Otago Polytechnic

BUSINESS

Leadership, transformation and change

Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? 

Our qualification delivers industry-focused majors and research that builds connections between tertiary education and industries. You will learn to identify challenges in a current business climate and develop a  businesses strategy to increase business profits/commercial sustainability. 

 

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CERTIFICATE

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)

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

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to start, operate, grow and sustain a small business in New Zealand. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue further, higher-level study. This programme is only available online.

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.

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DIPLOMA

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

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

Gain the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/leader in roles at an operational level within New Zealand business entities. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) or (Leadership and Management)

  • Dunedin
  • One 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.

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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 DIPLOMA

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

  • Dunedin
  • One 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 Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • One 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.

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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.

 

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Related multidisciplinary programmes

 

Bachelor of Leadership for Change

  • Anywhere in New Zealand (with the expectation that you will attend an intensive in Dunedin each year)
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you a change maker? Are you driven by a desire to create positive change for an industry, community or the planet? Then our innovative degree is ideal for you! A New Zealand-first, this qualification caters for all people, no matter what field you want to make a difference in.

Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

  • Online with learning intensives in Dunedin
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts monthly from February to November
  • 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.