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 also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0, or equivalent.
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
Students 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, students 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 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.
You will study
The programme comprises four 15-credit courses including two compulsory courses - Capabilities for Managers and Research and Enquiry.
|Course name||Credits||Course description|
|COMPULSORY - Capabilities for Managers||15||Gain a critical awareness of the skills needed to manage complex organisations.|
|COMPULSORY - Research and Enquiry||15||Achieve the skills you need to undertake small-scale professional projects within organisations.|
|Plus two courses from the elective list below:|
|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.|
|Project Management||15||Learn how to develop critical analysis and application skills in project management.|
|Developing Effective Organisations||15||Gain a critical understanding of organisational development theory and practice in organisational contexts including Iwi/Maori organisations.|
|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.|
|Information Security||15||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.|
|Interaction Design||15||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.|
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. www.capablenz.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.