Applied Management

Study core business and leadership courses followed by your chosen electives to arm you with the management skills you need to succeed in event, hospitality, leadership, project or strategic management.

 

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Gain a business qualification designed for the real world. Our Applied Management programmes give you the foundational skills needed in business through core papers. Then, focus your learning through an specialisation that you choose.

Tailor your learning by selecting one of the applied management electives. Choose what you want to learn and specialise in to gain the real-world skills you need for the career you want.

The point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the real work experience you’ll gain alongside your qualification. Our practical way of learning will give you the skills to become a work-ready professional with industry and business connections already established throughout your studies.

Applied Management qualifications

Business

This programme will focus your learning around industry experience. During your third year you will complete an internship which will place you within a real business where you’ll complete a research project as part of your time with the organisation.

Duration

3 Years

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Event Manager, Hotel Manager, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, Project Manager, Sales Manager, Tourism Entrepreneur

Business

This one-year programme 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.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Manager, Operations Manager, Team Leader

Business

A perfect start for you if you want to improve your ability, skills and confidence in management. You will gain knowledge to manage complex organisations and conduct research for small-scale professional projects. It also allows you to match your learning with the employment opportunities you want. This programme could also be your start to our advanced postgraduate qualifications.

Duration

6 Months

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Assistant Manager, Manager, Operations Manager, Self-employed

Business, Postgraduate

Useful for you if you have work experience in a management or information systems role or a relevant undergraduate degree. This programme is for international students only and will deepen your understanding of current information systems management capabilities. There is the opportunity to work with industry during a professional project and the programme also includes employability workshops, industry events and guest speakers. 

Duration

1

Delivery

Online, On campus

Location

Distance, Auckland

Career potential

Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst , Front End Designer , Information Systems Analyst , Information Systems Researcher , Information Systems Security Analyst , Project Manager, Technical/Solution Architect

Business, Postgraduate

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.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Assistant Manager, Manager, Operations Manager, Self-employed

Business

This is an advanced qualification where you will learn to engage with research and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge in business information systems. This Master's degree offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis.

Duration

18 Months

Delivery

Online, On campus

Location

Distance, Auckland

Career potential

Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst , Front End Designer , Information Systems Analyst , Information Systems Researcher , Information Systems Security Analyst , Project Manager, Technical/Solution Architect

Business

If you want to gain a thorough understanding of management, this is the programme for you. You will have the flexibility to choose between research or an applied approach to fit your learning needs. Whatever your career plans, you will gain the specialised management and leadership knowledge to be an effective leader.

Duration

18 Months

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Business owner, Entrepreneur, Operations Manager, Self-employed, Team Leader

Georgia Baird

Georgia Baird

Georgia enjoyed a life-changing five-month scholarship in Japan, while studying the Bachelor of Applied Management.

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