Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Level 8)
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake a comprehensive programme of study in order to upgrade their qualifications and extend their management knowledge and skills with the objective of obtaining employment or advancing their careers. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management will benefit from the broad knowledge and skill set (including problem-solving and team work) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management will be able to:
* contribute effectively to multi-person projects and teamwork in an organisation, including as a team leader
* show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of management
* recognise, evaluate and address management-related ethical issues
* apply theoretical concepts to solve practical management problems
* gather, evaluate and analyse information from a variety of sources
* demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
Education pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma will be able to pathway on to the Master of Applied Management.
Employment pathways
Possible employers in the public sector include educational institutions, government departments, local government bodies and district health boards. Possible employers in the private sector include multinational companies, not-for-profits, small and medium enterprises. Industries in which graduates may be employed include advertising, agriculture, banking, construction, distribution, electricity, entertainment, finance, fishing, forestry, health, horticulture, hospitality, legal, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, tourism, and transport.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Application and Selection Criteria
Application and selection criteria for the postgraduate applied management programme are as follows:
Students will have completed all requirements of a relevant bachelor's degree or graduate diploma or postgraduate certificate with at least a B grade average at level 7 or higher.
Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant work experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.
Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant, who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.
Additional Criteria
In addition, the following requirements also apply to all applicants in all admission categories.
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - CAE or CPE with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
NZCEL - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 58)
City of Guilds IESOL - C1 Expert with a score of 42
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:
a) Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrancerequirements or
b) Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
c) Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - CAE or CPE with a score of
176. No less than 169 in each skill.
NZCEL - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 58)
City of Guilds IESOL - C1 Expert with a score of 42
All enrolments in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required.
Selection Criteria
Right of entry into programmes of study is restricted by SIT and apparent eligibility may not lead to automatic acceptance. Applicants must demonstrate attributes that, in the assessment of SIT, should lead to success.
Where SIT is satisfied that it is necessary to do so because of insufficiency of staff, accommodation, or equipment it may determine the maximum number of students who may be enrolled in a particular course of study. Where the number of applications for enrolment exceeds the number of places in any case where such a limitation applies, the criteria for selection shall be academic merit and suitability for admission to that course of study. Eligible students not admitted to their chosen course of study will be placed on a waiting list and/or referred to another programme. Applications should be received by SIT no later than the due date. Late applications may be considered, subject to availability of places.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview, or if they live at some distance from the campus, complete a telephone interview. Applicants may be required to provide copies of applicable certificates and evidence of previous achievements prior to the interview date.
Education Organisation Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Developed By Southern Institute of Technology Ltd
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3192
Status Current
Created 2015-12-09 14:19:55.0
Last Reviewed 2015-12-09 17:32:07.0
Next Review 2020-12-31 00:00:00.0
Content
Compulsory papers:
MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)
MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)
and an approved selection of papers worth at least 90 credits from the following list
(each paper worth 15 credits, except for 810):
Electives:
MGT810 Applied Project (30 credits)
MGT811 Business Analysis
MGT812 Globalisation and International Management
MGT813 Project Management and Governance
MGT814 Strategic Management
MGT815 Strategic Marketing
MGT816 Special Topic
MGT821 Business Communications
MGT822 Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGT823 Business Finance
MGT824 Business Human Resources
MGT825 Business Marketing
MGT826 Business Planning
At most 45 credits from the Bachelor of Applied Management, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Hotel Management.

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