MBAM606-21T3 (C) Term Three 2021

Societies in Smart Cities

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 6 September 2021
End Date: Sunday, 28 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 September 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 5 November 2021


The OECD in its Transformation for Public Value report suggest that cities are the first to react to transformational shifts that citizens go through. Quality of life for the city's residents should intertwine with organisational purpose and impact. Amazon's experience of pitting 20 cities against each other to bid for its second HQ followed by the community backlash when it selected New York City is a case in point. So, how do organisations respond? What data would organisations need to harness and how can this inform organisational strategies? Societies in Smart Cities extends the deliberation of smart cities to comprehend how the related technological innovations create value and impact on society.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to approval of the MBA Director.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
6 Sep - 17 Oct
25 Oct - 28 Nov
Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 702
11 Oct - 17 Oct
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 702
11 Oct - 17 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Anna Earl

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $3,033.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Master of Business Administration Programme on the department and colleges page.

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