Otago Polytechnic

PROGRAMMES FOR
Business and Tourism


Study business or tourism and get a passport to work anywhere in the world. Become an office manager, tour operator and much more!

ALL PROGRAMMES

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BUSINESS

Bridging certificate to business diploma or degree

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July 2019
  • Apply by 30 January and 30 June

Do you want to prepare for further tertiary business studies at diploma or degree level?Then this is the perfect option! Successful completion of this programme will give you the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) and will guarantee you entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Applied Management.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This nationally-recognised programme is ideal if you are already in, or seeking to move into, a general administrative, data entry, receptionist or customer service role.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time: part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Do you want to learn how to make an office run smoothly and efficiently? Then this is the ideal option. If you're someone who has already mastered the basics of business administration, this nationally-recognised qualification will help you step up to a more senior level. If you're new to administration, it will give you an advanced understanding of administration and management skills that will make you a valuable asset to employers.

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland (international students only)
  • 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 and in Dunedin you can specialise in up to two majors from your second year.

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

  • Dunedin and Auckland (international students only)
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); January, March, June, August and October (Auckland)
  • Apply until start date

This qualification has Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ) accreditation and is ideal if you are studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant or Associated Chartered Accountant. Incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major industry project for professional accounting and associated research project, this hands-on qualification has industry experience and connections at its core.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Central Otago or Auckland delivery

  • Central Otago or Auckland (international students only)
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Central Otago - February; Auckland - January, March, June, August and October
  • 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 Applied Management - Dunedin delivery

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full time; part-time options for domestic students only
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to learn more about a specific area of management to complement your existing degree or career aspirations? Gain vital practical experience with a significant industry-based research project and graduate with a solid understanding of the dynamic environment in which managers operate.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through a graduate qualification? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? Professional practice is all about you, and your work context. This qualification allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through postgraduate education? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? In a liberating approach to education, this postgraduate programme supports your ambitions by focusing on your development and work innovation goals. These real-life aims are directly used as the basis for your learning.

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TOURISM

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This exciting, hands-on certificate will give you the skills to provide a quality visitor experience through your in-depth knowledge of New Zealand tourism destinations. Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a variety of roles in the tourism industry, in areas such as customer service and sales, and in front line, attraction and activity positions.

Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This qualification could increase your career prospects and be your passport to the world! As different modes of travel are becoming more accessible, tourist numbers are increasing and a huge variety of innovative tourist ventures are springing up. In turn, this is providing numerous employment opportunities for qualified individuals both within New Zealand and overseas. During this programme, you will learn about tourism operations and enterprises, and complete a practical research project in a tourism organisation, enabling you to forge important relationships with potential employers in the industry.

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Keen to hold supervisory positions in the tourism and travel industry? Then this is the qualification for you! Learn how to effectively implement processes that actively support and enhance the visitor experience and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments. A fieldtrip to a tourist region, guest speakers and local tourism enterprise visits will help to build knowledge and connect theory and practice.