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BSNS5001 – Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context

Module code
Module title
Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand Context
The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse organisations and engage with stakeholders in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
  • BI1401
  • BS7000
  • NZ2459
  • SC0901
  • TP4775
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Types of business entities in Aotearoa New Zealand including Maori entities
- Internal and external business stakeholders in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Management theories, including roles and responsibilities of management and leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand organisations

- Bicultural partnership (as embedded in nga kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi, the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi)
- Multicultural considerations in contemporary business environments
- Developing effective relationships
- Organisational culture
- Business objectives and operational activities

- Professional communication:
- Effective business communication suitable for the Aotearoa New Zealand context including Tikana
- Personal and interpersonal skills to support communication in formal and informal business situations
- Respect for individuals and diversity, social conventions and institutions

- Environmental, community and sustainability expectations
- Ethical frameworks
- Effective stakeholder relationship management
- Socially and culturally appropriate conduct
Learning Outcomes
1. Examine the nature of organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.
2. Analyse how bi-cultural partnerships can influence operational business activities and relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Demonstrate effective communication in professional contexts.
4. Maintain professional and ethical stakeholder relationships in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All requires and recommended resources are provided to Aakonga via course outlines.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course employs an achievement-based grading scheme. Participants must submit all assessments, and obtain at least 50% overall score in order to pass the course. Aakonga will be advised of all matters relating to summative assessment prior to the start of the course.

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