Otago Polytechnic

BUSINESS

Operations and strategic management

Business operations and strategic management develop vital capability skills such as flexibility, teamwork, leadership and project management.

You can work in a range of management environments, such as marketing operations, advertising film, financial, business information system, property management, hotel, events or small business industries.

 

CAREER OUTCOMES

You will develop the understanding, skills and capabilities to work in a range of management environments at operational and strategic levels. Employment opportunities include Office Manager, Facilities Manager, Administrative Officer, Business Manager, IT Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Promotions Manager, Store Manager, Sales Supervisor or Account Manager.

Learners may need higher levels of study for progressing into some speciality career roles. Learn more about the NZ qualification level.

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CERTIFICATE

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

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Take that next step in your career by learning the finer points of delivering great administrative support. Are you already working in an administrative role and looking for that next challenge? This programme will give you the skills and confidence to do just that and will enhance your career prospects.

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to support the successful completion of projects? This online qualification will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the management of a project and to take responsibility for some parts of a project under broad guidance. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Business context

  • Dunedin and Auckland (international students only)
  • Dunedin: One semester full-time; Auckland: 17 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Want to gain the skills needed for higher level learning? This Certificate will teach you what is needed for diploma- and degree-level study in a business context. Successful completion 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 as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements for the specific programme,

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This exciting, hands-on certificate will give you the skills to provide a quality visitor experience through your in-depth knowledge of New Zealand tourism destinations. Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a variety of roles in the tourism industry, in areas such as customer service and sales, and in front line, attraction and activity positions.

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DIPLOMA

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a career in project management? Enrol in this fully-online qualification and gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully manage projects from the initial planning stage through to completion.

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BACHELOR

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.

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GRADUATE

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POSTGRADUATE

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.

Doctor of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • Three years full-time (up to seven 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.