Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Manufacturing Management Strand

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkairua Taura Whakahāere Mahi
Code WR2917
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $6,373* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-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, 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 manufacturing 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.

Please note: The Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Manufacturing Management Strand is only open to international students


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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
WPRO.5015 Quality Improvement and Manage Maintenance in Manufacturing
The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop and evaluate effective quality models applied in manufacturing and develop a maintenance plan for an item of plant in a manufacturing plant.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
WPRO.7912 Application of Quality Processes to Wood Manufacturing Operations

Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2

Elective courses

Course details
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
RMAN.7004 Environmental Policy and Economics
The aim of this course is to synthesize a broad range of policy, management techniques and regulation to balance economics, politics, ethics, and science to assist sound sustainable decision making. You will learn about environmental policy and regulation, ethics, cultural versus economic perspectives, myths about the economy and environment, and...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
TECH.5001 Applied Technologies
The aim of this course is to enable students to gain a range of specialised applied technical skills within their specialised subject discipline.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, 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.

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Page last updated: 02 Nov 2017