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Study Management at Otago

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Overview

The value of study in management cannot be overestimated. Whatever your interests in life and work and whatever your future hopes, wishes and goals, management will help you succeed. Management skills are needed by everyone in a position of responsibility. For example the top jobs in manufacturing, commerce, healthcare, education, legal, nonprofit, recreational and science organisations will include managerial responsibilities. Management is equally applicable to self-employment, small business, national businesses, government organisations and multinational companies.

Often described as 'the art of getting things done through people', Management teaches students how to apply principles which focus on people at work, the day to day job of 'managing' and on organisations as a whole. Students may also take courses which attempt to explain the implications of managerial roles both in and out of the workplace.

A Management major is an essential component for all those who wish to participate and succeed in the business or organisational world because the management role is critical to both economic performance and human satisfaction in the workplace.

Management provides theoretical groundings and frameworks for understanding and developing solutions to the challenges of human resource and operations management. However, all students benefit from Management study because management activities support other specialist responsibilities. For instance, a senior medical laboratory technician is both a scientist and a manager, a school principal is a teacher and a manager. A senior accountant is both a financial interpreter and a manager and a religious leader is a spiritual teacher and a manager. Management is relevant to a wide range of areas, and is an excellent subject to combine with others in a double degree or major.

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Contact details

Email management@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/management

Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Management (MANT) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Management

Level Papers Points
100-level

MANT 101  Managing for Performance

BSNS 111 Business and Society

BSNS 112 Interpreting Business Data, BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy, BSNS 114 Financial Decision Making, BSNS 115 Accounting and Information Systems – must normally be taken in first year of study

18

90

200-level

MANT 250  Managing People

MANT 251  Managing Organisations

One further 200-level MANT paper

18

18

18

300-level Four 300-level MANT papers 72
Plus

126 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above. Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Commerce.

126

 

Every programme must include BSNS 111-115. At least three of these papers must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper, and all must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper. For single-degree BCom students, all five must be attempted in the first year of study or equivalent.

STAT 110 or STAT 115 will be accepted as an alternative to BSNS 112 as a required paper or as part of the major subject requirements or as a prerequisite when:
(a) the paper has been passed before the student has enrolled for a BCom degree; or
(b) a student is enrolling for both a BCom and another degree for which STAT 110 or STAT 115 is required.

 
Total   360

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Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Management

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Management

Papers

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Master of Business (MBus) in Management

Note: no new enrolments will be accepted for this programme.

Papers and Thesis
  • A total of 120 points from:
  • MANT 5A (thesis, 96 points)

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MCom in Management degree table

Thesis
  • Thesis: MANT 5

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Minor Subject Requirements

Management as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

MANT 101  Managing for Performance

18

Above 100-level

MANT 250  Managing People, or MANT 251  Managing Organisations

Three further MANT papers including at least one at 300-level

18

54

Total   90

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