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BSNS401 The Environment of Business and Economics

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Provides exposure to multi-cultural and international influences on business and global economics, including communications, governance, accountability and ethics. Designed to develop skills for graduates working in all international environments.

Paper title The Environment of Business and Economics
Paper code BSNS401
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,365.11
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,026.17

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Limited to
BCom(Hons), MBusDataSc, MFinc, MIntBus, MProfAcct, MSusBus
For BCom(Hons) students, this paper is intended only for those studying Accounting.
Teaching staff

Dr Frederico Botafogo

To be advised
Course outline
View the course outline for BSNS 401
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Develop an appreciation of ethics from multicultural perspectives and, also, within an international business environment
  • Understand and demonstrate the frameworks and structures of conducting business in a number of cultural contexts from around the world
  • Appreciate the nature of financial reporting and accountability across different countries and be able to provide critical reflection on these topics
  • Strengthen abilities to communicate effectively in a multicultural business environment, including an appreciation of various business-related disciplines
  • Develop a research plan that incorporates the learning objectives, as listed above, to apply appropriate methods to an investigation and to summarise and communicate the results

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 19-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-12, 18-22