Otago Polytechnic

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Applied Management

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.

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 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.

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 (Auckland or Central Otago - international students only)

  • Auckland or Central Otago (international students only)
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Central Otago - 29 April; 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 or Central Otago; domestic students only in Central)

  • Dunedin (domestic or international) or Central Otago (domestic only)
  • 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.

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.