About the Department - Management - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

About the Department

Welcome to the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department

The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship is one of the leading business departments within New Zealand. In the 2012 Performance-Based Research Funding rankings, the Department was ranked first in Marketing and Tourism, and second in Management (which includes the areas of Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, International Business, and Other Business).

The Department offers six majors as part of the BCom, including: Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Marketing. The Department also offers a number of programmes at the postgraduate level, and has an active PhD programme with more than 35 students currently enrolled. The variety of subject areas offered by the Department makes possible an interdisciplinary approach to business education which is the hallmark of a world-class business school.

Diversity is the Hallmark of the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

The Department was formed in 1990 with the merger of the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Operations Research.

A Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is held by Professor Morgan Miles, and a Chair in Marketing and Tourism is held by Professor C. Michael Hall.

The Department teaches at undergraduate and all postgraduate levels. We offer the academic study of a variety of disciplines which can also be labelled commerce or business. The present complement of 28 teaching staff offers a wide variety of specialist subject area including:

Strategy and International Business

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • Business Ethics

Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour (HR/OB)

  • Organisational Leadership and Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisation Theory
  • Organisation Change

Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Operations Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Operations Processes
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management


  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Advertising
  • Retailing

This variety of subject areas makes possible an interdisciplinary approach to business education.

The Philosophy of the Department

The Department offers mainstream courses dealing with the fundamental ideas of a subject area rather than courses that have a specific application. Our aim is to give students the ideas with which they can analyse particular applications. For example, by offering courses on services marketing, students can apply the concepts to any number of services such as tourism, local government or engineering.

Our staff and students engage in relevant scholarship. Relevant scholarship can be seen as a nexus between scholarship which is theoretical, and relevancy which is practical. These two components are incorporated in both departmental research and teaching.

The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship is located in the Business and Law building. The reception area for all student enquiries is on Level 2. The Head of Department and Department Administrator are located on Level 2.