Minimum academic entry requirements are:
- A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline, 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.
- If English is not your first language, you must provide:
- New Zealand University Entrance OR
- Overall Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score lower than 6.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
- Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see here for NZQA proficiency table and here for list of recognised proficiency tests).
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.
If you need to improve your English to apply for this programme, you could apply for the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) which we offer at our Auckland International Campus.
You will study
The programme includes four 15-credit courses. You will study two compulsory courses - Capabilities for Managers and Research and Enquiry - and then two elective courses chosen from the list below.
|Compulsory course name||Credits||Description|
Capabilities for Managers
Gain a critical awareness of the skills needed to manage complex organisations.
|Research and Enquiry||15||
Achieve the skills you need to undertake small-scale professional projects within organisations.
|Financial Decision Making||15||
Learn how to apply the concepts, theory and analytical techniques of finance to investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm.
Learn how to develop critical analysis and application skills in project management.
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||15||
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 organisational performance.
|Managing for Sustainability||15||
Develop your sustainable practice capabilities and apply these capabilities to a variety of applied settings as a sustainable practice manager.
|Marketing in a Digital Age||15||
Gain the marketing management capabilities necessary to organise and manage for growth and profitability in a digital age.
|Business Solutions Architecture||15||
Become equipped with an in-depth understanding of the concepts and procedures used in enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, for the successful development and execution of organisational strategy.
Assess the implications of information security and cybercrime trends, and evaluate security technologies and procedures in order to design appropriate information security structures for organisations.
Define the structure and behaviour of interactive products and services.
|Software Engineering Methodologies||15||
Apply structured and agile software development principles, and learn how to negotiate between them in different contexts.
|Software Quality Assurance||15||
Learn how to investigate, critically evaluate, recommend and apply software quality assurance programmes in organisations.
|Analytics for Managers||15||
Achieve the skills needed to critically evaluate data for decision making within applied management.
|Applied Human Resource Management||15||
Gain the skills needed for management of human resources within contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand organisations
It is expected that you will study for 37.5 hours per week, including a minimum of 8 hours per week in structured direct learning, some hours in an applied workplace or learning environment and up to 27 hours per week in self-directed study.
Further study options
This qualification will prepare you for further postgraduate study at Otago Polytechnic where you can specialise in either Business Management or Business Information Systems.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Management) or (Business Information Systems) OR
- Master of Applied Management (Business Management) or (Business Information Systems).
Alternatively, you could seek employment in a management-related role.
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.