Otago Polytechnic

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - online delivery


Fully online - to successfully complete this programme you will need to have access to an organisation in which to base your work

One year full-time; flexible part-time

Delivered through the TANZ eCampus. Online activities - readings, discussion forums, research tasks and fact finding in the organisation you have chosen to base your studies. Study will be mainly self-directed and is flexible to suit your needs.

  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Online
    21 May 2018
  • Online
    20 August 2018
Delivered through the TANZ eCampus

Want to learn more about specific areas of management to complement your existing degree or career aspirations? Whilst working and building your management experience?

Then this is the qualification for you! This fully online programme of business study will enable you to broaden your management understanding and capabilities whilst gaining vital practical experience through a significant industry-based research project. Graduates will have a sound understanding of the dynamic environment in which managers operate, enabling them to apply that knowledge at organisational and strategic levels in a range of industries and organisations.

The major assessments within this qualification will require you to have access to an organisation in which to base your study. This can be where you work or volunteer. You will undertake a significant industry-based research project which will enable you to gain vital practical experience and to immediately apply your new knowledge to the workplace.

Study locations

This programme is available online through the TANZ eCampus. 

Otago Polytechnic also offers an on campus study option at our Dunedin Campus and at our Auckland International Campus (for international students only). 

What is TANZ eCampus? 

TANZ eCampus is a partnership of several major tertiary education providers in New Zealand. All courses and study through the TANZ eCampus is fully online. One major benefit of studying online with TANZ eCampus is the flexible nature of the course timetable. Most courses are available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.  

The TANZ eCampus team works hard to provide a supportive learning environment and through our virtual campus we are available to answer queries, and to offer a helping hand and guidance when needed. When you enrol, you will be assigned your own personal advisor who will support you through your learning journey. Your course facilitator will track your progress within each course. They will provide guidance and feedback on assessments and information on course materials. They will also be available to answer course questions.  

You will graduate from the institution that you enrolled with. So, if you enrolled with Otago Polytechnic to study a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management via the TANZ eCampus, you will graduate with that qualification from Otago Polytechnic. However, you can attend the graduation ceremony of any of the partner institutions.  

For more information, visit www.tanzecampus.com 

Entry requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in any discipline OR equivalent skills/experience.
  • To successfully complete this programme you will need to have access to an organisation in which to base your work.
  • You may NOT enrol in a major that you have already studied at undergraduate level.  
  • If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any other band.
Additional documentation

You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records and proof of residency (where appropriate).

Selection procedure

Eligible applicants will be accepted as received.

You will study

You will discuss a personalised, coherent path of study with your Programme Leader. You may specialise in a specific major or study a generic Applied Management pathway. To specialise, you must have studied Research Methodology (or have an understanding of this). If you have not done so, you must undertake the generic programme and include the Research Methodology course in your study. Not all specialties are currently available completely online. Please ask your Programme Leader for further details.

Your workload

Your programme of study will generally include online activities such as readings, discussion forums and research tasks. Many activities will require you to go fact finding in the organisation you have chosen to base your studies. You should expect to commit 10-15 hours per week for each course you are studying. This will be mainly self-directed study in the time and place of your choice.

Further study options

Progress into higher levels of learning and enhance your employment potential with postgraduate study in Management. 

Student loans/allowances

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process applications. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful. 

Recognition of prior learning

If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in business, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification. 

For more information 

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email eCampus@op.ac.nz 


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.