Otago Polytechnic

Programmes

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.

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.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) or (Leadership and Management)

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

Focus on the skills you need to work effectively and successfully in a range of operational roles in business with this industry-relevant qualification. Acquire the abilities and knowledge to make you a valued employee who can contribute from day one in an organisation or prepare for higher levels of learning and development.

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.

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.

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 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
  • 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 Accounting

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

This qualification is useful for people who may be seeking a promotion within their current job or who want to broaden their skill base. With a skillset in accounting you will be in constant demand for your ability to plan and record the financial performance of every kind of commercial venture and could work in a diverse range of organisations. A 200-hour practical industry project will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

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

This one-year programme is useful for people who want to develop the skills and tools to analyse and respond to challenging industry environments or who want a career in change management. Successful graduates will be able to read the current business climate and think on their feet to create actionable strategies for businesses to increase their profits/commercial sustainability. A 200-hour practical industry project will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

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

Are you organised and good at planning fun parties and informative events? Do you enjoy tackling a new challenge and having a job where every day is different? You could be suited for a career in event management. Undertake this programme and get all the skills you need to plan, organise, promote and run events, conferences and functions for a variety of organisations, communities, groups and individuals. A 200-hour practical industry project will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

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 Human Resource Management

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

Useful for people who may be in management/leadership positions and want to enhance their capabilities in these roles or for those who wish to embark on a career in human resources management. You could work in a wide range of organisations, environments and industries, finding employment as a Human Resources Coordinator or Advisor, Team Leader, Supervisor or Office Manager. Apply your cumulative learning in a practical industry project which will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 year full-time (part-time options available in Dunedin only)
  • 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.

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management

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

Ideal for people from a variety of different work backgrounds who want to upskill and gain a targeted management qualification without having to complete a full degree. Learn how to analyse the strategic environment in which businesses operate and how to respond appropriately, and undertake a practical industry project. This qualification could lead to future employment as a manager, director or organisational leader across government departments, NGO’s or private sector companies.

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.

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.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Occupational Health and Safety)

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

Offered in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute for Safety Management, this is a qualification provided for Health and Safety practitioners with many years of experience. If you have sound experience but no academic qualification to back your knowledge, this programme is the means with which to achieve 'Graduate' status within the NZISM accreditation programme. This programme is not 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.

Master of Applied Management

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 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

  • 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.

Master of Professional Practice - Auckland International Campus

  • 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.

Doctor of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 3 years full-time (up to 7 years part-time)
  • Level 9 - 10
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you an advanced practitioner who is ready to achieve a doctoral qualification while making a significant contribution to their organisation, hapū, iwi, community or professional area? The DPP captures emergent knowledge relevant to the candidate’s work and relevant for work contexts, integrating work-based knowledge with disciplinary knowledge to create new knowledge.