Great leaders, great entrepreneurs, great business people, even great bosses, all have one thing in common – great management skills!
These skills are used in everything we do and in every type of job. If you are process-oriented, a “people person”, a long-term planner or a deep and meaningful thinker, studying Management at Otago will equip you with skills and knowledge that will kick-start your career, or help you advance up the corporate ladder.
Management at Otago is focused on leadership, communications, employment relations, human resource management, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship, international management, strategy and innovation, operations management and organisational theory.
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Why study Management?
Even if you end up as a surgeon, rockstar, business consultant, or fighter pilot, your career will surely involve working in organisations. In any job, your effectiveness will depend on how adept you are at understanding your organisation and your ability to accomplish goals and objectives.
You will also need a good understanding of how people behave in organisations, of power and influence, and of the nature of leadership.
Organisations are among the most fascinating phenomena you can study. If you can understand your organisation better, you can make it work for you. New Zealand is one of the smallest, most isolated countries on earth. For that reason, we work extra hard at connecting to the global economy. If you wish to understand more about how to effectively conduct business in a national context, and learn about the global business system and the giant global corporations that run it, then Management at Otago should be your number one choice.
Maybe you aim to be your own boss – self-employed, an entrepreneur, or head your own company. These are the people who most need the models, insights and answers we have to offer.
There are no formal prerequisites to study Management at 100-level. Because of the importance of communication, NCEA English is a useful background subject.
Our graduates can be found in a range of jobs in private business, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies, health care providers, applied science and technology companies, and arts and leisure management companies, while others form their own entrepreneurial startup companies.
Often students will complement their Management degree with another degree, major or minor from Arts, Law or Science to enhance their career prospects and marketability to employers.
Recent graduates have gained the following jobs:
- Project manager
- Marketing research analyst
- Employment advocate
- Retail customer experience specialist
- Marketing communications manager
- Strategy and operations analyst
- Consultant and IT recruitment
- HR consultant
Employers include Telecom, Shell/Z, Westpac, Mainfreight, Ernst & Young, Fonterra, and Deloitte.
Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification pages.
- Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc)
- Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)
- Master of Commerce (MCom)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Management
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
MANT 250 Managing People
MANT 251 Managing Organisations
One further 200-level MANT paper
|300-level||Four 300-level MANT papers||72|
126 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above. Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Commerce.
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:
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Management
Master of Commerce (MCom) in Management
Minor subject requirements
Management as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc 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), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree
MANT 101 Managing for Performance
|Above 100-level|| |
Three further MANT papers including at least one at 300-level
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a selection of on-campus papers will be made available via distance and online learning for eligible students.
Find out which papers are available and how to apply on our COVID-19 website
|Paper code||Year||Title||Points||Teaching period|
|MANT101||2021||Managing for Performance||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT217||2021||International Management||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT222||2021||Interpersonal/International Business Communication||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT250||2021||Managing People||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT251||2021||Managing Organisations||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT252||2021||Developing Responsible Leadership||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT301||2021||Managing Innovation and Growth||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT303||2021||Entrepreneurship||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT330||2021||Leadership and Change||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT331||2021||Business Ethics||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT332||2021||International Management||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT333||2021||Operational Excellence||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT334||2021||Operations and Supply Chain Strategy||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT337||2021||Organisations and Sustainability||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT338||2021||Cases in Strategy and Innovation||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT339||2021||Human Resource Development||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT340||2021||Indigenous Management and Organisation||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT341||2021||Management in Asia-Pacific||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT342||2021||Global Business Strategy||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT343||2021||Negotiation and Dispute Resolution||18 points||Not offered in 2021|
|MANT345||2021||Strategic Human Resource Management||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT346||2021||Employment Relations||18 points||Second Semester|
|MANT347||2021||Occupational Psychology||18 points||First Semester|
|MANT358||2021||Special Topic: He Kākano - Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurship||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT359||2021||Special Topic||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT360||2021||Special Topic||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT361||2021||Special Topic: International HR Management||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT370||2021||Management Practicum||18 points||First Semester, Second Semester|
|MANT414||2021||Research Process||20 points||First Semester|
|MANT415||2021||Advanced Research Practice||20 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT437||2021||Organisations and Sustainability||20 points||First Semester|
|MANT443||2021||Special Topic: Advanced Organisations and Sustainability||20 points||Second Semester|
|MANT450||2021||Governance and Social Responsibility||20 points||Second Semester|
|MANT451||2021||Strategic Change and Innovation||20 points||First Semester|
|MANT452||2021||Negotiation and Conflict Resolution||20 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT453||2021||Human Resource Management||20 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT454||2021||Global Management||20 points||Second Semester|
|MANT455||2021||Leadership Development||20 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT456||2021||Operations Excellence||20 points||Second Semester|
|MANT457||2021||Entrepreneurship||20 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT459||2021||Indigenous Management & Organisation (Advanced)||20 points||Second Semester|
|MANT460||2021||Advanced Global Business Strategy||20 points||First Semester|
|MANT461||2021||Employment Relations||20 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022|
|MANT480||2021||Dissertation or Case Study||40 points||Full Year, 1st Non standard period|
|MANT501||2021||Applied Project||40 points||1st Non standard period|
|MANT580||2021||Research Project||40 points||1st Non standard period|
Key information for future students
Department of Management
Otago Business School