Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Auckland only)

This one-year programme is for international students only and allows you to focus on a specific area of business that interests you most. If you’ve got a degree in a particular area, this is a great chance to enhance it with some business skills to widen your career options.

Courses

We recommend that you choose from the following paths of study: Business Transformation and Change, Strategic Management, or Business Sustainability. 

 

Industry Project (IP)

 

 

Business Transformation
& Change
Strategic
Management
Business
Sustainability

Block 1

Contemporary Issues in Organisations
(Level 7 - 15 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Organisations
(Level 7 - 15 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Organisations
(Level 7 - 15 credits)

Improving Organisational Performance
(Level 6 - 30 credits)

Improving Organisational Performance
(Level 6 - 30 credits)

Improving Organisational Performance
(Level 6 - 30 credits) 

Block 2

Project Management
(Level 6 - 15 credits)

Leadership in Action 
(Level 6 - 15 credits)

Entrepreneurship
(Level 6 - 15 credits)

Block 3

Organisational Research Design
(Level 7 - 15 credits)

Business Transformation and Change
(Level 7 - 15 credits)

Organisational Research Design
(Level 7 - 15 credits)

Strategic Management
(Level 7- 15 credits)

Organisational Research Design (Level 7 - 15 credits)

Implementing Sustainable Practice (Level 7 - 15 credits)

Block 4

Industry Project
(Level 7 - 30 credits)

Industry Project
(Level 7 - 30 credits)

Industry Project
(Level 7 - 30 credits)

Block 5

 

Level 6 courses 

Improving Organisational Performance

Learn to contribute to a team that conceptualises, investigates, and proposes feasible solutions to improve organisational performance.

Project Management

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of project management and apply project management skills, tools, and techniques, as a project team member or project manager.

Leadership in Action

Develop an understanding of applied concepts and principles of leadership and create a personal development plan to advance their leadership capabilities.

Entrepreneurship

Gain an understanding of the key resources, skills, techniques, attitudes and personal ethics required to operate successfully as an entrepreneur. 

Level 7 courses 

Contemporary Issues in Organisations

Learn how to critically examine, analyse and evaluate contemporary dynamic issues reflected in a specific industry within the last two years.

Organisational Research Design

Develop the ability to conceptualise and scope an investigation in order to research an organisational challenge or opportunity.

Business Transformation and Change

Discover how to participate effectively in situations of change within organisations.

Strategic Management

Learn how to apply critical thinking to strategic concepts and practices in a rapidly changing environment.

Implementing Sustainable Practice

Discover how to lead the evaluation and practical implementation of sustainability approaches to various aspects of organisational processes, procedures, products and planning.

Managing Innovation and Change

Learn how to think creatively and critically evaluate the challenge of leadership and management needs as a company grows from start-up to longevity.

Applied Management Mini Project A

Undertake an advanced project (as an individual or within a group) that focuses in-depth on the integration of theory and practice as it applies to a particular aspect of management in an authentic workplace.

Please note: the size of the project will be negotiated with your Applied Management Project Supervisor.

Industry Project

Undertake an advanced project (as an individual or within a group) that focuses in-depth on the integration of theory and practice as it applies to a particular aspect of management in an authentic workplace.

Please note: the size of the project will be negotiated with your Applied Management Project Supervisor. 

You may be able to select other courses from our Bachelor of Applied Management on request.

Further study options

Progress into higher levels of learning and enhance your employment potential with postgraduate study in Management.  

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.