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BUSINESS

Operations and strategic management

Business operations and strategic management develop vital capability skills such as flexibility, teamwork, leadership and project management.

You can work in a range of management environments, such as marketing operations, advertising film, financial, business information system, property management, hotel, events or small business industries.

 

CAREER OUTCOMES

You will develop the understanding, skills and capabilities to work in a range of management environments at operational and strategic levels. Employment opportunities include Office Manager, Facilities Manager, Administrative Officer, Business Manager, IT Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Promotions Manager, Store Manager, Sales Supervisor or Account Manager.

Learners may need higher levels of study for progressing into some speciality career roles. Learn more about the NZ qualification level.

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CERTIFICATE

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

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Take that next step in your career by learning the finer points of delivering great administrative support. Are you already working in an administrative role and looking for that next challenge? This programme will give you the skills and confidence to do just that and will enhance your career prospects.

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to support the successful completion of projects? This online qualification will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the management of a project and to take responsibility for some parts of a project under broad guidance. This programme is only available online.

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: February, April, July 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,

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DIPLOMA

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a career in project management? Enrol in this fully-online qualification and gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully manage projects from the initial planning stage through to completion.

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BACHELOR

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: February, April, July 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.

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GRADUATE

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!

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POSTGRADUATE

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.