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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

Bachelor of Management Studies


Planning your programme effectively, especially with the help of our Management Student Centre (MSC) staff, will help to ensure that you meet all the requirements for your qualification and/or subject.

MSC's Contact Details
Phone:+64 7 838 4303

The academic year is split into semesters, A (Mar-Jun) and B (Jul-Oct) are standard semesters and S (Jan-Feb) and T (Nov-Dec) are short six to eight week Summer School semesters. A normal workload for A and B semesters is 60 points, or four first year papers, each semester. The maximum workload in summer school is 40 points. You must have at least seven Level 1 papers for Studylink to consider you a full-time student.

First Year Compulsory Papers (all 15 points each)

ACCT101 Accounting for Management
An introduction to accounting, examining the role of accounting in organisations and society, and the construction and use of accounting information. A non-specialist approach involving management and user perspectives on accounting information.

ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
An introduction to the analysis of market environments and the New Zealand economy from a business and policy perspective.

MKTG151 Introduction to Marketing
Marketing affects many aspects of our lives. This paper introduces the study of marketing by discussing key marketing concepts, including international aspects that impact our experiences as consumers of goods and services.

MSYS111 Integrated Thinking: E-Business and Supply Chain Management
The theme of Integrated Thinking is worked out in the context of E-Business and Supply Chains. We consider the increasing influence of these areas on management theory and expose students to practice through real-life case studies, and class interactions.

STAT160 Management Statistics
An introduction to statistical thinking and concepts for managers including understanding variability.

Note(s): Students with at least 18 credits at Level 2 in NCEA Mathematics may choose STAT121 in place of STAT160

STMG191 Introduction to Management
This paper provides an appreciation of management essentials and the role of managers in a contemporary context.

Note(s): If you do not have a strong background in literacy then you may be directed to take MCOM104 Written Communication for Managers, before attempting STMG191.

You will also normally take the free compulsory MNGT060 Writing Competency Module in your first semester of study, please note that if you do not pass this module then you will be required to take MCOM104 in your second semester of study.

Possible first year elective papers

Other than your first year compulsory papers, you may choose first year elective papers (Level 1 or 100) from almost any subject though you may need to select specific preparation papers depending upon your previous academic study and future major subject choices.

WMS Papers include:

  • ACCT102 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • AGRI101 Agribusiness – Making Dirt Pay
  • ECON110 Economics and Society
  • FINA101 Financial Literacy and Wealth Management
  • MCOM102 Communication in an online society
  • MCOM104 Written Communication for Management
  • MCOM111 Introduction to Leadership
  • MCOM122 Diversity and Communication Management
  • MCOM133 Introduction to Corporate Communication
  • MNGT100 Management and Sustainability
  • MSYS121 The World of Electronic Commerce
  • STMG192 The Entrepreneur
  • TOMG101 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
  • TOMG110 Cruise Ship Tourism

For WMS papers visit Papers by Subject Code and choose Level 1 papers, or if you wish to look at all subject papers visit

Some papers have prerequisites (entry requirements, for example a certain level of study at NCEA, or another university paper that ensures you have a level of understanding to participate), corequisites (a paper that you must take at the same time) and/or restrictions (only one of the restricted papers can be taken). You may be required to take a particular prerequisite paper as your elective if you do not fulfil the entry requirements for one of your chosen papers. If you are planning a major in Accounting then you may need to include ACCT102 unless you meet the prerequisite for ACCT202. Careful programme planning is advised.

If you are planning to take a second major in an undergraduate subject not listed for the degree, and you wish to meet the requirements for the degree within the minimum number of points, then you will need to take a 200 level major paper in place of one of your first year elective papers.

It is possible to change your paper choices once you are enrolled. You can normally change your enrolment in papers prior to, or in, the first one or two weeks of semester.

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