Otago Polytechnic

Graduate Diploma In Applied Management - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full time; part-time options for domestic students only
  • Level 7
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply until start date

Complete an intensive programme of generic business study or study in a specific area of business management. Undertake a significant industry-based research project which will enable you to gain vital practical experience.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Auckland

  • Auckland
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Various*
  • 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 - Online

  • Online
  • 1 year full-time/flexible part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts - Flexible
  • Apply anytime

This fully online programme will enable you to broaden your management understanding and capabilities whilst gaining vital practical experience through a significant industry-based research project. The major assessments within this qualification will require you to have access to an organisation in which to base your study and the flexibility of the delivery will enable you to complete the courses at a rate that suits your lifestyle.

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February (Dunedin); May (Auckland)
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); June (Auckland)

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*
  • 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 Sport Management

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

This unique qualification is your opportunity to combine your business acumen with a specialisation in sports to learn how to achieve a management career in the sport industry. Develop leadership skills, understand relevant policies and legislation, learn how to run successful sporting events and undertake a practical industry project. This is a wide and varied industry and opportunities abound for individuals with this skill set. Choose from job opportunities in facilities management, high performance sport, event management, sports development or sports sponsorship.

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 Sustainable Practice

  • Blended delivery - a combination of face-to-face through block courses and supported video conferencing*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February, May or July
  • Apply anytime

Gain the knowledge to promote and implement sustainable leadership in your community and workplace. Examine the social, economic, political and environmental implications of sustainability. Compulsory block courses are a requirement. Please note that this programme is available to international students enrolling for programmes starting in February or July 2018.

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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 1 semester
  • Level 8
  • Starts January, 2017
  • Apply Now!

Gain a postgraduate qualification in applied management and boost your employment potential for management roles. Flexibility within this qualification will enable you to match your career goals with your study. This qualification is only 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 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.