions with other business areas such as information technology, human factors, and performance measurement. Theories/frameworks are supported with business cases.

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PROP 380: Property Issues and Trends

Course Prescription

Property development and investment practices have significant consequences for economic, social and environmental outcomes. Uses relevant literature to provide a critical analysis of contemporary dynamics and problems in international and national property markets.

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PROP 382 Maori Land Issues

Course Prescription

History of land conflicts in New Zealand, Waitangi Tribunal process, and development of portfolio management strategies.

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Postgraduate courses


MGMT 737: Sustainability

Course Prescription

Review of the development of the global interest in a more sustainable society, international issues related to sustainable development, corporate leadership in the area of sustainability, and social issues linked to stewardship, systems thinking and ‘beyond the horizon’ approaches to planning.

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