Management involves creating organisational performance. People in a variety of roles practise management. Some are line managers and executives who manage teams and systems, others manage specific functions or processes in an organisation.
Studying management explores how organisations function, and how you can influence their performance. The subject is broad and you will cover a range of topics, including leadership, business strategy, organisational behaviour, people management, operations management, change, and innovation.
- UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).
- Our courses are closely linked with business, and taught by leading experts in their fields.
- Our programme is strongly applied and so you will gain both knowledge and skills related to managing.
- Students can work on consulting projects dealing with current challenges in a variety of industries.
An interest in human behaviour and social sciences (such as psychology and sociology) as well as a general interest in business, is advantageous as these areas are present in all aspects of Management.
Good communication skills, both written and interpersonal, are important.
A sound understanding and previous study of statistics can be useful.
The first-year, 100-level courses required to be taken for a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management are:
- ACCT 102 Accounting and Financial Information
- ECON 104 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 199 (a STAR course for secondary school students)
- INFO 123 Information Systems and Technology
- MGMT 100 Fundamentals of Management
- MKTG 100 Principles of Marketing
- MGMT 170 Managerial Decision Making
- STAT 101 Statistics 1
- Plus 15 points from 100-level Commerce or any other UC courses.
For the complete, three-year BCom Management major degree plan, see the UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga website.
At 300-level, students will cover topics such as leading change and innovation, Human Resource Management, strategic management, entrepreneurship and other specialist topics.
Management graduates are found in every kind of organisation. They start their careers in a wide range of roles such as trainee managers, coordinators of functions, marketing or market research roles, and advance into positions as business consultants, strategic business analysts, and senior managers in the commercial, public, and not-for-profit sectors.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Management.
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