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BIZM504 – New Zealand Business Context

Module code
Module title
New Zealand Business Context
To enable students to develop an understanding of how culture, heritage, sustainability and internal and external environments influence New Zealand business entities. This module will develop the students awareness and knowledge of New Zealand historical events that influence social, cultural, political and economic structures.
  • BI1701
  • BS7000
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Recognise and reflect on the significance and contribution of Maori culture to the New
Zealand business environment.
2. Analyse New Zealand's historical events that influence and contribute to innovation in the
New Zealand business environment.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of external and internal environments and their impact on
business entities and New Zealand economic development.
4. Examine how the origin and nature of the bi-cultural partnership (as embedded in the
Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships.
5. Examine sustainability management and its impact on New Zealand business entities.
- Fundamental economic principles could include: scarcity/opportunity cost/supply and
demand/ circular flow of income/free trade/globalisation, internationalisation
- Internal and external environments include the New Zealand and global context and could
- External: government policy, legislation and common law, economic dynamics,
technology and social trends
- Internal: systems, structure, resources, and organisational culture
- The importance of the Treaty of Waitangi in contemporary business
- Impacts of the Treaty of Waitangi in relation to colonisation and biculturalism
- Sustainable Management includes theories and principles such as triple or quadruple bottom
line and corporate social responsibility, heritage and natural resource management,
- Analysis practice/tool to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
- Professional practice attributes: Effective and appropriate communication skills, professional
and ethical behaviours, cultural recognition and sensitivity; teamwork, time management.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods may involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks. Students must attempt and submit all assessments and achieve an overall pass mark of 50% across the portfolio to pass the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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