Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Management)

This programme will improve your management ability through an array of course options. The flexibility within this qualification will also enable you to match your coursework to specific employment opportunities.

Domestic

Duration
1 Year Full-time
Level
8
Credits
120
Fees
$8,950*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
On campus
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
February

International

Duration
1 Year Full-time
Level
8
Credits
120
Fees
$32,500*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
On campus
Location
Dunedin
Auckland
Intakes
February
April
July
October

What You Study

Courses (for the Dunedin programme)

This programme comprises four compulsory 15-credit courses, plus electives totalling 60 credits (at Level 8 or 9) from the elective list below. 

Compulsory
Course name Description Credits

Capabilities for Managers

Gain a critical awareness of the skills needed to manage complex organisations 

15

 

Research and Enquiry

Achieve the skills you need to undertake small-scale professional projects within organisations 

15

 

Analytics for Managers

Achieve the skills needed to critically evaluate data for decision making within applied management

 

Project Management

Learn how to develop critical analysis and application skills in project management 

 
Electives
Elective name  Description   Credits 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learn how to analyse the processes associated with managing entrepreneurship and innovation within both new ventures and existing firms and to assess the significant issues associated with utilising these managerial concepts to optimise organisational performance

15

Managing Change and Adversity 

Critically analyse the processes associated with achieving organisational growth, effective management of change, and the implementation of actions to respond to adversity, including how iwi/Māori organisations have managed post settlement growth

15

Financial Decision Making

Learn how to apply the concepts, theory and analytical techniques of finance to investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm

15

Applied Human Resource Management

Gain the skills needed for management of human resources within contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand organisations

15

Courses (for the Auckland programme)

This programme comprises four compulsory 15-credit courses, plus electives totalling 60 credits (at Level 8 or 9) from the elective list below. 

Compulsory
Course name Course description Credits

Capabilities for Managers

Gain a critical awareness of the skills needed to manage complex organisations

15

Research and Enquiry 

Achieve the skills you need to undertake small-scale professional projects within organisations

15

Analytics for Managers 

Achieve the skills needed to critically evaluate data for decision making within applied management

15

Project Management

Learn how to develop critical analysis and application skills in project management 

15

Electives
Elective name Description Credits

Developing Effective Organisations

Gain a critical understanding of organisational development theory and practice in organisational contexts including Iwi/Maori organisations

15

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learn how to analyse the processes associated with managing entrepreneurship and innovation within both new ventures and existing firms and to assess the significant issues associated with utilising these managerial concepts to optimise organisational performance

15

Managing for Sustainability 

Develop your sustainable practice capabilities and apply these capabilities to a variety of applied settings as a sustainable practice manager

15

Marketing in a Digital Age 

Gain the marketing management capabilities necessary to organise and manage for growth and profitability in a digital age

15

Financial Decision Making

Learn how to apply the concepts, theory and analytical techniques of finance to investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm

15

Applied Human Resource Management

Gain the skills needed for management of human resources within contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand organisations

15

Management of Information Systems

To enable students to understand how information systems should be managed in order to assist in the achievement of the strategic goals of organisations

15

Professional Project

Apply the skills and knowledge you have gained during the programme to complete an applied professional project that contributes to professional practice in management within your chosen major

45

Cross-cultural Management

Develop capabilities to evaluate the issues that arise in the leadership of organisations when managers address culturally determined differences in employee values, attitudes and behaviours

15

Corporate Governance and Leadership

Evaluate complex corporate governance and leadership challenges in the context of different ownership structures. This will include governance and leadership models in the context of indigenous organisations and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi

15

Managing Change and Adversity 

Critically analyse the processes associated with achieving organisational growth, effective management of change, and the implementation of actions to respond to adversity, including how iwi/Māori organisations have managed post settlement growth

15

Further study options

This qualification will prepare you for further postgraduate study in the Master of Applied Management (Business Management). Alternatively, you could seek employment in a business management or business information systems-related role. 

Workload

Your workload 

You will be expected to spend about 38 hours per week (or 300 hours per study block) on your course work. This includes both scheduled class time and self-directed study. For on-campus student, some of these hours may be spent in a workplace gaining hands-on experience and developing important industry and business connections.

How you'll learn

You'll learn using an online learning platform called Moodle. This means that, no matter where you are, you have easy access to all your course content. You also have access to Office 365, including Microsoft Teams, which you can use as part of your interaction with lecturers and classmates.

Entry

Entry requirements 

Minimum academic entry requirements are:

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline, OR
  • A combination of academic qualifications and relevant skills and knowledge acquired through work or professional experience that is deemed equivalent to the above.
  • If English is not your first language, you must provide:

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Selection criteria  

Where there are more applicants than places available, applicants will be selected on the basis of the best academic records and their admission recommended to the Auckland Campus Director, Learning and Teaching in Auckland or the Programme Leader in Dunedin who will approve the final selection.

Pathways into this programme 

You may have completed an undergraduate degree in a different discipline and be working in a management role. There are no specific foundation/bridging programmes in Applied Management for this qualification.

Where English proficiency does not meet the required IELTS level, you may pathway to this qualification by completing the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) which is available at Otago Polytechnic.

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning including cross credit or credit transfer is offered for up to 60 credits in this programme. 

Advanced standing is available for up to 60 credits in this programme through the process of assessment of prior learning. Students may use a combination of formal and informal learning experiences to support their application. 

AM801002 Capabilities for Managers is not available for credit recognition.

Fees

Domestic fees

Full tuition
Standard
$8,729

International fees

Full tuition
Standard
$32,500

Tuition fees

The tuition fees shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied.

Get in touch

0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email: info@op.ac.nz