Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Business Strand

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkairua Taura Whakahāere Mahi
Code WR2917
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $6,344* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, May, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)1 year
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Programme aim

This graduate diploma is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire additional specialist knowledge and skills in the field of business management.

This qualification further aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge of management required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable business operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Career opportunities

Various management and analyst positions in a range of specialist fields including: accounting, communications, finance, business development, marketing, market research, management consulting, project management, sustainable business, tourism.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:
  • a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7;
  • 45 compulsory credits; 
  • 30 credits from a specialist course list; and 
  • 45 elective credits at Level 5 or above
On completion of the 30 credits in a particular specialist stand, as well as all of the above award criteria, students may receive the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management with an endorsement in Business, Health, Manufacturing Management, or Project Management.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • solve work-based problems through an understanding of contemporary management theories and practice; 
  • demonstrate a higher level of knowledge of essential management principles including leadership, strategic management and marketing; 
  • direct the use of resources of a private or public organisation to achieve the organisation's objectives and achieve long term sustainability; 
  • produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data which will contribute to well-informed decision-making; 
  • apply research techniques to real world situations, as part of their development into independent and effective problem solvers; 
  • explore best practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection; and 
  • think independently and critically with respect to the management of the organisations resources in both domestic and international contexts.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course details
MGMT.6939 Project Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to initiate, plan and apply project management techniques to a project.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.7001 Applied Business Research
Develop critical thinking skills for evaluating the quality of research, and for understanding the different approaches to research such as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Gain skills to critique research reports, articulate research proposals and complete ethical approval processes.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.7930 Strategic Management
The aim of this course is to develop students' ability to think strategically when analysing an organisation's current situation and to develop a blueprint for an organisation's strategic intent.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1

Specialist strand courses

Course details
MGMT.7933 Global Business Developments
The aim of this course is to provide students with the ability to explore patterns of international business and identify major factors that impact upon global business operations: including economic, technological, political, social and cultural.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.7935 Leadership in Business
The aim of this course is to give students the ability to manage themselves well, develop others, encourage full participation and teamwork, build relationships, spur innovation and creative thinking, foster high performance align strategy and execution.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2

Elective courses

Select a total of 45 elective credits from the following options: MGMT.5000, MGMT.5930, MGMT.5941, MGMT.6901, MGMT.6902, MGMT.6903, MGMT.6929, MGMT.6932, MGMT.6933, MGMT.6935, MGMT.6942, MGMT.6944, MGMT.6948, MGMT.6956, MGMT.7931, MGMT.7932, MGMT.7934;

Course details
MGMT.5000 Accounting Principles
Students will develop the ability to interpret financial statements and reports and analyse business performance for sole traders and small companies.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5930 Organisation and Management
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the factors that influence management and management decisions within an organisation.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5941 Fundamentals of Marketing
The aim of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6601 Financial Accounting
Students will apply Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) to prepare and present general purpose financial reports for a company and evaluate a listed company for the purpose of shareholder investment.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6902 Management Accounting
Collect, interpret, present, and use, relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6903 Business Finance
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to evaluate and apply of a range of financial management components to assist decision-making in business contexts.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.6932 Operations Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the principles and functions of operations management and apply techniques to ensure efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6933 Human Resource Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the roles, functions and application of Human Resource Management within contemporary New Zealand organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6935 Employment Relations
Students will apply current New Zealand employment relations legislation, processes and practices, and understand the implications for employment relationships.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, May
MGMT.6942 Marketing Research
The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to design and conduct marketing research to develop and assess marketing strategies.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2, May
MGMT.6944 Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies
The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to examine buyer behaviour and develop appropriate marketing communication strategies to reach target markets.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6948 Marketing Planning and Control
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to produce an operational marketing plan for a market or business of interest.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.7931 Change Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the causes and effects of change that will enable them to apply change management tools in organisational change situations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.7932 E-business
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of electronic business with a focus on its implementation through the Internet and the world wide web.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.7934 Creative Management Practices
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to explore creative management practices to identify alternative / sustainable management applications.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

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