Management examines management policies and practices in the context of organisational growth and development, management theory, theories of leadership, communication processes, employment relations and the dynamics of organisational behaviour. The importance of managing people, and of management processes generally, means that courses offered by the department are relevant to most students in the University.

Areas of study

Courses taught by the Department of Management and International Business allow you toYou can combine courses to focus your studies in any of the following areas: general management and strategy, international and cross-cultural management, human resources and employment relations, innovation and entrepreneurship, or organisational studies.

Courses for executives and managers taught by the Graduate School of Management start Start with the essential business foundations in managing people, economics, financial reporting and business analytics, before selecting from a specialisation in Business, Accounting or International Business.

You can study Management in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will learn about the importance of human and labour factors in organisations including the structure, design and culture of organisations; management theory, policies and practices; and employment relations issues both within New Zealand and internationally. Our graduates are equipped with the skills they need to understand the framework against which business decisions are made and the ways in which people engage with their organisations in the public and private sectors. They are able to operate successfully in all areas of business both at a local level and in the international environment.

Career opportunities

A wide and varied range of roles and careers is open to you when you study Management at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Future roles could include: general manager, business development manager, entrepreneur, business consultant, strategic business analyst, international trade consultant, training and development consultant, recruitment consultant, human resources adviser/manager, employment relations manager, public policy analyst, business development manager, business consultant, international trade consultant, and senior management roles in business and industry.

More information

For more information about the Master of Management see the Graduate School of Management website: MMgt.  

For more information about all other programmes see the Business School website: Why study Management?