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Evaluating forestry sector performance at the business and industry level. An introduction to the key commercial disciplines as they are applied to forestry. Understanding methods to assess the value of forests in providing timber and non-timber benefits. Identifying the strategic choices and issues facing the commercial forestry sector.
This course will provide an introduction to the key commercial disciplines used in forestry. Analysis tools will be applied to evaluate forestry sector performance at the business and industry level. The course will introduce methods to assess the value of forests in providing timber and non-timber benefits, and identify the strategic choices and issues facing the commercial forestry sector.
Having successfully completed this course a student will be able to:- Read and analyze the information contained in Statements of Financial Performance, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow statements. Be able to interpret other information in Annual Reports;- Use micro- and macro-economic concepts to analyze problems in the forestry sector; and- Identify and assess the key drivers of the future of the forestry sector, from a strategic viewpoint.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lattimore, Ralph G;
The New Zealand Economy: an introduction;
Auckland University Press, 2011 (Book can be purchased in the University Bookshop).
Learn is used to communicate with students and for posting and submission of assignments. Additional information on additional reference material will be provided at the commencement of the course.
Domestic fee $937.00
International fee $4,363.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Forestry.