Otago Polytechnic

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

Bridging certificate to business diploma or degree

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July, 2018 (Dunedin); March, June, August and October, 2018 (Auckland)
  • Apply by 30 January and 30 June (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

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 or online (through the TANZ eCampus)
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 20 weeks full-time (online); part-time options for both
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); monthly (online)
  • 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. The programme is delivered on campus in Dunedin or online via the TANZ eCampus.

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

  • Dunedin or online (through the TANZ eCampus)
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 20 weeks full-time (Online); part-time options for both*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); monthly (Online)
  • 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*
  • 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.

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • 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 - Auckland or Central Otago delivery

  • Auckland or Central Otago
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Auckland - January, March, June, August and October; Central Otago - February 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.