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Study Management at Otago

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.

Background required

There are no formal prerequisites to study Management at 100-level. Because of the importance of communication, NCEA English is a useful background subject.

Career opportunities

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
  • Solicitor
  • 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.

Qualifications

Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification pages.

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

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

Papers

Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Management

Papers

Master of Commerce (MCom) in Management

Thesis
  • Thesis: MANT 5

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

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

Papers

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

Contact us

Department of Management
Otago Business School

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