Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology allows students to gain a deep understanding of management topics and associated specialisations and prepares them for undertaking further independent research and scholarship in management studies. Students have an opportunity to enrol in elective courses that allow them to apply learned skills to real life examples, projects and scenarios. Graduates are able to use their enhanced knowledge, skills and capabilities to obtain employment in positions of responsibility that relate to the electives they choose and/or to proceed to further studies, such as a master's degree in management.

The specific aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management is to enable students to advance and deepen their knowledge of management and extend their professional and managerial skills. As a result, they may be able to take on a specialist role in their current workplace or obtain a more senior position than their previous qualifications and experience made possible.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management programme will be able to:
* acknowledge that the world views of leaders and managers impact how values and philosophies shape leadership and management decision making
* communicate effectively (orally, visually and in writing) with people of different cultures
* work effectively in bicultural and multicultural teams and exercise leadership as required
* engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
* learn independently and appreciate the need for continued learning
* apply advanced knowledge and professional and managerial skills to practical and new situations
* critically evaluate research literature and research findings in management studies and their application in organisations
* identify, analyse and address ethical issues in leadership and management in practical and applied situations
* plan, conduct and report on small-scale research projects
* analyse and argue from evidence
* undertake further postgraduate study
Education pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management may be admitted into the Whitireia Master of Management with credit or into other master's programmes in New Zealand or overseas.
Employment pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management may find employment in business, education, government, health, hospitality, industry or the community sectors as a Business Analyst, Business Development Specialist, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, General Manager, Manager, Marketing Analyst, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager and Team Leader. In some instances further work experience may be required.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Degree in Business, Commerce, Management or related subject, or equivalent work/professional experience
International: IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0, or equivalent
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2567
Status Current
Created September 2014
Next Review September 2018
Content
Research methods; communication; leadership, management and social responsibility; specialisation in finance, hospitality, information systems or marketing; electives covering aspects of business management including accounting, business analysis, marketing, governance, entrepreneurship, information management, hospitality, investment, human resource management

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