Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Communication Management
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Communication and Media Studies » Written Communication
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Graduate Diploma in Communication Management as with all the Graduate Diplomas in the Bachelor of Applied Management, aims to cater for both full and part time students primarily but not exclusively from the Auckland South region including
Degree holders who wish to gain a qualification in Communication Management at level 7
Mature students seeking to add to their work and life experiences through formal undergraduate study in business specifically in communication management
International students who hold a degree level qualification at level 7
The qualification allows the community, employers and educational organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand to recognise the skills and knowledge in communication management of the graduate
Graduate profile
The Graduate Profile for a Graduate Diploma in Communication Management graduate will match the graduate profile for all Graduate Diplomas associated with the B.App.Mgt.

On successful completion of this qualification students will have the ability to
Apply specialised technical knowledge and skills to a specific business field along with abilities for adapting and/or generalising these to other business fields.
Employ creative skills and apply them in an organised approach to problem solving.
Display well-developed critical thinking capabilities, including analysing, evaluating and critically reflecting on information, decisions and behaviour. These abilities also enable strategic thinking and adaptability in a constantly changing global environment.
Recognise, adopt and where necessary, instil in others ethical dimensions inherent in business decision making having particular regard for issues of social responsibility and sustainable practice.
Exercise self-direction and adopt independent working practices, and an ability to foster these in others.
Accept responsibility for the quality of their own work outcomes, and where applicable, for the quality of others' work outcomes.
Apply independent learning skills that encourage the regular accessing of new knowledge and information.
Use effective written communication and well-developed inter-personal skills, and an ability to foster these in others.
Work effectively in group situations, as a leader or a follower, as appropriate.
Adapt to, and work effectively in, diverse cultural contexts and work environments, encouraging others to do likewise.
Use technology and communication systems effectively.
Understand the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to applied management in New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Education pathways
The Graduate Diplomas prepare students to undertake post graduate study, for example a Master of Business Administration or Master of Management.
Employment pathways
The Graduate Diplomas in the Bachelor of Applied Management prepare graduates for employment in business. Employment opportunities from the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management may include specialist communication management positions, such as Communication Managers, or Management positions that include responsibilities such as internal and external communication including media management and reputation management employee communication, change and
knowledge management, intercultural communication, negotiation, mediation and facilitation. Such positions may have titles such as, Communication Manager, Public Relations Manager, Community Relations Manager, Client Relationship Manager, Employee Engagement Manager, Social Media or new media Specialist/ Manager and Marketing Communications Manager.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements Graduate Diplomas
Applicants must meet the following entry requirements
721 Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field.
OR
722 Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and or life experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree
OR
723 Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience [relevant to business studies
AND
724 Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS Academic band score of 6.0 with no score below 6.0 in speaking, reading, writing and listening or equivalent.
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2472
Status Discontinued
Created July 2014
Last Reviewed August 2014
Next Review June 2019

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