This qualification prepares you for further postgraduate study. Alternatively, it also prepares you to advance your career or enhance your own organisation.
Minimum entry requirements are:
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline with a grade average at Level 7, B- or higher, OR
- A combination of academic qualifications and relevant skills and knowledge acquired through work or professional experience that is deemed equivalent to the above.
- International applicants must demonstrate that they have equivalent academic qualifications and experience. Click here for your country's equivalent academic entry requirements.
All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language:
- must demonstrate English Language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score lower than 6.0 OR
- must provide acceptable alternative evidence of English language proficiency depending on the visa decline rate of the country you are from. See here for acceptable evidence and visa decline rates by country.
Please note: All scores must be achieved in a single test completed in the preceding two years. You cannot combine scores from multiple tests. If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.
Where there are more applicants than places available, applicants will be selected on the basis of the best academic records and their admission recommended to the AIC Director, Learning and Teaching who will approve the final selection.
Pathways into this programme
You may have completed an undergraduate degree in a different discipline and be working in a management role. There are no specific foundation/bridging programmes in applied management for this qualification. Where English proficiency does not meet the required IELTS level, you may pathway to this qualification by completing the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5) which is available at Otago Polytechnic.
It is expected that you will study for 30 hours per week. This includes a minimum of 6.4 hours per week in structured directed learning, a small number of hours in an applied workplace or learning environment to support your chosen electives and at least 23 hours per week in self-directed study.
You will study
The Master of Applied Management has three pathway options.
Complete the four compulsory courses listed below plus eight other courses (including at least three Level 9 courses) from the electives list.
2. Professional Project and coursework
Complete the four compulsory courses listed below plus Professional Project (45 credits, Level 9) and five courses at Level 8 and Level 9 (at least two courses must be at Level 9) from the electives list.
3. Research Thesis
Complete the four compulsory courses listed below plus Research Thesis (120 credits, Level 9).
|Course name||Course description||Level||Credits|
|COMPULSORY FOR ALL|
|Capabilities for Managers||Gain a critical awareness of the skills needed to manage complex organisations||8||15|
|Research and Enquiry||Achieve the skills needed to undertake small-scale professional projects within organisations||8||15|
|Financial Decision Making||Enables you to apply the concepts, theory and analytical techniques of finance to investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm||8||15|
|Project Management||Develop critical analysis and application skills in project management||8||15|
|Business Management major electives|
|Developing Effective Organisations||Gain a critical understanding of organisational development theory and practice in organisational contexts including Iwi/Māori organisations||8||15|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||Learn how to analyse the processes associated with managing entrepreneurship and innovation within both new ventures and existing firms and to assess the significant issues associated with utilising these managerial concepts to optimise organizational performance||8||15|
|Managing for Sustainability||Develop sustainable practice capabilities and learn how to apply these capabilities to a variety of applied settings as a sustainable practice manager||8||15|
|Marketing in a Digital Age||Gain the marketing management capabilities necessary to organise and manage for growth and profitability in a digital age||8||15|
|Cross-cultural Management||Develop the capabilities to evaluate the issues that arise in the leadership of organisations when managers address culturally-determined differences in employee values, attitudes and behaviours||9||15|
|Corporate Governance and Leadership||Evaluate complex corporate governance and leadership challenges in the context of different ownership structures. This will include governance and leadership models in the context of indigenous organisations, and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi||9||15|
|Managing Growth, Change and Adversity||Critically analyse the processes associated with achieving organisational growth, effective management of change, and the implementation of actions to respond to adversity, including how iwi/Māori organisations have managed post settlement growth||9||15|
Management of Information Systems
|To enable students to understand how information systems should be managed in order to assist in the achievement of the strategic goals of organisations.|
|Professional Project||Apply the skills and knowledge you have gained during your programme to complete an applied professional project that contributes to professional practice in management within your chosen major||9||45|
Complete a significant body of independent research to:
This research thesis enables you to gain a strong foundation in completing research, which prepares you to be researchers or undertake doctoral study
Further study options
Successful completion of this programme can lead to further postgraduate study or you could undertake academic research. Alternatively, you could enhance the management and leadership of organisations.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life.
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.