Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland*
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Develop fundamental management understanding and skills that will allow you to work in a range of management roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a well-respected business degree as this programme has industry experiences at its centre. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) (Business)

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 16 weeks full-time (Auckland)
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July. Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Successful completion of this Certificate will guarantee you entry into our business diploma or degree programme! Through project-based learning, discover how to produce effective business documents and communication. The Auckland-based programme is for international students only.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Auckland

  • Auckland
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Complete an intensive programme of business study to prepare you for a career in business internationally. Undertake a valuable 200-hour industry project enabling you to gain vital practical experience.

Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

  • Auckland
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Designed for aspiring individuals seeking to achieve their management potential and to stand out from the crowd. With its blend of practical learning, management theory and strategy, the qualification builds on your existing skills and opens up new career possibilities. This programme is only available to international students studying at our Auckland International Campus.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland

  • Auckland
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for international students. It will provide you with the professional skills that you will need to work effectively in the New Zealand IT and business environment.

Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February (Dunedin); January, March, May, August or October (Auckland)
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Sales and marketing staff are imperative for businesses to grow therefore employment opportunities in this industry are high. Gain the marketing and sales skills required for today's competitive business environment with this Graduate Diploma. Benefit from the guidance and support of highly experienced teachers who will provide you with real-world skills and apply your learning in a practical industry project.

Master of Applied Management

  • Auckland
  • 1.5 years full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now!

This qualification offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis. Graduates of the programme are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, future-focused and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge and capabilities to new situations within the field of business management.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Auckland
  • 18 months
  • Level 9
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

This unique programme for international students enables you to progress professional opportunities in your home country, or gain experience in the New Zealand business environment. It focuses on your specific development and work innovation goals, using these real-life aims as the basis for your learning. This programme is delivered by Capable NZ using Otago Polytechnic's Auckland International Campus facilities.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • Three weeks (minimum) to one semester full-time; part-time options (Dunedin); 17 weeks full-time plus two weeks study break (Auckland)
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); January, April, June and August (Auckland)
  • Apply now!

This programme is ideal if you can use English with accuracy and want to prepare for higher-level academic study. Successful completion will enable you to apply for most of our diploma or degree-level qualifications.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5)

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 17 weeks full-time (plus two weeks study break)
  • Level 5
  • Starts January, April, June or August, 2017
  • Apply now!

Gain advanced English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This will enable you to deal effectively and confidently with most situations in an English-speaking country and to pursue further study or employment in positions that require complex interpersonal communication.

New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)

  • Auckland
  • 2 years full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts August, 2017
  • Apply now!

Do you want to become a Building Surveyor in the New Zealand professional context? Then this qualification is for you! It is also ideal for those already working in the area of building surveying.**Start date to be confirmed.

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 2 years full-time; four years part-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts February, 2017 (Dunedin); January, March, June, August and October, 2017 (Auckland)
  • Apply now!

Want to join a team of construction professionals to see the realisation of commercial or residential construction projects? This new qualification is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers. It has been developed in consultation with employers and industrial, academic and professional bodies to ensure graduates are highly competent and industry-ready.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 1 semester
  • Level 8
  • Starts January, 2017
  • Apply Now!

Gain a postgraduate qualification in applied management and boost your employment potential for management roles. Flexibility within this qualification will enable you to match your career goals with your study. This qualification is only available to international students.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 1 year
  • Level 8
  • Starts Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now!

Majoring in Business Management, this qualification will enable you to extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of current management capabilities and issues through experiential learning strategies and reflective practice. This qualification is only available to international students.