Otago Polytechnic

Business graduates are people who get out there and make things happen. You could end up in staff recruitment, office management, meetings and events organisation, finance or marketing.

The Bachelor of Applied Management offers a Research Internship, a semester long paper where students gain valuable experience within a workplace, while at the same time researching a problem for this organisation.

Salaries vary depending on experience and the amount of responsibility involved in the position.


Those with a qualification in Tourism have many opportunities, both in New Zealand and overseas, as information centre staff, tour guides and operators, and travel agents.

Salaries vary, but tourism graduates usually earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year. Many tourism professionals work on base salary with commission bonuses for meeting sales targets.

Computing and IT

Computing and IT graduates are in demand in a variety of roles, from assembling, installing, testing, updating or repairing software, networks and equipment to planning and writing programmes.

Salaries vary, but graduates usually earn between $35,000 and $75,000 per year, depending on their experience and specialist area. The industry median salary is $85,000 per year.

Capable NZ

Have you been working in business or IT for years but don’t have a formal qualification? Capable NZ can assess your experience and identify if there are any gaps that can be filled through further study.

Need help?

If you’re having trouble making a decision or just need to talk to someone about your options, our Career Services team can help.