Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.
Requirements for the Degree
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is four years.
4.   Candidates must enrol with the Waikato Management School and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must demonstrate competency in writing and employment skills as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
6.   Candidates must gain 480 points at 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, inlcuding at least 345 points above 100 level, 195 points above 200 level, and 120 points at 500 level.
7.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  Majors
      Accounting
      Digital Business
      Economics
      Finance
      Human Resource Management
      Management Systems1
      Marketing
      Public Relations
      Strategic Management
      Tourism and Hospitality Management
8.   To complete the requirements of a single major, candidates must gain 135 points in that major, including at least 105 points above 100 level, of which at least 60 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry for the major in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
9.   Candidates completing a single major may also complete a minor by gaining 60 points in any minor subject, including at least 30 points above 100. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the minor in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers or the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
10.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
11.   To complete the requirements of a double major, candidates must gain 120 points in each major, including at least 90 points above 100 level, of which at least 45 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for each major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers or the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
12.   A paper completed towards the requirements of a major cannot be counted towards the requirements of another major or minor.
13.   Candidates must also complete at least 105 points from papers listed for the field of the Degree, including ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101 or MGSYS201, MRKTG101, STMGT101, MNMGT302.
14.   Candidates must satisfy the requirements for either the Professional Honours Stream or for the Research Honours Stream, which are in addition to the requirements for a major. To be admitted to the Research Honours Stream candidates must pass the papers taken at the 200 and 300 level in the subject area of the honours subject with a grade average of at least B+.
  (a)    To complete the Professional Honours Stream candidates must complete MNMGT500 (30 points); MNGT504; MNGT505; one of MNMGT501, MNMGT502 or MNMGT503; and one of MNMGT595, MNMGT596 or MNMGT599.
  (b)    To complete the Research Honours Stream candidates must complete MNMGT501 or MNMGT500, MNMGT598, and 60 points of 500 level taught papers in the subject of a major.
15.   Candidates may take up to 120 points from outside the field of the Degree.
16.   The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 7 of these regulations as well as the papers listed for the Degree.
17.   Candidates must complete any Assurance of Learning requirements as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
Award of Honours
18.   The degree may be awarded with
  (a)    First Class Honours, or
  (b)    Second Class Honours (first division), or
  (c)    Second Class Honours (second division).
19.   If awarded, the level of honours will be determined on the basis of the candidates' grades in papers completed for the Honours Stream.
20.   Candidates who do not meet the standard required for the award of honours may, on the recommendation of the Waikato Management School Board of Examiners, be awarded the degree of the Bachelor of Management Studies.
Variations
21.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 180 points to be taken from outside of the field of the Degree in individual cases.
22.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Transitional Arrangements
23.   Students may complete the BMS(Hons) under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar if they were enrolled in the BMS(Hons) or BMS prior to 2018, or are coming into the BMS(Hons) through a pathway agreement begun prior to 2018. In all other circumstances these regulations apply.
Notes:
1.   There will be no new intake into this programme in 2018.

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