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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) with a focus on Business

  • Dunedin and Auckland (international students only)
  • Dunedin: One semester full-time; Auckland: 17 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Want to gain the skills needed for higher level learning? This Certificate will teach you what is needed for diploma- and degree-level study in a business context. Successful completion will guarantee you entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Applied Management as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements for the specific programme,

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time: part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Do you want to learn how to make an office run smoothly and efficiently? Then this is the ideal option. If you're someone who has already mastered the basics of business administration, this nationally-recognised qualification will help you step up to a more senior level. If you're new to administration, it will give you an advanced understanding of administration and management skills that will make you a valuable asset to employers.

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. If you have existing skills and knowledge due to practical experience in this area, you could study the Leadership and Management strand of this programme via distance through Capable NZ (our recognition of prior learning centre). You may have already gained credits towards this qualification.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

  • Distance
  • 20 weeks full-time; 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts first of each month
  • Apply anytime

Are you an experienced administrator? Delivered through Capable NZ, our Assessment of Prior Learning Centre, this qualification proves you have the knowledge and skills to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects. As a graduate, you’ll be able to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet an organisation's needs and know how to manage, analyse, evaluate and improve administrative systems and processes.

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin Campus or Auckland International Campus (international students only)
  • Three years full-time; six years part-time (part-time only available in Dunedin)
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Gain a business degree based in real-world knowledge. As organisations are constantly changing, real-life learning is more relevant than ever. This programme has industry experiences at its centre with case studies and workplace-based or focused assignments. The practical learning doesn’t stop there as you’ll also complete an internship during your third year. This internship will place you within a real-world business where you’ll need to complete a research project as part of your time with the organisation. 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.

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This qualification has Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ) accreditation and is ideal if you are studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant or Associated Chartered Accountant. Incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major industry project for professional accounting and associated research project, this hands-on qualification has industry experience and connections at its core.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

  • Dunedin Campus
  • One year full time; part-time options
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to get some hands-on experience in a specific area of business to complement your existing degree or career dreams? This one-year programme has been designed to allow you to focus on a specific area of business that interests you most or to develop your own personalised study pathway. Areas of focus include Business Transformation and Change, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Management or Tourism Management. You’ll gain vital practical experience during a significant industry-based research project and have the chance to make connections and contacts before you even graduate!

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Auckland - international students only)

  • Auckland (international students only)
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Complete an intensive programme of business study to prepare you for a career in business internationally. Undertake a valuable 200-hour industry project enabling you to gain vital practical experience.

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This qualification is useful for people who may be seeking a promotion within their current job or who want to broaden their skill base. With a skillset in accounting you will be in constant demand for your ability to plan and record the financial performance of every kind of commercial venture and could work in a diverse range of organisations. 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.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Occupational Health and Safety)

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Offered in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute for Safety Management, this is a qualification provided for Health and Safety practitioners with many years of experience. If you have sound experience but no academic qualification to back your knowledge, this programme is the means with which to achieve 'Graduate' status within the NZISM accreditation programme. This programme is not available to international students.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

  • Dunedin, Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • Six months full-time; part-time options (Dunedin); Flexible (Auckland)
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin): January, March, June, August and October (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 Management)

  • Dunedin, Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • One year full-time; part-time options (Dunedin only)
  • Level 8
  • Starts February (Dunedin); January, March, June, August and October (Auckland)
  • 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 Postgraduate Diploma will enable you to stand out from the crowd as you extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of current management capabilities through experiential learning strategies and reflective practice.

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.

Master of Applied Management (Business Management)

  • Dunedin, Auckland or online for international students outside of New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time; part-time options (Dunedin only)
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); January, March, June, August and October (Auckland)
  • Apply now

This advanced programme will enable you to confidently engage with research and its application across a range of disciplines within the applied management context. 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 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 Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months - 2 years full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts monthly intakes
  • 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 - four years full-time (up to seven years part-time)
  • Level 9 - 10
  • Starts monthly
  • 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.

OSTC Business and Tourism (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply via your school's career advisor

Want to explore what a career in business or tourism would be like? This Otago Secondary-Tertiary College programme is for high school students and will be studied every Friday during the school year. Amongst other things, you'll learn how to create the ultimate tourism experience through customer service or an event and how to attract tourists through destination marketing.