Otago Polytechnic


Business administration and technology

Every industry in the world needs smart, innovative people with core skills in management, accounting, planning, negotiation, marketing and communication.

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

  • Dunedin
  • One 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 Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

  • Distance
  • 20 weeks full-time; 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts first of each month
  • Apply anytime

Are you an experienced administrator? Delivered through Capable NZ, our Assessment of Prior Learning Centre, this qualification proves you have the knowledge and skills to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects. As a graduate, you’ll be able to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet an organisation's needs and know how to manage, analyse, evaluate and improve administrative systems and processes.

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland (international students only)
  • Three 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.