Otago Polytechnic

BUSINESS

Postgraduate

Extend your undergraduate qualification with a research-based postgraduate study. We have a range of programmes available, including local, distance and part-time study options.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

  • Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • Two study blocks
  • Level 8
  • Starts March 2021 (online) and April 2021 (Auckland)
  • Apply anytime

The demand for management roles is expected to grow quickly over the next ten years. There is also an increasing demand for people within these roles to hold higher level qualifications. So, a postgraduate qualification will give you a competitive advantage. This programme will improve your management ability with course options such as Project Management, Analytics for Managers and Financial Decision Making. You begin with two compulsory courses - Capabilities for Managers, and Research and Enquiry - and then choose another two electives.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

  • Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • One year full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now

Enhance your employment potential with this postgraduate diploma. Deepen your knowledge of current management capabilities and issues and enjoy the opportunity to work with industry during a professional project. This programme also offers employability workshops, industry events and guest speakers.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Management)

  • Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • One year full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now

This Business Management 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 Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

  • Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now

Management occupations are projected to grow rapidly over the next ten years leading to an increasing need for management professionals. There is also an increasing demand for those professionals to hold higher level qualifications. This Master offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis. Within the programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend employability workshops, industry and guest speaker events.

Master of Applied Management (Business Management)

  • Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now

This qualification offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis. Graduates of the programme are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, future-focused and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge and capabilities to new situations within the field of business management.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts 1 February, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October 2021
  • 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.