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.
Our courses focus on the burning issues facing us in Management today, in the areas of:
- Dispute Resolution
- Employment Relations
- Human Resource Management
- Organisational Behaviour
- International Management
- Strategy and Innovation
- Operations Management
- Organisational Theory
Study for a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Management at Otago
We have designed our programme to give you a broad understanding of Management in the first year of study. You will then deepen this understanding in the following years.
The aim of 100-level courses is to provide an introduction to:
- Theory and practice of management
- Functions of management
- The New Zealand business environment
At 200-level, students consolidate their 100-level learning, are able to select an area of management specialisation - international management, and important skills for managers are also covered in interpersonal and intercultural communication.
At the third year level papers take a greater strategic focus. Broader managerial issues are considered, in context with business and macro environmental changes.
Management complements other disciplines
Enhance your employment options and complete a double major or double degree in Management. A popular choice is to combine a BCom in Management with a Bachelor of Laws.
Minor in Management – the perfect accompaniment
Management will help you become more effective at work – whatever your chosen career path. Follow your passion in another area, but complete a minor in Management. Ensure you are not only ready for your chosen career, but have the skills and knowledge to take you to the top in the workplace!
Postgraduate study in Management
The University of Otago has a strong research focus. The Department of Management is recognised for the high quality of its teaching and research. Staff are involved in various research projects covering the gamut of Management topics.