Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - health Strand

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkairua Taura Whakahāere Mahi
Code WR2917
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $6,659* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
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 health 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.

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

Select either HLTH.6001 or GENR.7112, and NURS.7021

Course details
GENR.7112 Special Topic
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge in an area of interest within their subject discipline. The student, with assistance from the supervising lecturer, will present a written proposal outlining their intended area of study. This will include the purpose of, and rationale for undertaking the study,...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
HLTH.6001 Ako Hauora 1 / Health Studies 1
The aim of this course is to enable students to explore the effects of socio-political and cultural determinants of health on individual, whānau/family, groups and communities. The students will explore the concepts of health promotion, health prevention and primary health in relation to the health needs of the individual, whānau/family,...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
NURS.7021 Professional Practice 3 (Leadership and Management)
This course will provide the student with the knowledge to examine leadership, management and group process theories and apply them to health care setting and provision of holistic care, with a continuing focus on partnership and empowerment of individuals and their family/whānau.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1

Elective courses

Select a total of 45 elective credits from the following options: NURS.6043, HLTH.7101, HLTH.7105, HLTH.7106.

Course details
HLTH.7101 Tiakina Hauora / Professional Aspects of Health Care
In this course students will analyse the role of the health professional from an Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective with a specific focus on health ethics, legislation, reflexivity, kawa whakaruruhau/cultural safety and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
HLTH.7105 Hauora Pakeke / Health of the Older Adult
This course will explore the holistic health of the older adult from a physiological, socio-economic, political and cultural view. The students will explore the concept of positive aging, life expectancy and quality of life.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
HLTH.7106 Ako Hauora 2 / Health Studies 2
The students will examine governance structures, policy, legislation and fiscal influences on health care services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students will critique specific Ministry of Health strategies, guidelines and initiatives that impact on individual groups within society.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2

*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.

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017